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Volunteers clear up La Vallette

Volunteers clear up La Vallette

Sunday 24 March 2019

Volunteers clear up La Vallette

A team of volunteers were out at La Vallette last week making sure the area is ready for the cruise season.

Some VisitGuernsey staff were given the morning off to join cruise ship welcomers and the Guild of Tour Guides on Wednesday to weed flower beds and generally tidy up the area.

"For us it is really important that the visitors see it at its best," said Cruise Pier Manager Isabel de Menezes. "Not just the cruise passengers but any visitor that comes along. This is a fantastic area for people to come. We send thousands of people to this part of the town every year because it is easy access, it's nice and flat so whether people have got a wheelchair or whether people have got difficulties in walking on difficult terrain, this is just perfect!

"Great attractions down the end so we've got the La Vallette museum, we've got the aquarium, we've got this wonderful walkway and we've got the pools so it's a destination in itself."

The team was out in the foggy weather between 9:00 and 13:00 on Wednesday.

Andrew Pouteaux

Pictured: Andrew Pouteaux.

Volunteer for the Art of Living Foundation, Andrew Pouteaux, said: "We had hundreds of volunteers coming to help us down here. We're still overwhelmingly grateful years later and we feel the best we can do to respect them is to keep this place tidy.

"When we're here we just look around and see people walking past, having a hug, having a dog, whatever they happen to have. We see people just pushing out little sail boats and paddle boats and that's what it's for. This is the island's area to enjoy.

"A lot of these people do make a big effort to come out and they realise why we're doing it. It is to keep this lovely little corner of Guernsey looking lovely."

The first cruise ship of the season is due to arrive in Guernsey on 4 April.

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