Sunday, 30 October 2011

Gas Place - car park to Town Park

Beating the local 'mainstream' media to it (they can't bring you pictures from a Saturday event before Monday afternoon, and if the TV news people do actually work on a weekend for a change, it will go to air in a very short bulletin at a random time when people are busy doing other things, like trying to avoid enduring some idiot clowning about with Oscar Puffin) like only Citizens' Media can!

First, let's revisit the carpark on its last day...

.. closer.

900 spaces lost...

.. no wonder businesses around here are giving up.

Last day amongst the last parkers.

A brickwork floor from the previous gas works.

So the JEP publish a letter on the opening day denying it was Stuart Syvret's idea, whereas he claims it was, as does the actual article in the same issue, written after speaking to the campaigners behind it!

It will be interesting to compare the ugly mugs of the politicians present on the opening day attempting to claim credit - with the actual voting record from the day when the infamous 'ringbinder' carried the vote.

This seems so long ago now!

The hoarding made this road more of a tunnel.

And work starts...

.. and several millions later...

.. here it is. With no underground parking that we all wanted.

An enclosed basketball court.

Good sized playground. One good fun piece of equipment span fast enough to threw off some children and resulted in a few twisted ankles, so expect it to be removed.

More pictures to follow, if I can be bothered to walk from the nearest parking the other side of town :)

Don't expect to be able to park nearby to enjoy the park - all the spaces around here are Residents Only. Local Spaces for Local People - and stuff the rest of us!


Anonymous said...

I have yet to step on this New Park so my impressions are from driving past looking for a parking space.

Very expensive.
Incomplete,so parts still look like a building site.
Why the rush to open it before completion. What difference would an extra couple of weeks have made considering the years of delay we have had already.

Anonymous said...

Who voted for the Town Park funding, and who voted against!

2010 (P.117/2009) first amendment, 24th and 25th September 2009. Click here for the hansard of the debate, go to item 13 – last item of the day.

POUR: 23 (FOR the funding)
Senator S. Syvret
Senator B.E. Shenton
Senator J.L. Perchard
Senator A. Breckon
Senator A.J.D. Maclean's Ringbinder
Senator B.I. Le Marquand
Connétable of St. Helier
Connétable of St. John
Connétable of St. Lawrence
Deputy of St. Martin
Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier (S)
Deputy G.P. Southern (H)
Deputy of Grouville
Deputy J.A. Hilton (H)
Deputy P.V.F. Le Claire (H)
Deputy S. Pitman (H)
Deputy M. Tadier (B)
Deputy of St. Mary
Deputy T.M. Pitman (H)
Deputy M.R. Higgins (H)
Deputy A.K.F. Green (H)
Deputy D. De Sousa (H)
Deputy J.M. Maçon (S)

CONTRE: 22 (AGAINST the funding)
Senator T.A. Le Sueur
Senator P.F. Routier
Senator P.F.C. Ozouf
Senator T.J. Le Main
Senator S.C.Ferguson
Connétable of Trinity
Connétable of St. Brelade
Connétable ofSt.Clement
Connétable of St. Peter
Deputy R.C. Duhamel (S)
Deputy J.B. Fox (H)
Deputy of St. Ouen
Deputy of St. Peter
Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondré (L)
Deputy of Trinity
Deputy S.S.P.A. Power (B)
Deputy K.C. Lewis (S)
Deputy I.J. Gorst (C)
Deputy A.E. Jeune (B)
Deputy A.T. Dupré (C)
Deputy E.J. Noel (L)
Deputy T.A. Vallois (S)