News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – Kathy Lynn Simmons, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs and Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, Minister for Public Works send a huge thank you to the diverse group of community volunteers, the Regiment, Mirrors and Department of Parks staff that came out and gave their time to clean-up the Southlands property in Warwick on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

The event was the first of five scheduled community clean ups planned over the summer and fall of 2019.

The Royal Bermuda Regiment made up approximately half the team and gave the added boost of work power for the day.

Senator Simmons said: “The volunteers are very much appreciated for supporting this joint initiative.

“The focus of our community coming together to preserve the park in such a way that demonstrates community building and community renewal is something that Mirrors promotes and will bode well for the entire island.

“The character of cooperation will go a long way to affect society as a whole, ” said Colonel Burch.

“I am pleased to see the success of the two departments, the Regiment and members of the community working together.

“The teams had a laser focus on Saturday as they removed debris, pulled invasive vines and trees to preserve our ecological heritage.

“The Acting Parks Director, Mr Craig Burt, used the opportunity to train two volunteers on the use of chain saw as they plan to attend all five of the scheduled events.”

Further clean up dates are July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, and November 2nd 2019, which will begin at 9am and finish at 2pm.

Students looking for community service hours or anyone interested in signing up can contact the Mirrors office at 294-9291 or email Margot Shane at [email protected] or [email protected]

To find out more about Mirrors Programme and what it has to offer, please visit the programme website on www.mirrors.bm. Global House 43 Church Street, Hamilton 12 Phone (441) 292-5998 Fax: (441) 295-5267 Website: www.gov.bm.

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