Category: Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities

I Love Tobago signage unveiled

The ‘I Love Tobago’ gateway sign was commissioned and unveiled on Thursday (June 4, 2020) on the Scarborough Esplanade, Milford Road. The project was spearheaded by the Urban Renewal Department within the Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities. The signage serves as a tourist attraction and landmark, and will provide visitors with a…

Settlements office open

Last month, the Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities (SURPU) informed members of the public of its impending relocation. The Division has given notice that its office is now open and located at D Colosseum Building 2, corner of Airport Bypass & Milford Road, Crown Point, Tobago., The contact numbers are 639-3559 and…

Housing stock to increase

Secretary of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities Clarence Jacob said his Division is looking to develop land and provide housing for Tobagonians in Adelphi and Riseland. Speaking during the post Executive Council Media Briefing on December 18, Jacob said, “Adelphi will consist of 100 lots, as part of a first phase, and Riseland will…

SURPU relocates

The Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities (SURPU) is moving to Crown Point. Come the New Year, the Division will be located in the new wing of the “D Colosseum” Shopping Centre. The relocation process began on December 16th and operations at the new location will begin in January 2020. Opening hours will…

Home Repair Grants

The Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities has distributed grants to  Tobago’s homeowners totaling TT$11,053,000.00 for fiscal 2018-2019. On October 14th, Secretary Clarence Jacob distributed grants to 18 recipients, inclusive of the Home Improvement Subsidy Programme and Home Completion Programme at the Division’s Rockley Vale head office.

Facelift for Scarborough

Recreational opportunities are being explored for urban renewal in Tobago. This was one of the topics raised during a public consultation on September 30th at the Scarborough Esplanade. Environmental Engineer Dr. George Sammy said this is a key area. “We are looking at passive recreation, a place where somebody could come out and take a…

Restoration at Scarborough Boardwalk

The Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities, under the Urban Renewal Department, is advising members of the public that restoration work continues to the boardwalk along Carrington Street, Scarborough. Work on the project began on September 21st and is expected to continue for approximately two months. Pedestrians and motorists are reminded to proceed…

Adventure Children’s Play Park

The Children’s Play Park at the Homes of Adventure, Plymouth was opened on August 10, 2019. “This community project is a collaborative effort between the Settlements Department and the Housing Development Company (HDC) and is funded by First Citizens,” Settlements Secretary, Clarence Jacob, said. “This project is a growing example of collaboration between public entities…

More Housing Options Underway

The Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal, and Public Utilities continues to work to increase Tobago’s residential housing stock options through its Expansion Programme. Secretary of the Division, Clarence Jacob, recently indicated that an expansion project for service lots is a priority and lots will be available at the Courland Housing Development and the Belle Garden…

Home Improvements

Tobago’s homeowners continue to benefit from the support of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). Close to 500 people have received assistance for home improvement support from the THA in the current fiscal year. Secretary of the Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal, and Public Utilities, Clarence Jacob, indicated the total cost was close to six…

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