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

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LTC, Sherwood Forest Park, Outdoor Movie Nights and Strategic Plan

LTC Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the London Transit Commission meeting next week, Jan 30th at 5 pm at 450 Highbury, regarding possible service changes in the fall will be available at: http://www.londontransit.ca/commission-information/

Meeting to Discuss Amenities for Sherwood Forest Park

The meeting on February 6th will be from 6:30 to 8 pm at Orchard Park Public School. Everyone from the neighbourhood is welcome to attend. If you cannot attend and want to provide input, see the contact information in this notice.

Applications for Neighborhood Outdoor Movie Nights Opening Soon!

The application for Neighbourhood Outdoor Movie Nights will be open between February 1st and March 29th. The online application will be available on February 1st at 9:00 a.m. at: www.neighbourgoodlondon.ca/programs/outdoor-movies

Help Shape the Strategic Plan for the City of London

Council has started the work to deliver their Strategic Plan 2019-2023. This will drive the next four year budget. The first step is to consider the Vision, Mission and Values. Please share your thoughts at https://getinvolved.london.ca/StratPlan

Public participation meeting for Sherwood Forest school site development – January 7, 2019

The site plan application for the development on the former Sherwood Forest School site will be presented at a public participation meeting before the Planning Committee of City Council at City Hall on January 7th no earlier than 5:15 pm. Our Councillor, Phil Squire, is a member of this committee.

The city’s report outlines what will be built on the site (15 single detached vacant land condo units) as well as the landscaping plan. Four single family homes will also be built along each of Wychwood Park and Finsbury (see the drawing in the report). Access to the development will be via Wychwood Park at Scarlett. A widening of the road in this area will be required.

The agent for the developer has told us that construction of the 15 condo units would likely start in March 2019. The single family lots have been offered for sale and will be built by others.
This is the culmination of a process that started when the school was slated for closure in 2012. The development is keeping with what the neighbourhood was presented with at the AGM and the meeting held at the Medway Arena in April.

If you have questions, you can contact (519-661-CITY) the planner who wrote the report, Vanessa Santos (x4847) or her manager, Michael Pease (x7601). One or both of them will be back in their offices on January 2nd.

The open house to discuss amenities for the rest of the site, which will become a city park, is slated for the evening of Wednesday, February 6th (time and location to be announced). You will be getting a letter from the City with details.

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”