Disappointed No Provisions For Canal Upgrades

November 14, 2015

The Mill Creek Road businesses and residents who have expressed concern about the flooding in the area said they were “disappointed that provisions were not made in the Throne Speech for the canal infrastructure upgrades,” however added that they were “pleased that Government has agreed to present us with a plan by November 30.”

Mills Creek Flooding Bermuda, Jan 31 2014-13

Earlier this month a group consisting of the 20 businesses and one residence located on Mill Creek Road released a statement about the “blatant lack of action on the Pembroke Canal infrastructure, which continues to go into disrepair and cause serious, sometimes life threatening, flooding on Mill Creek Road.”

Following that, a Public Works Ministry spokesperson said, “An engineer will be in touch with the local businesses about the flooding but the private sector must take ownership of this issue as Mills Creek Road is a private road.”

Speaking after Friday’s Throne Speech, Ed Faries, on behalf of the Mill Creek Road businesses and residents, said: “We are disappointed that provisions were not made in the Throne Speech for the canal infrastructure upgrades.

“However, we are pleased that Government has agreed to present us with a plan by November 30. We hope that funds are allocated to the canal in the next budget.”

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  1. Coffee says:

    Should have built / located your business elsewhere , I don’t feel that any of the public purse should go towards shoring up the location .

    • Why is everyone shocked and surprised?

    • Show us the money says:

      So what are your comments on the auditors report?

      • Coffee says:

        My comments on the auditors report ! I subscribe to the sentiments of the Finance Minister , we are alike in that we don’t put any currency in the reports of Civil Servants . When he decides to take them seriously , then and only then will I .

        • Zevon says:

          Ah. So you don’t believe in the Auditors Report. It isn’t real. Of course.

          • Coffee says:

            Does it really matter what I believe ? You really should be asking such deep probing questions of Bob Richards . According to a statement made by the sworn in finance minister , any reports submitted by any civil servant at first should always be deemed suspect .
            Please don’t ask Coffee about such things , I’ll repeat the words of Bob Richards till you tire .

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    “However, we are pleased that Government has agreed to present us with a plan by November 30. We hope that funds are allocated to the canal in the next budget.”

    There you go. A commitment for a plan in the next 2 weeks.

    Hold their feet to the fire. If there is one thing that the civil service hates it is somebody holding them to their word & making them work.

  3. Terry says:

    November 30th.
    Disappointed and pleased.
    Never mind.

  4. Tolerate says:

    Kind of on the fence with this one. On one hand,this issue should have been addressed long ago when there actually was still money to put towards the problem.
    But to be disappointed it didn’t make the Throne Speech?

  5. bermy Bud says:

    I dont know why the made those areas business zone anyway! When u think of the word “creek” automatically u should think of water! I know what the problem was they didnt have “enter at your own risk” signs out before they started developing Mills Creek as a business zone! Creeks dont build over night!

  6. edwin says:

    That canal needs to be dredged from Victor Scott School right out to Mills Creek entrance and than the water will flow in and out better than it does now.