Petit Port has been called the jewel in the crown of our south coast. However, it was closed for most of 2014 and the first quarter of 2015 due to concerns of the Environment Department about falling rocks.
Myself, Deputies Sillars and Luxon joined forces with the St Martin’s Douzaine to put pressure on the Department to reopen the steps. It took quite a bit of campaigning in the media and various meetings and correspondence, but this we succeeded in doing just before the tourist season restarted in 2015. However, there are still concerns that the same may happen again, especially as the Department is no longer funding annual maintenance of the cliffs. It is very much a case of ‘watch this space’.