Mid-March News

Robin Hood Day in Sherwood Forest (Library) – March 17th, 10:00-5:00

Come celebrate all things Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest!

There will be activities for all ages all day long including archery, music, history presentations, and refreshments.

From Councillor Squire – Ward Meeting, Monday, March 19th

Just to give everyone a quick heads up, I will be having my final ward meeting of this term of Council on Monday March 19 from 7-9 pm at Kings College in the Dante Lenardon Hall. There will be 2 topics on the agenda, the first being community safety. We will have a police officer there to answer any questions about neighbourhood safety and in particular break-ins. The other topic will be BRT and how it is being proposed in Ward 6. I will be updating you on the plan that will be going to Council for approval on April 9. I will also have a guest speaker, Frank Moretti who is a transportation policy analyst and can comment on different transit plans in North America and future trends. I hope people will come out to give me input on these two topics. It is really important that people be there and show interest.

Phil Squire, City Councillor, Ward 6

Bus Rapid Transit

If you did not get to the open house on what the City is planning, you can have a look at the information presented by going to: https://www.shiftlondon.ca/brt_open_house_display_boards

Sherwood Forest School Site, New Housing and Park

The process is moving along. We understand from the developer that he will have an information meeting sometime in April. There will be a sign on the site with date, time and location as well as information on our website.

There will be a separate city led process with us and the City Parks Planning staff for the park design and amenities. The park is to be developed in 2019. The developer will be constructing the path that will link Finsbury and Wychwood.

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area

The public participation meeting on the proposed two bridges to be built across the Medway, including one in our area of the Valley, will take place at City Hall on April 16th. We will update you when we find out the time and when the final report is posted. If you wish to submit your opinion in writing for the meeting agenda, write to pec@london.ca noting that you wish your communication to appear on the agenda. It should be addressed to Chair and Members, Planning and Environment Committee. At the meeting, anyone may speak without pre-registering. You will have up to 5 minutes to speak.

Aurelia House, the New Addition to the Monastery

If you have been along Ramsay Road, you have seen the work being done to add an addition to the Precious Blood Monastery. The Sisters will welcome the community for an Open House soon.

Casino Survey Online

Further to City Council’s resolution on the municipal requirements to be satisfied for a proposed expansion of a gaming site in London, the city has launched the online survey which can be accessed at the following link:


Sherwood Forest School site, Medway Valley Master Plan and Western’s Open Space Plan

Sherwood Forest School Site

City Council has approved the conditional sale of the part of the former school site slated for housing to to Forest Park Homes Hampton Group. Part of the proceeds from this sale, in the amount of $250,000.00 will be allocated to the budget for the Sherwood Forest future urban park adjacent to this infill demonstration project. The full resolution can be found here.
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Updates on School Site and Medway ESA

Best wishes for the holidays and a happy and healthy 2018.

Sherwood Forest School Site

The Tender for the Sherwood Forest School Site was officially released this month. The question closing period ended on December 14th and the tender closes on December 21st. We are hopeful that we get a good outcome. For more info see the City’s website.

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area

A reminder that the public participation meeting at City Hall will likely be on February 8th. Letters can be sent to pec@london.ca by January 15th with a note that you want it included on the agenda when the Master Plan for this ESA is before the Planning and Environment Committee. Also copy Councillor Squire (psquire@london.ca) Letters should be addressed to Chair and Members. Even better than a letter is to appear at the meeting and let the Committee members know how you feel about the ESA.

The current version of the Master Plan can be found at: http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Documents/MVHF_ESA_south_PhII.pdf

Sherwood Forest Park update

The city has issued a Request for Qualification for the portion of the park that is to be developed for housing. This Request for Qualification is being issued by the Corporation of the City of London for a portion of the former Sherwood Forest Public School. The property was declared surplus by the Thames Valley District School Board in 2013 and acquired by the City in 2014 to undertake a residential infill demonstration project. The school was demolished in 2015.
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Sherwood Forest Park and Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Sherwood Forest Park

A delegation from the neighbourhood and Councillor Squire met last week with City staff last week. This was in follow up to a recent report to City Council from City Staff on progress to date on the housing development planned for part of the former Sherwood Forest School site. There were no successful responses to the RFP (Request for Proposals), therefore the City staff recommended going forward with a tender. We want to be sure that a community representative will be involved in the tendering process.
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