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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

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

TBOP Concerned About Parks Act Legislation

TBOP Concerned About Parks Act Legislation

The Botanical Garden’s action group, Take Back Our Park have “expressed concern over Government’s recent announcement an amended Parks Act will be presented at next Parliamentary session.” Take Back Our Park spokesperson, Jennifer Flood stated, “While we are relieved to hear that after years of being limbo Southlands will finally be... Read more of this article

TBOP: Govt Did Not Comply With Parks Act

TBOP: Govt Did Not Comply With Parks Act

As part of a private civil case, the Chief Justice Ian Kawaley has ruled in the Supreme Court that Government did not comply with Section 4 of the Bermuda National Parks Act 1986 regarding the maintenance yard planned for the centre of the Botanical Gardens, the action group Take Back Our Park [TBOP] said. A TBOP spokesperson said: “Section 4... Read more of this article

‘Take Back Our Park’ Group Delivers Letter

‘Take Back Our Park’ Group Delivers Letter

[Updated] A campaign group trying to stop the development of a new maintenance yard in the middle of the Botanical Gardens has delivered a 1,500-word letter of objection to Government. And Take Back Our Park is urging more people to sign its petition [here] in a bid to convince Government not to carry on with work on a new HQ for more than 100 parks... Read more of this article

Action Group ‘Disappointed’ Over Meeting

Action Group ‘Disappointed’ Over Meeting

An action group has labelled a public consultation meeting about plans to build a new Parks Department HQ in the heart of the Botanical Gardens as “disappointing”. Last week Government held a meeting at the Berkeley Institute cafetorium over its plans to develop the old maintenance yard at the Gardens into a centre for 120 Parks staff, new staff... Read more of this article

People Urged To Attend Meeting About Gardens

People Urged To Attend Meeting About Gardens

Action group, Take Back Our Park, is urging its supporters to attend a public meeting called by Government over plans to develop the old maintenance yard at the Botanical Gardens. Work was stopped earlier this year when a temporary injunction was granted forbidding Government to proceed with work at the site. But a public notice was published this week... Read more of this article

Park Campaigners Deliver 3,700 Name Petition

Park Campaigners Deliver 3,700 Name Petition

Take Back Our Park [TBOP] campaigners have handed over a 3,700 name petition to Government calling for work on a maintenance yard in the Botanical Gardens to be abandoned. “Under the plans, the yard is to be built as a daily mustering point for more than 100 Department of Parks staff and parking zone for dozens of vehicles,” the group said. “There... Read more of this article

TBOP Seeking Help To Reach 5,000 Signatures

TBOP Seeking Help To Reach 5,000 Signatures

Campaign group Take Back Our Park [TBOP] is calling on the residents of Bermuda to sign a petition against work on a new maintenance yard, and help the petition to reach 5,000 signatures. “We already have more than 3,600 signatures which is phenomenal and shows people’s strength of feeling about the importance of this area. Government is still... Read more of this article

TBOP Welcomes Botanical Gardens Court Ruling

TBOP Welcomes Botanical Gardens Court Ruling

Supporters of a campaign group trying to halt a maintenance yard being built in the middle of the Botanical Gardens on protected park land have today [Sept 2] welcomed a Supreme Court ruling that places a temporary injunction on the work. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ruled in favour of local residents who live near the site, which has been earmarked as... Read more of this article

Campaign Group Writes Objection Letter To MPs

Campaign Group Writes Objection Letter To MPs

Campaign group Take Back Our Park has written to MPs and Senators urging them to demand the immediate suspension of work on a new Parks headquarters in the middle of the Botanical Gardens until an independent review of the project is conducted. “Government is pressing ahead with work on the site which will eventually include two large two-story... Read more of this article

2500+ People Sign Take Back Our Park Petition

2500+ People Sign Take Back Our Park Petition

More than 2,500 people have now signed a petition calling for work on a new Parks maintenance yard in the middle of the Botanical Gardens to be halted. “And two weeks after publicly calling for any impact reports into the work to be released, campaign group Take Back Our Park [TBOP] has yet to hear from anyone in Government,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

TBOP Query Maintenance Yard Impact Report

TBOP Query Maintenance Yard Impact Report

Take Back Our Park campaigners are querying whether any reports into the impact of a new Parks department maintenance yard in the heart of the Botanical Gardens were ever done. Take Back Our Park used the new Public Access to Information [PATI] legislation to ask for copies of an environmental impact report, a noise impact study and a visual impact... Read more of this article