The offical online newsletter of the Parish of St. Brelade, Jersey
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September 2008
News Stories
Investigation continues
Labaguette 1 Year
Mike Jackson re-elected
Vandalism at Quennevais
Colourful Tribute
Connetable's message
CO to PC
Ta to the TA!
life in the wild!
Blooming success for Max
Record uni places
Stir at Regís Garden!
Les Quennevais Sharks
Les Creux Bowls Club
Itís another Knockout!
Jersey Petanque Club
Warren Farm update
Red Cross pilot scheme
Grehound Rescue
"It's a fair cop"
St. Aubin Christmas ligh
Britain in Bloom
"Your Joking"
Ta to the TA!
Jersey Field Squadron clear ponds at Pont Marquet
by Margaret Holland Prior

Rain didnít dampen their spirits! With the support of Mike Stentiford, Jersey National Trust and John Pinel, Countryside Manager, The Jersey Field Squadron, under the leadership of Capt Richard Beck, have been working at Pont Marquet.

In early August The Royal Engineers removed sludge from the ponds to aid the better flow of water down the valley; it will help the wildlife and, it is hoped, that ducks will return. It was a messy sludgy sort of job!

The sludge was put into large sacks, donated by Normans and Pentagon, left to drain then moved to a nearby field. This sludge is "clean" and the Waste Products section of TTS gave permission for removal to agricultural land.

Regal Construction generously donated and laid hoggin, helping restore the Railway Walk track to its previous good state .

At the end of August a group of volunteers from NatWest Bank spent a Friday helping to clear the scrub around the ponds. Later in the year it is hoped another NatWest group will continue the work.
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