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Group Welcomes National Park Designation

Group Welcomes National Park Designation

Campaign group Take Back Our Park has praised Government for designating Southlands as a national park, and is asking ‘what happens next?’ The House of Assembly passed legislation earlier this month formally designating the land on South Shore as a protected area. The decision was ratified in the Senate. A spokesperson for TBOP said: “It has been... Read more of this article

Southlands Community Garden Groundbreaking

Southlands Community Garden Groundbreaking

[Updated] Earlier today [July 1], Premier Michael Dunkley and  Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier joined Dr. Kuni Frith-Black and the Friends of Southlands for a ground breaking ceremony at site of the new community garden in the Southlands Park in Warwick. The community garden, which is spearheaded by the Friends of Southlands, is slated to... Read more of this article

MTB Championships To Be Held This Sunday

MTB Championships To Be Held This Sunday

The Bermuda Bicycle Association [BBA] will hold its annual mountain biking championships this Sunday, March 15th, at the Southlands property in Warwick. The event, which has been held at Ferry Reach for many years, will be contested at the new location thanks to the Parks Department who supported the request by the BBA. While the competition course... Read more of this article

MTB Championships To Be Held At Southlands

MTB Championships To Be Held At Southlands

The Winners Edge MTB Championships will be moving from its traditional course, and will be held at the Southlands property in Warwick on March 15th. A spokesperson said, “With permission to hold this event given by the Parks Department we are now putting the finishing touches on what we hope will be an exciting course for all competitors. This... Read more of this article

Somerset Bridge And Southlands Now Listed

Somerset Bridge And Southlands Now Listed

The Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy today [Jan 8] advised that Somerset Bridge — the smallest drawbridge in the world – has officially been designated as a Grade HM Structure [Historic Monument] and Southlands has been designated as a Grade 2 Listed Building. This follows a period of public consultation ending 31 December 2014. There... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: BEST’s Southlands Showcase

Photos/Video: BEST’s Southlands Showcase

Showcasing the Southlands area was the aim of Saturday’s [Oct 26] Open House hosted by the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST]. “The Bermuda public saved Southlands from development and now BEST is inviting the public to join us in celebrating Southlands,” a spokesperson said. Stuart Hayward and Susan Armstrong from... Read more of this article

BEST To Host Southlands Showcase On Oct. 26

BEST To Host Southlands Showcase On Oct. 26

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] wishes to remind the public that Saturday, October 26 is Showcase Day for Southlands. “The Bermuda public saved Southlands from development and now BEST is inviting the public to join us in celebrating Southlands,” a spokesperson said.From 12 noon through 4.00pm there will be an... Read more of this article

BEST Invites Volunteers For Southlands Cleanup

BEST Invites Volunteers For Southlands Cleanup

A local environmental group is calling for volunteers to help in a big clean-up at Southlands on South Shore Road in Warwick, which is set to become Bermuda’s newest national park. BEST has joined forces with Government’s Department of Conservation Services to have a three-day clear-up at Southlands on Monday October 21, Tuesday October 22 and Wednesday... Read more of this article

Upcoming Southlands Spruce-Up & Open House

Upcoming Southlands Spruce-Up & Open House

Southlands is about to undergo the first phase of its restoration, with BEST, Bermuda Conservation Services, and the Bermuda Parks Department teaming up with the general public for a Southlands Spruce-Up effort to take place later this month.This sprucing up will be done in order to allow the public to get a full view of the area’s potential... Read more of this article

MP Scott: “Overt Politicizing” Of Southlands Event

MP Scott: “Overt Politicizing” Of Southlands Event

[Updated] C#24 Warwick South East MP Lawrence Scott said he is concerned by the “overt politicizing of an event that should be about putting the people of Warwick first,” while Senator Alexis Swan said Mr Scott doesn’t seem to “fully understand what is going on at Southlands.” Earlier this week there was a press conference... Read more of this article

Photos: Southlands Restoration To Get Underway

Photos: Southlands Restoration To Get Underway

[Updated with photos & video] The Departments of Parks and Conservation Services are working together to produce a restoration plan to turn Southlands into a National Park, Junior Environment Minister Senator Alexis Swan said this morning [Sept 23]. In 2005 businessmen Craig Christensen, Nelson Hunt and Brian Duperreault bought the Southlands estate... Read more of this article

Signing: Southlands & Morgans Point Swap

Signing: Southlands & Morgans Point Swap

The formal signing to exchange the former base lands at Morgan’s Point for the Southlands property in Warwick took place at the Cabinet Office this morning [June 25]. The 80 acres at Morgan’s Point in Sandys/Southampton was owned by Government, while the 37 acres at Southlands in Warwick was owned by Morgan’s Point Limited. In 2005 Bermudian... Read more of this article

Southlands Land Swap Agreement Signed

Southlands Land Swap Agreement Signed

This afternoon [Sept 13] another step was made in the much discussed ‘land swap’, with the principals of Southlands and the Bermuda Government meeting, and signing a formal agreement. The agreement will see a luxury resort built at Morgan’s Point, while Southlands will become a park. A bill is expected to go before the House of Assembly... Read more of this article