LA VALLETTE CHALLENGE
The following information was taken from the Floral Guernsey website and if you require further information or would like to volunteer please contact Caroline Allisette by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Floral Guernsey are hoping to facilitate the much needed return to glory of the storm battered bathing pools.
With help from the community the plan is to restore and re-open the gent's and horseshoe pools.
The changing rooms will be refurbished and the whole area enhanced.
Seating areas will be refurbished and the raised garden replanted, returning La Vallette to its glory days as a Victorian Promenade.
On another glorious Sunday March 13th, Phase 3 commenced with the mammoth task of digging out holes and the planting of 85 mature, 2 metre high female holly bushes. Once again, volunteers from Floral Guernsey Foundation, Channel Islands Co-Operative Society and Green Legacy Guernsey turned out and completed what certainly proved to be a challenge due to the terrain! Twenty packs of bacon butties, teas and coffees provided by Gerry Tattersall of Floral Guernsey Foundation were greatly appreciated.
Mature Female Holly Bushes Ready For Planting
Photo Showing Channel Island Co-Operative Volunteers Flexing Their Muscles Whilst Digging Holes In Preparation To Planting the Hollies
On a glorious Mother's Day, Sunday March 6th 2016, a group of volunteers including representatives from Floral Guernsey Foundation, Channel Islands Co-Operative Society, Charles Vaudin Tree Surgery and Green Legacy Guernsey was installed 400 metres of 16mm and 25mm irrigation pipe to water the new plantings at the restored Victorian esplanade. Before Christmas 2015 was the clearing of the site (please visit Floral Guernsey Foundation website for information and pictures of the many individuals and groups of volunteers involved in Phase 1.
Photo Shows The Area Being Prepared With Irrigation Phase 2
GUERNSEY PRESS AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
It's January again and award season again! Thirty years on from the very first Ambassador of the Year the tribute remains as popular as ever and this year has attracted its biggest crop of nominations to date.
Awarded by the Guernsey Press on behalf of the Bailiwick, it celebrates those individuals or groups who have flown the flag for Guernsey beyond its shores through their positive endeavours.
A judging panel made up of Jurat Connie Helyar, Susie Farnon, Island FM's James Bentley, Guernsey Press Deputy editor Suzanne Heneghan and chaired by the Guernsey Press managing director Mark Lewis, has had the task of whittling down the entries for the shortlist. We are pleased to report that Nigel Clarke was one of the nominees and the Guernsey Press wrote;-
'Nigel's work with children on learning outside the classroom - promoting the environment, Green Legacy, healthy eating, Floral Guernsey and all matters horticultural - deserves recognising as representing Guernsey across the UK and internationally.' Instrumental in bringing LOtC as a national organisation to the island to deliver teacher training, he has won their lifetime achievement award and continues to build partnerships with other similar organisations.
Even though Nigel did not make the shortlist, he appreciated that the many projects that he is involved with have been acknowledged.
Photo of Nigel Clarke who was nominated for the Guernsey Press Ambassador of the Year Award
New plants and hedges have been planted at the GSPCA to attract wildlife and provide more attractive surroundings for rescued animals during January 2016.
Planting included native varieties such as blackthorn, crab apple, hazel holly, mountain ash and cherry, which were donated to the project by Green Legacy Guernsey.
St. Andrew's Floral Group coordinator Ann Wragg said that they had planted other native hedge plants and all were allergy friendly.
There is more work to be done on this project and Green Legacy Guernsey wish the GSPCA all the best.