Kirkendall Sent on behalf of Jane Walker, Chair, Westdale School Council – please respond by December 2 if you are able to volunteer.
Do you have a child attending Westdale Secondary School?
A Westdale parent is required to be a voting member of the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC). You will be developing a 10-year plan for the future of the school which includes looking at which programs Westdale will offer and the necessary facility improvements.
A commitment to attend 14 evening meetings starting January 18, 2011 and running until January 17, 2012 is required as is regular updates to Westdale’s monthly parent meetings. You are responsible for consulting a wide range of local groups including parents, teachers and students. Please visit the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board website for more information.
If you’re interested in volunteering for this important committee, please contact Westdale School Council Chair, Jane Walker, by December 2, 2010.
The Future of Westdale Secondary School is in your hands!
Note that the ARC West will include representatives from Westdale, Ancaster High, Highland and Parkview High Schools (Dundas). The terms of reference can be read here
To improve walkability in Kirkendall, a group of residents have been in touch with Brian McHattie and his staff regarding the possibility of installing a crosswalk across Aberdeen at Kent.
This is a busy intersection for foot traffic of HSR bus users and students heading south on Kent toward the HAAA park and Ryerson Middle School. We feel that a crosswalk at this location would provide a convenient point for people living between Locke and Queen on the north and south sides of Aberdeen to safely access the benefits of each other’s neighbourhoods, including schools, parks, and other amenities.
More details are available on the Raise the Hammer blog
Residents with a personal interest in the possibility of a crosswalk at this location are invited to attend a meeting with Brian McHattie and representatives from the Alternative Transportation Project and Healthy Living, Public Health.
Thursday, Dec 2, 2-3pm
Location: Room 192 (1st floor, Hamilton City Hall)
Hello Locke – a – vores!
We’ve had a great first season on Locke St. – the public and vendor sentiment is “let’s grow the market”.
The Locke St Farmers Market is about to expand and would like your input at a community meeting.
Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Location: Fenian Films – 211 Locke St. South (the building beside the market).
Come with your ideas and your contacts. Hope to see you there.
The Locke St. Farmers Market Vendors.
Pathways to Education is a successful program that began in Regents Park in Toronto. Its aim is to provide mentoring and support to at-risk students to help them graduate from high school and go on to college or university, and it is very successful at doing so. In Hamilton, it is providing support to 100 students in the north end.
There is a need for more volunteer tutors and mentors. Volunteer tutors & mentors usually commit to volunteer from October to June for 2 to 3 hours a week between the hours of 5-8pm.
A new volunteer information & training session is being held for potential Pathways volunteers on November 23rd, 5:30-8pm at the North Hamilton Community Health Centre, 554 John St. North, 2nd Floor Boardroom.
For those who weren’t at the Annual General Meeting, our Ward 1 Crime Manager, Sgt. Sabrina Feser would like to remind us that we need to call the police to report crime so the information can be captured in their system and you can be issued with an incidence number.
Information about reporting a crime is here.
A new Priority Response System pamphlet has been posted on the Hamilton Police Website, which provides information about who to call for different incidents and how the call will be handled, including response times.
See this document
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE WEST TOWN CRIME MANAGER?
The Crime Manager manages complaints of crime, quality of life issues and the overall big picture of the problem. Crime Managers do not physically attend calls for police service called into 9-1-1 or reported to 905-546-4925. When police reports are taken in the ways listed above, these reports and statistics are what the Crime Manager works with to develop strategies to tackle spikes in crimes, problem areas, etc. Citizens are encouraged to report crime they have experienced to police to assist the management of the crime.
Crime Managers welcome emails and phone calls from citizens, however this is not considered reporting your incident to police. Please report your incident in one of the three applicable ways above.