Fundraising campaign could be needed for trust site

Charles Alluto at Greve de Lecq Picture: DAVID FERGUSON. (37532994)

REDEVELOPING the site of the former café at Grève de Lecq could cost more than £2 million and require a public fundraising campaign, the chief executive of the National Trust for Jersey has said.

He added that the charity would consider options for the site, with ideas including returning it to nature or building a café on the land.

The trust, which is to be given the site following a States vote earlier this month, will put the ideas out to a public consultation before any decision is made.

Charles Alluto, the trust’s chief executive, said that the organisation had set aside a budget of £500,000 for the work.

He said that if the site was returned to nature, the cost would be between £400,000 and £500,000, but that if a new facility was built, that figure could be “anywhere between two and three million”.

He said that the trust would consider a fundraising campaign to help cover the costs.

Full story on pages 8 and 9 of today’s JEP.

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