Borough Council authorized a plan presented by the Borough’s traffic engineer to reopen the Narberth Avenue bridge to one – way traffic and pedestrians. Final details are being worked out and the appropriate signs and safety equipment such as barricades are being specified and ordered. The Borough will reopen the bridge to vehicle traffic as soon as these safety measures can be put in place.
Due to the continuing deterioration of the structures supporting the sidewalks on either side of the bridge, Borough Council approved the closure of the bridge to vehicles so that pedestrians can continue to have a safe way to cross over the train tracks. A follow up inspection by the Borough Engineer on March 7, concurred with the decision to close the sidewalks pending a thorough hands on inspection to be performed by PennDOT in April.
We will evaluate those results and make any changes to the status of the bridge pending considerations of public safety, cost, and feasibility of a number of different solutions. We take our responsibility for the safety or people crossing the bridge and the rail passengers below very seriously.
The Narberth Avenue bridge will be replaced with a new bridge, scheduled for construction in 2020. Please stay tuned to www.narberthpa.gov and join our email list to stay informed.
You don’t need to be an architect or design professional to appreciate buildings- their beauty, scale, materials, and what it feels like to be inside or walk past one of the many landmarks we have in Narberth. Take a look at this handsome drawing of the front elevation of the Narberth Theater and its easy to tell how much care and thought goes into designing buildings. Dated April 6, 1927 these plans were approved and the building is now more than 90 years old, adapting to new uses and creating a recognizable landmark that spans generations.
Event: The Narberth Dickens Festival
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018, Noon – 4pm
From: The Narberth Business Association
Location: Downtown Narberth, Forrest Ave & Haverford Ave
The Narberth Dickens Festival is the biggest holiday festival on the Main Line, where downtown Narberth transforms into 1840s London for one December afternoon every year. The event includes period street vendors and food, caroling, musicians, costumed performers, puppet shows, dance performances, ice sculpting, carriage rides, and much more. Kids join in the free scavenger hunt to search for costumed Dickens characters like Scrooge and Tiny Tim, and win a great prize. Easy access to Septa Regional Rail – 3 stops from 30th St Station on the Paoli/Thorndale line.
The Festival will be bigger and better than ever this year. The Narberth Business Association is bringing back all the crowd favorites, and expanding with new activities and performances as well. See the website for times and more information at www.narberthonline.com.
The 2018 event includes:
- Ebeneezer Scrooge and all the characters from “A Christmas Carol”
- costumed performers
- a free scavenger hunt for kids with Dickens Fest prizes
- horse and carriage rides
- Men of Harmony men’s choir
- outdoor dance performances
- hands-on children’s crafts
- ice sculpting exhibition
- puppet shows
- Vintage Flea Circus
- Nutcracker performances at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet
- artisan vendors
- nineteenth-century street food
- hot toddies and hot chocolate
For photos, interviews, and more information, feel free to contact Ed Ridgway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi All, we have been working very hard this year to update our Narberth Police Department to make it the best department it can be. A major part of this improvement is the addition of our new Chief of Police, John Gallagher, who has been coordinating with myself as your Mayor, Borough Council and the Borough office to develop updated policies and plans of action to keep us well protected and safe in Narberth. If you have not already met our Chief (or even if you have), I would like to invite all members of the community to a Meet and Greet with Chief Gallagher next Tuesday, November 13, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Borough Hall. Come on by for some light refreshments and introduce yourself.
Please be aware of the following regarding traffic safety in the Borough of Narberth:
- Pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk
- 25 MPH is the maximum speed limit
- Come to a complete stop at all stop signs
- Stop on red at all traffic signals
- Use turn signals, when required
- Turn headlights on at night and during rainy/snowy conditions
- Double parking is prohibited
- Park along streets, avenues and roadways with the flow of traffic, not against
In the interest of keeping all those who live, work and play in our Borough safe, especially children and senior citizens, Narberth police officers are constantly engaged in proactive traffic enforcement with the purpose of deterring bad driving throughout our community. Please know that officers take a zero-tolerance approach towards careless driving, and that speeding is strictly prohibited. Traffic citations will be issued for any and all moving violations, when warranted.
PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY.
Thank you for supporting the Narberth Police Department.
Chief of Police
Narberth Police Department
(From left) Narberth Fire Chief Fran Dixon, Narberth Mayor Andrea Deutsch, Bill Addis
The Borough of Narberth and the Narberth Fire Company are donating their 1982 Emergency One Pumper to the Cedarville Fire Company of Cedarville, Arkansas. This is a rural community which was in acute need of an engine but didn’t have the financial resources to buy a new truck. The engine that is being donated has faithfully served Narberth and the surrounding communities for more than 35 years and served at incidents from the Kiddie City blaze to the tragedy at Merion Elementary School. We wish the citizens of Cedarville well going forward and hope they get more years of protection from a fire engine that always did it’s duty for our residents and our community.
-Fran Dixon, Narberth Fire Chief
Preventing Theft From Autos
There are many things that can be done to target-harden vehicles in order to help police stop theft from autos in our community. Such crime prevention measures are as follows:
- Use off-street parking, if available (e.g., driveways)
- When parking on the street, select well-lit areas
- Remove all valuables from the interior (e.g., car keys, house keys, cash, coins, laptops, cell phones, etc.) before leaving the vehicle
- Equip vehicle with an audible alarm system
However, the most important thing that can be done to avoid becoming a victim of theft from auto is….
LOCK THE CAR!
Please contact me if there are any questions and, remember, we are here to serve you.
Thanks for supporting the Narberth Police Department.
Chief of Police
Narberth Police Department
Narberth Borough Council is looking to fill vacancies on the Borough’s Boards and Commissions. If you have always wanted to be a part of the many projects and activities that are part of Borough government, here is your chance. The link included below will take you to information on what is available and how to apply.
Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/2AsEXwU
Due to a pending leave of absence, the Borough is looking to fill the position of Administrative Assistant on a temporary, full-time basis. We anticipate the duration of the engagement to range between 12 and 24 weeks. The person in this position will be responsible for a variety of administrative functions in compliance with State and local codes, and ensures that these services and programs are provided efficiently and effectively. He or she will mentor under the direction of the Office Manager for a short period of time before taking over the duties of that position.
If you or someone you know is interested in a short term engagement and would like to learn about local government administration, please forward our information and job ad under the employment opportunities page of our website.