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 […]

West Chester University Overlay District

In a joint planning effort, West Chester Borough and West Goshen Township have been working towards an Overlay District that encompasses the current properties owned by West Chester University and provides a planning area for prospective growth.  An Overlay District sets strict boundaries by which West Chester University must adhere, and includes boundaries for growth, […]

West Chester COG Regional Energy Planning Public Workshop

The West Chester Area Council of Governments (COG) cordially invites you to a Public Workshop on Regional Energy Planning in the Greater West Chester Area COG has set an ambitious goal: 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy by 2050 We need public input to make this goal a reality! Attendees are invited […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roonie Says: Warnings About Pets in Hot Weather

Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death.  As the chart below shows, the temperature inside an automobile with the windows closed can exceed 100○ after 30 minutes even if the outside temperature is just […]

Everything You Need to Know about the Decorated Bike Parade

When is it? Thursday, July 4th at 10:00 AM. Where is it? West Goshen Community Park. What is the cost? It is free of charge.  Guests and participants are encouraged to bring a dry good donation (e.g., soap, toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo, diapers, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.) for the West Chester Food Cupboard. Who is […]

Tips For Recycling and Waste Collection

In West Goshen Township, recyclables are comingled in a single recycling container. These comingled recyclables are brought to a sorting center in Valley Forge where they are separated and processed. Paper, cardboard, metals, and plastics are crushed and baled before further processing. West Goshen residents can take two easy but important steps to facilitate processing […]

West Goshen Township Recycling Requirements

There are varying recycling requirements for homeowners, businesses and multi-unit residencies within West Goshen Township. Please refer to the guidelines below for your individual recycling requirements. Homeowners in West Goshen Township who receive residential trash service will have curbside recycling collections on Mondays as described on page 18. Each owner, operator, or administrator of a […]