31 affordable homes ready for first residents

A NEW housing development providing 31 affordable homes is soon to welcome its first residents.

Picture:  Freedom Media
Picture: Freedom Media

A completion ceremony for Ed Le Quesne House – which is situated in Minden Place – was held last week for the development, which has been overseen by the Christians Together in Jersey Housing Trust.

Judi Le Quesne, wife of the late Mr Le Quesne, unveiled a commemorative plaque that bears her husband’s name.

She said: ‘He would have been very proud and honoured to have a building named after him. He did so much for the trust and for affordable housing in Jersey that I am thrilled his legacy lives on.’

The trust’s chairman, Advocate Charles Thacker, added: ‘Ed Le Quesne was the secretary of the trust for some 20 years and he was very passionate about social housing in Jersey. He identified, in 1996, that the housing situation was a very difficult one in respect of affordable housing for very many people in the Island and he saw the trust as the opportunity to try to ameliorate the situation.

‘The hope is that the people coming to occupy the accommodation will be people who have been accustomed to some support in their living arrangements and that they are now ready to move to a more independent way of life, but one which still retains some support from an external agency, and we hope that this will be the bridge that they need.’

The development will also include two ground-floor shops.

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