Save the Date for our annual BBQ

Save the Date:  May 23, Annual General Meeting and BBQ

May 23rd is the date of our community BBQ followed by our annual general meeting. The BBQ starts at 6 pm at Orchard Park Public School with the meeting at about 7:30 pm. This is a rain or shine event. We usually have Councillor Squire to give a City Hall report and respond to your questions. If you have suggestions for topics or other speakers, please let us know.

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Mid-February Neighbourhood News

Sherwood Forest Park

The meeting to discuss options for the new park amenities has been rescheduled to April 3 at 6:30 pm at Orchard Park P.S. You should be receiving a letter inviting you to the meeting and where to provide comments if you cannot attend.

London Transit Open House

The LTC will be removing the bus service from Lawson and Wychwood. It still hasn’t made a decision on the re-routing of the service thru Whitehills and down Wonderland to Sarnia. There will be a public consulation on Tuesday, Feb 19th, at the Central Library Stevenson Hunt Room from 2 to 4 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Community Meeting on Unsanctioned and Unsafe Street Parties

All public agencies in the City of London involved in public safety, health care, education, and student life are very concerned about the unintended consequences of unsanctioned street parties which have occurred in near campus neighbourhoods. As a result of the most recent event on Broughdale Avenue in September 2018, a task force has been working on a variety of policy matters related to legislation, by-laws and internal policies. This group includes representatives from the City, London Police Service, Western University Administration, and Student Union who specialize in policy matters, and on-campus student programming. If any changes to City By-laws are proposed, Civic Administration will present them to the Community and Protective Services Committee (CPSC) by April 2019.

In an effort to engage the public in the discussion about solutions, a community meeting will be held:

Date: February 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sir Frederick Banting High School

Family Day at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Monday, February 18. 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. Activities free with museum admission.

  • Try hand drumming and share traditional stories with Mi’kmaq storyteller Nina Antoine-Ogilvie;
  • Explore musical history with a visit to Lend an Ear to the Past: An Archaeology of Sound in the feature gallery;
  • Build your own musical instrument.

Engaging with the City Workshop

Take charge of your city. Learn how to navigate City Hall, and participate in council and committee processes.There will be a workshop on March 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at London Public Library, Crouch Branch, 550 Hamilton Road. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neighbourgood-workshop-engaging-with-the-city-tickets-53692105533

Update on LTC Proposed Change and Date for Meeting on the Development

LTC

We have some additional information about the LTC proposal to modify bus service in the neighborhood, including materials from the open house held in November, and ridership data for the current Monday to Saturday until 6 pm service (#31). Continue reading “Update on LTC Proposed Change and Date for Meeting on the Development”

Open House for Proposed LTC Service Changes and Cinderella

Open House for Proposed LTC Service Changes

LTC is proposing service changes in our area including running buses along Lawson Road during evenings and weekends. LTC is seeking input on this change.

There will be an open house at the Sherwood Branch library on Tuesday, November 27th between 2 and 4 pm and between 6 and 8 pm. The change in our area would be to the #9 and #31 route. See http://www.londontransit.ca/news-service-updates/north-end-changes-route-9-14-25-31-32-34-and-40/

There is also an on line survey at https://londontransit.formstack.com/forms/2019_draft_service_plan_survey

You can also e-mail comments to ltcserviceplan@gmail.com

The London Transit Commission will be making a final decision on this and other route changes at an open public meeting sometime in January.

Cinderella at Banting

Banting S.S. Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Production of Cinderella, Enchanted Edition.

This amazing musical for the entire family is taking place at Banting’s Auditorium, December 6th-8th.

Adult tickets are $15 each, student and seniors, $10. Children under 5 are free.
You can order tickets by calling 519-452-2800 or check out the Banting website at: http://banting.tvdsb.ca/en/index.aspx

Responses from Mayoral Candidates to Questions from the Ratepayers

The following three questions were sent by e-mail twice to all mayoral candidates. The text of the e-mail and the questions are reproduced below. Click here for the candidates’ responses.

Dear Candidate for Mayor, please answer the 3 questions below by October 2, 2018 to this e-mail address. The questions and your answers will be posted to our web site after October 2nd and e-mailed to our community e mail list of roughly 450 individuals.
Thank you in advance and good luck in your campaign.

Sandy Levin
President

1. The Mayor is only one vote. You need 7 other votes to agree with you. Other than BRT, what one issue is your priority for getting 7 other members of Council to agree with you and why?

2. Last Council overruled the Minister of Municipal Affairs who said London could restrict secondary dwelling units from the Near Campus Area. Will you support a motion to reconsider Council’s decision?

3. The Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area is a part of our community. What have you done that would give us an idea of how you would deal with issues affecting the Medway and other environmentally significant areas in London?