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Now that spring is finally on its way, it is time to get out and enjoy the nice weather. This month I want to focus on the benefits of having our children actively and safely traveling to and from school. Children benefit from physical exercise, being outside in the environment, and arrive ready and eager to learn.
But it is up to all of us to create safe conditions for them to get there. That means we must reduce the traffic and congestion around school entrances, obey speed limits and traffic signs, not pass busses as they pick up and drop off children and allow pedestrians to safely cross the street. If the perception is that our children can’t safely get to school, then who is creating the problem?
The City of London works with schools and their communities to reduce traffic speeds to 40 KM in school zones to protect children and families, but everyone in the community benefits. Where feasible, parking restrictions have been put in place in school zones, resulting in calmer, safer approaches to schools. Over the past 10 years, close to 30 schools in the London area have instituted School Travel Plan initiatives to encourage the entire community to create safer conditions. I remind everyone to respect our children’s rights to get to and from school safely.
In other news, May is budget time as the City prepares the 2020-2023 Multi-Year Budget. Following the success of having a multi-year guide to manage our priorities, I look forward to the challenges of maintaining London’s strong leadership on financial management, to keep taxes affordable, while accomplishing our priorities to make London a better place for all.
Enjoy the nice weather! Please contact me at email@example.com or 226-927-0439 to discuss concerns, issues or what's happening in your neighbourhood so that I can better serve you.
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- Unsanctioned Street Parties - Together, the City, Western University, London Police and London Fire are working towards mitigating damage and dangers moving forward due to unsanctioned street parities on Broughdale Avenue . Take our survey and share your thoughts.
- You're Invited! - Join us this Saturday, May 11 between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at our Emergency Operations Centre Open House. Tour the Emergency Operations Centre, check out emergency vehicles, meet Emergency Services Personnel, and learn how to prepare your family’s 72 hour kit.
- Spray Pads to Open - The City’s 16 spray pads will open on Saturday, May 18 – just in time for the long weekend!
- Naloxone Info Session - Learn about opioids, issues in our community, and where to access and how to administer Naloxone on May 22, 6 p.m. at Stronach Community Recreation Centre.
- One River Draft Report - The One River Environmental Assessment Draft Report is now available. The results of the Environmental Assessment will be presented at Civic Works Committee on May 14, 2019.
- Community Grants - London-based non-profits can be considered for more than $2 M in multi-year funding, or annual innovation and capital grants. Info sessions: May 13 & 14, 4-6 p.m. at the North Optimist Community Centre and May 22, 4-6 p.m. at the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre. Apply now!
It's Construction season again!
The City of London is making adjustments to City-managed parking lots and on-street parking affected by construction conditions to provide the best possible access to local businesses. Check the link below to see the map and find details.
There are lots of free events happening around town, so check out the link below to see what you can participate in!
In the early spring changes will happen in the neighbourhood of Byron Southwood Public School, with the installation of sidewalks to make the area safer for pedestrians. Sidewalks promote active lifestyles and help create an accessible community and sustainable city.
A dedicated page has been set up with details of each street section that will see these changes and includes contact information. Click on the button below to access the page.
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Check the Calendar page to see Notices arranged by comment DUE DATE. Where available, links and documents are attached.
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