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Master Plan 2017
Let us know how you feel about Cherry Hill Township.

Township News

Master Plan Survey

As we prepare for a number of public meetings seeking further input into the Township’s Master Plan, we would once again like to ask our residents to take a few moments of their time and take the online survey. The Master Plan is a document created to guide Cherry Hill Township in establishing land uses in the long-term. It is based on analysis of physical features, socioeconomic data, and emerging trends within the Township and through input from our residents. It establishes goals and policies for future development, while setting forth recommendations to guide planning decisions that will achieve a desired relationship among future land uses.

This survey provides you with the opportunity to let us know how you feel about Cherry Hill Township, from a variety of perspectives including, land use, zoning, transportation, transit, schools, commerce, and others.  This recently updated survey also provides you with an opportunity to provide direct input so you can let us know how you think we can all work together to make Cherry Hill a great place to live and work for all of our community stakeholders.

Visit our Plan Cherry Hill page to find more information about the Master Plan process and take the survey.

Leaf Collection
Leaf Collection continues though out the Township 

Leaf Pickup; yard waste bags available

Curbside leaf collection will continue in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill, with the Department of Public Works on its second round of collections. Click here for guidelines and scheduled collection dates. Dates will be posted within your neighborhood approximately a week ahead of your scheduled collection.

In an effort to make information accessible in different formats for our residents, we have added leaf collection routes to our online maps, available through the Cherry Hill Information Portal (CHIP). Click here to go directly to the interactive map.

To help expedite the leaf-collection process and make it more convenient for residents, the Township is once again offering free 30-gallon leaf bags to all our residents. Leaf bags can be picked up in the Municipal Clerk’s Office (Room 107) at Town Hall, or at the Department of Public Works, 1 Perina Blvd. Bagged leaves can be placed at the curb on your scheduled trash collection day, giving you more flexibility as to when leaves can be cleaned up. For more information, call the Department of Public Works at 856-424-4422.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Cherry Hill Police cracking down on impaired driving through the New Year. 

Police to Crack Down on Impaired Driving From Now Through the New Year

Cherry Hill Police Officers will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 8, 2017 and continuing through January 1, 2018, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. During the last five years, New Jersey has experienced nearly 40,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 750 fatalities. This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent. 

WinterFest
WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River is now open!

WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River

Councilman President, David Fleisher and Camden County Freeholder, Jeff Nash kicked off the opening weekend at WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River by attending the tree lighting last Friday night. 

The event was filled with fun and festivities with ice skating to the public, the tree lighting ceremony, a local ice skating performance, and finished up the night with an open skate. 

WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River will be open daily now through February 14, 2018. WinterFest Ice Skating is an official Toys For Tots drop off location. WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River is presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholder and TD Bank.

No Shave November
Cherry Hill Police Department participated in No Shave November.

Cherry Hill Police Officers Raise Money During No Shave November

On December 1, several of our officers gathered at Le Reve Salon Barbershop to “Bare it” with a free hot shave after participating in the annual nationwide fundraiser “No Shave November”.

The Cherry Hill Police Benevolent Association 176 raised over $3,500 which will be donated to various organizations such as the American Cancer Society, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and Prevent Cancer Foundation. Le Reve Salon & Barbershop heard about the event and invited the officers to come in for a free hot shave! 

Registration is Now Open for Winter Recreation Programs and Classes 

Registration is now open for all programs and classes offered by the Township Recreation Department this winter. Whether you're a parent looking for activities for your children, a young adult looking to pick up a new hobby or skill, or a recent retiree looking to socialize and stay active, there's a program or class for you.

This season, be sure to check out the following classes:

Cherry Hill Recreation

Youth Classes

Cherry Hill Varsity Lacrosse: Dodging and Shooting Clinic 
T
his very light contact lacrosse clinic is comprised of all facets of dodging and shooting for all skill levels, for boys and girls ages 5-14.
 
Stopmotion Pro (children ages 9-15)
Learn how in Stopmotion Pro! Students will build a fully articulated puppet, make all the props and bring their imagined world to life with a professional stop motion set.
 
Cherry Hill Opening Day Baseball Camp (children in grades 3-8)
The Cherry Hill Baseball Opening Day Camp is a two-day camp led by Cherry Hill West Head Baseball Coach & Philadelphia Phillies scout, Dan McMaster, along with the West Baseball Coaching staff & players of the program. The Cherry Hill Baseball Opening Day Camp guarantees high-level instruction provided by coaches who have a genuine interest in the development of future high school ball players in the Cherry Hill area.


Adult/Seniors Classes
Traditional Chinese Painting
This class will introduce the basics of traditional Chinese painting using specialized materials and techniques with step-by-step instruction. Materials will be provided. No experience is necessary.
 
Tole Painting
Tole Painting is the folk art of decorative painting on surfaces such as wood, tin, slate, candles, paper mache, glass and so much more! You will receive step-by-step instruction; no prior experience is necessary. A List of proper supplies needed for your first class will be available upon registration.
 
Basic Spanish
Basic Spanish is an introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Learn greetings, the alphabet, pronunciation, numbers and more! 
 
Intermediate Spanish
This course will provide you with more advanced knowledge of the Spanish vocabulary as well as using proper grammar.  By continuing to develop your Spanish writing, reading and conversational skills, you will be well on your way to mastering this foreign language.

For additional winter program information or to register for any recreation program, please go to our websitePlease register by December 22, to take advantage of any possible early bird registration rates! For any questions, please call the recreation department at 856-488-7868.

Holiday Fun Run

Holiday Light Fun Run and Toy Drive

Upcoming Events
Holiday Light Fun Run and Toy Drive, Dec. 8

Join our Mayors Wellness Campaign partner Road Runner Sports and Cherry Hill Police Department for a Holiday Lights Fun Run tonight, Friday, December 8 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The two are joining forces as part of the Run with Us not Away from Us Cherry Hill Police Department initiative. Road Runner Sports and the Cherry Hill Police Department will be holding a toy drive as well to support the families in the area. Come out for a Fun Run and have some holiday fun!

CH Fire Department - Santa
Santa is coming to Cherry Hill

2017 Santa Tour Kicks Off this Sunday, Dec. 10

The 2017 Santa Tour is just around the corner! With the help of the Cherry Hill Fire Department, Santa will be making special appearances around Cherry Hill neighborhoods from Sunday, December 10 through Saturday, December 16. 

Check out our "interactive map" on our website to see when Santa will be arriving to your neighborhood this December. 

Please note: All dates and times are subject to change due to emergency responses, weather, etc. At all times, emergency operations are our priority.

Holiday Lighting
Join us for the Holiday Lighting!

Holiday Lighting, Dec. 11 

Monday, December 11, 5:30 PM, FREE
Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer Street

Join us as we kick-off the start of the holiday season with a festive celebration commemorating the start of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. Area youth choirs will bring the traditional sounds of the season and we will light our ceremonial Menorah and Christmas Tree. There will even be a special appearance by Santa! Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by Penn MedicineFor details contact the Department of Recreation at (856) 488-7868 or events@chtownship.com.   

Senior Citizens

Cherry Hill residents enjoy the finest nearby health care facilities. It is beneficial to have information ready before there is a need to see a doctor. For emergencies call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.  For non-emergency medical treatment you may want to visit one of the many urgent care centers in Cherry Hill.  Take time to identify a center you would use if you have need of medical care; contact the center, learn of their hours and policies and if they accept your insurance or what their charges may be. If the urgent care center is connected with your regular doctor, they may have your medical information available which could be helpful and save time. 

For any questions, problems, suggestions or general information on Seniors, contact Gaye Pino, Senior Services Program Coordinator for Cherry Hill. Gaye is happy to answer questions, find information, listen to suggestions and help in any way through programs available to the Senior Residents of Cherry Hill. Gaye can be reached at gpino@chtownship.com or by phone 856-661-4800.

CH Public Schools

School News

Latest News from Cherry Hill Public Schools

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Mayor Chuck Cahn

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