The Urban Development Commission (UDC) will take the spotlight next month when it celebrates its 17th anniversary with a week of activities.

Building Sustainable Urban Communities in Barbados is the theme of the celebrations, which will commence on Sunday, August 10, with a thanksgiving service at St. Leonard???s Anglican Church, Westbury Road, St. Michael, at 9:30 a.m.

The following day, Monday, August 11, Chief Town Planner, Mark Cummins, will deliver a public lecture at the Urban Development Commission, Bridge Street Mall, Bridge Street, Bridgetown, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Cummins will discuss Building Sustainable Urban Communities in Barbados.

On Wednesday, August 13, there will be a UDC Market Day on the Chamberlain (Swing) Bridge, Bridgetown, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. There will be product displays by some local small businesses, with patrons getting an opportunity to purchase the exhibits. Health checks will also be available to the public during the day.
The week will climax on Thursday, August 14, with the Commission???s staff painting two classrooms and enhancing the garden at Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School. The UDC will partner with Berger Paints and the Future Centre Trust to accomplish this project.

The UDC???s mission is ???to provide services and programmes that would assist in the alleviation of poverty, and to enhance the sustainable quality of life and high standards of living within the urban population???.

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