Neighborhood Watch Alerts

Generally, Westover Hills is a safe place to live. But we still have crime — from car break-ins to burglaries and other thefts — so it’s best to stay informed and stay alert. To sign up for Neighborhood Watch email alerts, visit this web page:

And don’t forget to call 9-1-1 – to report ANY suspicious activity. Don’t worry about whether or not it’s a “true emergency” or think it’s not a big deal – report EVERYTHING. (The officers who come to our monthly meetings constantly encourage us to do this.) Let’s be careful out there!

Southsiders for Walking and Biking to have cleanup August 8


Southsiders for Walking and Biking is having a Neighborhood Cleanup Day on Saturday, August 8, from 8-10am. We are going to clean up the debris and overgrown vegetation off of the sidewalk leading to the Nickel Bridge, which is greatly impeding the accessibility of the sidewalk for our community.

We will have bags, a pickup truck, a tent, and some cool water and snacks for volunteers. We should have a small amount of gloves, shovels, and brooms, but please bring some if you can. A gas powered leaf blower and weed eater would also be very helpful! Contact us at to let us know you are coming and if you bring any supplies. Meet on the sidewalk on Westover HIlls Blvd on the southside of the Nickel Bridge.



Southsiders for Biking and Walking meeting Aug. 10

The monthly meeting of Southsiders for Biking and Walking will be Monday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m. at TaZa Coffee and Tea. Please join us and vote on one of the bike lane proposals we have designed for Westover Hills Blvd. The feedback we get will be incorporated into improving our design, which will then be presented to neighborhood groups and area businesses in September.

Positive Vibe Grand Re-Opening August 7

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There’s a new menu at the Positive Vibe Cafe featured locally raised grass-fed beef and bison, and created by Chef Gary Whitecotton, formerly of the Country of Club of Virginia. In addition, they’ve renovated the kitchen and updated the interior. Check it all out at the Grand Re-Opening on Friday, August 7 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with live music by the popular Taters!

Music in the Park August 9


The next event in the popular summer music concert series, “Music in the Park,” will be Sunday, August 9, from 6 to 8 pm. in Forest Hill Park.  It will feature the Reggae music of  Mighty Joshua & Zion #5 Band . The rest of the line-up includes:

September 6 (5 to 7 p.m.): Elana Lisa and the Hot Mess (Hot Jazz and Swing)

October 4 (5 to 7 p.m.): New Misty Centrals (Folk-Pop & Rock)

The series is brought to you by the Westover Hills, Forest Hill, and Woodland Heights Neighborhood Associations, Grow RVA, Relay Foods, the City of Richmond Parks and Recreation, and Kathy Graziano.