Boat owners told to remove vessels at Les Amarreurs
BOAT owners using Les Amarreurs are being asked to contact Agriculture, Countryside & Land Management Services if they have boats stored on grassland near the slipway by 13 September or face having them removed.
Following discussion with Vale Constables, notices have been placed on the small boats and kayaks asking for the owner to arrange to remove it to their own property the middle of next month.
Any unclaimed boats or kayaks remaining after 13 September will be stored off site and may be offered to the public if not claimed.
Boat and kayak owners are asked to contact ACLMS between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, telephone number: 01481 234567.
The clearance is being undertaken to allow the worn grass behind the beach to regenerate.
The improved covering of grass and other maritime plants here will help to bind and protect the sand and soil, reducing the loss of sand on to the footpath and road surface.
While the grass regeneration project is under way pedestrians are asked to use the slipway to access the beach and avoid walking over the grass other than to use the two public seats in the area.
Grande Havre mooring committee chairman, Dan Masterman, said: ‘It has been ruined by the minority leaving kayaks, canoes and small yachts there. It is not a big issue but it is a bit of an inconvenience and makes life more difficult for us boat owners who only leave a dinghy there to transfer themselves to their boat on a high tide.’