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

Campus Master Plan, School Site, and the Medway Valley

Western University CampusĀ  Master Plan

The University is updating its Campus Master Plan. You can find information and a copy of the Plan at:

http://www.uwo.ca/ipb/publicaccountability/campus_master_plan.html

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Neighborhood news and events

Sherwood Forest Public School Site

A reminder of the City-led meeting this coming Wednesday, September 3, at 7 PM at City Hall, 2nd floor. Parking on the street is free after 6 pm.

Our Adoption of the Medway Valley Environmentally Significant Area

Ruth Walton and Patti Prieur are our leaders on this initiative. They invite you to contact them for more information and invite everyone to attend a city event next Saturday. See this poster for more information.

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Western emergency preparedness exercise – May 12

Western University will be conducting an on-campus emergency preparedness exercise on the morning of Monday, May 12.

The drill will likely involve the use of Western’s Severe Weather warning siren.

Western believes that its Severe Weather Warning siren can be a benefit to all who hear it. Western uses data, as well as direct advice, from Environment Canada to determine when to signal a weather alert via the Severe Weather Siren. In the event of a Tornado Warning being issued for the campus and surrounding area, the siren would sound immediately.

Whenever you hear the siren, you are strongly advised to seek shelter; indoors, in basements, and away from windows.

For more safety information related to weather, and to hear what Western’s Severe Weather Siren sounds like, please visit this webpage: http://www.uwo.ca/weather_siren.html

Students return to Western

CAMPUS ORIENTATION EVENTS

September 3, 7 pm, Opening ceremonies, Talbot “Bowl”
September 5, 7 to 10 pm, Rally and musical performances
September 6, 9 pm, Charity Carnival and Midway
Sept 8th, 7 pm to 11 pm, Concert in Talbot Bowl

Huron University College is also having a smaller musical performance on the 8th.

If the noise level is excessive and the events go beyond the scheduled time, call Campus Police at 519-661-3300. If you also let Sandy Levin know, he can pass the information along to the staff at Western who work with the Students’ Council in planning orientation.

STUDENT HOUSING CONCERNS?

The Housing Mediation Service at Western is a good source to contact right away if there are problems with new neighbours who are students. The phone number is 519-661-3787 or you can contact the office at housing.mediation.service@uwo.ca

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