Spend to save pays off

The parish has just bought a John Deere ride-on mower to help maintain the grounds it looks after on behalf of parishioners.

The £500 second-hand machine will be used in particular to keep the former quarry – now grassed over – at the back of the douzaine rooms looking neat and tidy.

The purchase, instigated by Junior Constable Bill Cohu, will actually save the parish money. Previously, the cost of a contractor to mow the area was £100, so we will be in credit from the sixth cut.

Only four more to go!

ride-on mower

new ride on mower

Recommended parish walk

Good to see the Vale being praised for the quality of its walks – here by the Guernsey Press's Shaun Shackleton in his very popular Shacks' Tracks in Saturday's edition. Well worth a try!

L'Ancresse wall update 

Ols image of L'Ancresse Bay

We've been asked about this old image of L'Ancresse Bay that appeared on Twitter recently and, although we don't know the date, it shows the beach before the German wall was built and before the kiosk and WCs were put there.

It also shows the dunes and beach levels that existed at the time.

The photograph is one of a number published by the Environment and Infrastructure Committee as part of its proposals for the realignment of part of the bay and the document can be found here.

Separately, a parishioner on Facebook said he was disappointed that the Douzaine was in favour of the committee spending £1m. demolishing the wall.

Just to clarify, the Douzaine has not made a collective decision of support one way or the other.