Neighborhood Notification – Former Sherwood Forest School

We have received the Notification Letter that will be sent out to the residents to advise them of the upcoming demolition of the former Sherwood Public School site.  This letter also includes the extent of the tree removals required by Urban Forestry.

Save the Date, School Demolition, and other news

Community Social and ratepayer AGM – May 28

Mark May 28th in your calendar. Your executive is busy planning a fun event to precede our Annual General Meeting. Please spread the word. Councillor Squire will be available for questions. We are working on a presentation/speaker on a city topic. Did you want to hear about the Medway Valley Conservation Master Plan? The Rapid Transit Plan? LTC’s Service Improvement Plan? Let us know.

We are still looking for new members of the Executive. Please contact Sandy Levin if you are interested.

Sherwood Forest School Demolition

This report is on the agenda for a City Committee for April 21. If approved by Committee and then by Council on April 28th, demolition will start in May.

Medway Valley Heritage Forest

The city is continuing its trail planning for the Medway. You can see the consultant’s report at
http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Pages/Conservation-Plans.aspx

Further work is planned for 2015 with the a presentation to City Council’s Planning and Environment Committee in July and the formation of a city-led Local Advisory Committee in 2015 which will consider trail locations and other management matters.

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority which manages the Forest for the City reports that a large beech at the top of the staircase has had several upper branches removed to reduce the weight on the lean side of the tree , which is a “target to the staircase.”

There are 2 trees within the staircase, a yellow birch and an Ironwood. These trees are creating stress on the stairs so they may be cut as well this year.

Community Mailboxes

Here is what the community mailboxes will look like when installed.Community mailboxesThe photo shows the maximum grouping of three that we have been told will be installed within the neighbourhood. Some locations will have only one or two units.

Be Alert and Lock your Car

With the warmer weather, I have been advised of a car being broken into on Lonsdale. Be sure to lock your car if you are leaving it outside and be sure to report an incidents to the police.

 

Update on the Demolition of Sherwood Forest P.S.

The Tender for demolition was issued on Biddingo Monday March 9th.

A Site visit has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th, and the Tender close is scheduled for Wednesday March 25th, 2015.

A report will be prepared to hit Corporate Services Committee of City Council for April 21st, and its recommendation will be on the City Council agenda for April 28th subject to the Tenders being approved.

In the proposed Tender, demolition is tentatively scheduled to start May 11th and will take approximately 10-12 weeks to complete.