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Brisk start to Labour Day activities in St James

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 5:27 AMAdrian Frater, News Editor
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Western Bureau:

Labour Day activities are now going on at quite a fast pace in St James, especially at the Kiddies Park in Cornwall Court, which is the St James parish project.

"Things are going really well so far," said Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Glendon Harris, who heads the strong contingent of parish council staff on location."

"The support we are getting is tremendous and we are positive that our objectives will be met."

The main objectives of the Cornwall Courts project are to erect a perimeter fence to enclose the kiddies park, install play sets, upgrade the various play areas, and paint the curb walls.

Prior to Labour Day, the area was bushed a‎nd the flowers pruned inside the park.

The St James Parish Council is spearheading the project and has the support of residents and groups such as the Jamaica Civil Service Association, First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union, FLOW, the Jamaica Public Service, the St James Fire Department, the Jamaica Defence Force, Seaforth Town Vocation Centre and Penn’s Academy.‎

On completion of the work at the 'kiddies park,' the work crew will move on to the community’s playing field, where additional work will be done.‎

In addition to the parish project in Cornwall Courts, work is taking place in several communities.

The projects include the bushing of sidewalks, painting of pedestrian crossings and general cleaning up.