C FIELD SOPHIA RESIDENTS CLEAR VACANT LOTS
Fed up with the dangerous state of their community's vacant lots, one group of C Field Sophia residents have pick up the cutlasses and started working. George Gonsalves tells us more in this report...Posted by Safetv2 Headline News on Monday, 24 September 2018
For many students of C Field Nursery School, getting to class on time can be quite a challenge. First, you have to walk down a heavily pitted road with no street lights. Once you reach the main road, you then have to walk off the trail and across a series of trenches that a bridged by a set of flimsy haphazardly placed boards. You continue on this trail until you reach the Lamaha Conservancy. Its deep dark waters make it apparent why locals call it the “blacka.”
After crossing three rickety and unstable bridges one would imagine that the danger is over. But you would be mistaken. Next, you reach a stretch of lonely heavily wooded road that is possibly more dangerous than the bridges. one C Field resident explains why.
Fed up with the number of robberies and other crimes that occur on this stretch of road, several concerned residents came together to clear the empty lots close to the nursery school. While the action caught the attention of some, Ms. Wilson says this is not the first time the residents have engaged in this self-help exercise.
While they are willing and able to clear the thick underbrush, the group of concerned bushwhackers is mainly mature adults who can only dedicate a Saturday or Sunday morning to the effort.
Things are also complicated by the fact that the land is the property of the government.
With this in mind, the residents would like the assistance of the government in cleaning up the vacant overgrown lots, but until then, the residents have promised to spend each Saturday and Sunday morning in C Field, clearing the way, for the community’s children.