Toys for Tots Toy Collection

The South Coventry Township Office is a 2014 drop-off location for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  If you would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy to a child in need in our community, please drop it off at the Township Office during normal business hours.

Final day for toy collection is Thursday, December 11, 2014.

For more information about Toys for Tots, please visit www.toysfortots.org

Comprehensive Plan Update Public Meeting

A Public Information Meeting for the South Coventry Comprehensive Plan update will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Township Building located at 1371 New Philadelphia Road, Pottstown, PA. The Comprehensive Plan provides the Township with valuable data and direction when making decisions regarding community development and land use standards.

For the update, South Coventry contracted with the Chester County Planning Commission through the Vision Partnership Program, which is providing a 70% in-kind matching grant. At the public meeting on November 17, an overview of the process, the plan’s goals, objectives and draft mapping will be discussed. The presentation will touch on the nine topic areas that will be addressed in the plan including: land use; housing; community facilities and services; transportation; natural, historic, and scenic resources; recreation and open space; and energy conservation. Attendees are encouraged to provide feedback on their vision for South Coventry’s future!

Refreshments will be provided. If you plan to attend please RSVP to (610) 469-0444 or click here to email the Township secretary.

Free Online Training

Online Broadband and Technology Training (OBTT) offers users free access to more than 100 online courses and 500 educational videos that cover a wide range of topics.  Some of these topics include social media, cloud computing, website development, internet security, Microsoft applications, Quickbooks, graphic design, business skills and project management.

For more information and to register to access these free resources, visit www.paobtt.com.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Week

The Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 2014-010-01 at their October 6, 2014 meeting making October 19 – October 25, 2014 Childhood Cancer Awareness Week in South Coventry Township.

Did you know…

  • Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents in the United States.
  • The cause of most pediatric cancers remain a mystery and cannot be prevented.
  • Each year in the United States approximately 13,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer, that’s approximately 37 children every day.

Community Day at Warwick County Park

The Chester County Board of Commissioners, Facilities & Parks Department, South Coventry Township, Warwick Township, East Nantmeal Township and Friends of Warwick County Park are sponsoring a Community Day at Warwick County Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.

From archery to composting and animals to fire trucks, explore the many services and recreational opportunities offered locally and beyond! This first time event is designed to be fun-filled, interactive and educational. Come learn about activities & services you may not realize exist “in your own backyard”.

Visit the Community Day at Warwick County Park page for more information including a schedule of events and directions.

Five Steps to a Healthier Pond

The Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Water Webinar series provides educational programs on a variety of important water resource issues in Pennsylvania.  The June topic is “Five Steps to a Healthier Pond” and will be held on June 25, 2014 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM.  Everyone is welcome to participate in the live monthly Water Resource seminars but registration is required.  To register or see topics for other upcoming webinars, please visit the Penn State Extension’s Water Quality Upcoming Events.

2014 Local Farm Products Guide Now Available

The Chester County Agricultural Development Council has released the 2014 Guide to Local Farm Products in Chester County.  The Guide provides not only a map and listing of farms, CSAs, retail outlets and farmer’s markets but also includes a harvest calendar and a variety of articles about the Farmer of the Year, the truth about dairy and eating locally and seasonally.

To check out the 2014 Local Farm Products Guide, visit the Chester County Agricultural Development Council’s homepage or visit the Local Farm Product Guide page at www.chesco.org/agdev/farmguide.