May 21st, 2013 by Guernsey Bicycle Group
A wonderful way to enjoy Guernsey’s balmy evenings and beautiful views is to join friendly people on a leisurely Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride through picturesque lanes.
Rollo de Sausmarez, GBG chairman, said “cycling is on the up and up: it may be the Wiggins effect, our new facebook page, or just a more widespread appreciation of the benefits of cycling, but our membership has quadrupled in the last three months.”
“We therefore expect these rides to be more popular than ever this year.”
“People coming back cycling are often surprised at how effortless and it can be,” he said. Continue reading
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
May 20th, 2013 by Hope for a Child
Guernsey residents have the chance to become the instant owner of a luxury local market home.
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
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.
May 13th, 2013 by Guernsey Police
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
May 12th, 2013 by 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
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
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.
Doors open at 2 pm and the event closes at 9 pm.
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.
May 11th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation
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