Rural – Jersey Country Life Magazine


Opinions are being sought by the National Trust for Jersey about the future of the seaside café site at Grève de Lecq.

A survey is the first phase of a public consultation process which aims to clarify what people want to see at the site by asking questions about the car park and the café itself.

The Trust recognises that several enhancements could be made to improve the appearance of the car park and its environmental credentials. However, these could result in a loss of car parking spaces when parking is already limited in the bay. Survey respondents are asked to consider what proportion of the car park, if any, should be given to environmental and aesthetic improvements.

They are also asked to consider whether the existing café buildings should be retained and improved, demolished and replaced with a new purpose-built structure more sympathetic to landscape, or if the site should be returned completely to a dunescape while retaining the bunker and other WWII infrastructure.

If a café is retained at the site, the Trust is keen to know what food and drink people would like to be served and if they would also like a gift shop to be available. Respondents are also invited to consider whether they would like an event space at the site for educational purposes or cultural events, craft fairs, art exhibitions and other community and social activities. Perhaps some people would like a marine or coastal conservation centre, a marine sports and activities centre or an information and interpretation centre for the coastal environment?

The Trust’s Chief Executive Officer, Alan Le Maistre, said: ‘We are immensely excited by this opportunity. We already have the funding in place for some redevelopment of the site, but ultimately, the full scale and potential of our plans will be determined by the additional support that we receive. Together we have the chance to make this tired and neglected site into a beautiful, environmentally conscious space, with wonderful public amenities that will enhance Grève de Lecq now and into the future.’

Community Survey – Grève de Lecq site (



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