M&CC organising major clean-up for city’s 175th anniversary celebrations

-to suspend street-vending in commercial district for one-day exercise

Ahead of the week-long celebrations planned to mark 175 years of Georgetown as a city, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will be organising a clean-up campaign on Sunday, August 12th, which will see a one-day suspension of street and roadside vending in the commercial district.

In a statement issued yesterday, M&CC Public Relations Officer Debra Lewis explained that cleaning activities will include clearing of drains, weeding of parapets, removal of scattered and accumulated refuse from pavements, roadsides and other thoroughfares.

She added that trimming and painting of trees and other beautification activities will also be undertaken.

In addition to saying that no street and roadside vending would be permitted on the day of the clean-up campaign, Lewis noted that the M&CC is also calling on all store owners to support the campaign and cooperate with its officials to sanitise the areas in which they operate.

“All corporations, organisations, agencies, groups and individuals are invited to be part of this exercise…,” she said, while noting that the Council will provide cleaning tools and garbage bags to assist those who will take part.

Lewis advised that all corporations and community groups interested in doing their part should make contact with the M&CC’s Solid Waste Department at telephone number 225-2218 or visit the office of the Town Clerk to register for collection and removal of waste. 

The activities will start at 7.30 am.

City Week celebrations are slated to run from August 19th to August 25th.

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