The St. Lucy Parish Independence Committee (PIC) recently concluded its community service project, which was a cleanup of Archers Bay and a garbage disposal site at Avis Town.
Archers Bay was selected, as it is one of the more popular and often visited bays in the parish.
Some of the issues tackled were the removal of a large Manchineel tree, which fell during the 2019 flooding and blocked the path of the foot trail; removal of Sargassum seaweed, and clearing the entrance of the bay for improved ease of access.
The committee also selected a site along the main road of Avis Town, which persons would often traverse to Archers Bay and Catch 22 Restaurant, as it was an illegal dumping site.
Before the execution of the service days on July 24, 25 and 31, a series of site visits were conducted during the months of May, June and July, with committee members and various stakeholders, to evaluate the areas and identify the necessary support and resources for the project.
Additionally, the St. Lucy PIC also undertook a survey of the residents of Avis Town, to gather information on the current environmental practices in the district.
The results of this survey were revealed and used during a sensitisation exercise on Sunday, June 6, and 27, to residents of the Avis Town, Grape Hall and Coles Cave communities, and on Sunday, July 11, during the weekly service at Crab Hill Wesleyan Holiness Church.
The community service project concluded with the handover of 10 garbage cans to several areas in Crab Hill and Coles Cave, which were painted with environmental messages by members of the PIC.