Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Topics: 
City Management
Release Date:
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 4:53pm

City Manager, Mrs. Janice Braithwaite-Edwards is calling on heavy equipment operators to refrain from parking or leaving containers in unauthorised areas in Road Town.

Mrs. Braithwaite-Edwards stated that her office is continuing efforts to ensure that there is adequate parking in Road Town and one of the challenges faced is that of illegal parking.

“We have a number of people who have heavy equipment and it seems like they have nowhere to park them and they are being parking on Crown land,” she said.

Mrs. Braithwaite-Edwards said that it is illegal to park on Crown land without authorisation and that her office is moving forward with reinstating fences in these areas to minimise this occurrence. She is also reminding persons to refrain from parking illegally within the confines of the city and to be mindful of how vehicles are parked to maximise space, especially during the day.

The City Manager noted that if the issue of illegal parking persists, equipment and vehicles will be moved at the owner’s expense.

She added that NO PARKING zones for unauthorised heavy equipment and containers includes (but is not limited to):

  • Lower Estate Sugar Works
  • Festival Grounds
  • Central Administration Complex (east and sea side)
  • Plot of land behind Jalaya Place
  • North of the Fire Headquarters
  • Lower Estate sidewalks
  • Parking Lot adjacent Peebles Hospital
  • Road Laybys

Permission should be sought from the Office of the City Manager for temporary offloading space in Road Town. For more information, please contact the City Manager by telephone at 441-8800.

Author

Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg