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Washington Blvd residents complain about derelict cars in the area

Residents in Washington Boulevard said they are fed up with the growing problem of derelict cars in their community.

But George Town North MLA Joey Hew said he is trying to address the situation.

It was one of the main issues raised at a community meeting this week.

“The residents of this community are fed up. It comes with a package sometimes we have cars that are triple parked on the road, the two sides of the road cars are parked there then a third car comes and parks on the side of that one and you can’t get through,” said Washington Blvd resident Dorline Welcome, expressing the general sentiment of residents in her community.

This week residents held a community meeting at Godfrey Park where they raised the challenges they encounter with derelict cars in the area.

“If the emergency vehicles need to come in for someone, they are not going to be able to pass and also DEH has a problem with reaching garbage cans when these cars are parked on the side of the road,” said Ms. Welcome.

George Town MLA and Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew agreed it is a problem and said it seems people are just dumping their refuse in Washington Blvd.

“Disabled vehicles are left on the side of the roads and we actually have persons from outside the community who are bringing vehicles in and scraping them here and then leave,” said MLA Hew.

Mr. Hew also pointed out that some businesses in the area are contributing to the problem.

“We have persons who have been operating small garages and they have just blossom now where they have overflowed into the roads,” said MLA Hew. He said he is working on a solution.

“We have a multi-agency effort happening. We have the RCIPS, we have Mr. Haroon Pandohie from the Planning Department, we had the Department of Commerce and Investment here, as well and we also include the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and the Water Authority when needed,” said MLA Hew.

This is not a new issue in the area, in fact back in 2016 Cayman 27 reported on this issue.

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Seaford Russell jr.

Seaford Russell jr.

Seaford Russell Jr. joined Cayman 27 in the spring of 2018. He started off as a part-time photographer but thanks to his hard-work, dedication and eye for photography, he was offered a full-time position as a reporter trainee. Seaford is committed to bringing the people of Cayman informative and balanced news about what’s happening in the community.

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