Police and WB residents clean-up community

| 10/08/2017 | 16 Comments
Cayman News Service

Clean-up on the Kings Road

(CNS): Officers from the West Bay Police Station and residents in the King Road area of the district have joined forces for a major community clean-up in the area where they live in order to cut crime and make it more attractive for kids to play and adults to enjoy. The RCIPS said that the project had been over a year in the planning, but the police and public got to work Wednesday. The goal was to clear away old abandoned vehicles and demolish derelict buildings that were degrading the appearance of the community.  

This initiative grew out of consultations between the Neighbourhood Policing Department and community members about how to beautify the neighbourhood and prevent crime.

“This is a project that has been in the making for over a year to gather the resources and support of the residents and businesses,” said PC Eugene Myles, the Neighbourhood Police Officer (NPO) assigned to the district of West Bay. “Everyone is quite excited that it has finally become a reality.”

An excavator and dump truck provided by a local business owner were used to demolish old buildings and remove debris, with the consent of the property owner, while local residents contributed toward the fuel costs for the machinery.

The Area Commander for West Bay Police, Inspector Lloyd Marriott, welcomed the partnership and collaboration with the people of the community and the police. He said the issue was of major concern to the community and he encouraged others to form an alliance with the police to make their communities attractive places for children to live and grow.

The goal is to continue with the work in other parts of the district and the officers from WBPS said they were very proud of the work that was done in King  Road and look forward to continuous working dialogue with the community. They also said they hoped it will  inspire other police community projects across the islands.

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  1. Kman says:

    Well done and this should be the norm in our community, the police’s.and caring citizens working togerher to make a positivenchange. The smount of wasted space should be converted to create parks, exercise areas and playgrounds. Also more need to volunteer and get the churches involved, churches have to do more and should sponsor parks or donate land.




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  2. Rodney Barnett IV says:

    Frangipani you are correct in that it is everyone’s responsibility to keep our islands clean.

    However, I do agree that the MLA’s are elected to be leaders in their communities. Isn’t that why certain people are elected to represent certain areas? Good leaders take pride and a leadership position in their communities and inspire others to demonstrate a high level of pride as well.

    I don’t think the MLA’s should be sitting in chambers voting yea or neigh on laws they really don’t understand. Sure that is important to keep our islands in line with the rest of the world, and to protect our citizens, residents and businesses, but stepping out to the neighborhoods with a shovel or a broom will go a long way to inspire others to take pride in this wonderful country. An hour or two once in a while will go a long way toward understanding the needs of your community, and showing you care about more than that fat paycheck.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    In that very spot you would see teens and young adults dealing and smoking, sometimes in broad daylight. Glad they tore that place down, it was the reason why I moved.




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    • wawa says:

      you can tear down as many building as you want to where drugs are sold, but when there are no police checking the areas its useless
      the next day those same people that do the same thing, were right there again doing the thing this has been going on for years.
      sometimes this road area is congested by sellers and buyers.. come on M.L.A. northl
      lets do something.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    The election is over so the WB MLA’s have gone quiet, as usual.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    This is definitely heartwarming 8.29am, a pleasure to see. I take my hat off to RCIPS and indeed West Bay community as a whole. This is how communities who take pride in their surroundings is what it’s all about. To join forces with the local constabulary is a step in the right direction. It proves that we have trust in our Police and communication is key to ensure a safe environment to bring up our children. Well done to all concerned.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Miss Alex (Johnson) organizes clean up days in North Side. One of the recent ones was at the NS police station which is uninhabited.




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  7. Well says:

    This is heart-warming. Glad to see the West Bay community working with the police by showing responsibility for their area and taking the initiative to take pride in their area. A beautiful community is a sign that people care about what’s going on. Wonderful community out reach by RCIP!

    Makes you wonder that the West Bay representatives have been doing for the last 40 years.

    Great job West Bay and RCIP! It would be amazing for other communities on the island to partner with the police and duplicate this program.




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  8. Sharkey says:

    Ok criminals get out of West bay , we got the Police a excavator and dump truck. Good message for the Islands to clean up neighbourhoods .




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  9. Anonymous says:

    The coke and alcohol are ruining this country. Clean that up.




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  10. Anonymous says:

    About time. What about the MLAS ? This should have been their initiatives. Just show you their post election actions.




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    • frangipani says:

      it is everyone’s responsibility to keep our islands clean………not just the MLA’s. where do you lame brains sprout from?!




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