Castle Bruce today (Friday) announced its calendar of events – beginning tomorrow – for the community following a “Community of Love” meeting last week at which organizations and individuals put forward their plans for the next quarter. Coordinator Marian Jno-Finn said that such events will encourage members of the community “to be at one with each other”. The community has great support in and out of the village, she said, and so it is with this in mind we are doing this and involving everyone.”
Leading the way will be the Castle Bruce Scout Troupe which is embarking on a beach clean-up campaign tomorrow (Saturday) from 9am on the St David’s Bay, which will be followed by a bonfire and social activities by the Bay. Castle Bruce Tourism Association will join the Scouts by launching its project of planting coconut trees and indigenous plants along the bayside.
Chairwoman of the Village Council Angelica Gasper has outlined some of the Council’s plans for the year. The proper disposal and regular collection of garbage is a key focus. Other plans include the updating of the Council’s by-laws, the building and proper maintenance of a public facility and the collection of outstanding house rates.
Principal of the Primary School Jovin Joseph, along with the PTA, is to establish a library and book club for parents and students, and a parenting program where participants will graduate at the end of the school year. A Boy Awareness Week, Literacy Week, Valentine’s Day tea party, a talent show for boys and sports day is also planned.
The scouts are planning a kite-flying competition for Easter Monday on the beach while the Girl Guides will hold a “health talk” with their members on January 24. They will also visit the elderly and sick, observe “Thinking Day” and work with the Village Council to put up directional signs around the village.
Other events have been announced: Millennium Sound Systems plans a Family Fun Day on the beach on Easter Monday. Sunrise Farm Cottage will host a Valentine Dinner on February 14 in Richmond. There will be a concert on Easter Sunday in Guglu Flat while on East Monday Millennium Sound Systems has a Family Fun Day on the beach. The Castle Bruce Village Feast is in August.