Lower Chichester, Delaware County PA

Located in Southern Delaware County Pennsylvania, Lower Chichester is located on the Delaware border just North of Marcus Hook PA, and is easily accessible from Route I-95.

With a population of approximately 3,500, Lower Chichester is a suburb of Philadelphia that is more like a small town community.

Delaware County Issues Declaration of Heat Emergency

Delaware County Council has issued a Declaration of Heat Emergency on July 22 due to the ongoing heat wave affecting the region. Council reminds residents of the County's Heat Plan, which includes additional tips and resources offered by the County to help vulnerable residents, particularly the elderly, stay safe during the summer season. The Heat Plan is available on the COSA website at delcopa.gov/heatplan.

The Federal Government is providing 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests per household. Every home in the U.S. with a valid mailing address can receive these 4 tests through the mail, but you must place your order.

Order at CovidTests.gov

Crossing Guards needed for the 2021-2022 school year. Please call the township at 610-485-1472.

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Veterans Announcement. Outreach Fair 2022

Girl Scouts STEM July 2022

Notification of Adelphia Gateway’s Line Survey and Preparations for Operations

On Wednesday, March 30th, natural gas will be introduced into the piping system of the compressor station on Ridge Road in Lower Chichester Township. This will entail purging the lines within the fence line. There will be some noise and odor as a result of this activity. Additionally, as required by federal regulations, an Emergency Shut Down (ESD) test will occur at the station. This will include blowing down the station at full pressure. Although the station is equipped with silencers, loud noise and odor will occur during this test.

On Thursday, March 31st, purging and packing of the line will proceed on the Tilghman Lateral in Lower Chichester Township, Trainer Boro and the City of Chester. Venting will occur at PECO’s Tilghman Street station in Chester during the purge.

For your information, a letter explaining this work was sent to all property owners on the Tilghman Lateral route as well as those properties abutting properties on the route. The content of that letter is below and should be hitting homes on Monday, March 28th.

On behalf of Adelphia Gateway LLC, we are writing to update you on the progress of the Adelphia Gateway LLC’s project* in your area. As construction nears completion at most sites in the South Zone of
the pipeline right-of-way, the project will move into the next phase to prepare the pipeline for the transportation of natural gas.

Adelphia Gateway will be doing a baseline walking leakage survey of the pipeline from March 30th to April 1st. The current plan is to begin introducing natural gas on Thursday, March 31, to the new lateral.
As our crews conduct preparations for pipeline operations, there may also be some associated noise and odor as natural gas is vented at select facility locations to purge the pipeline.

At Adelphia Gateway, the safety of our employees and the community is our top priority. We are committed to maintaining the quality and integrity of the pipeline. For more information about Adelphia
Gateway’s construction, operations and maintenance activities, please visit our website AdelphiaGateway.com/pipeline-safety/construction-operations-and-maintenance/.

PAHAF Financial Assistance News Release

Many PECO customers facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have a new resource to help pay the balance of their utility bills.

The Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund (PAHAF), helps to support Pennsylvania homeowners due to financial hardships caused by the pandemic. The grant funding can be applied to a customer's electric and natural gas bill to pay outstanding balances incurred during the pandemic. The maximum utility assistance is capped at 24 months or $3,000. The PAHAF program will also provide help with mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, homeowner association fees and condominium fees. For more information and to apply, visit the Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund.

See the following press release for more details: PAHAF Financial Assistance News Release February 2022

Free Grocery Shopping Services for Seniors in Delaware County

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA) and Community Transit are partnering to offer Delaware County seniors an alternative to in-person grocery shopping. Community Transit drivers are available to get grocery lists and payment from seniors and shop and deliver their items.

Seniors can stay in their homes. The cost of the shopping and delivery will be subsidized by COSA. To contact Community Transit for this service, email GroceryDropOff@CTDelco.org or if you do not have access to email call 215-900-2519.

Linwood Elementary Renovation Notice 2022

CHIRP: “COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program.”

The CHIRP program signed into law on 2/5/21 by Governor Wolf requires counties to establish grant programs for these eligible businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the hospitality industry. Below is a document with details outlining this program. More information will be available and presented in a free webinar hosted by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware County Commerce Department on Tuesday, March 2nd @10:00am. Registration instructions are also document below.

COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program


Lower Chichester Township Board of Commissioners would like to thank:

All Police, Fire, and First Responders for the hard work and dedication you have shown and given during this time of crisis

As the saying goes, your only called when someone needs you.

You are needed, respected, and thanked ALWAYS by us.

Community Notices

Due to concerns with the coronavirus, the Township Commissioners and Emergency Management have made the decision to close the Linwood Youth and Senior Centers to all non-essential events and visitors indefinitely due to the pandemic.

This includes all group events that utilize the gymnasium, community room, senior center, Township meeting room, and Police Department. All groups affected by this decision will be notified directly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the health and safety of our residents comes first.

The Township Office and Police Department employees will continue to work while the offices are closed to non-essential visitors. Thank you.


The Senior Center is closed. Re-open date TBD.

The Youth Center has re-opened.

Youth Center Hours (as of April 2022):

Girls: Mondays 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Boys: Thursdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Book donations are needed.

Other Notices

It has come to our attention that persons are asking residents to see their UTILITIES BILL TO GET YOUR INFORMATION. Please DO NOT SHOW YOUR BILL OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENT concerning your personal information. ...Thank You, Lower Chichester Commissioners

Thanks to residents of Lower Chichester

Residents can contact the Township via email at lowerchitwp@comcast.net or call the Township at 610-485-1472 and we will do our best to respond within 24 hours.

For Police/Fire/EMS Emergencies call 911.

For questions regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus call the Pennsylvania Health Department at 1-877-PAHEALTH or 1-877-724-3258, https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/AlertDetails.aspx.

Meeting Notices

Lower Chichester Township
Notice of Meetings for 2022

The Board of Commissioners of Lower Chichester Township, Linwood, Delaware County, PA, will hold a reorganization meeting on January 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 1410 Market Street, Linwood, Pennsylvania to allow the Board of Commissioners to reorganize and to consider any lawful business that may come before it.

The Board of Commissioners of Lower Chichester Township, Linwood, Delaware County, PA, will hold regular monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 PM on the following dates during calendar year 2022: Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, Apr. 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19.

The Board of Health of Lower Chichester Township will meet each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building on the above dates.

The Board of Commissioners will hold a Workshop meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building.

The Fire Committee will hold its meetings for 2022, at 7:00 p.m. on the following Mondays at the Township Building: Apr. 18, July 18, Oct. 17.

The Recreation Board will meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Linwood Youth Center, 1410 Market Street, Linwood, PA 19061, at 7:00 p.m.

The Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, and Civil Service Commission will meet on an as needed basis.

The public is invited to attend these meetings. If anyone needs assistance to attend these meetings, please call the Township building at 610-485-1472 at least 3 days in advance, and a reasonable attempt will be made to accommodate you.

Notice is hereby given that due to the COVID-19 pandemic Township meetings may be held by telephone. Please consult this website to determine if the meetings will be in person or by telephone.

The public may participate in the meetings by submitting written comments to the Township via US mail or by emailing comments to lowerchitwp@comcast.net on or before the date of the meeting at 4:00 PM. Any person interested in calling in for the purpose of commenting during the public comment period should call the Township at 610-485-1472 and request the call in information or visit the Township website. The meeting Agendas will be available on this website.

Joseph P. Possenti, Jr.
Township Secretary
Lower Chichester Township


Lower Chichester Township - Board of Commissioners Meeting August 15, 2022

The Board of Commissioners of Lower Chichester Township, Linwood, Delaware County, PA, will hold a meeting, on Monday, August 15, 2022, at 7:30 PM.

The public is invited to attend this meeting, or may submit written comments to the Township via US mail or by emailing comments to lowerchitwp@comcast.net on or before August 15, 2022 at 4:00 PM.


Board of Commissioners Meeting Agenda August 15th, 2022 at 7:30pm


Senior Citizens Informational Meetings

Senior's regular meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Senior's Building.
Lunch is held at 12:00
Meeting begins at 1:00

Trash Collection

First Precinct: Tuesday and Friday
Second Precinct: Monday and Thursday

Transparency in Coverage (TCR)

As part of new regulation of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), plans must provide cost transparency to participants and enrollees. The intent of the regulations is to provide a consumer with access to information on the cost of health care services before that consumer receives health care services, rather than after care is received.

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Township History

Lower Chichester Township was settled in 1679, and incorporated as a township in 1682. It became a first class township in 1918. The original township was named after Chichester, an ancient city in the county of Sussex, England. That city was formerly called Cissancester, that is, the city of Cissa, because it was built by Cissa, the King of the South Saxons.

Township Office Holiday Schedule

Lower Chichester Township Office will be closed:
January 3, 2022
January 17, 2022
February 21, 2022
April 15, 2022
May 17, 2022
May 30, 2022
July 4, 2022
September 5, 2022
October 10, 2022
November 8, 2022
November 11, 2022
November 24, 2022
November 25, 2022
December 26, 2022