On Earth Day over the weekend, residents of Lighthouse Road cleaned up their neighbourhood as part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] Neighbourhood Beautification Project.
This is the first phase in a three-part programme to support neighbourhoods that want to beautify public roadways near visitor attractions.
More than a dozen volunteers – most of them residents of the neighbourhood – rolled up their sleeves and got to work for three hours on Saturday. The end result is a spruced up roadway for residents of the area and for visitors on their way to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse.
Neighbourhood leader, Dave Blakeney, made the application to be part of the program and pulled together residents from areas surrounding the stretch of road they focused on this past Saturday. The team worked on the west side of Lighthouse Road from South Shore Road to St. Anne’s Road.
“These efforts are done out of love for our island,” said Mr. Blakeney. “We are Bermudians and residents working together to shine our light for the community and tourists who visit our island.”
SAL Limited, Precision Landscaping, Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] and the Southampton Parish Council all partnered with the BTA to make this happen.
The BTA will be working with other neighbourhood groups to facilitate additional clean-up projects.
Karla Lacey, COO of the BTA said: “Now that two neighbourhoods have completed phase one, we’ll be expanding the program over the coming months to additional areas. Residents who are interested in taking part can contact the BTA for more information on how to do so.”