Saturday, June 16 is Voting Day for City’s Neighbourhood Decision Making Program

This Saturday, June 16th, is the voting day for the City’s Neighbourhood Decision Making program.

The proposed projects in Northwest London are listed at https://getinvolved.london.ca/NDM/northwest-london.

Within Orchard Park/Sherwood Forest, the resurfacing of the tennis courts is proposed.

Last year, our proposal for park equipment fell just 7 votes short.

You can vote at any library branch between 10 and 4 on Saturday, or online on June 16 from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm.

Lots of Neighbourhood News…

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area

The final report and background material for the Medway ESA Conservation Master Plan Review can be found at http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Pages/Conservation-Plans.aspx

There is a proposal for two new, likely large, bridges across the Medway including one adjacent to the “beach” in our area. (On the maps in the report, they are called “trail linkages”). This is a significant change to this Environmentally Significant Area and to our neighbourhood.

There has been an off and on effort from the City to bridge the Creek for the last 20 years. Each time our community has been outspoken with our concerns about the negative impacts on the natural environment increased use will cause. As you will note in the report and on the maps, there are large areas of habitat and examples of species at risk that are already stressed.
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