The Minister for Transport and Technical Services has asked for sand to be moved to cover the areas of the beach at St Brelade where stones were exposed, as the beach has not recovered quickly enough on its own.
Although there has been some improvement to the sand levels over the last 12 weeks since the storms, it has been a very slow process and full restoration may be some months away if nature is left to take its course. The Minister therefore decided that action needed to be taken as it is a major tourist beach and we are nearing the peak holiday months.
Work is due to start on Wednesday 2 July at 2pm and will continue between the tides for the following five days or so.
The section of the beach that will be replenished is approximately 350 metres in length and 16 metres wide, stretching from the Fisherman’s slipway at the west end of the bay to a point in front of the Golden Sands Hotel towards the east.