Welcome to the Borough of Stratford

Borough of Stratford has a population of 7,040 in 1.59 square miles in the County of Camden,
State of New Jersey,(Census Bureau 2010) founded in 1889 and incorporated by the State Legislators in 1925.

The Borough is bordered by the Borough of Hi-Nella on the north and Gloucester Township on the north and east, the Borough of Somerdale and the Borough of Lindenwold is to the west, and the Borough of Laurel Springs and the Borough of Lindenwold to the south.

Recreational facilities include five parks, play fields and playgrounds. There are various charitable, non-profit organizations such as Stratford Athletic Organization, Tar-Kill (Soccer), Summer Programs, Sterling Youth Athletic Association, the Sterling Kiwanis, and the William Kenney Memorial VFW Post.

The Borough of Stratford is governed under a Mayor-Council form of government. The Council consists of six (6) members elected at large for three year terms. The Mayor is elected to a four year term. The Municipal elections are held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November.

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Animal Control

Dog and Cat License: [Registration Form]

Licenses available for STRATFORD RESIDENTS ONLY

Cost per cat: $15.00 ($10.00 if spayed or neutered)

Cost per dog: $20.00 ($15.00 if spayed or neutered)

There is a license late fee of $5.00 each license, per month, up to $25.00 for each license purchased after March 31st.

Voorhees Animal Orphanage

The Borough of Stratford has a contract with Voorhees Animal Orphanage to house, shelter, feed, and care for all stray dogs and cats within the municipality.

Borough Hall has been asked to collect donations for the sheltered animals. We will be collecting blankets and towels – new or used (clean) – which may be dropped off at Borough Hall between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Thank you

 

Due to the Gas Company project on Laurel Road, we can all expect traffic delays in the area.

EXPECT DELAYS AND ANTICIPATE INCONVIENIENCE 
There will be a series of road closures and detour routes. Here is the latest information as of January 2, 2018: 

January 10 – March 1st Laurel Road will be closed in both directions from
Atlantic Avenue to Chews Landing Road. ONLY
LOCAL TRAFFIC WILL BE PERMITTED ON LAUREL ROAD. LOCAL ACCESS LANES WILL BE ESTABLISHED FOR RESIDENTS WHO LIVE ON LAUREL ROAD OR WITHIN THE SARATOGA ROAD DEVELOPMENT.

January 10 – March 1st  Pennsylvania Avenue from Swarthmore to Laurel will be closed to thru traffic,

To help to ease congestion on Vassar Avenue, the traffic lights at Vassar & Atlantic and the light on Longwood & Warwick will be manually controlled by police officers. 

Local roadways will be restricted to local traffic only by the Stratford Police Department

Laurel Road is closed to thru traffic from Atlantic to Chews Landing. There is full access to the Saratoga Road section (narrowed by coned lanes).

We’ve eliminated the DO NOT ENTER Signs on Saratoga Road so residents can use either side of Saratoga Road as egress. 

Click on the IMAGE to LEFT, for an overview map of the intersection of Warwick & Laurel. The police are handing out this overview to people coming out of the Saratoga Section / Laurel Road. 

Please feel free to share this map with your friends and neighbors.

Construction updates can be viewed online at the link below
www.SouthJerseyGas.com/Construction

Trash & Recycling Service

Attention Stratford Residents

Due to the construction project on Atlantic Avenue, there may be some interruptions in trash service.

Our contractor will do the best they can to navigate the area and provide service.

We ask that you please be patient during the time the road project is underway.

Stratford Police Department

PLEASE REGISTER TO JOIN 2100 OTHER STRATFORD RESIDENTS WHO RECEIVE OUR VERY IMPORTANT COMMUNITY TEXT MESSAGES - EMAIL ALERT SYSTEM

This service delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications by web, e-mail, and cellular phone text messaging. For example, this system could be utilized to broadcast a description of a missing child, notify the public of a serious crime or announce major traffic detours or accidents.

For more details click [Nixle flyer]

Stratford Fire Department

Residents: The Stratford Fire Department is currently seeking residents 16 years of age and older to volunteer. Young men and women between 16-17 years of age will become a part of our Junior Firefighter program. Applicants 18 years of age and older will be trained as Active Firefighters. Free training and schooling. If interested, please stop by the Firehouse any Tuesday evening at 730 PM for a tour and to pick up an application. 


 

Crime Prevention Alert

The Stratford Police Department is investigating a rash of thefts occurring from unlocked vehicles. All thefts have occurred in Old Stratford during overnight hours. Residents are reminded to keep your car doors locked and to ensure valuables are out of public view. Please be aware of any suspicious person prowling the streets and we ask that you call 911 if you see anything out of the ordinary. Confidential crime tips can be emailed to: tips@stratfordpd.org