JIS News

The Westmoreland Parish Council in collaboration with Lift Up Jamaica has established a civic park and monument in Savanna-la-mar at a cost of $5 million.
The Savanna-la-mar Civic Park and Monument is presently undergoing final landscaping and beautification works. The park will be used for the upcoming Heroes and Veterans Day observances on October 20.
The building and park will be the official venue for civic ceremonies and other related functions in the parish.
Boasting a historic cenotaph, a building with two shops for the sale of literature, gifts and souvenirs, a patio, sanitary facilities, a fountain and several all-weather-seating facilities for the public, the establishment is expected to benefit residents from across the parish.
Mayor of Savanna-la-mar and Chairman of Westmoreland Parish Council, Councillor Delford Morgan said the construction of the Civic Park and Cenotaph was a step in the right direction for the Parish Council.
“The civic park and monument is regarded as a worthwhile addition to the Westmoreland Parish Council’s asset base. It will allow us to host our National Heroes Week activities and other celebrations in an environment that is wholly dedicated to such purposes,” Mayor Morgan told JIS News in an interview.
He said that over time the establishment would be developed into an attraction where visitors from the capital and other parts of the island as well as overseas would stop and purchase things Jamaican.
“I want to go on record as hailing the foresight of the former Council led by former Mayor Ralph Anglin who conceived the idea and persevered with it to the point where it was now complete and we are looking forward to a grand opening and the use of the facility in the parish,” Councillor Morgan noted.
The newly established Civic Park and Cenotaph is located in the Town square of Savanna la mar on the site of an old horse stable on lands owned by the Parish Council.

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