WHCA Community Meeting
Snow Emergency Declared 1/26/15
A snow emergency has been declared in the city beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday. If you parked your car on any of the snow emergency routes, please move it before 6 p.m.. Here are snow emergency routes in West Philadelphia:
• Chestnut Street from Cobbs Creek Parkway to 20th Street
• Walnut Street from Broad Street to Cobbs Creek Parkway
• Woodland Avenue from Cobbs Creek Parkway to University Avenue
• 34th Street from University Avenue to Grays Ferry Avenue
• 38th Street from Walnut to University Avenue
• 63rd Street from City Avenue to Walnut Street
• University Avenue from 38th Street to 34th Street
• Island Avenue from Woodland Avenue to Enterprise Avenue
• Cobbs Creek Parkway from Walnut Street to Woodland Avenue
• Schuylkill Avenue from Market Street to Walnut Street
If your vehicle remains on one of these streets it will be ticketed and towed. If your car is towed, call 215-686-SNOW to find out where it was taken.
The city has also cancelled trash and recycling pick-up on Tuesday. If your trash collection day is Tuesday please keep your trash and recyclables until next Tuesday.
Crime & Safety Notice 1/25/15
A senior Philadelphia police officer has notified Walnut Hill residents to be careful of anyone approaching you in the parking lot of Walmart, Home Deport, or other major retail stores with perfume samples. These samples may contain substances intended to make you pass out, so the perpetrator can rob you of your belongings or cause you bodily harm. Please pass this notice along to your friends, family, and neighbors.
- WHCA Crime & Safety Committee
Public Safety Services Campus
Stay up to date on the latest news regarding the development of the Public Safety Services Campus at 4601 Market Street in Walnut Hill. Information can be found at pssc.phila.gov. Below is a copy of the public fact sheet. Future public meetings will be shared here on our website.
Upcoming Community Meeting 1/22
Join us for our next monthly community meeting open to all Walnut Hill residents on Thursday, January 22nd from 6-8pm at the Enterprise Center, 4548 Market St.
- Welcome and Introductions
- Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia: Azephra Hamilton
- Business Spotlight: 46th Street Hair Salon
- University City Review
- Walnut Hill Committee Updates
- Enterprise Center Community Leaders Update
- 52nd Street Corridor Update
- Open Community Concerns
- President's Report
West Philly "Going Beyond 'the Dream'" MLK Event
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 21st at West Philadelphia High School, 49th and Chestnut streets.
The "Day of Consciousness Raising: Going Beyond 'the Dream'" program will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, after a coffee reception from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The event is sponsored by the West Philadelphia High School student government and the 188th Legislative District Education Committee.
The event will feature a panel discussion with students and alumni of the school and guests, including Jim Roebuck and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. It will also include performances by students.
Come and hear students and community members share their views on how to move our neighborhood forward.
For more information, please call Jim Roebuck's office at 215-724-2227.
The Walnut Hill Community Association wishes health and happiness to you and your family!
Walnut Hill Holiday Celebration for the Young at Heart - Thur., 12/18, 3-5pm
Walnut Hill would like to give away gifts to about 150 children on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Max Paul Farm (4610 Market Street) from 3-5 pm
· Christmas Community Video
· Christmas Tree
· Gifts for the little ones
Next WHCA Community Meeting - Thursday 1/22/2015 @ 6pm
The meeting will take place at The Enterprise Center (4528 Market Street). The meeting is open to all residents of the community, whether or not you are a member of WHCA.
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETING - Thursday 12/11/14 at 6pm
MEETING LOCATION: West Philadelphia High School (4901 Chestnut St)
This is a community meeting hosted by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison regarding the Public Safety Services Center (PSSC) which will house the new Police Headquarters, Medical Examiner’s Office and the Morgue, and the Department of Public Health Laboratories. Construction is beginning this month and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Members of the community should attend the meeting to learn more about the project, ask questions or raise concerns. (Click here for Mayor Nutter's press release for more info on the PSSC)
Photo Gallery - Halloween Farm Fare - Thursday October 30th
Halloween Farm Fare - Thursday October 30th 4-7pm
WHCA Community Appreciation Celebration - Sat. 10/11/2014 Photo Gallery
WHCA Community Appreciation Celebration - Sat. 10/11/2014 10am-5pm - OPEN to all Walnut Hill Residents
LOCATION: 4700 Block of Walnut Street in front of Old West Philadelphia High School
Come out to celebrate our community and meet your neighbors!
2014 Community Appreciation GREEN SPACE Party
Saturday, 7/26/14 - Our first annual Community Appreciation Green Space party took place on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with hundreds of neighbors in attendance to help us celebrate. Premium burgers and hot dogs were provided and made possible by the WHCA, The Enterprise Center CDC, UC Green, and Max Paul Toyota.
We need VOLUNTEERS!
Posted July 11th, 2014
We are a volunteer organization. In the recent years, there has been a decrease of volunteers in our organization for many reasons including volunteers moving out of the neighborhood. We are in great need of new volunteers to help improve and advocate for our community.
How you can help:
- Join a committee
· We have a number of inactive committees due to the lack of volunteers
- Become a block representative
Volunteer Information Sessions:
We are looking for neighbors to volunteer their time to help make positive changes in our community. Volunteer information sessions for those interested in getting involved will be on the following dates:
· July 28th at 6:30 PM
· August 2nd at 10:00 AM
· August 12th at 5:30 PM
All info sessions will be hosted at The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market Street
Community Appreciation GREEN SPACE Party - Saturday July 26th 1pm-6pm @ the Walnut Hill Community Farm Garden (46th & Market)
2014 Resident Satisfaction Survey
Please take a moment to fill out the 2014 Resident Satisfaction Survey for the Walnut Hill Community.