Car park at Grève de Lecq reopens

Cafe Romany car park, Greve de Lecq. Picture: JON GUEGAN. (37766282)

THE car park at the former Seaside Café at Grève de Lecq has reopened after the site was bought by the government and gifted to the National Trust for Jersey.

The parking area, which contains dozens of spaces, closed several years ago after the café shut and plans were lodged to build a house on the land.

Earlier this year, States Members voted overwhelmingly to approve all four parts of a proposition from Chief Minister Lyndon Farnham to acquire the site for £3.6 million and gift it to the trust.

Since then, the trust has cleaned and secured the site, which reopened yesterday.

The trust is considering various options for the area and will soon be launching a public consultation.

In a statement, the trust said: “The trust aims to gather people’s thoughts, comments and suggestions about the buildings, car park and its environs from June onwards when Grève de Lecq will be at its busiest during the holiday/summer season.

“In the meantime, an online survey is being organised and plans are being developed to create a series of small events including an exhibition about the history and heritage of the bay and a series of pop-up events to encourage Islanders to come along to share their hopes and aspirations for the site.”

Sunday 31 March, Blue Badge guide Sue Hardy is due to lead a stroll around Grève de Lecq, during which she will explain the long history of the bay.

The walk will begin at 4.30pm at the tower in the upper car park. To book a space, phone 483193 or visit

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