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 an0d 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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Independence Holiday Laser Show

On Friday, July 1 st come out to celebrate the holiday weekend at Yellin School Soccer Field. The Laser Show will begin around 9:15 pm. Come early to get a good spot. Bring your blankets and chairs and set up on the soccer field to see this colorful laser show.

Unlike fireworks you can not enjoy the show from an adjacent parking lot. This is a FREE event funded by outside donations made through the Boroughs of Stratford, Somerdale, and Magnolia. We encourage residents to walk to the event if possible.Police will be present to assist at the designated crosswalks. There is NO alcohol,smoking, pets, tents or BBQs permitted on the school property. A great summer event
for the entire family.

Library Summer Activities

Please see the attached for the summer activities being offered by the Stratford Library.  Fun for all! Any questions please contact the Library 856-783-0602. Stratford Lidrary website link [website]

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MORE Fun at the Library!

The Library is hosting a program on Solar Energy by Augustine Conte, Mr. Sunshine Himself!  On Wednesday, July 20 at 1pm come by for a glimpse into the world of Solar Energy.  What is it?  How does it function?  What does solar energy mean for you today?  How will it affect communities in the future?  Mr. Conte, who brings a wealth of experience in Environmental Protection & Renewable Energy, will answer these and other questions as he gives you an authoritative overview of this timely issue.  The program is FREE but please pre-register at the circulation desk or by calling 783-0602.

Concrete Dumpster

June is the month we offer a dumpster to dispose of concrete and related materials.  The borough does not pick up concrete in the normal weekly trash collection.  To assist residents we have a 20 yard low rise dumpster located in the borough hall parking lot the entire month of June.  It is funded by the NJ Recycling Grant.  As the dumpster fills we will have it emptied and brought back.  You can dispose of concrete, bricks, blocks, concrete lawn ornaments, slate, pavers, etc.   Even if you plan to replace your sidewalks or driveway, you can dump it all in the dumpster.  Any questions please call the borough hall during normal business hours 783-0600.  This offer is only for June, so plan now.

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