About the West Goshen Planning Commission

The West Goshen Planning Commission is a group of township volunteers who are a recommending body to the Township Board of Supervisors. The group works in conjunction with the township staff, township engineer and the Board of Supervisors to review land development projects within West Goshen Township. Land development and conditional use applications are usually […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet Shaun Walsh: West Goshen’s Newest Board Member

Originally from Manchester, UK, Shaun holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University, UK. Mr. Walsh came to the USA in 1986 and recently retired after a 37-year career in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries where he worked in engineering, operations and facilities management roles.  Shaun’s career journey took him to Philadelphia (where he […]

Just Ask! The West Goshen PD Is Ready to Help

“To Protect and to Serve” is the philosophy of the West Goshen Police Department and they are working hard to let residents know that it is more than a catch phrase.   “A lot of the time, people tell me that they don’t want to bother us, but I always tell them the same thing: […]

Sergeant Joseph Burt Retires

Sgt. Joseph Burt has retired at 38 years of service on the West Goshen Police Force. A native of Springfield, Delaware County, Burt came to West Goshen Township as a patrol officer on April 20, 1981.  He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 1989. “He probably was the hardest working Patrol Sergeant we ever had,” […]

Meet the West Goshen Parks & Recreation Department: Your Fun is Their Job!

West Goshen residents work hard and play hard. That’s why the West Goshen Parks & Recreation Department—led by Ken Lehr and Tom Steines— focuses on providing safe, welcoming parks and recreation opportunities for people of all ages to play, learn, and build community. Spring and Summer are particularly busy times for Parks & Recreation.  Special […]

About the West Goshen Juvenile/Community Relations Division

The West Goshen Township Juvenile/Community Policing Division works in unison with the West Chester Area School District, the District Attorney’s Office, the Juvenile Probation Department, and most importantly the parents of children toward a common goal.  There are three officer’s assigned to the division. One of those officers is assigned to the West Chester East […]

Belair Estate: The Home of George A. McCall

During the nineteenth century, West Goshen Township was a getaway for Philadelphia residents to relax at their country homes. The expansive pastures and dense forests offered a quiet reprieve from the chaos of the city. One of these notable residents was General George Archibald McCall. He retired to his West Goshen farm after a life […]