The next meeting day is August 25th, 6 PM via live stream from the Corporation’s website. During the meeting, you will learn about all the projects underway and new programs and projects we may be undertaking. The agenda will be posted on the website. The Council agreed to take a summer recess during the month of July.
Council approved a dog ban at the Somers Garden.
Council approved the opening of a Certificate of Deposit Account.
Cup Match Holiday Trash Collection
There will be no trash collection on Thursday, 28th July & Friday, 29th July.
Residents and Businesses Trash Collection will resume Saturday, July 30, 2022.
When the Corporation host major events, we will reduce public access to ensure public safety. On some occassions, there are no road closures, but there may be traffic delays as the participants exit the Town.
Friday, July 15th, 2022 - King's Square, 5pm to 11pm for the Cup Match Extravaganza.
Deliverance To Be Removed
The CSG thanks the Royal Gazette, Bernews, and Bermuda Broadcasting Company for getting the word out about our awareness and utilization survey. We received responses from over 500 residents across Bermuda.
We learned that most (97%) know that the Deliverance is a replica, but we are truly surprised by two stats — 70% of residents had not visited the ship in the past five years, and almost 70% would not provide financial support for the care and maintenance of the replica. Yet, 85% said the Deliverance should be kept. Collectively, these stats create a wide chasm—the public wishes to keep the replica, but does not wish to support it.
Through the Bermuda Broadcasting Company, we were able to show the serious deterioation of the Deliverance. The St George’s Foundation, which previously held ownership of the Deliverance, found maintenance difficult under the best of circumstances. For these reasons, the Council has agreed to dismantle the deteriorated remains of the replica to ensure public safety.
We ask that residents and visitors refrain from climbing the barrier; if any heavy debris dislodges, you may be injured.
A notice will be posted on the CSG website once the removal is planned.
Councilor Anderson Steps Down
Thank You Ms Anderson.
The Corporation thanks Ms. Anderson for her steadfast support of CSG programmes.
Ms. Anderson made her family proud by successfully winning (237 to 73) the vacant seat left open due to her father’s passing. Ms. Anderson provided input on the launch of the CSG website, held the Chair for Activities, and introduced the Future Leaders to the Council.
Unfortunately, she was unable to accept the increased term requirements necessitated by the transition time for Municipal Reform.
The Parliamentary Register manages elections. It has been announced in the media that two candidates have been nominated — Ms. Tianny Butterfield and Mr. Lynwood Trott — to run for the vacant seat in the July 7 election.
Construction to start soon.
We are reminding residents and businesses that you will see activity on Ordnance Island. Please use care when visiting.
Dog Ban At Somers Garden
We regret to announce that the Corporation is banning access to dogs at our beloved garden.
We are sympathetic to the community’s desire to include our pets during walks. However, the few have spoiled it for the many. We find it unreasonable to ask CSG staff to scoop and dispose of animal waste. Where incidents have occurred, garden staff have asked people to pick up after their dogs. And we have been lenient by allowing time to pass with the hope of a change in behavior. It has not.
To mitigate this undesirable habit, we have evaluated adding doggy stations, but this adds a new expense and still requires our staff to handle animal waste. It should be noted, during deliberations, Councilors Christopher and Smith advocated against the ban and asked for education. It was noted that Somers Garden is a Town destination and is reserved to host special occasions such as weddings and private parties—events which are not conducive to the surprises left hidden in grass or graded walking areas.
We thank you for your understanding.
Friday, July15th - Cup Match Extravaganza
All are welcome!
We are pleased to announce the Cup Match Extravaganza returns Friday, July 15. We encourage everyone to invite family and friends back to the Town to celebrate one of the most important events this year.
The Square will have players, fans, dancers, athletes, and cultural icons mixed with local vendors which will flow into our eateries and bars.
- Thursday, July 7th - Extraordinary Municipal Election Polling Day
- Thursday, 28th July - Emancipation Day
- Friday, 29th July - Mary Prince Day
Thursday & Friday, July 28 & 29th - Cup Match
Our current generation knows nothing of slaves, legal segregation, or living in constant fear of racial persecution as a normal part of Bermuda life.
Our society has matured despite retaining strong ties to a colonial system that caused such pain. Cup Match is our reminder that a nation can advance and find harmony. But it must never forget the past because human nature can allow society to regress to a time that is a fairytale for some and a nightmare for others.
As we strive for peace, prosperity, and understanding through the jubilation of sport; we pause to remember that Cup Match is the celebration of Bermuda’s Emancipation Day and Mary Prince Day.
Learn About: Emancipation
Learn About: Mary Prince
Did you know ….
The Sea Venture. A fireside chat on Bermuda beginnings.
Nari Lightbourne gives a presentation on the Sea Venture. And the Mayor shares historical highlights related to early life in Bermuda.