Halloween Seasonal Information

The Jenkintown Police Department would like to remind borough residents that threats made over social media or email are no joke. Regardless of the poster’s intent, and no matter how outlandish the subject matter, these communications must all be taken seriously and we have seen other districts and communities spend significant time and resources lately investigating these “pranks.” Parents should remind their children that any use of social media that could remotely be interpreted as a threat or attempt at intimidation is a crime, and that identifying the perpetrators is a relatively trivial matter.

We look forward to enjoying a safe and fun Halloween season in Jenkintown and we appreciate residents’ cooperation in this. If you have specific non-emergency concerns, please contact Jenkintown Police at (215) 884-1202.

Chili Cook-Off Rescheduled for October 22nd!

Due to expected rain showers on Saturday, the Recreation Board has POSTPONED the Chili Cook-Off to our rain date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016.

If you were previously registered as a chili or pie contestant, you should have already received a couple of emails about the postponement. You will have to re-register to be a contestant on the same website as beforebit.ly/jenkchili2016. This is so we can have an accurate count of contestants for the new date.

See you in the square on (a hopefully clear and sunny) Saturday, October 22!

Valley Road Closure Sunday October 2nd

Valley Road will be closed traveling east bound from the Thomas J. Paul Building to Welsh Road on Sunday October 2nd starting at 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM for the 13th annual Valley Road Run hosted by The Breathing Room Foundation.  To see a map of the road closure see here.

Thank you for your patience and please use caution and plan an alternate route for travel in that area.

Walnut Street Road Closure

Walnut Street will be closed between Washington Lane and Mather Road on Thursday, September 22nd from 7 AM until 1 PM. to allow the Public Works Department to make necessary paving repairs to the road.

Thank you for your patience, and please plan to use an alternate route and allow for additional time when traveling in this area.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Borough at (215) 885-0700.