Police To Guide Elbow Beach Holiday Traffic

December 23, 2014

The Bermuda Police Service will be on hand during holiday celebrations on Elbow Beach, helping to guide traffic and assists motorists as people converge on the beach on Christmas Day.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service recognizes on Christmas Day a number of the island residents converge on Elbow Beach for festive celebrations.

“This results in cars and cycles being illegally parked on South Road and surrounding roads causing major traffic delays and safety hazards.

“This year police officers will be on hand to facilitate the free flow of traffic and to assist persons who would like to park on the Horizons Golf Course kindly offered by the Coral Beach for a small donation to the St Paul’s Anglican Church.”

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  1. Micro says:

    How about they do the sensible thing and move to a bigger beach with more parking?

    Traditions evolve.

    • Strike fund says:

      Maybe they should get down there over 24 hours in advance and mark out their spots with spray paint.

    • X man says:

      It would have been great over at Southside Beach St.Davids
      [1] Plenty of Parking
      [2] it’s isolated
      [3] Police Station/Emergency Services just up the road
      [4] needs far lees Police Capability than Elbow Beach

  2. Coffee says:

    Remember the trash last year ?

    • Barracuda says:

      Yeah , but that keeps Parks folks employed right?

      • Family Man says:

        No, they’re employed for life anyway. That just gives them more work.

        • Coffee says:

          Couldn’t think of a better way to spend your tax dollars . Right !

    • X man says:

      I must say that the TRASH LEFT was disgusting – the organisers should have had it cleaned up.-
      but there too Drunk to care.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      It would be a whole lot better if a couple of dumpsters, even if temporary, were put at the end of the road. These folks would use them.

      Putting out a few 50gal trash containers is a waste of time.

  3. sage says:

    They gonna utilize the breathalyser?

    • Regina says:

      Wow, who peed in your cornflakes? Why so negative toward these families who just like to get together? Geesh. I pity people as grumpy as you. Merry Christmas?

    • X man says:

      My Nephew is a Police Officer – he can’t wait to catch all the drivers under the Influence of ALCOHOLIC BEVERGES.– told me he got three last year – he’s looking get six this year — trust me they will fall right into the Police fishing nets.

      • Strike fund says:

        Hope he is as keen for the other 364 days of the year?

  4. Keep Bermuda Beautiful says:

    Congratulations to Coral Beach Club for letting everyone park at Horizons, and make a small donation to the St. Paul’s Church who’s volunteers will be helping the Police with parking. There are no organizers for this annual event. It just happens. So it’s wonderful that the Police are proactively directing proper parking rather than being reactionary with ticketing. As always, have a designated driver for your group.

    As for the trash, KBB and Waste Management partner with the Parks Department for this event. Waste Management loans the waste bins. There will be extra bins on the beach this year. KBB volunteers come do a clean up on Boxing Day and all are welcome to join in from 10 am – 12 noon. But the best thing would be for everyone to help make this a “no trace” event. Pack in and then pack out. Take your empties off the beach and back home to dispose of them. Let’s make this a Happy Holiday….and Healthy Beach!

  5. Y-Gurl says:

    This is the most productive of the year for the BPS hundred’s of parking tickets that don’t even have to be paid…wow