Bunting has gone up in the High Street, Le Pollet and the Arcade after Ravenscroft provided funding and manpower.
The traditional summer decorations are provided by the Town Centre Partnership which didn’t have the funds to pay for the cost of the crane needed to put the bunting up in the High Street and Le Pollet or enough people to put it up in the Arcade where it has to be done by hand.
The Constables of St Peter Port had covered half of the costs but there was still a shortfall and a lack of manpower.
“The bunting adds to something to Town during the summer and it always looks much prettier when it is up. Unfortunately most people have no idea how it gets there or the costs involved or appreciate that vehicles aren’t allowed in the Arcade and so that all has to be done manually,” said Andrew Pouteaux from the Town Centre Partnership.
“The Constables had very kindly covered half of the already heavily discounted costs of the crane. Thankfully Ravenscroft came to our rescue and agreed to cover the rest of the costs and a dozen of their team have also volunteered to give up their Sunday morning to help us with the Arcade. That made an enormous difference as most of our volunteers are retired and so are delighted they no longer need to climb up and down ladders.
“We are extremely grateful to Ravenscroft which will mean that once again St Peter Port is full of colour and ready for summer.”
The bunting will remain in place until November when they are taken down to make way for the Christmas lights.
Juliet Bousfield, Ravenscroft’s PR & marketing executive, said the bunting added to the charm of St Peter Port.
“The island is always complimented on how picturesque St Peter Port is and the bunting is part of that as the High Street would look very different without it. As a company which has been based in the centre of Town for more than a decade, we didn’t hesitate in doing what we could to make sure the bunting is up again this year.”