ACA NEWS, August 2014

Construction delays throughout London must be “driving” people nuts. An example in Argyle are sewer upgrades on Trafalgar that have closed off west-bound traffic near Clarke Road, at times causing gridlock in all four directions. The city’s site supervisor on the project is asking everyone for patience and understanding until the end of July. Construction crews are working 10 hr shifts to get the job done as quickly as possible.


The Gore Rd. bridge replacement is coming along nicely. When completed drivers will see a significant change in road elevation and get a lovely new Creek crossing to boot. An exact completion date has not been given.


IMPORTANT APPEAL FOR ARGYLE VOLUNTEERS: A “RAKE DAY” at the proposed Parkette next to the roundabout is scheduled for Saturday, August 16 at 10 a.m. Please come out and donate about an hour of your time. This will compliment the mammoth clean-up blitz conducted on June 14 when about 40 yards of trash & junk was collected. Don’t forget to bring a leaf rake and a pair of gloves to clean up bits and pieces of twigs etc. on this lovely green space. The city will supply bags. It’s no secret Argyle citizens are lobbying hard to establish a quiet & serene walk-to only parkette with perhaps a memorial feature to commemorate the Vimy ridge battle nearly 100 years ago. NEED INFO? Call Nick Sauter 519-451-0658


We have heard the unanimous decision by City Council to reject a zoning change application by the St.Leonard’s Association to relocate a group home to Clarke Rd. & Churchill will be appealed before the OMB. A disappointed neighbourhood is perplexed and astonished that a 14 to 0 vote by our elected officials has not been sufficient reason for St.Leonard’s to look elsewhere.


A three year study to create & implement a $1.2 billion TMP (Transportation Master Plan) is taking shape as details are emerging. One critical aspect of the plan is the creation of express bus routes throughout the city. However, the suggestion to have the eastern terminal point at Fanshawe College should be modified by having the “Turn-Around” point at the Argyle Mall where infrastructure already exists and will serve the heart of Argyle. This suggestion was presented to Dillon Consulting Inc.


Two upcoming events: The third ART IN THE PARK will be held, once again, in Kiwanis Park on August 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. check for more info.


Concurrent with the Art In The Park event at Kiwanis Park London’s Million Tree Challenge is holding another TREE SALE on Kiwanis Park Drive, bordering the park. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a sturdy small tree in a pot. Two sizes are available for either $5.00 or $10.00. Last year, during a similar sale, (in a pouring rain) nearly 100 trees were sold. A comprehensive variety of trees are available, both deciduous and coniferous. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to help the environment while beautifying your (or someone else’s) property. Sale starts at 11:00 a.m.

REMEMBER: When you shop local you help create a healthy community