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Fort Grey slipway users asked to respect others

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BOAT OWNERS, swimmers and barbecue fans are being asked to respect each other on a busy slipway on the west coast.

Senior St Peter’s constable Mike de Laune has asked users of the slipways at Fort Grey to be considerate towards each other over the busy summer period. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 21967095)

The slipways alongside Fort Grey are active areas at high tide, as the sea swallows up Rocquaine beach and forces beach users to higher ground.

Senior St Peter’s constable Mike de Laune said he was keen to avoid any problems in the small space.

‘This area can be really busy, but it is a great place,’ he said.

‘Dinghies are moored up along the pier, to allow boat users to reach their vessels in the bay. Swimmers also set off from the pier and children play in the water around the vessels. On the pier families sit enjoying the sun and barbecuers use the flat ground to cook their food. No group has priority,’ Mr de Laune said.

‘We want everyone who uses the area to be respectful. With the schools breaking up there will soon be even more children down here.’

Rocquaine is also a dog-friendly beach during the summer and Mr de Laune said it was very important that dog owners pick up after their pets.

Islanders using disposable barbecues on the beach are reminded to douse the barbecue in the sea to cool it down, before disposing of it in the bin at the top of the slipway.

Mr de Laune said the parish was keen to encourage good beach etiquette to ensure everyone had a good time.

Juliet Pouteaux

By Juliet Pouteaux
News reporter

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