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Paid Parking Clocks -Once Buses Improved

A form of paid parking will be introduced in Guernsey. Deputies Mary Lowe and Al Brouard successfully brought a last minute amendment to the States this morning. They suggested the already approved plans to charge for long term parking spaces in St Peter Port only, be replaced by a new method of charging every motorist for an annual parking clock, to be used in all disc zones. They suggest those clocks could be charged at between 30 and 50. Deputy Lowe said it makes it fair for everyone, which makes sense to her. Deputy Barry Brehaut disagreed, saying it will penalise those motorists who don't add to the congestion in town, and mean those on lower incomes won't be able to avoid paying the charges. Deputy Kevin Stewart supported the amendment, saying at its most the parking clocks would still cost less than a litre of milk per week. Deputy Mark Dorey said the Commerce and Employment Minister should be more concerned about our tourism industry, as introducing a charge for parking clocks will also impact on visitors who bring their cars over. The Environment Department now has to work out exactly how much to charge all motorists, including local drivers and visitors, and how it will run the system. The Department also has to get to work seeing through the promised improvements to the bus service. A successful Requete from Deputy Al Broaurd means that no form of paid parking can be introduced until the bus service is fit for purpose. In the Requete he said that means it must be 'free, robust, sustainable, viable, extended, decent and enhanced' for at least six months before any paid parking is introduced.

Town Quay Crossing Sees Few Accidents

The Environment Department is changing the unofficial crossing at the Town Quay after just two accidents in five years. Figures released to Island FM show there has not been a serious accident at the crossing despite it being described by one Deputy as 'lethal'. The Environment Department says the two accidents reported at the Town Quay crossing since January 2009 left the victims with minor bruising and another minor injury - but the Department says it believes there may have been other incidents that haven't been reported. It also says it knows of many 'near misses' and that many people say they feel vulnerable when crossing there. To correct that, the department is now changing the crossing temporarily to see if reducing one side to just one lane of traffic, with a 20 mile per hour speed limit and a pedestrian island in the middle of the road, will make it safer. The Department says it is doing all of it now, rather than waiting for a serious accident.

Parents Asked To Change School Choice

The parents of 120 children who are due to start school this September are being written to - to ask if they can change their preferred school choice. It's because two primary schools are so oversubscribed. 595 pupils have been registered for the 643 places available in the reception classes in September, which means there is plenty of room for everyone - but Notre Dame du Rosaire and Castel primary schools are both oversubscribed. Parents of catholic children are now being asked if they would like their child to go to St Mary and St Michael, where there is plenty of room, instead - while those parents who have put down Castel as their first choice are being offered places at other schools. The Education Department is hoping some parents will take the opportunity of accepting a place at a school which may offer a smaller class size, but if any schools remain oversubscribed the Department will have to decide who goes where instead.

Decision Not Yet Final On Paid Parking

The final decision has not yet been made on introducing paid parking. Deputy Al Brouard will today try and delay the new charge until after the bus service is considered fit for purpose. An attempt by Deputy Mary Lowe to scrap paid parking entirely split the house yesterday - but the 21/21 vote meant her amendment failed.

Man Jailed For Importing Ecstasy

A Guernseyman has been jailed for four years for importing ecstasy tablets into the island. Matthew Papworth was sentenced by the Royal Court yesterday afternoon after admitting trying to import 50 MDMA tablets.

Guernsey Firm Asked To Repair Slipway

A Guernsey firm has been given the job of repairing the hole in the slipway at Perelle. RG Ferbrache and Partners started working on the damaged slipway yesterday, after it was torn apart by last week's strong winds and high tides. The repair work is expected to take around four working days.

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