In 2009, Voorhees Township was proud to be the first municipality on the east coast to offer a new form of communication to its residents when we teamed with Nixle, a free service that allows registered residents to receive up-to-the-minute information from the Township and schools via the Nixle system. Residents can choose the desired level of information to be received, including severe weather events, evacuations, safety hazards, security threats, facilities problems, employee notifications, IT/telecom disruptions, public safety alerts, local traffic updates and community events. Choices are also offered regarding the method of notification, whether by text message, email or both. Nixle allows our community to stay informed and connected.
Nixle is the first standardized, secured and certified communication platform for local police departments, municipalities, schools and agencies to share important, neighborhood-level information to residents. It uses the same compelling model as social applications such as Twitter and Facebook, while adding the security that is critical to ensure information received by users is both trustworthy and accurate. Contact information will not be released to any other entity and residents can choose to stop receiving information or change their level of information at any time. Your account can be customized so you receive the information that matters most to you. Whether it is where you live, work, or have friends or family throughout the country, the information is immediately available to you over your mobile phone, email and computer.
The Nixle system allows our police to provide information about local traffic alerts, amber alerts, road closings, etc. It also allows the Township to provide information about community activities and events.
There are currently over 8,000 agencies in the United States using Nixle with over 1.9 million subscribers. Last month, Nixle sent out 27 million messages. Over 3,000 Voorhees residents have registered for this exciting communication system and we strongly encourage others to do the same.
We have added a link to Nixle on our Township website at www.voorheesnj.com where you can sign up at no cost. Select the residents link then click on community link where you will find the Nixle link. For more information, visit Nixle’s website at www.nixle.com.
Join us in working to keep our community safe and informed.
** The second show in our Summer Concert Series will be Thursday, July 25, and will feature Satisfaction/ The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show. This band is entering its 18th year showcasing the most authentic cast and costuming of its kind. They bring a colorful performance to over 50 years of classic hits honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy. The show is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. on the “Great Lawn” at Connolly Park. A “Beer Garden” and food trucks will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.voorheesnj.com or call the show hot line at 856-882-SHOW.
** The Voorhees Arts Council is offering a Tween Art Camp for aspiring artists 8 years old and up. Camps will be held on Wednesdays from June 19th to Aug 21st with 2 sessions daily, the morning session times are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the afternoon session are from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sessions are $25 or $20 for 2 or more signing up. Contact Marianne with any questions (609) 315-6218 or email at, firstname.lastname@example.org. This art program is sponsored by Holman Automotive.
** Voorhees Township is offering discounted tickets to Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. Tickets are available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Voorhees Town Hall. Prices vary according to the type of ticket and several options are available to residents and non-residents. For more information.