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With this year’s Labour Day focus directed at the beautification of town centres and community spaces, the Westmoreland Parish Council has decided to give a comprehensive face-lift to Norman Square and the Guy Ottey Park in Savanna-la-Mar, as the parish project.
Labour Day will be observed on Tuesday, May 23, under the theme: ‘Preserving Jamaica’s beauty is our duty’.Co-chairman of the Westmoreland Labour Day Committee and Secretary/Manager of the Parish Council, Patricia Sinclair-Stair, said that the spirit of co-operation and partnership was high across the parish, and that individual businesses, community groups and organizations were moving to have projects registered.
After the Labour Day Committee meeting in Savanna-la-Mar yesterday (May 4), Mrs. Sinclair-Stair told JIS News that approximately 20 projects have been registered so far with the Labour Day Secretariat and that many more were expected to be registered during the coming week.
She said that Norman Square, Savanna-la-Mar’s town centre, needed attention and some level of transformation, to bring it to a standard befitting the town.
“The Guy Ottey Park also badly needs a face-lift. This park was adopted by one of the service clubs but has not been maintained. The committee will be looking at fencing the park and painting the benches as well as adding some new seats to the area,” Mrs. Sinclair-Stair pointed out.
She also said that Committee members would be seeking to source a number of ornamental trees for beautification and these would be planted along sections of Norman Square and within the park.
Councillors and other selected Committee members have been urged to assist in the acquisition of trees for planting, as well as mobilizing persons and volunteers from their respective divisions, to support the parish project on Labour Day.
Indications from projects registered so far, are that citizens across the parish will be cleaning streets, drains and hedges; repairing and painting fences and bridges; repairing community buildings and bus stops; painting pedestrian crossings; and erecting and painting signs.