Harbour Pedestrian Access Improvements Discussed

St Mary's Quay

Users of St Mary’s Harbour have welcomed plans to improve safe access for pedestrians.

Members of the Harbour Users Group, which includes Duchy staff, transport operators and boatmen, met on Thursday and reviewed proposals to separate walkers from vehicles at The Mermaid end of the quay.

Harbourmaster Dale Clark says the members unanimously backed the plan, which he called, “a last attempt at safe and secure access for pedestrians.”

Attendees inspected engineers drawings of a wooden walkway that will run alongside the current quay from the side of the Slip Inn and around the harbour entrance pillar. It will end near the ticket office.

Vehicles will still be able to use the new access to get onto the beach.

The plans will be developed if the Government backs the proposals to redevelop the Quay with a  £4m cash injection.

That will be matched by European funds as a replacement to the failed Route Partnership scheme.


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