Please see below for a note from our councillor Diane Deans:
Community safety has always been a priority for me and for the residents of Gloucester-Southgate Ward. In light of recent events, I have requested the presence of Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and our East Division Police Officers at a Community Safety Meeting to be held on Wednesday November 27th from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Greenboro Community Center located at 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive.
This meeting will give residents the opportunity to discuss their concerns directly with our Police Chief and East Division Police Officers. Residents will also learn more about the measures that the Ottawa Police Service is currently undertaking to resolve these ongoing issues. I have attached the meeting invitation for your review.
Presentations begin at 7:30p.m. followed by a question and answer period.
Please know that I share your concerns about community safety, and work hard to make our neighbourhoods a safe place to live. I would like to encourage you and your neighbours to attend the public meeting and look forward to working closely with Ottawa Police to resolve this matter.
The Ottawa Police Service issued a media advisory this week that we’d like to share with our readers in South Keys Greenboro.
With the holiday season upon us, the Ottawa Police Service and your Community Police Centres would like to remind Ottawa residents of a few simple steps to ensure everyone has a safe holiday season whether you are doing last minute shopping, visiting friends or celebrating at home.
- When shopping, make sure that you always lock your vehicle.
- Place parcels in the trunk and/or minimize the number of bags that can be seen.
- Keep track of your debit and credit cards. Always protect your PIN number.
- Take note of where you parked and the door you entered from, so when you leave, you are not walking around with a large number of parcels and attracting unnecessary attention.
- On garbage day, do not throw out your “Big Ticket” boxes all at once. Cut the boxes up and fold them inside out to hide the original content pictures.
- If away, ask that someone clean your driveway & walkway to give an appearance of occupancy.
- Leave lights on a timer and have a neighbor/friend check your house daily.
Ottawa Police Service members and your community police officers wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Drive safely and don’t drink and drive.
Our city councillor, Diane Deans, is hosting a Community Safety Forum this evening at the Greenboro Community Centre, and all are invited to attend. See below for a message from Diane:
You are invited to attend a Gloucester-Southgate Community Safety Forum, which I am hosting on Monday, November 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Greenboro Community Centre, Meeting Rooms A & B, located at 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive.
This is a great opportunity to listen to a presentation on community safety by keynote speaker Police Chief Vern White, and to have your questions and concerns addressed by Ottawa Police. Residents can also visit staffed information tables to learn more about community safety organizations and initiatives in our city.
The open house segment of the Forum begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by a formal presentation and a question and answer period from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
I look forward to seeing you at the Forum on November 21st. For more information, please contact my office at 613-580-2480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Community Association was pleased to see so many people getting involved at last night’s meeting on noise and property concerns. We reached capacity at the Greenboro Pavilion quite early on, and apologize for the event becoming a standing-room-only affair – we truly did not expect to have so many of our neighbours in attendance.
The large turnout and lively discussion confirm what we already knew – there are issues to resolve in our community, and we thank everyone for taking the time to lend their voice to the discussion.
We have received a number of e-mails and phone calls in the hours following the meeting, including requests for interviews by the media. Our Association is doing its best to respond to everyone who has shared their thoughts or asked for further information. We would like to remind everyone that the SKGCA operates on a volunteer basis, and we ask for your patience as we try to balance our professional and personal schedules with the task of getting back to everyone.
Specific initiatives are planned as a result of the meeting and your feedback. For those of you who signed up to participate in our Community Network committee or as part of the Neighbourhood Watch, we have received your information and will send an e-mail with further information this weekend. If you did not get a chance to sign up for either of these, or wish to offer us your assistance with our other activities, please contact us and we’ll get back to you shortly.
As mentioned last night, the South Keys Greenboro Community Association regularly meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Greenboro Pavilion. Please consider volunteering with us. Our usual time commitment is only a few hours each month, but it is clear that there’s lots to do around the topic of noise, property standards and community relations, and we could really use a few extra hands to help out!
Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 19. Please contact us to let us know if you’d like to attend. Thanks!
Your community association is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss noise and property upkeep concerns in South Keys Greenboro.
If you’re having problems or are concerned about the influx of student housing due to our close proximity to the O-Train and Transitway, please join us.
We want to discuss realistic strategies to deal with the student housing issue. In order for such strategies to be implemented we need a large portion of the community to participate in the discussion. We hope that through town hall meetings such as these we can ensure our community’s continued prosperity and family oriented environment.
Attending the meeting will be Councillor Diane Deans, our Police Liaison Officer Gary McCoy, and Bylaw Officer Craig Calder. We also hope to be joined by Ryan Flannagan, Director of Student Affairs at Carleton University.
The meeting will be held this Thursday, October 13th at 7pm at the Greenboro Pavilion, located at 14 Tapiola Crescent.
Questions or concerns about this meeting? Please contact us.