File - Damian Francis
It was sounds of shovels, hammers, forks and wheelbarrows as the NHVII Citizen's Association held a work day on Sunday as part of the beautification project at the main round-a-bout.
The main round-a-bout which has for some time been less than visually appealing is being upgraded to enhance to aesthetics to the entrance of the community.
Mr. Damian Francis, Director of Community Affairs and project lead for the beautification project said "The entrance of our community is a signal of community unity pride and as of such we plan to transform the space into a low maintenance beacon bringing beauty and adding value to the community".
He also said "We also hope to encourage residents to participate through routine community association fee to continue projects like these".
Mr. Francis pointed out that the theme for the round-a-bout will take the form of a rock garden with a unique green leaf concept and dessert array in each quadrant.
Volunteers preparing an area at the round-a-bout during the workday
He further outlined that the previous pedestrian walk though concept will be removed, hence eliminating foot traffic through round-a-bout. Instead, clearly marked cross walks will be designed on all sides of the round about to facilitate safe pedestrian use.
When asked about any other upcoming community projects, Mr. Francis said the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is only a few weeks away and the CA will use the AGM to ratify the constitution for NHV II and top off the year with a tree lighting ceremony and the President's medallion for volunteerism.
The director had special thanks to community partners Tropi Gro and Agricultural Chemicals Limited for their continued assistance. "Though we do not have many corporate sponsors, the CA values the community aesthetic appeal and believes our residents will join hands in the weekends to make this project a success through volunteerism"
The project is expected to be completed by Friday December 5, 2014