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Church car park work starts

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Landscaping work is taking place on St German’s Cathedral’s new car park to be situated in the field in front of the cathedral.

The work started on August 11 and is due to be completed this week.

While works are being completed, the Derby Road entrance to the cathedral will be closed and there will be parking only for disabled badge holders.

Drivers are asked to use the Atholl Street entrance, with pedestrian access to the cathedral and Corrin Hall via Lyndale Avenue or Atholl Street.

Dean Nigel Godfrey said: ‘We are very grateful for the patience of the local community during this time of development and are excited about the start of the projects which will have a long-term impact on our island community.’

Other work recently completed includes important restoration to the cathedral’s delicate west window which suffered greatly during the windy winter of 2013.

More than 10 per cent of the cathedral’s £10 million fundraising target has been reached already.

Campaign chairman John Morphet is making his gift to the projects by giving a year’s revenue from a flat at his Barbados resort.

He said: ‘These developments will benefit the entire island – the place which has become our home – and we’re determined to see it thrive.’

 

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