Community Update

Neighbourhood Decision Making

The Ninja Warrior Course was the winner in our part of the city (the Northwest). City staff have said that they are still consulting about the location but it will be in a park and there will be a community consultation process.

Medway Valley Environmentally Significant Area

The City staff will send out an update in January if there are any significant changes to the October 2017 Master Plan available on the City website.

City staff hope to bring the Plan with a report to the Planning and Environment Committee of Council for a public participation meeting (where anyone can attend and speak to the elected officials) in February. Once confirmed we will let you know the date and time for the meeting and when the report will be available for review.

Sherwood Forest School Site

You may have seen the following notice in the Londoner. The assessment was done earlier this year and did not turn up anything of significance. This is a routine matter that the City agreed to do before any sale of the part of the property for housing could take place.

7 Annadale Drive – City Council intends to consider removing the “h-18” holding provision from the subject lands. The purpose of the “h-18” provision is to ensure that land are assessed for the presence of archaeological resources prior to development. The archaeological assessment has been completed. Council will consider removing the holding provision as it applies to these lands no earlier than January 16, 2018. File: H-8855 Planner: M. Knieriem


Sherwood Forest Park and Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Sherwood Forest Park

A delegation from the neighbourhood and Councillor Squire met last week with City staff last week. This was in follow up to a recent report to City Council from City Staff on progress to date on the housing development planned for part of the former Sherwood Forest School site. There were no successful responses to the RFP (Request for Proposals), therefore the City staff recommended going forward with a tender. We want to be sure that a community representative will be involved in the tendering process.
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February News

Park Site

At noon on February 21, City Council’s Corporate Services Committee will review the staff report on the Sherwood Forest School site. As you will note, no successful replies were received to the City’s RFP process for the sale of part of the site for housing. City staff are recommending a tender instead.

Medway Valley Heritage Forest

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May News

Ratepayer AGM and Community BBQ

Our AGM and second annual community BBQ will be held on Thursday, May 26 starting at 6 pm at Orchard Park Public School. We had a great turnout last year and great weather. This year’s event is supported by a SPARKS! grant from the City of London. Flyers will be distributed shortly door to door, posted on the community mailboxes in the area, and information will be posted on the web site.
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April News

London Artists’ Studio Tour

This year’s the London Artists’ Studio Tour takes place Friday, April 15 from 7 to 9:30 pm; Saturday, April 16 from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, April 17 from noon to 5 pm.

We are very lucky to have a number of artists in our neighbourhood. For over 20 years, there has been an annual event highlighting some of London’s artists and their works.

As part of the Tour, local artist Marlies Gueth invites you to her Opening Night Celebration, Friday, April, 15th, from 7-9.30 p.m. at 60 Bloomfield Dr. Come and enjoy treats and live music.

Tree and Shrub Planting Event in the Northern Part of the Medway Valley ESA

A tree and shrub planting event (and electro-fishing demonstration) in the northern part of the Valley will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. until noon. If you haven’t been to this part of the Valley it is a good opportunity to see it and see how it is different than “our” part of the Valley.
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