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St Peter Path Gets £14k Upgrade

A picturesque path in St Peter is the first project to get funding from a £750,000 pot allocated to the Countryside Access and Wellbeing scheme.

The government is giving £14,425 to support repairs to the path running from Wheatlands golf club to Sandybrook.

La Ruette a la Vioge is regularly used by islanders, but it has become narrow and overgrown, making it trickier to use.

The centuries-old parish-owned path, which runs behind farmland near Les Grupiaux, has become eroded over the years and is especially steep in some parts.

St Peter Constable Richard Vibert has welcomed the funding:

"We’re hugely grateful to the committee for this funding which will help us with our repair work."

 Constable Richard Vibert with Environment Minister Jonathan Renouf.

The £¾ million pot was allocated to the Countryside Access and Wellbeing Scheme from the COVID-19 Health and Social Recovery Fund.

Organisations, parishes and landowners can still apply for part of the pot to either regenerate old country pathways or to create new ones.

Environment Minister Deputy Jonathan Renouf says he is pleased the government can help with the repairs.

"Covid, despite its isolating nature, also helped build a feeling of community.

Through this fund, we want to harness that by supporting schemes to rejuvenate parts of the countryside." 

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