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Petition Launched Over ATV Tour Proposal

Petition Launched Over ATV Tour Proposal

BEST is asking anyone who hasn’t already objected to the ATV tour proposal to sign a petition sheet, which is available at a number of locations. A spokesperson said, “In November 2017, the Ministry of Public Works invited public comment on the proposal to permit All Terrain Vehicle [ATV] tours in the West End: along the Western railway trail and... Read more of this article

Greenrock, BNT Not Pleased With ATV Decision

Greenrock, BNT Not Pleased With ATV Decision

“The Minister’s decision to allow ATV’s to operate in the West End on a trial basis flies in the face of the public consultation with only two out of 628 submissions being in support of it,” Greenrock said, adding that they “note with dismay the precedent setting nature of this decision.” Minister Approves One Year Licence This... Read more of this article

Minister: One Year Licence Issued For ATV Tours

Minister: One Year Licence Issued For ATV Tours

[Updated] “I am granting approval for a ‘Licence to Use Vehicles on Government of Bermuda Property’ for a trial period of one year,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said, adding that “the conditions of the licence are such that it will allow for termination of the licence if terms and conditions of operation... Read more of this article

Audio: Parliamentary Questions On ATV Proposal

Audio: Parliamentary Questions On ATV Proposal

Out of some 400 responses to the consultation for the proposed ATV tours in the west end, two people responded in favour, Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch said. The Minister’s statement came in response to Parliamentary Questions from OBA MP Sylvan Richards in the House of Assembly, and you can listen to the exchange below. Related... Read more of this article

BEST “Concerned” About Handling Of Proposal

BEST “Concerned” About Handling Of Proposal

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they are ”very concerned about the handling of the proposal to run ATV tours in the west end,” adding that the Island’s railway trails and parks “are for the peaceful enjoyment of all of us.” Their statement follows after Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Burch On ATV Proposal Decision

Video: Minister Burch On ATV Proposal Decision

The final decision on the ATV proposal for the west end has not been made, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said, adding that he finds it “astounding” how “all these people who live nowhere near the issue object to it.” Back in October 2017, the Ministry of Public Works started a consultation, seeking the public’s... Read more of this article

Ministry: No Final Decision On ATV Proposal Yet

Ministry: No Final Decision On ATV Proposal Yet

The Ministry of Public Works has “yet to make a final decision regarding the ATV proposal,” the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works has yet to make a final decision regarding the ATV proposal. Once a decision has been made the Minister will update the public accordingly.” Back in October... Read more of this article

Garden Club “Strongly Objects” To ATV Plan

Garden Club “Strongly Objects” To ATV Plan

The Garden Club of Bermuda said they “strongly object” to the proposal to allow ATV access to “some of Bermuda’s most magnificent protected parklands.” Garden Club President, Cindy Young said, “It is with grave concern that the Garden Club of Bermuda strongly objects to the proposal for the change of use to the... Read more of this article

Complaints Over Consultation Email Issues

Complaints Over Consultation Email Issues

[Updated] Bernews has received multiple complaints that the emails for both consultations — the ATV proposal and domestic partnership bill — appear to not functioning correctly for some people. The environmental group BEST has expressed concern about the ATV feedback email, saying, “It has come to our attention that the internet address... Read more of this article

Residents Visit The Proposed ATV Tours Route

Residents Visit The Proposed ATV Tours Route

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] recently hosted a walk around the proposed ATV tours route through Hog Bay Park in the west end, and have also reminded people that the deadline for submitting feedback is today [Nov 14]. “Up to 100 concerned citizens showed up throughout the afternoon, ranging in ages from 2 to 88 years... Read more of this article

BNT Objects To Proposal To Allow ATV Tours

BNT Objects To Proposal To Allow ATV Tours

The Bermuda National Trust is “strongly objecting” to the proposal to allow the Railway Trail and National Parks in the West End to be used for ATV tours, and it is urging its members and supporters to review the proposal and to send in their own objections. The BNT said, “The former One Bermuda Alliance government have provisional... Read more of this article

Group Welcomes Public Consultation On ATVs

Group Welcomes Public Consultation On ATVs

The group Take Back Our Park [TBOP] has welcomed Government’s decision to hold public consultation on the use of all-terrain vehicles [ATVs] on parkland. The group said, “Sylvan Richards, the former OBA Environment Minister, had approved plans to use ATVs in Scaur Hill Fort Park and Hog Bay Park, as well as on part of the Railway Trail in Somerset.... Read more of this article

Govt Seeks Public Feedback On ATV Proposal

Govt Seeks Public Feedback On ATV Proposal

The Ministry of Public Works is seeking feedback on a proposed change of the use for part of the Bermuda Railway Trail Park in Sandys, to consider a proposal for a private entity to conduct ATV tours in the area.A spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is committed to ensuring that it provides opportunities for residents to share their... Read more of this article