The next meeting day is October 27th, 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.
Last Month's General Meeting
Held September 29, 2022 at 6 PM
The Council continues to hold public general meetings. They can be streamed live on the 4th Thursday of the month. Inside those meetings, you will get updates on:
Town Manager / Secretary Report
Committee Reports and Recommendations
Government Board Members Reports
Other Board Member Reports
* All resolutions require the approval of the minister responsible for municipalities.
When the Corporation hosts 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.
- Sunday, October 9th - King’s Square/Ordnance Island - Peppercorn Rehearsal
- Wednesday, October 12th - King's Square - Peppercorn Ceremony
Christia Maxwell joins the Corporation of St. George.
The Corporation of St. George is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Christia Maxwell, a town native. Ms. Maxwell assumes the role of Operations and Logistic Coordinator. Thus far, Ms. Maxwell has played an integral role in two big Town events: Cup Match Extravaganza and St. George’s Seafood Festival.. She brings a business administration and marketing background and personal knowledge of the Town
CSG Team Build Picnic Benches.
We often forget that Bermudians had to be extremely resourceful and crafty in order to survive on an island. Bermuda has no adjacent states or a mainland to visit if an immediate need arises. We are a UK territory that is 3,300 miles from England. Importing finished goods from the USA allows us to live a modern lifestyle that moves us further away from traditional jobs such as carpenter, blacksmith, cobbler, and even tailor.
We are proud of the work Shannon Outerbridge, Works Supervisor, and his team have done in building benches that are now located on Ordnance Island. The wood was repurposed from the 20 Wellington Street property that was demolished in 2018. It is important that we recognise the value of master craftsmen in our community.
Town Plan Community Survey
The Community Survey Report is Available.
The Corporation of St. George is inclusive in the development of the Town Plan. We sought the feedback of residents, businesses, and partners across the community. Read the report to learn about the top concerns. The report is presented in easy-to-understand categories.
St. George's Seafood Festival.
"Thank you to everyone that came out! You made the first St. George’s Seafood Festival a big success. The collaboration of the BTA and the Corporation of St. George’s delivered a successful event including vendors and entertainment. The event was successful in raising awareness of the Town as a destination and showcasing Ordnance Island as a premier outdoor venue.
still: @kristweetlife · Sep 23
Preparation Serves Us Well.
We are thankful the hurricane passed to the side of the island. Nevertheless, it had an impact on every parish, with St. George's losing power to as many as 2,800 customers. Thanks to the preparation of residents and businesses and the hard work of the EMO, BELCO, Works & Engineering, Regiment and other agencies, Bermuda returned to service in a matter of days.
A special thank you to the Corporation of St. George’s staff that prepared in advance of the hurricane, thus minimalizing any damage to our properties, and for their tremendous cleanup efforts following the passing of the storm that ensured the Town was back operational in short order..
Temptations Cafe's New Location in the Town.
We are excited that Temptations has reopened for business in the Town. They are now located across from Godet & Young on 18 Wellington Street, with ample parking and outdoor seating.
To learn about their business journey, you can read their story in the Royal Gazette. To see how renovation process took place, visit their Facebook page.
Good luck in your new location!
- Thursday, October 6th - St. George’s | Enterprise Bermuda Incubator Hub Open House
- Wednesday, October 12th - Peppercorn Ceremony
- Sunday, October 23rd - St. George's Scavenger Hunt
- Friday, November 11th - Remembrance Day
- Friday, November 25th - Lighting of the Town
- Friday, December 2nd - Bermuda National Trust Walkabout
- Saturday, December 3rd - Santa Comes To Town
October 12, 2022: Peppercorn Ceremony
This will be a first...
- Mayor George Dowling, III, JP will make his first public address at a Peppercorn Ceremony. During the pandemic, the event was held at Government House with limited attendees.
- Our beloved Queen Elizabeth II is with us in spirit, having passed away on September 8, after reigning for over 70 years.
- We hail King Charles III, who is now Bermuda’s Head of State.
Despite all of these firsts, the Town ensured the continuation of a 200-year-old tradition of paying one peppercorn in rent (interest and inflation-free).
We welcome the Governor, the Premier and Cabinet members, and other dignitaries to our Town. Traditions are an important part of our heritage, and we encourage all residents to attend this memorable event—the hats, regiment, and commomardere—and experience the authentic old-towne feeling.
Did you know ….
How does our Town reflect our culture and heritage?
Be authentic! Everyone wants an authentic Olde Towne experience. Residents want to keep and reflect on their traditions and community atmosphere. Businesses want attractions that will draw customers and encourage them to buy a piece of the real Town of St George experience.
The Town of St. George is happy to have community teams to help the town prosper.
The CSG has partners that help the Town retain its authenticity. They are:
SGPA - Look
The look of the Town is intentional. Each generation can have a new experience with a familiarity that connects them to the past and future. Under the direction of the Governor, the St. George’s Preservation Authority (link) provides general guidance to the Department of Planning on what will work for the Town. They also assist the CSG with the vetting of material changes to the architectural style of the Town.
Cultural Affairs - Heritage
The feel of the Town is laid-back yet unusually proper. "Hello" is common when Bermudians pass on the streets or, "toot toot" on an auto. It is just a part of the culture, which tourists find surprising — Bermudians (or anyone) saying hello to an absolute stranger with a smile.
The common living standards and practices that distinguish life in Bermuda, as well as cultural experiences such as Cup Match, Kites, and the Onion Drop that make Bermuda memorable, are all part of the rich tapestry of Bermudian living and folklore that the Department of Culture Affairs works to preserve on a national level.
National Trust - Property legacy
Children flying kites in wide open fields continues a tradition that makes Bermuda a comfortable and safe place to live — open spaces being paramount in keeping this tradition alive. The National Trust plays a strategic role in the Town of St. George — they form one half of the SGPA and are respected property owners and caretakers throughout the nation. They remain advocates for creating natural spaces that make living in Bermuda unique. And ensure that heritage education in Bermuda is free of barriers. For example, they host a free National Trust Walkabout in St. George's, which gives residents of all ages an interactive education on homes, sustainability, and enjoying a shared cultural experience.
Sports / Community Centre - Activity
St. George’s Cricket Club is the Town’s Cup Match team. That is all that needs to be said.
In sincerity, sports and community has been one area where culture and heritage has transcended dissimilar views, opinions and identities. The flags flying at Ordnance Islands hint at the islands' true composition and shared connection: we all recognise a cockroach when we see one, we understand that a six is a massive batting achievement, and we root for Flora, Nahki, and the many athletes who grew up in local neighborhoods.
Sports clubs such as St George’s Cricket Club, St George’s Dinghy Club, East End Mini Yacht Cluband even the St. George's Community Centre play a critical role in helping the community define its true identity. In their community roles, we learn to overcome challenges, manage disappointments and work together to achieve a common goal, which is critical in a Town.
Collectively, these partners drive community harmony in the Town of St. George.
If you have questions or concerns about your town, send us an email.