The National Trust for Jersey seeks Islander’s views

The National Trust for Jersey is running a survey to understand more about the views of its members and non-members on the Trust’s work, and wider island issues.

Why the research?
The Trust, a self-funded charitable body, has around 3,000 members, but believes that there are many more islanders who support its aims. Trust Chief Executive, Charles Alluto, commented: “While we always love to receive feedback from our members, it’s been many years since we conducted a formal piece of market research. Ten years ago, thousands of islanders joined hands to create the ‘Line in the Sand’ in support of Jersey’s environmental issues, and we believe that, in 2020, these issues are even more important – both on a global and local level. By supporting The National Trust, islanders are signalling their desire to protect Jersey’s natural beauty, rich wildlife and historic places. This research is the first step in raising awareness of our work and ensuring that we’re reflecting islander’s concerns.”

Environmental Benefit
Completing the survey will also benefit the island’s natural environment as for every completed survey it receives, the Trust has promised to plant a hedgerow whip, contributing towards the protection and enhancement of Jersey’s countryside.

How to access the survey?
The survey is being run online and is available through the Trust’s website at https://www.nationaltrust.je/2020survey/ as well as through its social media channels. Those without online access can request a paper copy by contacting the Trust’s headquarters at The Elms, La Chève Rue, St. Mary, Jersey JE3 3EN, or by telephoning them on 01534 483193.

Participants can also win a week’s stay for themselves, family or friends in the newly-refurbished Officers’ Quarters at Grève de Lecq Barracks if they opt to be entered into a prize draw.

For more information please contact; Charles Alluto charles@nationaltrust.je or Donna Le Marrec donna@nationaltrust.je

Note to Editors
The Trust is totally self-funding and independent of local Government. It costs the Trust £3,000 per day to care for its 1700 vergées of land (300 hectares), covering 170 sites, 31 historic buildings and 19,000 metres of public footpaths. The Trust employs 16 staff and delivers over 140 events every year. The National Trust for Jersey is dedicated to preserving and safeguarding sites of historic, aesthetic and natural interest for the long term benefit of the Island.

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