Volunteer Opportunities for Adults and Youths
Whether young or old, your gift of time and effort keeps Yeadon Public Library going. The Yeadon Public Library continues to provide library materials and services to meet the needs of Yeadon Borough residents. The library currently has a collection of approximately 50,000 cataloged items.
Persons 65 years of age and older may register for SEPTA Key Cards on the 2nd floor of the Borough Hall from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on February 28, 2019. SEPTA Key cards give seniors the ability to ride all SEPTA Transit routes (bus, trolley, trackless trolley, and Market, Frankford, Broad Street, and Norristown High Speed Lines) for free. In addition, there is no fee to ride the Regional Rails in Pennsylvania.
In order to register, seniors must bring their SEPTA (yellow or blue) ID and another form of identification, such as a driver’s license or state ID.
Please contact the Borough with any questions you may have at 610-284-1606.
Today, no matter where you go, what you do, at some point your activity is caught on camera. This video can at times provide law enforcement with crucial evidence, or help identify a potential suspect in a crime. Whether you own cameras for a business or residence, your voluntary participation with crime fighting can help make a difference when you provide video surveillance to law enforcement for investigative purposes. Yeadon’s Cam Saw It! (CSI) program is one more partnership with our community to help deter and solve crime. The CSI program is voluntary and your registration does not authorize Yeadon Police or any other law enforcement agency to enter your home or access your camera system without your expressed permission or knowledge.
To register your camera with the Yeadon Police Department’s Cam Saw It! Program, please download the complete application and terms and return when completed to Borough Hall or the Police Department.
– Chief Anthony Paparo
In the event of a winter emergency, if an emergency is declared, a declaration will be issued regarding snow emergency routes as follows:
No parking will be permitted on Snow Emergency Routes during a declared emergency. All cars violating the ordinance, No. 470.02, may be ticketed and towed at owner’s expense. A list of Snow Emergency Routes can be found in Ordinance No. 470.03. If you are unsure, contact the Yeadon Borough Police Depart of Public Works.
We ask all Yeadon Borough Residents living along the snow emergency routes to use the municipal parking lots located on Church Lane and Myra Avenue; Church Lane and Guenther Avenue and on the old Yeadon Theatre Lot on Holly Road, behind the Valero Gas Station. Parking is free during the emergency.
If your power goes out, call PECO at (800) 494-4000 to report it. The amount of reported outages may determine the type of equipment needed to restore power as soon as possible.
In the event of a major power outage, Borough Council and Management, may authorize an emergency shelter be opened at the Borough Hall in the 2nd floor auditorium. In the event this occurs, notification will be disseminated on the Borough website and social media.
Please also notify the Office of Emergency Management at (610) 623-239, in the event of a power outage as well. Rufus Stokes, Emergency Management Coordinator, may be reached at (484) 645-5503. Mary Nixon, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, may be reached at (484) 843-6872.
Call the Police at (911), to report fallen wires and downed trees. The Public Works Department may be reached at (610) 623-3636, to address fallen trees as well.
For all emergencies, please call 9-1-1.
Yeadon Police Department proudly presents a nine-week Citizens Police Academy beginning February 27, 2019 and ending with a graduation on April 18, 2019. Classes will be held at Yeadon Borough Hall, every Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The academy is free, and class size is limited to 20 residents of Yeadon. Applications from outside jurisdictions will be accepted on an available seating basis.
The Yeadon Citizens Police Academy will create a challenging atmosphere, and provide residents/cadets with an inside look at what it takes to be a police officer. This program will create confidence, self-discipline, physical security and fitness awareness, and foster team-building mindsets, while bringing you into the world of policing. Instructors are police officers with a strong desire to open lines of communication with those we swear to protect and serve, to create positive police and public interactions, so that a deeper understanding of policing can serve to foster a stronger bond with citizens and their police officers.
Applications must be submitted by Monday, February 18, 2019 for consideration. Hard copies are available at Yeadon Police HQ. Once registered, you will be notified of your approval for the course, a week prior to the class start date.
To learn more, download the complete course program, terms, and application.
The Yeadon Challenge is simple. Think of something big or small that can help move Yeadon forward, then take the necessary steps and commit to completing whatever the challenge is.
One of the most notable challenges people have embarked upon is the ice bucket challenge. In July of 2014, this challenge made a nationwide impact. It involves dumping a bucket of ice over your head to raise awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and donations for research. This challenge was also completed internationally and viewed by millions on social media. Whether one participated or not, the message was received by many.
Here in Yeadon, we also have a message to share with the masses. Yeadon is not only an innovator, in that it is proud to be the Home of Flag Day thanks to the efforts of our own William T. Kerr, but it also strives to move forward and make our community a better place to work, visit, and most importantly, live. As we move forward into 2019, it is imperative that we come together as a borough. Moving forward means everyone working together; despite our differences in race, gender, religion, sexuality, viewpoints, political affiliations, or whatever differences exist, in order to better the Borough and move it forward in a positive direction.
In his “I Have a Dream Speech,” the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said. “We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.” This is the very essence of what moving Yeadon forward means. We must not forget how far we have come as a nation and how far we still have to go. In addition, we must stand and journey forward together on one accord.
We will not always agree or view things the same way. However, we can respect each other’s views and draw from each other’s talents and skills. How? One step at a time, borough by borough, until people all over the world know that Yeadon took the Yeadon Challenge of moving forward together as one and succeeded in doing so.
There is no Yeadon without you, the residents. As such, this challenge is open to anyone and any age. The Yeadon Challenge is simple, think of something big or small that can help move Yeadon forward, then take the necessary steps and commit to completing whatever the challenge is.
For example, one may strive to complete small daily challenges, such as helping a neighbor, picking up trash, reporting issues to the Borough, or remaining in compliance with the Borough’s ordinances. One may also strive to complete monthly challenges, such as posting a positive message on social media about Yeadon and/or Yeadon events; volunteering somewhere like Evans or Bell Elementary; or attending at least one Yeadon event per month, for instance, a meeting with a Yeadon organization or committee. One may further strive to complete a yearly challenge such as voting, running for office, or joining a Yeadon committee or organization. As you see, the challenges are limitless.
Will you take the Yeadon Challenge? If so, please use #YeadonChallenge and post your challenge on social media so everyone will know what challenge you have embarked upon and completed. You may also email us at email@example.com and we will post the details of your challenges on our website for all to see and be inspired.
Make Me Proud. I know you can do it!
The Yeadon Challenge
On Saturday, December 1, Yeadon hosts an Electronic Waste Collection from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 1115 Baily Road (right across from Kerr Field). The event will be held outside of the Public Works garage. We will be accepting the following: all electronic toys, games, computers, monitors, television/radios, stereos and other items with plug. Large appliances will not be accepted.