Residents of Allman Town, St Andrew and adjoining communities which sit on the wings of the National Heroes Park are welcoming a beautification project that is being implemented by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).
The project involves the planting of palm trees on the eastern side of Heroes Circle, reminiscent of a similar initiative in 2007.
Gavin Barret, a resident of the community, applauded the initiative and says he hopes it will be preserved.
"Well, it's a good thing for the community, I really like what is taking place here, because fi a park where people like Dennis Brown and Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) bury, the park should really look better, so mi only hope it continue," he said.
"Another thing is the stealing, they started the same thing a couple years ago and the people in the community destroy them, so I really hope that the same ting nuh happen again," he continued.
Similarly, another resident from the community who wished not to be named, said that it does a lot in enhancing the community.
"It look beautiful, very beautiful, but I wonder if the citizens of the community going to allow what happen the last time to happen again. It's a good look and I just hope it will stay this time," he said.
Head of the NSWMA, Jennifer Edwards said that following the vandalism of the palm trees in 2008, the authority decided it needed the buy-in from the community to ensure their protection.
"We have certainly stepped up our enforcement teams, and we will be doing all that's necessary in ensuring that what took place in 2008 doesn't happen again," Edwards said.