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December 10, 2015: Wellington Village a Growing Concern; Community Focus.

December 10, 2015: Wellington Village a Growing Concern;
Community Focus.

By Dave Allston, VP, WVCA.

The Wellington Village Community Association (WVCA) gives voice to the residents of the neighbourhood bordered to the north by Scott Street, to the south by the Queensway, to the east by Holland Avenue and to the west by Island Park Drive. The Association works hard to advocate for the interests of the residents of the community through communication, promotion, organization and support of important local events, activities and programs. With a membership of over 300 households and growing, we are an increasingly active group in local affairs, and often provide input and make representations to municipal government.

Some of the key topics we are currently tracking include:

  • Traffic: cycling and parking concerns relating to the major roads passing through Wellington Village, including the study of Wellington West as part of the ongoing Kitchissippi Parking Strategy initiative; traffic and safety concerns related to the Transitway traffic diversion onto Scott Street; traffic calming measures on Byron Avenue; and various projects to improve traffic on side streets, in particular the city’s Safer Roads program and the “Slow Down for Us” sign campaign.
  • Local Development: The WVCA has and will continue to campaign actively for the upholding of the Wellington West Community Design Plan, particularly when it comes to the types and sizes of developments proposed for the ever-growing Wellington West corridor.
  • Supporting the Rosemount Expansion and Development (READ) group’s goal of obtaining significant funding in the City of Ottawa capital budgets over the next three years, in order to expand and redevelop the Rosemount Library, the last remaining Carnegie library in Ottawa.
  • Supporting the efforts of Tree Ottawa in Wellington Village to protect our vast number of aged and threatened trees.
  • Participation in the Federation of Community Associations in Ottawa, with other local associations to examine and advocate on issues affecting multiple neighbourhoods, and where required, to take joint action.

We are presently in the midst of a canvassing drive. It is our goal to visit each home in the neighbourhood to promote our Association. You may meet a WVCA representative at your door with sign-up sheets and information about the Association. We also ask for a voluntary donation of $10 for a two-year membership, which helps cover our expenses.

Our Association meets in the evening on the third Tuesday of every month at Fisher Park School, and we host an AGM each May. We also have a detailed website updated constantly with important news, events, and even historical photographs. You can find us at http://www.wvca.ca .

 

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