04 May 2023
Islanders are being encouraged to volunteer their time at Fort Regent over the next few weeks
as part of The Big Help Out initiative, to mark the Coronation.
On Bank Holiday Monday, 8 May, there’s the opportunity to plant Coronation-themed red,
white and blue flowers in the rose bed areas, to bring added colour and vibrancy to this part
of the Fort.
Then, from the 15-19 May, Islanders are invited to lend a hand with the removal of moss from
the existing paths at the ramparts, and support the laying of a new hoggin surface.
The Big Help Out is supported by thousands of organisations and charities across the British
Isles, giving members of the public chance to meet each other and join together on projects
to benefit their own local communities.
The Chief Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore, said: “Volunteering, and the time Islanders put into so
many projects through their goodwill, is such a big part of what makes Jersey the special place that
it is. It makes such a difference to our community, and The Big Help Out is a chance to celebrate
and further highlight that work.
“I’d encourage Islanders to mark the Coronation of His Majesty the King by spending time in our
great outdoors, giving something back to the community and to Fort Regent, a place with so much
history, carrying so much importance to our Island.”
Islanders wishing to help with the flower planting on Bank Holiday Monday 8 May should report
to Fort Regent’s main reception desk at 2pm. The footpath refurbishment can be supported each
weekday from 15-19 May between 10am and 1pm. To participate, Islanders can simply turn up and
meet outside the Sea Cadets building at 10am. Equipment will be provided, but volunteers are
welcome to bring their own gardening gloves, rakes, shovels, hand forks, trowels etc. Free parking
will be available on level 15 of Pier Road Carpark.
Government of Jersey colleagues can log their Big Help Out volunteering hours through the usual