27 February 2019
Parking at Le Port, St Peter, has been restricted to 12 hours in order to deter vehicles from being left overnight or longer, and to create more spaces for islanders to use the beach and nearby facilities.
The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, has signed a Ministerial Decision following a request from the Connétable of St Peter, Richard Vibert, that Le Port car park fall within a maximum permitted stay of 12 hours in any continuous 24-hour period. In addition to the time limit on parking, there will be changes to the layout of the car park so that longer vehicles cannot access the narrower areas.
Deputy Lewis said: “The use of the car park as a camping spot has created issues for St Peter. These changes will assist the parish in properly regulating the area and ensuring that the car park is available to serve the needs of all users, particularly during peak summer months.”
Although camping or sleeping in a vehicle parked on public land is illegal, it has been informally tolerated by the parish authorities. However, in recent years the popularity of camping in the area has grown to the point where the activities of some campers are causing problems for the honorary police at night.