Pets – Reminder

Just a friendly reminder to please pick up after your pets and place in the garbage. Pet waste isn’t suitable for pickup in yard waste. Please be considerate to your neighbors!

Keep Charleston Beautiful to Host Halloween-Themed Clean-Up Event in West Ashley

Charleston, S.C.—Keep Charleston Beautiful will host a “Hallo-clean” Litter Walk, a Halloween-themed community clean-up event, along Highway 17 in West Ashley from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020. The morning of the event, volunteers will check in at one of four participating local businesses and help to clean the main roads, sidewalks, side streets or parking lots in the surrounding areas.

Why it matters: Since 1977, Keep Charleston Beautiful has been working to preserve the city’s beauty through education, awareness and community involvement. By engaging residents in clean-up efforts citywide, Keep Charleston Beautiful works to highlight their shared sense of pride and stewardship in the community.

Splitting the cleanup effort into four main sections will allow volunteers to have a widespread impact, while working in a limited amount of time.

Participation details: Those interested in participating in the litter walk must pre-register for one of the four check-in locations, and arrive by 9:30 a.m. to receive their supplies, which will be provided by Keep Charleston Beautiful. Supplies will include gloves, visibility vests, trash grabbers, trash bags, water, first-aid kits, hand sanitizer and bug spray, if needed.

Volunteers can register by clicking their preferred check-in location below, or by visiting the Facebook event page:

Additional instructions will be given during check-in regarding proper bag disposal and supply return.

Volunteers are required to wear face masks during the event and ensure they maintain proper social distancing while volunteering.

In keeping with the Halloween theme, both youth and adult volunteers are invited to wear costumes during the event, which will conclude with a prize for the best costume. Volunteers are also encouraged to note unusual litter objects found during the event, as a prize will be given for the strangest item found.

For more information, please contact Keep Charleston Beautiful Coordinator Jamie Gillette at or (843) 579-7501.

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New Crime Map from the CPD

Announcement from the CPD:
The City of Charleston Police department would like to announce the addition of an interactive incident map to the department’s PDI website.  This incident map will allow citizens to visualize and filter 5 years of reported incident data broken down into 3 groups (Drug/Weapon Law, Property and Violent Crimes).  Citizens will be able to search their address, manually manipulate the map and filter based on crime type, date, and time of day.  This information will be automated and updated weekly to ensure the public is receiving the most timely and accurate data possible.

City Parks Re-Opening!

From a City Email Notification: (original viewable at

Most City of Charleston Parks to Reopen for Exercise Activities
Tonight, during an emergency meeting of Charleston City Council, Mayor John Tecklenburg announced that most city parks will reopen this weekend to allow for exercise and movement. No group activities–such as picnics or exercise classes–or close contact court and field sports are allowed.
Citizens must maintain proper social distancing and should consider wearing face masks while using city parks.  
Demetre Park on James Island will continue to be closed, and the Municipal Golf Course will also remain closed to the public due to the ongoing renovations. 
Staff from Recreation, Livability, Traffic and Transportation and Charleston Police Departments will be working to ensure that all citizens abide by the rules of safety and social distancing. The city will continue to use signage to ensure public compliance. 
Restrooms, stationary playground and exercise equipment, dog runs, docks, piers and areas that encourage close contact sports will remain closed until health officials determine that those areas can be safely used.
No permits will be issued for reserved park usage at this time. All indoor recreation facilities will continue to be closed to the public. All recreation programs and activities are still postponed at this time.
Mary Murray Drive in Hampton Park will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily as a temporary measure intended to allow more flexibility for social distances for exercise and recreation purposes.
City of Charleston director of Parks Jason Kronsberg said, “City staff will be out in parks acting as ambassadors and ensuring that everyone is following rules of social distancing.  There will be no large groups allowed to gather and socialize. Citizens using the parks will need to continue to move along and not stay in one area.”
Below is a graphic regarding social distancing in public parks provided by the National Recreation and Park Association:

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Garage Theft

Beware of a crime that happened on Charing Cross / Windsor around 1 pm. Residents were sitting on their back deck, and a white male (probably around 30 years old) in a blue compact car parked at the road by their driveway, then ran into their garage and stole several things. He ran back to his car and drove away. Everyone is safe, and they have called the police.