Friday 12 June 2020
Islanders will be able to enjoy al fresco dining and space for pedestrians, dog walkers and cyclists as the Quay, Church Square and the Lower Pollet will be closed again during certain times this weekend.
A pedestrian-focused pilot scheme has been run on weekends in recent weeks as the island moves through its Exit from Lockdown Framework. These were aimed at capturing some of the benefits that many have enjoyed during lockdown, such as an increased sense of tranquillity on roads, while also helping islanders maintain social distancing when shopping.
The Quay will close (from Quay Street to the Crown Pier) from 10am on Sunday to 7:30pm the same day, but will remain open to traffic on Saturday. Discussions have been held with hospitality businesses in the area and al fresco dining will be offered by some.
The Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure also agreed to again close Church Square to traffic from 10am tomorrow (Saturday) until 7am Monday morning. The Blue Badge accessible bays and the taxi rank will be temporarily relocated to The Albany (South Esplanade) and additional accessible parking will also be provided along the Quay on Saturday.
While last week it was not considered necessary to close the Lower Pollet, further night-time economy businesses are re-opening which means increased numbers of people in the area. To support social distancing, the Lower Pollet will be closed from 7:30pm - midnight tonight and tomorrow (Saturday).