Archive for April, 2014

Appleby sponsor trees and shrubs they help plant at North Plantation

April 7th, 2014 by Appleby

Katina Jones, Chair of Floral St Peter Port, in tabard, with Appleby employees, and Pat Johnson, Chair of Floral Guernsey, after planting the southern end of the North Plantation (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Katina Jones, Chair of Floral St Peter Port, in tabard, with Appleby employees, and Pat Johnson, Chair of Floral Guernsey, in light blue shirt, after planting the southern end of the North Plantation (click image to expand – image courtesy of Appleby)

The final stages of the North Plantation’s makeover was completed on Sunday 6 April 2014 with a replanting of the southern end of the flower bed next to the Guernsey Information Centre.

Three hollies were removed and replaced with nine species of shrub and tree including Phoenix palms, Viburnum, Hebe, Hydrangea, and three Golden Yews to add brightness and colour.

The North Plantation planting forms part of the St Peter Port entry into the 2014 Britain in Bloom competition organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. Continue reading

Sous Les Courtils, Vazon to close from 7 to 11 April for sewer repair

April 4th, 2014 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water will be closing Sous Les Courtils, Vazon from 7 to 11 April 2014 in order to carry out repairs to a surface water sewer.

The utility has been carrying out investigations into the sewerage system in this area after the heavy rainfall and high tides of January and February 2014 led to some localised flooding.

A section of sewer has been identified as a potential cause for some of these problems, and will be repaired as a matter of urgency.

The utility anticipated carrying out the works immediately, but due to the spring tides forecast for the next few days, a decision was made to defer the works for another week.

The road will therefore remain under a one-way traffic flow restriction, currently in place due to an existing excavation, until the closure begins on 7th April 2014.

Mark Walker, Acting director of water services  said “the expected spring tide could have a negative impact on the repairs and lead to further problems, so it was felt sensible to wait until the tide had reverted to a neap tide.”

If customers do notice that there is no work going on in the road over the next few days despite being one-way, this is the reason.

We apologise for any inconvenience that these important works may cause to customers.”

Further information on traffic management arrangements is online at www.iris.gov.gg.