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OPP Offers "Citizen Self Reporting"

The Ontario Provincial Police is pleased to offer Citizen Self Reporting, an alternative reporting option that allows the public to report specific crimes to Police via the internet, anywhere, anytime.  The OPP's Citizens Self Reporting system allows members of the public to use a computer or mobile device to report an incident without requiring an officer to attend the scene.

Citizen Self Reporting is simple and convenient, and can be used when reporting incidents that do not involve injury or a suspect, or a crime that is not an emergency.  The useof this new system is completely optional.  Police will stil attend a call for service if desired.

Visit the website yourself to check it out.

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Seniors Facility

Information on the Royal Oak Senior Living,  this seniors' facility being contructed beside Elgin Manor. :

Royal Oak Brochure                   

Royal Oak Insert

Royal Oak Information Package

Fingal Cemetery Board looking for volunteers!

Board members required to sit on the Fingal Cemetery Board in a volunteer position.  For further information, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer, Karen Whitehead at (519) 633-4960.

Thank you

Karen Whitehead



Parks Strategic Plan - 2014

The Parks Strategic Plan Committee have finalized the Parks Strategic Plan.  This document has been approved "in principle" by the current Council and will be reviewed and expected to be adopted by the incoming Council in 2015.

The Southwold Community Policing Committee Reminds you...

Did you know?

There are two concerns which are taking Ontario Provincial Police officers' time away from other emergency policing needs.  This is turn increases financial costs to the Township and in turn to the residents of Southwold Township.

False 911 calls and/or pocket dialing

Every 911 call is checked out in person with two officers for safety reasons.  Small children playing with cell phones can inadvertently call the Police when 911 is programmed into your phone.  If your cell phone is in your pocket, sometimes the button is pushed accidently.  This causes an emergency visit taking two officers' time.  It is imperative that the citizens of Southwold work with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Township of Southwold to help keep costs down and being as effective as possible in responding to all situations that happen in our Township.

False business/residential alarms

Please update key holders so the Police can completely check alarm call outs.  Otherwise, they can only check the exterior and make sure all doors are locked and no signs of a visible break in are present.  Be aware that many calls that are coming in are repeat, false alarms.  It is also necessary for residential home owners to have updated information as well.  Together we can work to stop unnecessary calls.

Together we can make a difference.

Courtesy of The Southwold Community Policing Association


Join the VON SMART Program

Join the VON SMART Program

Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together

A Gentle Fitness Program for Community Members 55+

Elgin SMART Community Clinic Schedule

Further Details 

VON Shedden CD Event Info Poster



St. Thomas-Elgin Local Immigration Partnership

Coyote Fact Sheets

Council has recently requested information from the Ministry of Natural Resources about coyotes, as we have had a busy summer with livestock kills.

You can click on each of the documents listed below to view them:

2011 - The Nature of Coyotes

2011 - Encounters with Coyotes

2011 - Protecting Dogs from Coyotes

2011 - Coyote Proofing Your Property

2011 - Wildlife and Protecting Your Property

Predation and Compensation


Citizens 4 Active Transportation

Active Transportation is walking, hiking, running, biking and rolling.

Cycling Safety Education Brochure.