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Park's Japanese Hut closed for repairs

Park's Japanese Hut closed for repairs

Sunday 24 November 2019

Park's Japanese Hut closed for repairs

Sunday 24 November 2019

The Japanese Hut, looking over the pond at Saumarez Park, has been closed for public safety, while. the States department with responsibility for it works out how much it might cost to fix.

The structure is said to be in "poor condition" with repairs needed to the platform and the roof.

"The Japanese Hut is recognised as being greatly valued by the community, but it is in need of some repairs" a spokesperson for the States of Guernsey said. "Whilst there is no concern that it [the hut] will collapse, people are advised not to enter it."

The issue was first brought to the island's attention by photographer, Chris George:

It was last surveyed in 2016 and several repairs have been made since then, but it's understood larger works are now required.

Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services, which manages the hut, is working to determine the costs of the repairs before putting in a request for funding from the States.

The request will be assessed alongside other bids from across the organisation on minor capital spend on States' properties.

Pictured top: Image courtesy of Chris George.

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