Alderney residents to have say on how to preserve wartime sites

FULL-TIME residents of Alderney are being asked for their views on how to preserve the island’s second World War sites.

Policy & Finance deputy chairman Ian Carter. (Picture by David Nash)
Policy & Finance deputy chairman Ian Carter. (Picture by David Nash)

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance has made eight recommendations for Alderney that could aid its work on safeguarding sites and records.

The States of Alderney has launched a survey asking full-time residents for their views on the proposals.

The views will be fed back to the IHRA.

In the survey residents are asked to indicate how strongly they agree or disagree with the proposals.

There is ample room for residents to add their views and comments on the survey forms.

The findings will be published on the States of Alderney website’s public consultation documents in the new year.

‘This is a very sensitive matter for many people on Alderney and some very real concerns were expressed at the public meeting,’ said Policy & Finance deputy chairman Ian Carter.

‘So it is only right that we give everyone the opportunity to express their opinion before any decisions are made.’

The IHRA hopes to achieve its objectives through consultations and partnerships, not only with the States and local people, but also with the IHRA’s Permanent International Partners and other heritage organisations. However, the organisation has always maintained that the views of islanders are paramount.

Printed copies of the questionnaire are at the Island Hall’s general office.

The closing date is Christmas Eve.

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