Bermuda District News

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 - Bensley 

Lt. John Miller with his new friends at the Bensley National Night Out party 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 Chesterfield 

Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle joins Lidl representatives for the grand opening of one of two new locations in Chesterfield County. 

Police Open Falling Creek Station

The Chesterfield County Police Department celebrated the grand opening of its new Falling Creek Station July 17 at 5701 Jefferson Davis Highway. It's the department's fourth sub-station and is the result of an ongoing partnership among the county, the Bensley-Bermuda Volunteer Rescue Squad and DuPont.

Falling Creek Station 

The Chesterfield County Police Honor Guard presents the colors as Mr. Ed Pettersen sings the national anthem. 

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.


Expanded Convenience Centers Hours

Chesterfield's Northern Area and Southern Area convenience centers for household waste disposal and recycling have expanded their hours. The Northern Area Convenience Center is now open Friday-Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the Southern Area Convenience Center is now open Thursday-Monday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rates did not change.

Chesterfield Among Nation’s Top ‘Digital Counties’

Chesterfield County continues to set an example for the innovative use of technology in local government. The county recently placed third in the Digital Counties Survey among counties with populations between 250,000 and 499,000.

Governor Honors County with ‘Green Fleet Award’

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recognized Chesterfield July 26 for its use of alternative fuels. The governor presented the county with his Green Fleet Award for the county's leadership in transitioning vehicles to alternative fuels and its five advanced fueling stations for state and local government vehicles.

95-Year-Old Chair Fitness Participant Recognized at Board Meeting

Carolyn Thomas, a participant in the chair fitness program at Bensley Community Center, was recognized at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting. Thomas, who is 95, started the fitness program after a bad fall more than a year ago. She goes to the program four days a week, and her son, Bill Thomas, thanked the county for the facility.

Camp Courage Participants Recognized

Dr. Wilson Shannon, pastor of First Baptist Church Centralia, attended the Board of Supervisors meeting with young men participating in Camp Courage, which was started 26 years ago. The week-long program is designed around leadership, responsibility and preparing young men for the future. The campers stayed overnight for five days in Pocahontas State Park, and met with community leaders.

FBCC Camp 

Campers spoke about their experiences learning leadership and responsibility this summer at Camp Courage. 

Do You Know What Happened to Damion West?

Chesterfield Unsolved 

The Chesterfield County Police Department is taking a new approach to help solve an old case.

On July 9, 2009, Damion L. West was killed in the 4800 block of Burnt Oak Drive. The case has not been solved. Police hope a new video, produced in partnership with the county's Department of Communications and Media, will help bring in more details about the case.

The video, "Chesterfield Unsolved," debuted Sunday. Watch it on Chesterfield County's cable channel, Comcast 98 and Verizon 28, Sundays at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., and on Mondays through Saturdays at 8 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 10 p.m. The video is available on the county's YouTube channel and police and county social media sites.

New Department Focuses on Community Enhancement

A countywide emphasis on the care and maintenance of Chesterfield's aging communities is the focus of a new department the county launched this month. The Department of Community Enhancement incorporates several county services and staff to form a new unit that will encompass revitalization, grants, license inspections, redevelopment and property maintenance.

The department will serve as a one-stop shop for residents looking for information about rehabilitating their older homes and maintaining their properties. Learn more at

Supervisors Approve Secondary Road Six-Year Improvement Plan

On June 28, the Board of Supervisors approved the Secondary Road Six-Year Improvement Plan for FY18-23, and the Secondary Road Improvement Budget for FY18, following a public hearing. The plan identifies how approximately $1.3 million in secondary road funds could be spent over the next six years, while the budget allocates funds to specific projects for FY18.

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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