Welcome to Narberth!

Thanks for a wonderful NarbEarth day!

NarbEarth Day 2015 is Saturday, April 25
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NarbEarth Day

Next to the Library Map

The Narberth Civic Asssociation presents the 26th Annual NarbEarth Day, the fun family festival of environmentally friendly living and sustainability, a Narberth tradition since 1990. Free admission to all.

Come to NarbEarth Day 2015

Attend the Zoning Code Public Meeting

Narberth Form=-based Zoning Code cover

Design Narberth Q&A

Borough Hall Map

Members of Borough Council and the Planning Commission will answer residents' and property owners' questions about zoning code changes proposed for Narberth. Come help them edit the code to address concerns and make it easier to read and use.

Read the special edition Borough newsletter (185 KB)

Read the draft of the zoning code (112 pages, 6.2MB)

The Narberth Civic Association and open government

We are gratified to note that the Narberth borough website has a new post on its home page, Stay Informed and Make Your Voice Heard. The links lead to a information that parallels the NCA's Guide to Borough Government, along with the statement "Narberth Borough government is committed to openness and transparency."

We thank the borough for this update and modestly hope that it was in part a response to the request we read into the official record at the Council Caucus meeting of February 4, 2015:

The mission of the Narberth Civic Association (NCA) is to promote and facilitate citizen involvement in our Narberth community. The NCA encourages well-informed citizens to participate in an open and transparent governance of our community.
Therefore the Narberth Civic Association requests that Narberth Borough government post on its website its policies, practices and procedures regarding public access to government records.

What's next?

The NCA considers the posting of these policies and procedures a good first step in facilitating citizen access, to which we hope to see further enhancements. The 25 cents per page fee charged by the borough is mandated by the state of PA's form as "up to $ 0.25 per page" which "can be waived". Furthermore, Narberth's document makes no provision for requesting electronic (as opposed to printed) records, although this is permitted under state statute. PA Enhanced Electronic Access Fee Request

The Narberth Civic Association will continue to work with our elected public servants to improve your access to information and lower barriers to your input and involvment, in accordance with our mission to build a better community for all of us, Narbs and Nearbs, citizens and businesses.

A hundred years ago in Our Town

Our Town

Narberth, PA.,

AN ADVANCE GLIMPSE OF "HIND-PAWS" CIRCUS, FEATURES FOR FRIDAY NIGHT

circus acts: man in blackface pointing: look at him, fat man: bocko the great weighs 350 tons, strong man, bouncer: look out for the special officer boys, clown: I'm here you know me, spectator, monkey

Read the April 22, 1915 edition of Our Town

Download the April 22, 1915 edition of Our Town

Check back each week for an excerpt from the edition of exactly one hundred years ago. Our Town was published 1914 - 1927 by the Narberth Civic Association. About Our Town