Midlothian District News

Shredding Event at Westchester Commons

Residents are invited to bring up to two boxes or three grocery bags of personal papers for free shredding at Westchester Commons on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be no charge for recycling computers, flat screen TVs, CDs or DVDs, stereos, cell phones or chargers, however TVs and CRT monitors will be charged based on size: $23 for under 27 inches and $30 for 27 inches and larger. Other electronics, including computers, flat screen TVs, CDs, DVDs, stereos, etc., will range from $2.50-$17. Hard drives will be shredded for $5 with certificate.

Save the Date for the Public Safety Career Expo 

The county will host a Public Safety Career Expo Oct. 21. Find more information at www.chesterfield.gov/careerexpo.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe Joins Chesterfield Officials for 'Matoaca Megasite' Announcement

Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined the Economic Development Authority of Chesterfield to announce the planned acquisition of 1,675 acres of prime real estate in the county to be used to attract a large industrial manufacturing company that could bring 5,000-10,000 direct and supplier jobs and billions of dollars in investments to Chesterfield County. The Matoaca Megasite is capable of attracting large automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing plants.

Planning Director

County Names New Planning Director 

Chesterfield County has named Andrew G. Gillies as its new planning director. County leaders selected Gillies after a national recruitment process. He is currently the community services director for Farmers Branch, a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

Hurricane Preparedness 

We are in peak hurricane season. Ensure your family is prepared by building an emergency kit and knowing what to do if a hurricane is predicted. Check out this video for more information about getting alerts from Chesterfield County.

Thousands attend National Night Out Celebrations

Chesterfield County participated in the 34th annual National Night Out celebration on Aug. 1. More than 150 people, including volunteers and members of the Police Department and other agencies, worked tirelessly to help make the evening a huge success. Thousands of residents throughout the county attended 132 block parties.

National Night Out - Midlothian 

Midlothian Supervisor Leslie Haley poses with the Chick-fil-A cow at one of many National Night Out parties around Midlothian Aug. 1. 

Lidl Stores Open in Chesterfield

European-based grocery chain Lidl opened two locations in Chesterfield July 27, including one at 11701 Iron Bridge Road and another at 311 Mall Drive. The grand openings were two of four the company held in the region.

Lidl Midlothian 

Customers visiting the Midlothian Lidl grocery store on opening day. 

County Unveils New Simulated Taxpayer Receipt Tool

Simulated Taxpayer ReceiptChesterfield County residents can now see how their individual tax dollars are working in the community using a new simulated taxpayer receipt tool. Residents can simply answer two questions, and the taxpayer receipt will provide a breakdown of how their taxes were used to support programs and operations in several categories: government operations, public safety, health and welfare, community development, parks, recreation and cultural, schools and facilities and infrastructure.


Chesterfield Produces PSA to Draw Attention to Heroin Addiction

With statistics indicating one in five heroin overdoses in Chesterfield County results in death, county agencies have partnered to produce a public service announcement bringing attention to the dangers of heroin addiction and the resources available to those affected by it. Chesterfield County’s Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Department of Mental Health Support Services, Health Department and Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc., SAFE, worked with the county’s Department of Communications and Media to produce a 30-second PSA focusing on the problem and where to go for help.

Opioid and Heroin Card 

Resources are available to those struggling with an opioid or heroin addiction. 

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