The renovation works at the Hard Times Playing field in Gingerland, is about 70% completed. So says Liaison Officer for the Gingerland Area, in the Department of Community Development, Mr. Michael WISE Herbert.
He noted that he received a mandate from no less a person that Premier of Nevis, Hon. Vance Amory, who is also the Area Representative for the Gingerland area, to mobilize a team of individuals to renovate the playing field and also the children’s Park at Market Shop.
He stated that he brought together several like minded persons who are interested in the development of the community and they would have held several meetings and made concrete plans which were formally approved by the cabinet of the NIA and received full funding.
The committee which goes by the name ‘Gingerland Project Coordinating Committee,’ comprises of the following members: Michael Herbert-President; Bernard Liburd-Vice President; ‘Mellow’ Freeman-PRO; Vinetta Hobson-Moving-Secretary.
In terms of the work completed thus far: The ground has been graded; top soil has been put in place; fencing of the ground is complete and a Cricket pitch has been prepared as well.
He had high praise for the Contractor, ‘Cutie’ Walters and ‘Duncan’ Mills who provided heavy equipment service.
According to Herbert, the targeted date for completion is the end of December of this year and the new look field will be available for use to the students at the Gingerland Secondary School; the Jocelyn Liburd Primary school; the Gingerland Preschool and the entire general public, for the purposes of Cricket; Football and Athletics and any other appropriate activities.
Herbert further indicated that once the renovation work is completed, a major Cricket tournament will be held on the ground in early January 2017, for which he has already secured a major sponsor.
He is also assuring the residents of the nearby housing project, that a brand new access road will be provided for them, to replace the one that has been fenced in due to the new development.
Herbert also used the opportunity to invite the general public in the Gingerland area, to a meeting with his coordinating committee, to discuss the way forward with the project, at the Hard times Community Cementer tomorrow, Tuesday 4th October, starting at 6.30 pm.