Businesses along Guernsey’s Town seafront have welcomed turning the area into a pedestrian-only zone during weekends.
The pilot scheme, which will continue until at least the end of June, aims to encourage al fresco dining along the St Peter Port Quay to help re-opened eateries attract more customers.
According to a States spokesperson, feedback from Chamber of Commerce members has been supportive and businesses have asked that the initiative continue for the next few weeks.
‘It has been challenging times but we are grateful to the States for its support,’ said Steve le Poidevin of restaurant Balthazar, which is located along the seafront.
‘Our customers have enjoyed being able to sit outside with views of our beautiful harbour and we hope they will continue to be able to enjoy this throughout the summer.’
The Quay will be closed from 10.30am on Saturday 20 June until 7.30pm on Sunday 21. In addition, the Committee for the Environment and Infrastructure has agreed to close Church Square to traffic from 10am on Saturday until 7am Monday morning.
The Blue Badge accessible bays and the taxi rank will be temporarily relocated to The Albany (South Esplanade) and additional accessible parking will also be provided along the Quay on Saturday. To support social distancing, the Lower Pollet will be pedestrianised from 7.30pm – midnight on Friday 19.
Similar closures will also take place in the final weekend in June, with Church Square closed to traffic from 10am on Saturday 27 June until 7am on Monday 29 June. The Quay will again be pedestrianised from 10am-7.30pm on Sunday 28th June.
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