L'Eree toilet enhancement project
With the support of 14 businesses and £17,000 of 'sponsorship in kind' we transformed this previously neglected area.
We added a rockery using five massive granite boulders, laid resin paths between areas of beach pebbles set in concrete. Refuse bins are now encased with railway sleepers, cycle racks were replaced, an interpretation board tell the story of Vraic (Guernsey french for seaweed) and a bench seat looks out towards the sunsets. Five painted oars renovated at Guernsey prison stand out above the building
We 'offically opened' the initiative with a champagne party to thank our sponsors
In 2011 plans were submitted by the Public Services Department for the redevelopment of La Tourelle junction as part of the airport redevelopment. We wrote to express concerns about the 'urbanisation' of the area. As a Group we are keen to keep the rural character throughout the parish and were delighted when our plans were accepted and then received planning permission.
We secured funding for the scheme from the Floral Guernsey Legacy Project. Floral Guernsey Council member and garden designer Helen Litchfield drew up plans which our Group and the Douzaine support. A central island was constructed to indicate traffic direction, landscaping here will depict St Pierre du Bois.
The foreground (nearest Route de Plaisance) is constructed in granite cobbles showing the natural stone of the parish and traditional granite houses and barns. A green belt through the centre is planted with agapanthus which represent the green valleys and our countryside, and then sedum mats show the cliff scapes.
The scheme was funded by HSBC through the Floral Guernsey Legacy Project.