General Meeting

The next meeting day is January 25th, 6 PM in the Towne Hall.  During the meeting, you will learn about all the projects underway and new programs and projects we may be undertaking.  The standard agenda follows:

1. Welcome
2. Observances/Celebrations
3. Town Manager / Secretary Report 
4. Committee Reports and Recommendations 
5. Government Board Member's Reports 
6. Other Board Member Reports 
7. Public Q&A Period

 

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Resolutions

There were none.

* All resolutions require the approval of the Minister responsible for Municipalities.


Road Closures

When the Corporation hosts major events, we will reduce public access to ensure public safety. On some occasions, there are no road closures, but there may be traffic delays as the participants exit the Town.


Street: Water Street West
Date: December 10, and 17
Time: 9am-6pm
Event: Shop & Stroll
 
Street(s): King’s Square & Water Street West 
Date: December 31
Time: 3:30pm-2am
Event: NYE - Onion Drop

Trash Collection

Public holidays may disrupt the collection of trash in the Town of St. George for business and residents.

Holiday Collections:
Holiday: Christmas & Boxing Day
Collection Date: Wednesday, December 27th

Holiday: New Year's Day
Collection Date: Tuesday, January 2nd


Onion Drop



We make history and continue a tradition.


As the clock ticks down to the final moments of the old year, our charming island of Bermuda gears up for a unique and symbolic celebration. Gathered in the heart of the town, residents and visitors alike eagerly await the grand spectacle that has become a cherished tradition—the descent of our magnificent onion.

In the crisp night air, the onion takes center stage, gracefully suspended from the top of Towne Hall—a masterpiece of craftsmanship adorned with sparkling bulbs. As the crowd counts down with excitement, the glowing onion begins its descent, marking the passage into a new chapter of time for our town.

The Bermuda onion holds deep roots in our rich farming heritage. Back in the 1800s, our island gained fame for the vibrant array of onions it produced—red, yellow, white, and purple. This agricultural prowess sparked a trading frenzy, with thousands of these coveted onions making their way to the East Coast of the United States every week.

Today, as we stand on looking to the optimism and promise of the new year, we proudly embrace our onion legacy. It has become more than just a vegetable; it is a symbol of our resilience, diversity, and the vibrant spirit that unites us as a community. Locals affectionately refer to themselves as "onions," wearing the title as a badge of honour that signifies their deep-rooted connection to Bermuda.

Happy New Year, Bermuda—may it be as vibrant and unforgettable as our symbolic onion celebration!
 



Scoop The Poop 

Dogs seek owners help in poop clean up.

Dogs are adorable, but their poop is not. In our towne, maintaining a pristine appearance is crucial, and people remember cleanliness. Regrettably, we must address instances of carelessness.

While we love strolling with our canine companions, we do not enjoy having our staff clean up after them or guests being subjected to the smoosh of the odour-carrying clumps that leave a dreadful impression. We kindly request all dog owners to please be responsible and pick up after their pets when walking along Water Street, Ordnance Island, and King’s Square.

Recently, we had to implement a ban on dogs in our gardens, and we hope to avoid extending that ban to other public walking areas in the town.


 

 Bulletin 

  • Sunday, November 26-December 23 - BEDC Eat, Shop & Play
  • Friday, December 8-31 – Winter Wonderland in Somers Garden
  • Sunday, December: 10, 17 - Shop N' Stroll
  • Sundays, December 10, 17 - Gift Wrapping, King’s Square
  • Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, December 26 - Boxing Day
  • Sunday, December 31 - NYE on the King's Square

 


December 31, 2023 - NYE Onion Drop



Join the St. George's community in welcoming the new year at the town square on December 31st.

St. George's, the only town in Bermuda, boasts a rich history of people, businesses, and legacies that contribute to the unique charm of our community. We take pride in delivering truly special occasions, creating memories that last for generations.

Our commitment to excellence is evident in the top-notch entertainment and the brightest talent we showcase during our events. We uphold traditions that are unwaveringly authentic and heartfelt. St. George's is not just a town; it's a place where the past and present converge to create an unforgettable experience.

We are passionate about caring for our people, our home, and extending hospitality to families visiting from across the bridge or traveling miles across the ocean. The holiday season brings out the best in all of us, and we look forward to celebrating together on this special night.

Date: Sunday, December 31st, 2023
Time: 8pm-1am
Location: King's Square, St. George's
Parking: Tiger Bay


Holiday Community Partners









Did you know …



You can host a major or intimate event in St. George’s at one of the amazing locations; Penno’s Wharf, Somers Garden, King's Square and Towne Hall, any of these spots are beautiful and idyllic to host a company function, weddings, milestone birthday or any occasion. For more information please contact Rennika Denbrook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 297-1532.




Time Ticks To The Future.
 

This year, the onion drop will be accompanied by a sound we have not heard in a minute, the toll of the town clock.

St. Peter's has announced that the work on the town clock has been completed.

In a national announcement across television, newspaper, and social media, we learned about the work that was undertaken, some of the history (who knew Bermuda shares the same clockmaker as Big Ben); the training program for Bermudians - Ian Birch and Phillip Anderson; and the benefit to area residents and school children.



The Corporation is proud to have contributed to the effort through the UNESCO World Heritage Fund grant program. This investment is important for maintaining the town and ensuring we have a memorable and enduring legacy.

If you have a passion for food, we invite you to patronize any of our Town dining establishments.