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Mayor Garth Wilkinson makes his contribution to the Falmouth Labour Day Project (2015) at the Uriah Rowe Park

On Thursday, June 25 at 10 am at the Police Officers’ Club on Hope Road, Kingston 10, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be hosting an official ceremony to mark National Clean-up Day.

This National Clean-up Day will actually be on Friday, June 26 and as far as we know here at Falmouth News, it will be the first ever.

The activities will take place throughout the 5 Police Area divisions. Trelawny falls into Area 1. Police, National Security civilian employees and other stakeholders will take part in the clean-up under the theme: “Clean Communities – Happy Living”.

The Uriah Rowe Park in Trelawny will be the focus of Area one. Other sites in the national project include: Bryan’s Bay Beach in Portland; Maranatha School for the Deaf in St Elizabeth; the Clarendon Infirmary; Naggo Head Transportation Centre in St Catherine and Goldsmith Villa, August Town in St Andrew.

The Uriah Rowe is a real task. It was once a playfield for the community, but the movement of construction equipment during the Falmouth Pier construction project, has brought it down to a deplorable state. After that, it became a big road for vehicles who want to access the new fishing area beside the Falmouth All-Age School.

The park was designated as the Labour Day project for Falmouth, but required more than a Labour Day to bring it back.

As you can see from the main picture at the top of this post, the surface is badly eroded by the many vehicles that drive through daily. This has to stop for the park to be usable as a playing field.

This National Clean-up Day for Uriah Rowe Park is welcome news for Falmouth and by extension, Trelawny. We hope the cops can bring it to some level where it can at least be used as a community playing field. Then, it will be useful to the young people in the parish, instead of being simply an access road to the seaside.

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