Caddle joins Gully Hill residents in cleaning up community

After months of trying to reach the relevant authorities, Gully Hill residents have decided to take back their community centre, park and playing field and most importantly a nearby track that residents traverse every day and jovially refer to as a highway.

The track and playing field had become difficult to access because of overgrown bush.

A call to Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for the area (St Michael South Central) Marsha Caddle resulted in a community cleanup project this morning. Residents could be seen hard at work, cutting grass and debushing the area.

“The people in the community called me because they were finding it difficult to travel back and forth, it is a track used daily and it can get very dangerous if it overgrown, if you can’t see where you are going especially because it is a track going up a hill,” Caddle told Barbados TODAY.

Besides safety concerns, Caddle emphasized the importance of green spaces in a community.

“There is a playing field where children play football and a basketball court as well as a playing park where children are supposed to be able to play but you can hardly see it because the park is not maintained,” she said.

Caddle told Barbados TODAY that community centres were also very important, yet the community centre in St Michael South Central is often closed.

“We talk a lot about some of the challenges we have with young people, the fact that many of them are unemployed and not involved in activities and when I was growing up the community centre was a place where young people could come and find and develop their talents and hone their skills,” Caddle said.

“Gully Hill was well known for many sports like basketball and football to name a few and we want to get those things going again as well as arts and culture and even small business development,” she added. (KH)

St Michael South Central Candidate for the BLP Marsha Caddle assisting in the cleanup.

14 Responses to Caddle joins Gully Hill residents in cleaning up community

  1. Christopher Hill
    Christopher Hill November 4, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    love this attitude. for too long the government has been letting us down on their tardyness of action in the communities. #miaforpm

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  2. luther thorne November 4, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    You have to return after the electuons and be available to the people same way. Curious as to how this made news though. Be careful with these gimmicks. Be sincere ! Do not make the people overly dependent and mendicant , however. Teach people to believe in themselves , help them to appreciate their self worth and that of others.

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  3. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt November 4, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Gimmick. Will she do that if elected to office?

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  4. Miguel Griffith
    Miguel Griffith November 4, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    It is good that the community took the initiative. It can’t be that because government isn’t acting that you should throw up your hands.

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  5. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony November 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Elections must be close

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  6. Mark My Word November 4, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Bwoy de pit toilet woman ah show she self
    I hope she ain’t see nah pit toilets in de Gully Hill

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  7. lester November 4, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    while ya at it madam caddle weed out the drug trade that messing up the youths in that area

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  8. Sherlock Holmes. November 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Politicians and wannabee politicians they never cease to amaze,do you expect them to keep it up? I don’t, let the games and theatrics begin.

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  9. Milli Watt November 5, 2017 at 6:16 am

    will never be sustained can’t be once a politician involved……..if everybody did what they were suppose to do this island won’t have a problem with garbage but it is what it is and it bound to FAIL!

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  10. jrsmith November 5, 2017 at 6:50 am

    The cry from lots of bajans ,they have voted for politicians that they haven’t seen since the last elections, thats the people fault my screaming and shouting ,our bajan politicians is not …………….. accountable to anyone , thats why this lot lasted 2 terms with out been challenged……
    But then how would you try removing from office bajan failed politicians …. I can see this government winning the up coming elections

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  11. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 5, 2017 at 7:11 am

    For one tiny Island, wunna can harbour rubbish, garbage!

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  12. Bajan November 5, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Bajans just nasty and disgusting when it comes to environmental health and cleanliness. Just look around and we see it every day throughout our communities, highways and public spaces. Why should the government or a politician have to come into where we live, our neighbourhoods, and clean up our nastiness and overgrown vegetation?

    We have developed a mentality and a reputation as being an uncouth, uncaring, loveless, arrogant, uneducated people. This is the results after 50 years as an Independent Nation. JOKERS!

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  13. Miss Taitt November 5, 2017 at 10:55 am

    When will Barbadians learn to accept, and respect positive actions, instead of being so pessimistic.
    The question one should be asking, is why so many areas of this beautiful Island is left to fall into such a disgraceful state? Individuals need to wake up, get off their backsides, and treat their environment with respect. No need to wait on Politicians to tell you how to look after where you live; do it. What happen to that pride Barbadians was once renowned for having?

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  14. Greengiant November 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    So why should the people in any community have to depend on the government to clean and tidy their community. She has opened a can of worms. Lol

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