Archive for May, 2013

Guernsey Water able to restore two- way traffic to Les Banques

May 21st, 2013 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water has announced that the temporary traffic lights along Les Banques was removed on 20 May 2013 and replaced with two-way traffic.

The removal of the temporary traffic lights will improve the flow of traffic and reduce the disruption that has been caused over the past two weeks.

The traffic lights were planned to be in place until Sunday 26 May 2013, so their removal is nearly a week ahead of schedule.

Andrew Redhead, Director of water services, said “Guernsey Continue reading

Lottery for new luxury St Peter Port flat to aid three Guernsey charities

May 20th, 2013 by Hope for a Child

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Please click the image to download the flyer as a PDF file to your computer

Guernsey residents have the chance to become the instant owner of a luxury local market home.

Win A Dream Home With CooperBrouard, in association with the developers Comprop, is offering Guernsey residents the chance to own a new, stylish two-bedroom £400,000 apartment.

The lottery is in aid of three Guernsey charities who will share the proceeds:

The property is a new two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment, Continue reading

BSc students’ field visit to develop strategic assessment of Guernsey’s renewable energy potential

May 20th, 2013 by Guernsey Renewable Energy Commission

Academics and students from the University of Exeter are in Guernsey on a field visit looking to build upon the visit by University of Exeter students in 2012 and to further develop a strategic assessment of the renewable energy potential for Guernsey.

This initiative is part of the State of Guernsey’s Commerce and Employment Department, through the Renewable Energy Team (RET), work to progress local macro renewable energy in part through long term strategic alliances with leading UK Universities.

About 45 undergraduate students studying for a BSc in Renewable Energy and academics have arrived in Guernsey and stay until 28 May 2013. Continue reading

Guernsey Police issue fixed penalty notices for littering

May 13th, 2013 by Guernsey Police

Cigarette litter collected from Hauteville, St Peter Port on 3 May 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Cigarette litter collected from Hauteville, St Peter Port on 3 May 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Guernsey Police are planning to enforce anti-littering legislation by issuing fixed penalty notices over the coming few days.

The drive to reduce the amount of cigarette litter in St Peter Port is in direct support to the parish authorities who are concerned of the negative impression the litter gives to visitors and the cost of clearing the mess up.

Inspector Terry Coule of the Neighbourhood Police Team said “Guernsey is a lovely clean and safe place to live and we intend to work with the parish authorities to keep it that way.”

“Dropping cigarette ends is an offence for which you can be issued a fixed penalty of £70.”

“We will be out and about in St Peter Port tomorrow aiming to catch those people who continue to drop litter,” he said. Continue reading

Living Streets Guernsey promoting benefits of active travel with ‘Walk to Work’ map leaflets

May 12th, 2013 by Living Streets Guernsey

Tom Le Pelley, Val Rowland and Pat Wisher of Living Streets Guernsey with a Guernsey postman holding Living Streets Guernsey Walk to Work maps (click image to expand - image courtesy of Living Streets Guernsey)

Tom Le Pelley, Val Rowland and Pat Wisher of Living Streets Guernsey with a Guernsey postman holding Living Streets Guernsey Walk to Work map leaflets (click image to expand – image courtesy of Living Streets Guernsey)

The pedestrian safety group Living Streets (Guernsey) LBG and Guernsey Post are working together to publicise and distribute new “Walk to Work” leaflets which aim to promote the benefits of walking, cycling or jogging to work.

Walk to Work Week begins on Monday 13 May 2013.

Tom Le Pelley, Chair of Living Streets Guernsey, said “for some time we have been wanting to produce a series of Walk to Work maps showing islanders quick, quiet routes that they can take to their workplace.”

“Our first leaflet features St. Martin and shows a direct route through the lanes and Ruettes Tranquilles behind St. Martin’s Continue reading

Waitrose helps Guernsey’s primary school children grow and sell food

May 12th, 2013 by Waitrose

Waitrose ‘Grow and Sell’ initiative aims to encourage seven to eleven year old children across the UK and Channel Islands to grow their own produce and sell it to Waitrose customers.

The initiative, in association with the Waitrose farm on the Leckford Estate, aims to inspire over 100,000 children to grow their own produce during the summer months.

The children will learn more about where food comes from, the impact of seasons and develop entrepreneurial skills by selling their food directly to shoppers.

Waitrose Admiral Park and Waitrose Rohais will work with four local primary schools each, including Amherst, La Houguette, Le Rondin, St Andrew’s, St Mary and St Michael, Forest, Vauvert and Vale School. Continue reading

Plumbing, heating and renewable energy trade show at St Pierre Park Hotel on Tuesday 14 May 2013

May 11th, 2013 by Events

The Plumb Center invites you to attend the 2013 Channel Islands Trade Show for plumbing, heating, and renewable energy on Tuesday 14 May 2013 in La Fontaine Suite of St Pierre Park Hotel, Rohais, St Peter Port, Guernsey.

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(please click image to download it as a PDF file to your computer)

Doors open at 2 pm and the event closes at 9 pm.

If you would like to attend please register your details with [email protected] or call 01752 604342. Continue reading

Guernsey Community Foundation meeting on Guernsey’s Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy

May 11th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation

The Guernsey Community Foundation is hosting a meeting, at 7.30 pm on Monday 13 May 2013 at Les Cotils in St Peter Port, of representatives from organisations that work with older people in both the voluntary and private sectors.

The meeting is to enable the States of Guernsey to update attendees on the progress that has been made with their Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy, which is currently in development.

Jurat Stephen Jones at the IOD dinner on 6 October 2011 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Jurat Stephen Jones at the Guernsey Institute of Directors debate on 6 October 2011 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

A Panel, chaired by Jurat Stephen Jones, will present and discuss the overall need for a Strategy and explain the Continue reading

Guernsey charities book free space by 24 May for Volunteering Expo in St Peter Port on 8 June 2013

May 11th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation

St Peter Port's Market Square during the start of World Aid Walk on 6 May 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

St Peter Port’s Market Square during the start of World Aid Walk on 6 May 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

St Peter Port’s Market Square will host the first Guernsey Volunteering Expo on 8 June 2013.

The Expo will showcase local charities and voluntary organisations and give members of the public who have considered getting involved in some sort of volunteering the chance to browse informally around the stalls and speak face to face with organisations that may need their help.

The first week in June annually marks National Volunteering Week and the Expo will be the culmination of a week-long programme of promotional activities across the island aimed at highlighting the benefits and opportunities for volunteering in Guernsey which range from hands-on involvement at fetes and events to supporting a charity using professional skills such as preparing accounts or developing a business plan for Continue reading

Guernsey Stroke Association’s new minibus a lifeline for stroke patients

May 10th, 2013 by Guernsey Post Ltd.

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Rabeys Garage present the minibus keys to Mrs Anne Smith, President of the Guernsey Stroke Association, who is with the GSA secretary and Treasurer, and the sponsors of the minibus (click image to expand – image courtesy of Guernsey Post)

The Guernsey Stroke Association (GSA) was delighted to take delivery of a new minibus from Rabeys Garage, which was purchased with donations made possible from tireless fundraising efforts of its sponsors.

The state-of-the-art bus, which is equipped to accommodate stroke patients of all abilities, will help provide a lifeline for stroke patients throughout Guernsey.

Anne Smith, President of the GSA, said that it would not have been possible to purchase a new bus without the fundraising efforts and generosity of its sponsors which included Guernsey Post, Mourant Ozannes, and a large number of Guernsey residents and local businesses. Continue reading