THE JEP is today throwing its weight behind a new campaign calling on the States to celebrate, restore and revive what makes Jersey special.
The campaign is being launched in partnership with Save Jersey’s Heritage to focus the thinking of those responsible for our public spaces on how our Island should look and feel.
And we want you to help lead this important public debate and to say how we could make things better. A major feature of the campaign will be looking at how so many parts of the Island have been blighted by a clutter of signs, bins and wholly inappropriate street furniture more suited to motorways than a small island with its own unique identity.
And we want you to share pictures of areas you think have been blighted by bins, banners, bollards and other street furniture. Please email your examples – and share your thoughts - to firstname.lastname@example.org or message our Facebook page.
Here are five of the worst examples, in no particular order.
Mont Orgueil Castle
That’s one way to spoil one of the best views in the Island – stick a load of signs in the way. And then let them rust a bit.
La Rocque Harbour
A quiet harbour. A lovely cobbled slip. A granite wall. What more could you ask for? That’s right – five signs and a bright yellow phone box that hardly anyone uses.
Here you will find every type of street furniture. Surely any motorist wanting to take any of this in would need to pull over and park for the day.
Green Lane rules
As if it isn’t difficult enough trying to keep to a 15 mph speed limit, drivers are increasingly having to observe a multitude of signs.
No one wants to stand in the rain while waiting for a bus. But surely this shelter is more in-keeping with a city centre than our lovely St Catherine?
We’d love you to add to this list – please email the contact details above.
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