The Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) has obtained clamps to be used on vehicles that are parked illegally in Castries, Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has disclosed.
“We will introduce clamping for illegal parking,” Francis said last night while addressing the Mayor’s Mix Cocktail Party, a 50th Anniversary Event of the CCC.
He disclosed that the clamps are already in his office.
In addition to the clamps, Francis said there will be parking meters in the City within three months.
“Good things are happening in Castries and our downtown is starting to become alive,” the Mayor declared, adding that the Saint Lucia capital is is becoming vibrant, pleasant and a fun place to shop, eat or just stroll along the sidewalks enjoying the atmosphere.
“It is becoming exciting and we are just getting started,” he asserted.
The Mayor spoke of the ‘vibrancy’ of the Office of the Mayor and Castries Constituency Council, declaring that departments are continuing to manage their operations more efficiently than ever before.
“Last year we saw 23 new city police officers been sworn in and very soon more officers will be recruited,” Francis recalled.
He said the CCC in the process of developing a plan to assist families with a reduction in the cost of tombs and burials.
“Within three months upon me being sworn in, we were able to purchase a backhoe for EC$144,000.00 versus that of one contractor being paid $EC 225,000.00 prior,” the Mayor told his audience.
He explained that this year, the CCC will not only pay attention to safety and security in the City of Castries, but priority will also be given to beautification.
“We will see the transformation of the Bananes Bay area in collaboration with SLASPA and an enhancement to include benches and wifi at Constitution Park. In addition, the market will be transformed, life will be brought occasionally to Serenity Park with live entertainment and the sludge treatment facility at Union will be relocated,” Francis said.
He declared that the goal is to make Castries City the envy of other regional capitals.