New Designated Leisure Spaces Along Access Road

Waste Management Services (WMS) would like to advise the public that, following successful application to the Governor’s Enabling Fund, two designated leisure spaces (see photos attached) have been designed and constructed along the Access Road. These areas include concrete picnic furniture (for people to use while taking in the views) and Olympic bins (for the disposal of litter, cigarette butts and recyclable wastes; aluminium drink cans, glass bottles and plastics).

Environmental Risk Manager and Project Leader, Mike Durnford, commented:

“These areas were selected as the best locations for admiring the spectacular Island scenery, whilst providing safe off-road parking, preventing congestion/obstruction of the highway during high volumes of traffic (especially on cruise ship days) and providing adequate waste management facilities, which should reduce the need for litter picks along the Access Road.”

Landfill Manager, Patrick Crowie, who managed the construction of these areas, added:

“When using these new public areas, do not litter. To protect the environment, please ensure that all litter is properly disposed of in the Olympic bins provided (recycling as many aluminium drink cans, glass bottles and plastics as possible).”

A third site identified is also undergoing previously planned amenity works under the Landscape & Ecology Mitigation Programme (LEMP) and will be completed in the near future.

LEMP Team Leader, Shayla Ellick, commented:

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to work collaboratively with WMS on this initiative which complements the planned LEMP works to create an amazing space for the whole Island to use.”

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SHG

4 December 2019

St Helena Government Press Office

Telephone: 22470
Email: liam.yon@sainthelena.gov.sh