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IMPORTANT Notice of Project (Melbourne Standpipe) from June 10 to August 16, 2019

2019 Firefighter Recruitment

The Southwest Middlesex Fire Department is seeking recruits for the months of May and June, 2019, to fill the Glencoe and Wardsville Station Rosters.  Full details and applications available through  2019 Firefighter Recruitment Opportunity or by visiting the Southwest Middlesex Fire Department webpage - sign up until June 12, 2019

TICKS, protect, remove, submit to the Middlesex-London Health Unit

MOSQUITOES, reduce & repel, Middlesex-London Health Unit


Beginning today (April 16th) fresh maintenance gravel application will start on Irish Drive, moving west from Melbourne Road to Thames Road. Once completed, Springfield Road moving south from Glendon Drive to Riverside Drive will commence.

Updates will be posted here and on the municipal Facebook page as they become available from our Public Works crew.

NOTE: Routes can change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Commonwealth Dog Park
Provide Your Input by 1pm on April 3, 2019 - New Dog Park Location

Commonwealth Dog Park 

The CommonWealth Dog Park of Southwest Middlesex, located at 139 McRae Street in Glencoe, will be permanently closed as of April 1, 2019.  This closure was deemed necessary
due to findings from an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA).  

We are seeking input from the community on new potential locations.  Please submit any ideas via e-mail to  Information will be following asap providing a map or a listing of municipally owned lands which may be worthy of consideration. Should you have any questions on this matter please feel free to contact the Facilities &
Recreation Manager at the above e-mail address or by phoning 519-287-2015 ext. 112.
Details on the findings from the ESA can be found by clicking on the following link (with the Technical Memo from EXP Services being found on pages 3 through 10):

EXP Services Dog Park Report

Effective immediately, the bylaw enforcement officer for Southwest Middlesex will be ticketing anyone parked on the street between the hours of 3am and 6am.
Keeping the streets clear of vehicles during this time allows for effective winter road maintenance.

How to Help Yourself During an Extended Power Outage Brochure

Fire Services

Southwest Middlesex has been kept informed by Strathroy-Caradoc about resignations of firefighters from the Melbourne Fire Station.  The fire station in Melbourne provides initial response protection to a number of residences in the municipality of Southwest Middlesex under a fire protection agreement between the two municipalities.

While there is currently no operational reason to question the reliability of the fire service in Melbourne, to allay any concerns of residents and businesses in the Melbourne community, including the SWM fire protection area, there is a two station response for any emergency scene.  As per the normal practice, an alarm for a structure fire will dispatch the volunteer firefighters from the Glencoe Fire Station.

Should there be any concerns, please contact SWM Fire Chief Bob Hansen @ 519-494-1166 for more information. 


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