By Benjamin Flowers
Mayor Darrell Bradley, is appealing to Belize City residents to take care of the public spaces that the Belize City Council renovates or upgrades for citizen enjoyment.
Bradley, speaking at a launching of the new historical displays at the BTL Park on Princess Margaret Drive on Wednesday, lamented that vandalism is an ongoing problem for the Council. He called for citizens to do their part in ensuring the longevity of the upgrades the Council makes.
“If we are spending public funds we want to make sure that the things last for future generations of Belizeans,” Bradley said. “We want these things to benefit our community, but for them to benefit, people need to take care of it.”
He went on to explain that the launch was delayed by two weeks because someone had broken five of the glass display cases for the educational information, and had used some kind of instrument to damage the model airplane paying homage to famous aviator, Colonel Charles Lindbergh.
Bradley stressed that apart from future plans to enhance the park even more, Belizeans will have to take care of the House of Culture and downtown re-development projects as these advance.
In 2008 when Albert Street was first renovated, the area, apart from hot mix and new sidewalks, was furnished with trees for decoration, as well as benches and garbage cans. They all fell to vandalism shortly after and at present neither the benches nor the trees remain.