The Urban Development Commission (UDC) will take the spotlight within a few days, when it celebrates its 19th anniversary with a week of activities.
UDC celebrates 19 years of Growth and Development in Urban Barbados and its Contribution to 50 years of Nationhood is the theme of the celebrations.
The activities will commence on Sunday, August 7, with a thanksgiving service at the Wesleyan Holiness Church, Whitepark Road, St. Michael, at 8:00 a.m.
The following day, Monday, August 8, Planner at the National Housing Corporation, Raymond Lorde, will deliver a public lecture at the Urban Development Commission, Bridge Street Mall, Bridge Street, Bridgetown, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Lorde will discuss Housing Prospects Beyond 50 years of Nationhood.
There will be an Open House on Tuesday, August 9, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the UDC’s headquarters in the Bridge Street Mall, where staff will showcase their skills and talents. Leather craft, jewellery, cakes and pastries will be on display, and members of the public will get an opportunity to learn about available car cleaning and health and safety services.
A community outreach session is planned for Wednesday, August 10, at the Jorris Dunner Senior Citizens’ Home, Golden Rock, Silver Sands, Christ Church, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Staff of the UDC will make a donation to the Home, as well as entertain and interact with the residents during the day.
A lecture on Palliative and Hospice Care will be presented by lecturer in Public Health in the Faculty of Medical Science, Cave Hill Campus, Dr. Natalie Greaves, on Thursday, August 11, which has been designated Employee Wellness Day.
It will be held at the UDC’s Headquarters, commencing at 9:00 a.m. Information booths will be set up and there will be wellness activities for the staff. Various health tests will be carried out during the day.
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”.