The Chester County Solid Waste Authority is sponsoring a free shredding event at the Lanchester Landfill on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 8:30AM to 11:30AM or until the truck is filled (whichever comes first). This is an opportunity to safely destroy and recycle documents that may contain legal information, account information, medical information or any other personal information that could lead to identity theft. The Lanchester Landfill is located on Route 322, two miles west of the intersection of Routes 10 and 322 in Honeybrook. For more information, please visit www.chestercountyswa.org.
The Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Water Webinar series provides educational programs on a variety of important water resource issues in our region. The February webinar topic is “The Effect of Climate Change on Riverine Inputs to the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays” and it will be held on February 22, 2017 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM. Everyone is welcome to participate in the live monthly Water Resource seminars but registration is required. To register, see topics for other upcoming webinars or view previous webinars, please visit the Penn State Extension’s Water Resource Webinars page.
There are currently openings in the Early Head Start program, a quality childcare program for children of low-income families in Chester County. Families with infants or toddlers who meet federal poverty guidelines may enroll in this program. For more information, please visit the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Head Start page or call 610-383-6800.
Volunteers are needed to deliver hot, nutritious lunches to the homebound in our community! Prepared meals are picked up by the volunteer at Manatawny Manor on weekdays at 11:15AM. A route has around 8-10 stops and takes approximately an hour and a half to complete. Scheduling is flexible – volunteers can deliver once a month or as many times as they are available. Training and route directions are provided. For more information, visit www.mowcc.com or call 610-430-8500.
The Winter 2016 Township Newsletter is now available. Click here to check it out!
Community Awareness Bulletins are produced by the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center as a means to inform the general public of developing crime trends and potential safety issues that impact our community. Below are links to two recent Community Awareness Bulletin regarding use of child safety seats and package thieves.
- CAB 06-16 – Child Safety Seats: A Matter of Life and Death
- CAB 07-16 – Package Thieves: The Grinches Who Steal Christmas
For other recent Community Awareness Bulletins and additional information, please visit the PA State Police Public Safety page.
The South Coventry Township Office is a 2016 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. For more information about Toys for Tots, please visit www.toysfortots.org.
Final day for toy collection is Monday, December 12, 2016.
Residents are reminded that December 1, 2016 is the last day that residents will be able to drop off TVs and electronics at the Lanchester Landfill for free. There is a three unit limit per vehicle (a complete computer system is considered one unit). All items must be intact and no disassembled items will be accepted. Residents must be able to unload their own items. Items must be put on appropriate pallet or in the labeled gaylord box. Appliances that are mostly metal should be disposed in the metals container for recycling.
For directions and hours of operation, please visit the Chester County Solid Waste Authority website.
There are several travel restrictions on state roads in Chester and Montgomery county this week due to various maintenance operations. For a full list, please see the PennDOT news release. In South Coventry, there will be lane restrictions for base repairs on Route 23 (Ridge Road) between Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) and Bertolet School Road on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21. These repairs are weather dependent and dates may change.
For information on current conditions, travel delay warnings and travel speed information please visit www.511pa.com.
A public meeting will be held on October 27, 2016 at 6:00PM at the Goodwill Fire Company located at 537 Chestnut Street, Bally PA for residents interested in learning more about the Spotted Lanternfly. Representatives from the Penn State Extension, PA Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture and Kutztown University will provide information regarding eradication efforts and answer questions regarding the quarantine order. The Spotted Lanternfly quarantine currently covers areas of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh and Montgomery Counties.
The PA Department of Agriculture is also seeking contractors to bid on tree removal, tree herbicide application and tree insecticide application. For contractors interested submitting a bid, a contractor training session will be held on October 27, 2016 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at Goodwill Fire Company at 537 Chestnut Street, Bally PA. There is no cost to attend but contractors are asked to register online.