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Southlands Community Gardens Launched

Southlands Community Gardens Launched

The newest community garden at Southlands Park has been launched and “there are also several new sites on the horizon as we identify areas in other parishes and work to achieve our goal of a community garden in every parish,” Minister of Public Works Lt. Col. David Burch said. Speaking earlier today, the Minister said, “Good Afternoon.... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Virtually Visit Southlands Park

Photos & Videos: Virtually Visit Southlands Park

With the Department of Parks currently inviting feedback on “what amenities, activities and experiences” should be offered at the Southlands Park in Warwick, the two videos below provide a ‘virtual walk’ through the park to help you envision the area. To provide a point of comparison, Southlands is 38 acres, which means it is a bit larger... Read more of this article

Govt Encourage ‘Open Dialogue’ On Southlands

Govt Encourage ‘Open Dialogue’ On Southlands

The Ministry is reminding the public that the “Southlands consultation process welcomes and encourages open dialogue.” As Bernews previously reported, the Department of Parks is “inviting the members of the public to provide feedback regarding the offering of amenities, activities, and experiences at Southlands Park.”A Government... Read more of this article

What Should Be Offered At Southlands Park?

What Should Be Offered At Southlands Park?

The Department of Parks is inviting feedback and suggestions on “what amenities, activities and experiences” should be offered at Southlands Park.A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks is inviting your feedback and suggestions on what amenities, activities and experiences should be offered at Southlands Park. Please... Read more of this article

Successful Community Clean Up At Southlands

Successful Community Clean Up At Southlands

Attorney General Kathy Lynn Simmons and Minister for Public Works Lt. Col. David Burch extended their thanks to the diverse group of community volunteers, the Regiment, Mirrors and Department of Parks staff that came out and gave their time to clean-up the Southlands property in Warwick on Saturday, June 29th. The event was the first of 5 scheduled... Read more of this article

Clean Up Effort Planned For Southlands Property

Clean Up Effort Planned For Southlands Property

Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons and Minister for Public Works Lt/Col David Burch announced a “collaboration between the Mirrors Programme and the Department of Parks to produce community clean-up at the Southlands property in Warwick.” “The purpose of the event will be to clear natural debris, trash and abandoned furniture from... Read more of this article

PwC Volunteers Help Clean Up At Southlands

PwC Volunteers Help Clean Up At Southlands

PwC Bermuda volunteers teamed up with the Parks Department to help clean up and clear overgrown vegetation at Southlands Park. Craig Burt of the Parks Department, whose volunteers also included Nathan Trott and Neville Hassell, commented, “On behalf of the Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Parks, I take this opportunity to once again... Read more of this article

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

[Written by Don Burgess] Students from various middle and high schools presented ideas of what to do with the Southlands National Park to Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch, and some of those ideas might be utilized to help make Southlands a natural treasure. The Bermuda Zoological Society held a two-day Environmental Youth Conference on November... Read more of this article

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