The JEP understands that the existing operation at the St Peter site is among the primary options being considered. Picture: DAVID FERGUSON. (34790915) A ROW over catering facilities operating in St Peter could soon be reignited amid fears that a central site might also be used to prepare school meals.
Parishioners first raised concerns over noise, smells and traffic at St Peter’s Technical Park in 2017 when it emerged that the hospital’s catering unit was being moved to the area – with nearby residents later demanding action from then-Environment Minister John Young to tackle the ‘foul odours’ allegedly being produced.
The unit started operating in 2020 – despite a proposition from former Senator Sarah Ferguson calling for the move to be blocked – with 40 people making the meals between 8am and 5pm.
Resident Sally Wood, who led a campaign against transferring the catering facilities to the park, claimed carbon filters that had since been fitted by the government to mitigate the smells had failed to make a difference. Sally Wood, who has lived next to the technical park for over two decades, said residents were already plagued by flies and seagulls Picture: DAVID FERGUSON ‘They don’t work in any shape or form,’ she said, adding that she had ‘given up’ on seeking assistance from the Environmental Health department.
In July, Children’s and Education Minister Inna Gardiner revealed that an initiative operated by the government in collaboration with local charity Caring Cooks – helping to provide lunches at Janvrin, Samarès, St Luke’s, St […]
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