London received its first wallop of snow, and the City’s Roads and Transportation Division is ready to handle this year’s winter weather.
This team, made up of 68 pieces of road plowing equipment, 25 road salt/sanders, 41 sidewalk plows, and two new dedicated anti-icing tankers, maintains 3,555km of roadway in London and 1,475km of sidewalk. Arterial roads take priority, then secondary routes are cleared so that you are able to get to work safely, city transit arrives on time and your kids can get to their winter activities.
On days of serious winter events, the Winter Maintenance Program will update its website regularly with information about which routes have been plowed. Should you have any questions regarding street and sidewalk plowing, be sure to call 519-661-4570, or follow the City of London on Twitter and Facebook.
I would also encourage Londoners to continue to monitor the overnight parking registry to find out whether or not you may get parking passes to leave your vehicles on city streets overnight.
This week, the City also opened the application process for the 2017 SPARKS! and TreeME Neighbourhood Matching Funds. SPARKS! matches volunteer time, in-kind contributions and donations of up to $5,000 per project for Londoners looking to enhance their neighbourhoods. Meanwhile, TreeME offers funding for Londoners to plant trees on their properties to increase tree coverage in the Forest City.
Both of these initiatives will continue to make our neighbourhoods vibrant, dynamic and unique. The application deadline for both is February 28, 2017, and funds will be handed out by April 2017. For information on SPARKS! click here. For information on TreeME, click here.
Finally, as we inch closer to Christmas, let’s remember to give back to our community and those less fortunate. The Salvation Army is in desperate need of toys for children, and cash donations can be made by clicking here. Meanwhile the Business Cares Food Drive is hoping to collect 316,000 pounds of food by the end of next week. Let’s take the time to remember those who are less fortunate during this holiday season and deserve a Merry Christmas.
Mayor Matt Brown
Meeting with Syrian newcomers attending Eagle Heights Public School.
Visiting Syrian newcomers at Eagle Heights Public School.
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- Local foundation pledges to match Londoners’ donations for cancer research
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- 2016 Christmas toy must-have “Hatchimals” has roots in London
- LHSF launches campaign to raise $200-million by 2018
- Salvation Army begins giving out hampers for Christmas Hamper program
- Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper campaign at risk of running out of toys
- Local minor league hockey players fill shoeboxes for needy women
- Late actor Alan Thicke has many ties to London
- Dog returned to Woodstock home two weeks after being taken from backyard
- Damian Warner honoured with ambassador award by City of London
Events and Occasions:
- Meeting with Twee Brown
- Visited Eagle Heights Public School
- Meeting with Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Reza Moridi
- Visited Rick Hansen Public School
- Salvation Army Kettle Campaign volunteering
- Meeting with Chief Leslee White-Eye
- Meeting with Jeff Schlemmer
- Phone call with Jake Pastore
- Meeting with Suze Morrison and Susan Toth
- London Convention Centre Board Meeting and Festive Dinner
- Meeting with Corrine Rahman and Mike Moffat
Speaking with Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Reza Moridi.
Helping out at the south London Costco with The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign.