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WASTE COLLECTION - Week of July 1st, 2019
Southwest Middlesex has been notified by Emterra that due to mechanical issues and a flat tire, collection never began today.
All collection will be pushed back by one (1) day this week.
- Tuesday collection will be collected Wednesday (tomorrow)
- Wednesday collection will be collected Thursday
- Thursday collection will be collected Friday
- Friday collection will be collected Saturday

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

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

MOSQUITOES, reduce & repel, Middlesex-London Health Unit


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

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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