Jersey

St Helier spends £800,000 to make walkway to Town Park

Parishioners in St Helier have agreed to spend £800,000 to buy a residential building in Belmont Road to improve access to the Town Park.

The Roads Committee and Procureurs du Bien Public, which oversees parish spending, recommended the purchase to create a public walkway.

The property, 32 Belmont Road, is currently owned by Jersey Gas.

At a parish assembly on Wednesday night, 28 people voted in favour of the purchase and 17 voted against.

Once purchased, work will start on refurbishing the four flats in the building, before selling them on.

A spokesman for the parish said it was hoped the walkway would make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to get to the park.

At the moment cyclists have to dismount in Bath Street.

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