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Plans Afoot For Development In St George South
Monday, 19 April 2010 09:52
MEMBERS OF the St George South Constituency Council are already making their presence felt in this constituency and plans are afoot for much development.

Headed by Chairman Ruall Harris, this Council and its members have engaged in on-going walk-abouts through the district as a means of meeting constituents and becoming familiar with their various needs.

The physical and social development of individuals within the constituency are also high on the agenda of the Council. Sporting and other competitions among community groups have become the norm. One such sporting tournament culminated on November 28, at Ellerton Playing field, where participants were presented with trophies and prizes for their success in football, netball, road tennis and athletic competitions.

The Council has also started an ongoing bulk waste programme, which is witnessing a much cleaner environment. It was started recently in the Dash Valley and South Districts areas and involves the removal of old refrigerators, stoves, televisions and galvanise from these areas.

According to Harris: "The response was so overwhelming that we were not able to clean up in one day. "We will do similar clean ups in all areas of the constituency and will continue our debushing programme which is necessary for security reasons, and to enhance the constituency.

Another project of the St George South Constituency Council is the commitment of the Council to work hand in hand with the South District Methodist Church and assist with the provision of breakfast for school children.

"Children who want breakfast in the various catchment areas are free to come. We are supporting this effort by sourcing firms which can offer assistance and we will also help financially," Harris adds.

This programme will be extended to other schools within the community in January. Schools are also expected to benefit from the formulation of an After School Programme which was initiated by a community-based church. This programme allows for children to receive assistance with their homework on Saturday evenings. Similar programmes will be introduced in selected areas in the coming year.

The physical development of St George South has also been brought to the attention of the Council. As a result, a number of roads in the constituency have been identified for repairs, lights are to be installed at the Ellerton Playing Field, and the homes of those elderly persons, which need repairing have been identified. This work will be carried out with the help of the Constituency Empowerment Department.
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