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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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.
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London Community Grants Program and Review Panel
Applications are open for London-based non-for-profit organizations to apply for funding for the Multi-year stream 2020-2023 and annual innovation and Capital stream for 2020.
The 2020-2023 funding allocation will include:
Applications for funding close June 24, at 4:30 p.m.
All information and application portal can be found here: London-Community-Grants-Program.
London Community Review Panel
The Community Review Panel makes decisions on all applications to the London Community Grants Program. Community Review Panel members will individually assess all applications and will then participate in formal group meetings to finalize decisions about the allocation of funding. The City of London is looking for two to three (2-3) community members-at-large to be part of the London Community Grants Program Community Review Panel to evaluate grant applications.
Individuals can review the role of a Community Review Panel – Community Member-at-Large role, and apply here: Community Review Panel. This application opportunity will close Monday, June 10.
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- Green Thumbs Get Ready to Garden - There are just a few plots left for the 2019 London Community Garden season. Check out the guidelines, and sign up by June 1!
- NeighbourGood London Workshop - Neighbourhood groups can encourage inclusivity and diversity! RSVP to the workshop on Tuesday, May 28, to join the conversation and learn from expert panelists.
- Build It By the Book - May is Building Safety Month and building codes matter!
Professional building officials make sure the buildings where we work, play and live are safe for everyone. Check to see which of your home reno projects need building permits, and find information on how the process works by visiting London.ca.
- Updated Development Charge Rates - Learn more about development charges - The fees charged by the City to recover growth related capital costs associated with residential & non-residential growth.
- London Celebrates Cycling - May 27 – June 16 join in 17 days of events to Celebrate Cycling in London. Check out the many events for all ages and skill levels.
- Naloxone Session - Learn about opioids, issues in our community, where to access and how to administer Naloxone on May 29, 6 p.m. at Kinsmen Recreation Centre.
- Curb Hunger Food Drive - The 23rd annual London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive kicks off on Friday, May 31 in Zone C. Check your Waste Reduction & Conservation Calendar to find your curbside collection day, drop off a non-perishable item at your local grocery store or fire station, or Plant.Grow.Share a Row and support the London Food Bank.
- Electrifying London - Plug ‘N Drive is bringing the EV Roadshow to London May 23-25. This is the perfect opportunity to experience electric cars first-hand, test drive EVs and learn about purchase incentive programs.