Community Awareness Bulletin – Pokémon Go

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 is a link to the most recent Community Awareness Bulletin regarding dangers and tips for players of “Pokémon Go.”

For other recent Community Awareness Bulletins and additional information, please visit the PA State Police Public Safety page.

Phone Scam – PA State Police Alert

The PA State Police and several municipal police departments have seen an increase in the number of reported scams involving individuals fictitiously representing themselves as members of Federal agencies.  Residents are reminded that no branch of the Federal Government would lawfully contact you and request sensitive information over the phone, including your date of birth, full address or social security number. Under no circumstances would a lawful member of the Federal Government order you to pay a fine or back tax via a reusable gift card or electronic transaction.

If you receive a phone call or other form of communication of this nature, please note the date, time, the means of communication that was used and immediately contact the PA State Police at (610) 486-6280.

2016 Chester County Town Tours and Village Walks

Chester County has announced the schedule for the 2016 Town Tours and Village Walks. Town Tours and Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. Tours will be held weekly on Thursday evenings from June 9 through August 25. This year’s series will celebrate 300 years of the iron and steel industry in Pennsylvania by highlighting many of the historic villages, iron master mansions and industrial sites that shaped our region.

South Coventry Township will be hosting a historic walk through the village of Coventryville on June 16, 2016 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm as part of the Town Tours and Village Walks.  Volunteers are still needed to assist with this event!  If you are interested in being a historian, tour guide or helping with registration, please contact the Township Office at (610) 469-0444.

For the full Town Tour schedule and more information on this year’s special events celebrating 300 years of the iron and steel industry, please visit the Town Tours and Village Walks page at www.chesco.org/planning/towntours.

Comprehensive Plan Meeting – Public Review Draft Available

The Public Review Draft of the South Coventry Township Comprehensive Plan Update is now available for review. A paper copy is also available for review at the Township Office during normal business hours.

A public meeting will be held on May 16, 2016 at 7:30PM at the South Coventry Township Building.  Residents and property owners are invited to attend this public meeting to ask questions and provide comments regarding the draft document.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the Township Office at (610) 469-0444.

2016 Local HHW Collection Event

The 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in South Coventry Township will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the Owen J. Roberts Middle High School Campus, 881 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465. The collection site will open at 9:00AM and will close at 3:00PM sharp.  NO electronics or appliances will be accepted.  For more information about Household Hazardous Waste that will be accepted at this event please click here.

Visit the Chester County Solid Waste Authority for a complete list of dates and locations for the 2016 collection events.

Upcoming Senior Events and Activities

The Chester County Department of Aging has many upcoming fun and educational activities.  Please click on the links below for more information and registration requirements.

Senior Games Day and Picnic – May 19, 2016
2016 Shingles Vaccine Clinic – click for locations and dates
University of Health & Wellness – June 2, 2016
Elder Justice Day – June 14, 2016

Spotted Lanternfly Informational Meeting

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect that has been identified in areas of Berks County, Bucks County, Montgomery County and in South Coventry Township. Native to China, India and Vietnam, this invasive species has the potential to greatly impact the viticulture (grape), tree fruit, plant nursery and timber industries in Pennsylvania. Early detection is vital for the protection of Pennsylvania businesses and agriculture.

Warwick County Park will be hosting an information session on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00am about the life cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly and quarantine information. The speaker for the session will be Dana Rhodes, State Plant Regulatory Official from the PA Department of Agriculture. This session is open to the public but will be limited to 45 participants. Please contact the Warwick County Park Office at (610) 469-1916 to register. For more information and directions, please visit www.chesco.org/ccparks.

For additional information on identifying the Spotted Lanternfly and how you can help, please visit the Department of Agriculture’s Spotted Lanternfly page.