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Winter Storm Update

Dec 08, 2013

The City of Winchester is currently operating under Snow Plan B:

Plan B: Plowing

When it becomes necessary to plow snow:

  1. Snow Plan B will be placed into effect and
  2. The Public Works Department and City contractors will plow roadways when necessary in accordance to the route schedule

During Snow Plan B & C:

World Explorer Obstacle Course

May 28, 2013

On June 22, 2013, area children can jump, dash, weave, crawl, balance, and slip slide around the world in Winchester Parks & Recreation’s 2nd annual World Explorer Obstacle Course.

City of Winchester's Holiday Schedule

Dec 11, 2012

Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24 1. City offices closed. 2. Recycling collection is on schedule. 3. WinTran will not be operating. 4. Winchester Parks & Recreation’s War Memorial Building will be CLOSED. 5. Free parking at all downtown metered spaces. Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25 1. City offices closed. 2. Recycling collection moved to Wednesday, December 26th (yard waste collection canceled). 3. WinTran will not be operating. 4. Winchester Parks & Recreation’s War Memorial Building will be closed. 5. Free parking at all downtown metered spaces.

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Nov 12, 2012

November is National Adoption Awareness Month in the Commonwealth. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. In Virginia, there are over 6,000 children in foster care and 1,432 are awaiting adoption. While most children who enter the foster care system are successfully reunited with family, some are waiting for a permanent family through adoption. In Winchester, there are currently 20 children in foster care with four waiting for a “forever family” through adoption.

City of Winchester Tree Planting Initiative

Nov 05, 2012

Nearly 200 trees in the City of Winchester were severely damaged or destroyed during the June 29, 2012 storm. Many of these trees were mature, stately trees located along City streets and in our parks. To replace the lost trees, the City of Winchester is embarking on a new tree planting initiative and is seeking community partners to help with this endeavor. Beginning November 1, 2012, the City will partner with the Winchester Parks Foundation to begin a Plant a Tree, Watch it Grow tree planting campaign.

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

Feb 28, 2012

The City of Winchester will begin the annual program of testing and flushing all of the 1,200 fire hydrants within the City on Friday, March 1, and will continue with this effort through the summer.   Customers may notice some discolored water as a result of this program, but no customers will be without water.  This discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and minerals that build up in the water mains and does not affect the safety of the water.  If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have flushed the hydrants in your neighborhood, please clear the pipes in your

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Nov 17, 2011

November is National Adoption Awareness Month in the Commonwealth. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. In Virginia, there are 6,086 children in foster care and 1,325 are awaiting adoption. While most children who enter the foster care system are successfully reunited with family, some are waiting for a permanent family through adoption. In Winchester there are currently 32 children in foster care with 2 waiting for a “forever family” through adoption.

Tree Commission to Hold Special Meeting

Dec 02, 2009

The City of Winchester Public Works Department announces a special meeting of the Tree Commission to discuss tree planting species. The meeting will begin in front of the Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly Street at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009 and will progress through the downtown two-way project zone. For more information, contact City Arborist at 667-1815, ext. 1489.

Fire and Rescue Promotion Announcement

Oct 31, 2007

The City of Winchester Fire and Rescue Department is pleased to announce the promotion of six (6) new Sergeants. These new Sergeants will be shift supervisors in our four fire and rescue stations. These six Sergeants were promoted from within the department and have a combined total of over sixty years of experience for the department. These six Sergeant positions represent the final stage of a department restructuring that was encouraged by volunteer and career leadership as well as City Administration and City Council.