Fort Regent users consulted about its future

The people who use Jersey's Fort Regent complex will be asked for their views on the future of the site.

In 2009 a political group was set up to come up with a plan for the Fort.

It produces quarterly updates and consults with interested parties such as the Jersey Heritage Trust and the Fort Users Association.

In the past three months the group met eight times to see presentations on the history of the Fort, its potential benefits and site surveys.

It has agreed it should aim to improve the leisure facilities, improve access to the complex from town and ensure the historical nature of the site remains.

The findings of the steering group will then be presented to the States by the end of July.

Ann Chamier, from the Fort Users Association, said she believed there should be more to attract tourists to Fort Regent.

"I think it is the most amazing facility for the community, and I am just hoping they are going to develop it."

Deputy James Reed, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, is also part of the steering group.

He said: "It is absolutely time for action, we cannot avoid our responsibilities for this facility and we need to secure and create a plan that will ensure the future of this site."

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