Planning ministry staff spend day cleaning

| 25/11/2015
Cayman News Service

Planning ministry officials and staff during their clean-up of West Bay Cemetery and Cemetery Beach

(CNS): Staff at the Ministry of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure (PLAHI) recently left the rigors of the office behind to spend the day outside performing community service.

The staff retreat, which took place 13 November, also included team building with a chance to relax.

The team spent the morning outdoors painting and beautifying West Bay Cemetery, which falls under the remit of the ministry. PLAHI staff used the resources of the Recreation, Parks and Cemeteries Unit to scrape and paint some older graves, and perform a general cleaning of the surrounding area – including Cemetery Beach and the roadside by the West Bay Fire Station.

Later that afternoon, an “ice-breaker” at a local resort encouraged staff to focus on their mental and physical health and wellness.

Chief Officer Alan Jones was the driving force behind the team-building initiative. Back in office the following week, he said that staff still displayed the benefits of a refreshed outlook. Plans are already being discussed for another working retreat in mid-2016.


Category: Civil Service

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