New chairman Tim Pedley, who only took over earlier this year, and leading retailer Richard Clews have both left the organisation.
Although both men have cited other commitments as their reason, it is understood that they have become frustrated with the group.Mr Pedley said: ‘I have stepped down as chairman due to pressure of other commitments.
Centre Ville has many issues to overcome, not least the question of funding, before it can move forward.’The group was set up to promote town as a stimulating living and shopping environment, but pressure on States budgets means that funding has dried up.St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft has taken over as ‘caretaker’ chairman of the group, of which he has been a member since 1997.
He remains convinced that there is a role for it.Centre Ville has been involved in several high-profile projects, including the creation of the Fête de Noué and the improvement of the Christmas lights.
The group was recently responsible for putting new benches and bins into the Royal Square.