Welcome to the Town of Elsmere, DE

Welcome, the Town of Elsmere is proud to present this website for our residents and all of those who visit. Our motto is “A Wonderful Place to Live.” We are proud of our history, our government, and our community.With a small town ambiance and big city convenience, Elsmere, is one of the best communities in New Castle County.

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Hopes for the Holidays

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Hope For The Holidays: Addiction and Mental Health Resource Fair

Monday, December 16, 2019

Registration:5:30pm-6:00pm

Workshop: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

Directions: 3022 New Castle Avenue, New Castle,

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Holiday Food Drive

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Best Decorated House Contest

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2020 Comprehensive Plan Update

“Elsmere is currently in the process of updating our comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan is a town’s guiding policy document that is required to be updated at least once every 10 years. Some of the key elements of a comprehensive plan include:

  • Outlining real estate development and transportation goals and objectives;

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2020 Census Workers in Your Neighborhood

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2020 Census Workers in Your Neighborhood

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Elsmere Presbyterian Church

Did you know that Elsmere Presbyterian Church
has a box outside the church with free food and
hygiene items for the community?  Stop by 606
New Road if you are in need of items or would
like to donate items to help neighbors in need.

The box is self-serve.

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Community Alert System – Ferris School

The Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services (Ferris School) is pleased to be able to provide a community notification system for our surrounding neighborhoods and community.

Follow the link below for the request form necessary to enroll in the notification system.  By completion of this form, you consent to your information to be added to a communication software that will allow the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services (Ferris School) to communicate with you in the event of a youth walk off,

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Town of Elsmere Banner Program

Acknowledge and honor our Hometown Heroes or advertise your local business by purchasing a banner through the Town of Elsmere.  All banners are placed along Kirkwood Highway, and are viewed by thousands that utilize this route on their daily commute.  Follow the links below for more information including the application. 

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Increased Presence of Hawks

January 29, 2019

Residents have reported an increased presence of hawks in the area, specifically around the Baltz Elementary baseball fields which is adjacent to Vilone Village (Olga Road).

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research has provided a great article concerning hawks: https://blog.nature.org/science/2018/12/31/why-youre-seeing-more-hawks-at-your-birdfeeder/

They also state it is not unusual to see hawks in our neighborhoods;

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Elsmere Police: Attempt to Identify Robbery Suspect

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