Written by: Mike Rice
London Urban League
The AGM is set for Thursday, September 24, 2015 and will be held at Kensington Village. A new association has been formed around Riverside Dr and Forward Ave. They have received a Sparks grant and have many concerns.
Hamilton Rd. had a country dinner and silent auction.
St Julian Park had talks on the history of Hamilton Rd. There was a “town hall” meeting with councilors and city staff. Many issues were discussed. They also received a sparks grant to assist with a newsletter.
Bishop Hellmuth and ACO; they had a “geranium” walk. The ACO are to help with strategic planning.
There are some issues with absentee landlords in the Oxford St. and Wellington St. areas. They wish to demolish some buildings, but the bylaw enforcement officer was out and hopes some action will take place.
Old East Village tried a garden part, with assistance from a sparks grant. It took place from June 7 to 13.
Old South had a “Gathering on the Green”, on June 6. The normal school renovation appears to be a go with completion in late 2016.
The “Women in Politics” had a fund raising campaign which raised $1,000.
There was an affordable housing seminar at the Central Library.
They were looking for more groups for “Bike Fest’.
The City of London received an application for a medical / dental facility near an elementary school.
Petersville / Blackfriars; there was an OMB hearing on May 19, 2015. The person who appealed the city bylaws has dropped the appeal. The association does not know how much the legal fees will be.
The City of London has an economic road map online in the form of a survey. There will be five themes with specific applicable economic themes. They hope to create measureable items; specifics of the plan will come up in October 2015.