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A Notice From Republic Services: Below is the new schedule given by Republic Services as of 12/5/19:

Wednesday 12/4 running our Monday 12/2 route

Thursday 12/5 we will run our Tuesday 12/3 route

Friday 12/6 we will run our Wednesday 12/4 route

Saturday 12/7 we will run our Thursday 12/5 route 

Monday 12/9 we will run our Friday 12/6 route and our Monday 12/9 route and by the end of the day we will be back on our normal schedule  

Tuesday 12/10 we will run our Tuesday 12/10 route

Wednesday 12/11 we will run our Wednesday 12/11 route

Thursday 12/12 we will run our Thursday 12/12 route

Friday 12/13 we will run our Friday 12/13 route

Saturday 12/14 we will not run

Self Defense R.A.D. Rape Aggression Defense

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The West Springfield Park and Recreation Department, along with the West Springfield Police Department, is pleased to offer women ages 13+ the Rape Aggression Defense course as an introduction to basic self-defense skills*. Through this course women will: 

  • Learn basic self-defense skills
  • Learn escape and avoidance strategies
  • Discover correct offensive and defensive postures
  • Learn defensive techniques with simulated attacks
  • Explore violence prevention
  • Explore victim abuse

Course instructor: Police Sergeant Robert Wise

*Please bring water bottle, snack, sneakers, and comfortable clothing

Course Location: West Springfield Adult Education Center- ANNEX (formerly known as the W.S. Teen Center)- 357 Piper Rd, West Springfield, MA 01089

Activity Code: 136000-4                                                                                                                        Dates: Saturdays- January 4, 11, 18 (You must participate in all 3 classes in order to get credit)                                                                                                                                                  Time: 9:00am-1:00pm                                                                                                                            Fee: $10R, $15NR

3 Options on How to Register:

Option 1: Register with us- Stop by the Park and Recreation Department with a filled out Self-Defense Registration Form, birth certificate/proof of residency (for new participants), and form of payment. We'll take care of the rest!

Option 2: Register online- Can't make it to the office? Don't worry! Click on our online registration link to fill out everything online! New user? click here. Proof of household residency (a license or utility bill with current address on it) and proof of age (ID or birth certificate for children) are required for NEW households, so please submit copies to the Park and Recreation Office after your registration and account creation are complete. 

Option 3: Mail in your documents- If you'd rather fill out paperwork and send it to us, that works too! Please send in the Self-Defense Registration Form, copy of a birth certificate/proof of residency (for new participants), and a check made out to Town of West Springfield. Send it to us at:

West Springfield Park and Recreation Department                                                                Municipal Office Building                                                                                                              26 Central St, Suite 19                                                                                                                      West Springfield, MA 01089 

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