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.
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
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.
Here is what the community mailboxes will look like when installed.The 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.
The Sherwood Forest school site workshop has been scheduled for:
Date: Thursday, April 10th.
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Location: Banting Secondary School
The community workshop for the Sherwood Forest School site will be held April 10th.
We don’t have the location yet, but that should be available shortly.
Notices will be mailed by the city to all residents in Orchard Park/Sherwood Forest.