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CBRPD Chief Donnelly Retirement Celebration Event

The Central Bucks Regional Police Foundation is hosting a Retirement Celebration to honor Chief James Donnelly who is retiring after 50 years in law enforcement. This event is twofold. It will also be an opportunity to learn more about the Central Bucks Regional Police Foundation’s mission which is to support our police department and to promote more community engagement in Doylestown Borough, Chalfont Borough and New Britain Borough.

If you would like to attend this celebration, kindly respond by visiting the Central Bucks Regional Police Foundation’s website at . Choose “Make a Donation” to purchase and reserve seating. In the instruction line please enter “Event” and include the names of those attending. The deadline for purchasing tickets is December 27, 2017.

This will be a fun event and and you will have the opportunity to wish Chief Donnelly the best in his retirement!

Borough Awarded DCNR Grants

New Britain Borough was awarded grants from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in the amount of $210,000 to support expansion of the Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve and $30,100 to implement accessibility improvements at Orchard Park.

For more information about these grants, feel free to contact the Administrative Office.

For more information about the Nature Preserve or Orchard Park, please visit these pages:

Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve

Orchard Park & Community Garden

A Successful Town Hall Event!

New Britain Borough Town Hall, November 29, 2017

Thank you…

to all of our residents who attended the Borough’s Town Hall! We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did! As Kent Baird noted, your participation and thoughts are vital to developing our community with enhancements to improve our health, well being and quality of life.

As promised, below is a link to our Town Hall page on our website including the slideshow presentation, video of the event and the resident survey. If you have not already done so, please fill out and submit your survey by December 18, 2017. We would love to have your input!

If you did not have the opportunity to attend here is your opportunity to learn all of the details of the exciting topics which were presented at the event.

If you have any questions or comments for Borough Manager, Sam Bryant, Community Planner Kent Baird or our Director of Economic Development Steve Barth, feel free to contact the Borough office. 215-348-4586 or

Thanks again for your participation!

The presentation shown at the meeting can be found at the link below:

Town Hall Power Point

The video of the event can be viewed by clicking the link below (will take you to the Borough’s Periscope Page):

Town Hall Video Stream

Please note the online survey will be available until December 18th. We would love to have your input!

Town Hall Survey


Covered Bridge Park Recently Discovered Algae

The algae like bacteria recently discovered in the Pine Run Creek were found to contain cyanobacteria. This bacteria is generally at its height from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and the numbers reduce during the colder weather we experience the rest of the year. The toxin produced by these bacteria is inside of it, and is only released when ingested (as stomach acid erodes the coating).  The amount of bacteria found would be enough to kill a dog, or to make a child have digestive problems for a few days.  According to DEP, there is no risk to public drinking water from these bacteria, as the nearest active infall is 25 miles downstream.  There is no health risk from simply coming in contact with this form of cyanobacteria. However, we recommend that you and your pets not ingest the water if you see the algae like substance.

Volunteers Needed for Nature Preserve Tree Planting Work Day This Saturday

Volunteers are needed for a Nature Preserve Work Day which is scheduled for this Saturday, October 14th from 9:00 am until noon. The group will meet at 9:00 am at the main entrance to the Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve on Mathews Avenue. Participants should bring gardening/work gloves, trowels and shovels for planting tree saplings and bushes. Lots of trees and bushes to plant!

Directions: From Butler Avenue, turn onto Sand Road (across from Town Center). Follow Sand Road to the end and turn left onto Mathews Avenue. The preserve entrance is on the right.

We hope to see you there!


Bucks County Dept. of Health Fall Newsletter

Below is the Bucks County Department of Health’s Fall Newsletter. In it you will find helpful & interesting information about vaccines, training opportunities, mosquitoes & emergency management.

For more information you can contact the Health Department directly at 215-345-3318. You can also stop by their office which is located at 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Bucks County Health Dept Fall Newsletter