Town Centre Partnership looking for St Peter Port benches sponsorship

January 11th, 2013 by Town Centre Partnership

Throughout 2012, St Peter Port’s Town Centre Partnership has continued to work towards a better and brighter town with a number of urban development projects and the provision of entertainment around the town area.

Concept Group employees play pétanque by the QE II marina during their lunch hour (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

One initiative that saw huge success was the building of a pétanque area between North Beach and Glategny Esplanade.

The two courts, which opened in August 2012, saw a successful first season and members of the public are now being encouraged to use the courts outside of the lunchtime business league, by renting boules from Muse café.

Boules can be rented at a price of £2 per person and a £10 deposit, refundable on return of the boules.

The funds go to the QEII Pétanque Club.

David Bartram of the QE II Pétanque Club (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

A prominent feature in the area is the 12 granite benches that surround the courts, six of which are standalone and six cantilevers.

The Town Centre Partnership is looking for corporate or personal sponsors wishing to support the benches to come forward.

“The area has proved very popular and lies in a very scenic location overlooking the QE II Marina.

It is a great chance to be a part of a worthwhile initiative that has seen frequent use and the funds will help contribute towards the important work that the Partnership has planned for St Peter Port over the coming year,” said Jack Honeybill, executive officer of the Town Centre Partnership.

Benches by the pétanque area by the side of the QE II marina require sponsorship (click image to expand - image courtesy of Town Centre Partnership)

On the long list of projects the Partnership hopes to see come to fruition are several other initiatives to provide additional and improved seating throughout the island’s town parish.

The Constables of St Peter Port in cooperation with the Town Centre Partnership will be refurbishing the sixteen Victorian benches located along the Crown Pier and hopes to replace the benches located at the bus terminus, Market Square and Trinity Square.

“Many of the seating provisions around the town are dilapidated and inconsistent in style and we want to work to provide better arrangements for the public – including those individuals working in the town area and frequent these areas on lunch breaks.

“These new benches will also be available for sponsorship once in place.”

“We would urge any interested parties to come forward; we hope to see similar success this year to the last and are very grateful for the support,” said Mr Honeybill.

Ten benches are currently available at £2,500 which includes up to 20 letters of engraving.

If you are interested in sponsoring one of the available benches, get in touch with Jack Honeybill by email at Jackhoneybill @ hotmail.com

 

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