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.
None - Council on Summer Recess.
Labour Day Holiday Trash Collection
There will be no trash collection on Monday, September 5th.
Residents and Businesses Trash Collection will resume Tuesday, September 6th, 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.
None for August.
Town Plan Survey Results
We asked. You shared. We report.
There is only one Town Plan: The Corporation of St George Town Plan. It is important the community understands the Corporation is working hard to deliver a better Town for everyone.
Planning for a town takes time and effort — there is no overnight solution. We have to consider investment, budgeting, sourcing, and resourcing to make projects a success. Additionally, feedback is critical in understanding the needs and wants of a community.
- Today, we have started the marina, but that took a few years of planning and budgeting to make the start a reality.
- The removal of the Deliverance replica was not a spur of the moment decision, we engaged professionals, partners and the community to effect a change.
The Corporation of St George Town Plan Survey included various elements a town will need to be sustainable and continue to prosper. With that said, we present the results from the community survey.
The document is divided into 18 sections, which the Town Plan Steering Committee and the professional town planning firm are reviewing for the preparation of a Draft Town Plan.
Lyme Regis Twinning Coverage / Somers Day Parade
Mayor represents Bermuda in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
The Corporation thanks Ms. Anderson for her steadfast support of CSG programmes.
Bermuda has global relations in finance, culture, and trade. The Town of St George maintains its cultural ties by sending delegations to Lyme Regis, the birthplace of our town's namesake, Sir George Somers. Somers Day is a designated celebration in the Town of Lyme Regis, and Bermuda participates in their parade on that day, and our Mayor formally recognizes Bermuda and Lyme Regis as towns with a similar cultural identity and origin story — Twinning Ceremony. It should be noted, a delegation from Lyme Regis travels to Bermuda to participate in the Corporation of St George's Peppercorn Ceremony.
Lyme Regis Coverage:
- Cover - Ed Christopher
- Editorial - Page 5
- Article - Page 8
Read more: Lyme Regis Coverage
We made the front page of the daily!
When the Deliverance was removed, some in the community were surprised, and others expressed outrage.
As mentioned in our previous newsletter, we undertook work to transform the Ordnance Island. Starting with Flag Nation and the Sir George Somers statue, we are now making progress with the demolition of the Deliverance replica. As we move forward, we encourage the community to check our website for updates on CSG programs.
Addressing a noted concern: some feel aggrieved that history will be lost. It is not. The replica could not be maintained in that format, and if we tried, it would have been at a substantial taxable cost. Your Deliverance memories, photos, and written works are part of St. George's unbroken story.
CSG and its partners will work to restore the Deliverance in a way that is sustainable and can be a memorable experience for visitors.
Deliverance. The Next Phase.
Rotary St. George's donates to the Rebuild!
St George’s Rotary Club made a generous contribution to the capital project of rebuilding the Deliverance exhibit. Immediate past St George’s Rotary president, Mr Andrew Roberts, made a check presentation to the Ms Candy-Lee Foggo, Corporation of St George Town Manager.
Mr. Roberts states, "As a town partner, we are pleased with the work the Corporation has undertaken to reposition the Town exhibit for the next generation of visitors while supporting the shipbuilding legacy and historical contribution the Deliverance represents for the Town."
Ms. Foggo added, "We are truly grateful that the St. George's Rotary has come forward to help us build on our vision to serve the Town of St. George with a new exhibit that accentuates elements of the past while serving the needs of a modern visitor. Some may desire an exact replica to be rebuilt, but our consultation informs us that 60% of residents visited the Deliverance more than 5 years ago. That low local utilization indicates we have to create an exhibit that is interactive and allows us to tell a broader shipbuilding and maritime story. "
Learn more about the Rotary St. George.
Councilor Butterfield Steps In
Welcome Ms Butterfield.
Congratulation to Ms. Tianny D. Butterfield, our newest council member representing residents' matters. She will continue the long-standing tradition of advocating for the best interests of the Town and providing counsel to the Mayor across a range of matters that will see the Corporation deliver forthcoming projects that will improve the lives of residents and prospects for businesses.
The Marina Development Has Started
Government announced in the House:
“At an estimated cost of $4.1 million, this private-public project between the Corporation of St. George and the developer is poised for substantive work to begin in August.”
"Crisson Construction Ltd. and D&J Construction Ltd., who are leading the operation, are currently using the nearby Marginal Wharf (now Ships' Wharf) in St. David’s as an off-site location for initial work." — Minister of Public Works, Lt. Col. the Hon. David Burch, JP, MP; July 15th.
Read more: https://www.gov.bm/articles/update-st-george’s-marina-project
Onsite Activity - the gang-way is being removed by Crission to make way for the piling construction that are being prepared across the harbor at Ships' Wharf (formerly Marginal Wharf) in St David’s.
We are reminding residents and businesses that you will see activity on Ordnance Island. Please use care when visiting..
You made our first major event since the 2019 a success!
On this occasion, we took on the services of a professional events coordinator and reached out to our local media partners to raise awareness of the event. We thank everyone that participated, from performers to singers, food and clothing vendors, and our MC, Mr. Ed Christopher (rumored Somerset fan). Our media partners gave us airtime and shared our message across social media — thanks.
For those that were unable to attend, we will endeavor to make the entertainment portion available in a couple of weeks.
Cup Match Extravaganza Event Survey
As with most things, we learn from every effort we undertake. And we would like your feedback to make improvements.
- Monday, September 5th - Labour Day
- Monday, September 12th - First day of school
- Wednesday, October 12 - Peppercorn Ceremony
September 17, 2022: Seafood Festival
Watch Our Website... get your tastebuds ready!
Did you know ….
The St George's Club.
Hotelco Bermuda SGC, a sister company of Hotelco Bermuda Holding, the developer of the St Regis Bermuda Resort, has renovated 41 cottages and the main building, and expects the three-phase development to be completed by next year at a cost of $25m.
Ital Juice Cafe.
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