Hutson at work on play park

Parliamentary representative for St James Central, George Hutson, identifies the promenade which runs along the coastline from Vauxhall beach to Holetown.

As the election fever intensifies, several parliamentary representatives and aspiring politicians are seeking avenues to give account of their stewardship over the past five years.

And yesterday, parliamentary representative for St. James Central, George Hutson, and a team from the National Conservation Commission made a tour of a 6,000 square foot parcel of land in Fitt’s Village, St. James, on which a multi-purpose play park for children of Prospect, Paynes Bay and West Terrace will be built. The project is scheduled to be completed by March this year.

Hutson pointed out that prior to the conceptulisation of the project, the land was overrun with grass and used as an unofficial garbage dump. He said the project was expected to be funded by the private sector and the NCC.

The St. James Central MP noted that the constituents of St. James Central faced several challenges in such areas as play areas for children, community and resource centres. Hudson pointed out that the only recreational centre in the upper St. James area was the one built by Rotary Club of Barbados at Batts Rock under his presidency.

He explained that with the construction of the multi-purpose play park at Fitt’s Village, and the existing one at Folkstone Park, the constituency would now have three play parks.

However, Hutson stressed that he had a more ambitious project in mind for the Fitt’s Village area. He said he hoped to construct a multi-functional auditorium in the northern section of the land for the Good Shepherd Primary School.

The auditorium, he added, would be used for indoor sports, provide a home for the constituency council and a centre for games played by women. The auditorium will also provide private space for teachers of the Good Shepherd School. He pointed out that the upper section of the building would be used as a cricket pavilion.

Hutson later took the team from Barbados TODAY on a tour of a number of roads which had been improved or constructed in the constituency over the past five years. He identified Beatrice Hall Road and Simmonette Drive in Risk Road as some of the roads he had built during his term of office.

Hutson also said that with the cooperation of the Ministry of Transport and Works, he had enhanced the safety of pedestrians using the Cooper Hill Road with the construction of curbs. He identified improvements to the road network in the Bagatelle Terrace, St. Thomas as among his achievements.

The DLP parliamentarian argued that no improvements had been made to the road network in Bagatelle Terrace since the houses were constructed in the 1960s. He also identified a number of homes that were either repaired or built in the constituency during the past five years. The St. James Central MP also identified a well paved promenade which runs from Vauxhall Beach to Holetown. (NC) ††

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