Without doubt, St Georgians appreciate the sense of community that the Town offers both residents and visitors. Celebrating this community spirit is a core goal, and it includes embracing and promoting the sense of pride that the Town feels about its historic significance. We will ensure integration of this Plan with the World heritage Management Plan when released.

GOAL B: Celebrate our sense of community

Objective: To preserve, enhance and promote our community and cultural assets to attract new residents, visitors and investment opportunities


Survey respondents identified the following priorities for action:

  • Need for a daily/weekly Town market
  • Would benefit from having a community garden/allotments
  • Need to address the fact that the community doesn’t fully appreciate/is not committed to the World Heritage Site designation or even know what it means
  • Need more products that focus on our heritage
  • Need to better maintain the St George Community Centre and extend the summer programmes
  • Need to give Town Square more prominence as a community venue
  • Identify a location for an entertainment centre/skate park/trampoline park for youth
  • Consider a location for a library/community hall
  • Establish community sports teams


Key opportunities identified:

  • Already strong sense of community
  • Good networking opportunities and friendly community
  • Strong history of community volunteer participation
  • Multigenerational familial backgrounds
  • UNESCO World Heritage Status
  • World Heritage Plan update due
  • St George’s Community Centre
  • Bermuda National Trust properties and other heritage offerings
  • Historic buildings within easy walking distance
  • Town Square
  • Accessible Forts
  • Establishment of St George Business Stakeholder Committee
  • A thriving community of local artists and artisans


B1. Improve networking within the community

B2. Engage our citizens

B3. Promote our UNESCO designation

B4. Cultivate a positive visitor experience

B5. Encourage and support events celebrating our town

B6. Foster the development of the Town as a cultural hub

Town Plan FAQs
Meet the team that is leading the delivery of the Town Plan and gain insight into the process.
  • What is the purpose of the Town Plan? +

    A Town Plan gives the community direction on how their Town will be developed for the benefit of all.

  • How often is the Town Plan developed? +

    The Town Plan should be reviewed in line with the Government census. The census provides important indicators on demographic changes which impact resources and funding sources.

  • What does a Town Plan encompass? +
     “TownBoundry"Click Map To Enlarge

    Management of land within the following borders: 
    The limits of the Town of St. George shall extend from the westernmost line of the glebe land to the easternmost line of land formerly of Edwin Stone Burch, Esquire, afterwards of the Honourable A.F. Cockrane, Esquire, and shall include Ordnance Island and the causeway connecting Ordnance Island to St. George’s Island.

    Managing projects with such a size as:
    - St. George’s Marina Project
    - Restoration of docks at Market Wharf, Hunter’s Wharf, and Penno’s.
    - Park Gates embankment reinstatement
    - Reconstruction of the demolished building at 20 Wellington Street

    Managing limited funding sources
    - wharfage from airport
    - port fees from cruise ships and yachts
    - There are no municipal taxes to fund projects and/or service
  • What impact does a Town Plan have on: +
    - Residents - A plan indicates how many residents will have an adequate supply of municipal services such as trash collection, water, sewage and road access. And the creation of new services fits the purpose and overall vision of the Town.

    - Businesses - A plan indicates the resources available and services maintained to support current businesses and industries, for example, parking lots, road access and repair, planning approval, and dock facility support, to name a few. Additionally, programmes are designed to help encourage people to choose the Town as a place to live or vacation.

    - Infrastructure - A plan provides for the modernization of existing services and the accommodation of future services while retaining the island's national status as a World Heritage Site. A programme is built-in to monitor technological changes and introduce them in a timely fashion in conjunction with Town partners or new industries changes. Examples include the installation of fiber optic cables, CCTV cameras, a unified national sewage programme and even solar panels and charging stations. Although the Town is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it maintains all modern conveniences.
  • Who do you partner/communicate with during the planning process? +

    Residents, businesses, the government, and investors are all involved in the process. Surveying, face-to-face meetings, research, and continuing engagement are all part of the Town Plan process.

  • What does the Town / CSG own, manage or maintain? +
    Main roads:
    Public municipal roads not private estate roads. Public Roads-MPW

    Buildings include:
    - Town Hall
    - Market Wharf Building
    - Penno’s Cruise Terminal
    - Queen’s Warehouse
    - Penno’s Warehouse

    - Water
    - Sewage
    - Trash
    - Electricity (to CSG venues)
    - Street lighting
    - Parks
    - Beach building

    Contact CSG
    - To have events on CSG owned property
    - Inform us of property matter
  • What is NOT the Town’s property, assets or responsibility? +
    • CSG is not responsible for buildings and lands owned by private residents or businesses.  
    • CSG can only create ordinances to establish common standards.  
    • Architectural elements are the domain of St. George’s Preservation Authority (SGPA).
  • What current activity is in progress (that would be part of a Town Plan?) +
    All projects that are submitted for planning approval and requires CSG to provide approval.
Town Plan Elements

There are many parts to the development and delivery of a town plan;
social, economic, infrastructure, and funding are overarching themes.