West Goshen Police Department Gumshoe Camp

On June 24th the West Goshen Police Department conducted their first ever Junior Gumshoes Camp! The camp was offered as a trial to 22 fourth grade students from Fern Hill Elementary School. In this immersive camp experience, students were introduced to an age appropriate mock “crime scene”. Students were instructed on how to collect and […]

Meet a Camp Counselor: Matthew Krykew

The Unicorn tribe was dredging through the river to finally meet the Panther Tribe after hours (or rather minutes) of discussion as a sign of a peace treaty. With Crawfish and Minos as their trusty steeds, the tribe crossed the river or rather the creek in Coopersmith Park located in West Goshen Township. Head Counselor […]

Renewable Energy Planning

100% Renewable Energy use in a community – is it possible? The answer at the Renewable Energy Public Workshop for residents of the West Chester Area was a resounding “YES”.   Worldwide, the energy industry is undergoing one of the most dramatic transformations in history, with changes in networked power delivery, distributed generation, and cost trends […]

Our Community—Meet the Comprehensive Plan Task Force

In June, West Goshen officially adopted its 2019 Comprehensive Plan.  Who was behind this massive body of work that will serve as a roadmap for the township for the next decade?  The West Goshen Township Comprehensive Plan Task Force. The Comprehensive Plan Task Force was made up of members of the township administration, Board of […]

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Flooding is the leading cause of severe weather-related deaths in the U.S. claiming on average nearly 100 lives a year. Most of these deaths occur in motor vehicles when people attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Many other lives are lost when people walk into or near flood waters. This happens because people underestimate the […]

Greening West Goshen: Summer Yard Tips

With summer time weather comes the mowing and gardening season. It is important to remember not to blow grass clippings into the street. Grass clippings in the street ultimately end up in a storm drain were they can build up and cause drainage issues and localized flooding. It is also a violation of Township Code […]

Be Courteous With Your Cardboard

With our automated recycling not being able to accept cardboard outside of your recycling toter or a toter jammed with large cardboard pieces which cannot be emptied, the Township has a cardboard dumpster for your use.  This dumpster is for CARDBOARD ONLY, no other waste. For your convenience the dumpster is located in the front […]

Road Rules: Aggressive Driving Enforcement Wave

Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the leading causes of highway crashes and fatalities in Pennsylvania. According to PennDOT reports, there were 31,083 crashes involving speeding in 2016, including 458 fatalities. Tailgating was involved in 6,879 crashes, seven of which were fatal. To deter aggressive drivers, PennDOT partners with state and local police […]

Meet the West Goshen Historical Commission

The West Goshen Township Historical Commission was established as a commission in January 2017 and aims to share the township’s rich history with residents.  The commission is chaired by Kevin Pistiner and the ten members meet monthly. The commission makes local history accessible in a variety of ways.  Each year, they deliver a lecture series […]

Commonwealth Classic Company Celebrates 15 years at West Goshen!

“We like to say that we bring the theatre experience to our audiences back yards! Our t-shirt states: ‘We like to do it in the park!’ That gets a chuckle, and sometimes a raised eyebrow or two. But that is what we do. Nothing pretentious about CCTC theatre productions. We want our audiences to have […]