From Peter Green.
IT has saddened me to read so many letters recently in the JEP from visitors to Jersey who felt compelled to tell of their disappointment of various aspects of their holidays.
The majority of them seem to be especially critical of what we are doing to our town and our infamous Waterfront and how they are both heading in the direction of resembling many other towns in the UK as the uniqueness of certain parts of St Helier is rapidly disappearing without trace.
I believe that many of our visitors are surveyed in various ways about their holiday in Jersey such as the standard of their hotels and the service they experience, however, it would be interesting to read their views if they were asked what they think about all the development that is going on here.
Many views expressed in your letters page come from visitors who have been coming here for many years and who see this Island gradually being ruined by the building of apartments that no one wants to buy (or can afford) and office buildings that seemingly remain unoccupied for years.
The Island has, of course, got to progress. Time cannot stand still and I guess to a degree, we have to accept that. However, residents and now visitors are all too often highlighting the fact that the over development of our town with excessive amounts of office blocks and apartments is undoubtedly turning St Helier into a characterless concrete jungle. We need some brave politicians to stand up and prevent this from happening before it is too late.
5 Le Jardin d’Abbéville,
La Rocque, Grouville.