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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.

Middlesex County Seeks Public Consultation Surrounding Accessible Recreational Trails – Survey  

The following survey will give residents the opportunity to provide input and feedback as it relates to the accessibility of new or redeveloped recreational trails in Middlesex County.

If there are any questions regarding this survey please contact:
Sam McFarlane
Accessibility Coordinator
Middlesex County
399 Ridout Street North
London, ON N6A 2P1

Leaf Collection

Leaf collection is provided to residents within the urban areas of Appin, Glencoe, Melbourne and Wardsville.  A vacuum truck is used to collect leaves at the curbside.  There is no need to bag your leaves; leaves should be raked to the boulevard next to the curb in front of each property; all leaves to be placed within 4 feet of the curb / edge of pavement; please do not put leaves on the road.  Leaf collection to begin the first week of November, weather permitted.



New Glencoe Comprehensive Library

The New Glencoe Comprehensive Library opened on Saturday, October 20th
-see London CTV news coverage here


The 2018 Middlesex County Resident Life Survey is Live and We Want to Hear from You!

Welcome to the 2018 Middlesex County Resident Life Survey!   The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the people currently living in Middlesex County. This information will enable community groups, such as volunteer organizations and your municipal government, to better assist you with their policy and resources. There will be questions about your reasons for living here, what makes this location special to you, and the ways in which you are engaging with your community. This short survey has been prepared by Middlesex County in partnership with Western University and should only take around five minutes to complete. This survey is anonymous; no personally identifiable information will be collected. Thank you for your participation and valuable contribution.

How to Help Yourself During an Extended Power Outage Brochure

Hosta Capital of Canada Numbers

The Hosta Capital of Canada contest has now closed.  The count is 15, 749! Thank you for participating in this fun project!

Facilities and Recreation


SWM Landfill News 

Garbage Collection

Change in garbage collection for some Southwest Middlesex Residents.

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.

Middlesex County Launches 2017 Invest in Middlesex Video Series


Adapting hospital-to-home transitional care interventions to the Ontario rural healthcare context. 

Call for Participants for Research Study on Transitional Care in Rural Ontario.

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