Tree-plantings - April 22 and May 6
Two public tree planting events are scheduled to take place this Spring in Ward 10 and I invite you to spend a few hours giving back to your community! Save these dates... more details to follow.
- Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day) - north side of Osprey Marsh
- Saturday, May 6 - Lisgar Fields, to replace the 30 saplings vandalized last fall.
Community Garden coming this year
I am thrilled to announce that a community garden is being proposed for installation at Churchill Meadows Community Common this year. The garden is expected to hold about 30 or 40 plots, some for teaching purposes for students attending the adjacent high schools and some for residents to grow their own vegetables. I am currently looking to set up an Open House in the next few weeks so check back for more information about this project and the date for the Open House.
'Eyes on the Street' Road Watch Program
I am launching a special Ward 10 Eyes on the Street program for interested residents who wish to participate. Led and organized by my Executive Assistant, David Raakman, you and your neighbours will spend two hours during the AM or PM rush hour monitoring the speed of traffic on your street using the City's Road Watch equipment that includes a speed sign and radar gun. Together, you will mark down the license plates of the vehicles that are driving too fast and submit the results to Peel Regional Police's Road Watch program. We will take care of all the details, you just need to express your interest and show up! Two-hour slots are available during the first week of May (except May 2). Some conditions apply. To ask questions or to book a slot, please e-mail me directly at email@example.com. Together, let's take some intentional action to address dangerous driving on our streets!
Please help keep Ward 10 beautiful this Spring by taking the initiative with your family, friends and neighbours to tidy up a park or street in your neighbourhood. If you let me know the date(s) and other details, I can provide you with garbage bags (and bag pick-up) for your group. Bonus - every individual participating will receive a complimentary activity pass to a city-run community centre or arena. Thank you!
Construction on Britannia
Traffic delays are expected on Britannia Road West between Winston Churchill and Erin Mills (Ward 9) from March to November. Read more.
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Ward 10 Priorities for 2015-18 Term of Council
In addition to continuing my efforts toward promoting community safety, addressing traffic concerns, balancing services and programs with fiscal responsibility, and much more... I will also be focussing on three key priorities in the next few years and I will have separate web update pages for each one.