THROUGHOUT last year the Town Centre Partnership has continued to work towards a better and brighter St Peter Port, with a number of urban development projects and the provision of entertainment around the town area.
One initiative that saw huge success was the building of a pétanque area between North Beach and Glategny Esplanade. The two courts, which opened last August, 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.
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 now 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 QEII 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.
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 islands town parish. The 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 by email at Jackhoneybill@hotmail.com