To prevent the demolition of Greyfriars Church, Port of Spain.
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We, the people, wish to show that Trinidad and Tobago’s built heritage is an essential and important part of our history and culture and that Greyfriars Church is worth saving at any cost. There are too many examples of our national heritage sites being neglected and forgotten or have disappeared completely, right before our eyes. It is our birthright to keep our rich history alive for generations to come. We cannot afford to live in a country without these important icons.
As of today, there is too much ambiguity about the future plans for the structure from the owner, who has already removed most of the roof from the Manse and much of the roof from the church itself, before a stop order was issued by the City Engineer to prevent the removal of any more building materials. Currently Citizens for Conservation of Trinidad and Tobago has provided a proposal to the Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration, the Honourable Rodger Samuel, for the church to be listed as an official National Heritage site. This is very crucial and the matter must to be expedited as the interior of both structures are now exposed to the elements.
By signing this petition we are showing that we also have a voice in the matter and that the Church and Manse are a part of our heritage and that of the Woodford Square Historical District that we want to preserve, and that we want careful planning in the conservation of the church, for the benefit of the people of this nation.
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