Have a say in keeping our neighbourhood strong

The City of London will be hosting a Public Information Meeting to introduce and seek the public’s comments on its initial DRAFT Terms of Reference for a review of the Great Near Campus Neighbourhoods Strategy.

The Great Near Campus Neighbourhoods Strategy was introduced in 2008.  City Council has directed City staff to develop the Terms of Reference, in consultation with community stakeholders, to undertake a review of the Strategy. The focus of this review is to identify next steps and actions to implement the Strategy, and to review the successes and challenges in the Near Campus Neighbourhoods.  We hope to maintain the balance in Orchard Park/Sherwood Forest.  Other neighbourhoods near the University, particularly Broughdale and University Heights, no longer have a balance between short term and long term residents.

Meeting details include:

Date: April 1st, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 300 Dufferin Avenue, City Hall, 2nd Floor, Committee Room #3

You can find more information about the Great Near Campus Neighbourhoods Strategy at:
http://www.london.ca/business/Planning-Development/current-topics/Pages/GreatNearCampus.aspx

If you can’t make the meeting, comments on the Draft can be sent to the City Planner handling this file, Justin Adema, jadema@london.ca

January News

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area

The Conservation Master Plan Phase 1 final report will be presented to an advisory committee to City Council on January 15th at about 5 pm at City Hall, 2nd floor.  The consultants will present their findings.  Later in January or February, the city staff will provide an information report to City Council’s Planning and Environment Committee (our Councillor, Phil Squire is a member of that Committee).  Further information about public meetings and the Local Advisory Committee will be forthcoming. 

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Upcoming Events

Medway Walk – Sunday, September 28

Come for a walk-through and litter clean-up of our adopted area of the Medway Valley Environmentally Significant Area (ESA). Families are welcome to join as the walk will be at a leisurely pace.  A biologist who lives in our neighbourhood will help us to understand and appreciate our beautiful valley.

When:  Sunday Sept 28th, 2014. 1:30 pm ( for approx. 1-2 hours)
Where:   Meet at the Ramsay Road entrance to the Valley located between the Precious Blood Monastery and Brescia College

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Public Information Meeting on the Sherwood Forest School site – Sept 3

The City of London will be hosting a Public Information Meeting to introduce, and seek the public’s comment on a draft land use option for the redevelopment of the former Sherwood Forest Public School site and associated playfields.

Location: City Hall 2nd Fl Committee Room #1 & 2
300 Dufferin Avenue, City Hall
Date: Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Unfortunately, the City was unable to find a venue in the area for this meeting. They wanted an early September meeting in order to make a public participation meeting at the City Council Planning Committee on October 7, so that a decision would be in front of City Council at its last meeting (October 14) before the municipal election.

Please contact Brian Turcotte at 519-661-2500 ext. 4651, or email bturcott@london.ca for further details about the Public Information Meeting. Residents in Orchard Park/Sherwood Forest will be getting a letter in mail as well.