Fabio Costante Windsor
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
So; From all the people who attend Holy Name of Mary church we say to you "PIG" WE WILL WATCH FOR YOU ALONG WITH WINDSOR POLICE and you will get your reward.
Grow up ! This is not funny."
Source: West-End Resident
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I received an email today from council services following up on our town hall meeting held two weeks ago. Below are some of the issues that already have been addressed by each respective authority:
- Noise complaint about Faces on College, the Supervisor of Licensing & Deputy Licence Commissioner indicates that the complaint process is through Windsor Police, they would enforce in the evenings, afterhours, residents should call Windsor Police to report these complaints, afterhours.
- The streetlight complaint at College/Randolph, and in front of 349 Rankin was repaired on Friday.
- I forwarded the alley closing concern to the appropriate dept. for response, the resident should be contacted directly.
- Other concerns re: adding lighting have budget implications, Councillor Jones will have to update you regarding these issues.
As to the last issue, we know that North Merritt Park was already approved for lighting.
We are seeing results thanks to the great teamwork of west-end residents, our city councillor, Windsor Police and City of Windsor administration.
Let's continue building on this. We are in this together.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Windsor police nab one suspect, seek others after van slams into house
Walkerville to institute Neighbourhood Watch
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Source: West-End Resident
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Dear West-End Residents:
Over the past week we have seen what a group of residents can do when they work together. On Thursday, October 13 we held a community town hall meeting where over 50 residents from the Bridgeview area attended and were given a presentation along with having questions answered from both Windsor Police and City of Windsor Administration.
Issues such as park lights, crime, traffic and parking, bylaw enforcement and nuisance control were all discussed. In addition to asking questions and engaging in meaningful conversation, residents had the opportunity to write down any concerns and submit them directly to the appropriate authority who were present.
The media really jumped on this. The Windsor Star, AM800, CBC Radio and CBC Television all covered this story, along with other media sources. They particularly credited our grass-roots organization and how we were able to take our issues into our own hands.
Last night my vehicle was broken into for the second time this year on the 1000 block of California. My passenger door window was shattered but luckily I did not have any valuables that were worth stealing. I immediately reported the crime to the Windsor Police once I found out and told several neighbours earlier Sunday morning. Fortunately, I was the only person on my street that had their car broken into.
Despite this recent encounter, I remain optimistic; I remain hopeful because of what has transpired over this past week. I know that the changes we seek in our neighbourhoods and in our west-end will not come easy, but I also know that for us to realize these changes, we must come together and work together and take ownership of our community. That is our only choice. By working with Windsor Police, the city of Windsor and with each other, we can forge ahead and overcome the challenges and meet the opportunities before us.
When my car is broken into, that affects the safety of residents not just on my street, but in our west-end. When a house is borded up in Sandwich Towne, that affects our quality of life. When irresponsible landlords erode our neighbourhoods, or when bylaws are not enforced, or when our parks are no longer safe, that affects all of our property values. When a school shuts down on Wyandotte St. W. or Peter St., that affects the small businesses and families all across our west-end. We are all interconnected, both socially and economically. We are all in this together, and only we are the ones who can reclaim our streets, our neighbourhoods, and our west-end.
Let what happened this week be an example of how ordinary citizens can do extraordinary things when they work together.
Residents tackle west-end park problem
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Source: West-End Resident
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Please join me next Thursday, October 13 at 7pm where I will be moderating a town hall meeting alongside Councillor Ron Jones regarding crime, parking/traffic and park lights. There have been some concerns related to these issues from Bridgeview residents and as such, City of Windsor Parks/Traffic, Public Works admin staff and Windsor Police will be in attendance to give presentations and to hear any concerns or ideas you may have.
The meeting will take place at the University of Windsor Human Kinetics Building, 2555 College Ave. - Room 145 (enter from east parking lot) on Thursday October 13, 2011 at 7pm.
If you have any questions you can call me at 519-567-8719 or councilor Jones at 519-252-1005.