Residents of the Fifth District are being asked to come out and participate in a large-scale community clean-up initiative set for Saturday, January 25.
This appeal came from the District Representative Kye Rymer, who told BVI News there is a growing issue of improper waste management within the community.
“We want to go around to each area within the district and clean up light trash and debris. The purpose is to have a clean district, build community togetherness and also heighten our sense of pride as we all want to live and play in an environment that is clean and tidy,” Minister Rymer stated.
He also explained that the initiative is nothing new since his committee usually conducts various clean-up sessions which at times include de-bushing in specified areas within the district.
“We launched this community service during my campaign and have continued it. However, it has mainly been my committee and a few supporters. Now I call on all of the Fifth District to do their part to make a more effective impact on the beautification and safely of our district,” Minister Rymer stated.
“Many hands make light work and we need to join together and not just talk the talk but walk the walk. The district is nothing without all of us and it is our duty to set an example for our community especially our youth,” he added.
Location of meeting points
There will be four meet up points for the initiative. These include the Long Trench Community Centre, The Watch House, Fahie Hill and Huntums Ghut basketball court.
According to Rymer, there will be point persons at each of the four locations to get the cleanup started at 5 am.