Please be advised that the Optimist Club of Fingal -Shedden & District annual Santa Claus Parade is to be held on Sunday December 3rd not December 5th as indicated on the Southwold in Motion newsletter that was included with the water bills.
Effective March 1st, 2017, the Township of Southwold has made IMPROVEMENTS to our Recycling Program. We have entered into a contract with the City of London Recycling Centre to accept our recycling materials on our behalf.
We will be implementing a two stream blue box program. One blue box will contain paper products and the other one will contain all other recyclable materials.
The Township will provide every household with an additional blue box as soon as they are available.
There will no change in the pickup schedule or collection contractor.
Native tree seedlings are available for Southwold landowners at an affordable rate to help “green” the township.
A minimum order of 20 trees is required and landowners must order species in quantities of 10. Species available include: White spruce, Norway spruce, White cedar, White pine, Red maple, Sugar maple, Sycamore, Red oak, Tulip tree, White birch, Eastern redbud and Red Osier dogwood.
Each tree is $2.00 or less and ranges in size from 60-90 cm depending on the species.
The Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) program provides up to 5,000 students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through supervised summer employment in the Ontario Public Service.
These positions enable students across the province to gain valuable work experience and develop skills which are transferable to the labour market. Positions for summer 2017 will be posted on January 3, 2017 with six different closing dates between January 17 and March 28.
The first Sunday afternoon in December has been the date of our annual Santa Claus parade in Southwold Township since 1980.
Held in the village of Fingal this year’s edition was blessed with good weather, a great turnout of 21 floats and several hundred spectators.
Grant Jones was acclaimed Warden of Elgin County at a session of Elgin County Council held on December 6, 2016.
Jones was elected to Southwold Council in 2003 and again as Deputy Mayor in 2010. He was elected Mayor of Southwold in 2014. This is Warden Jones' first full term on Elgin County Council. He first served on Council in 2014 in the absence of then Southwold Mayor James McIntyre.
Jones has represented Elgin County on the Elgin Economic Development Advisory Group and the Social/Entertainment Committee.
Most of our Southwold Township residents are familiar with the former RCAF N0.4 Bombing and Gunnery School just west of Fingal now the home of the Fingal Wildlife Management Area.
What many residents do not realize is that this facility is still used about 6 times a year by volunteers from the London Civil Air Search and Rescue Association in conjunction with aircraft from RCAF Trenton for training for real emergencies.