10th Anniversary of the Line in the Sand - 06 October 2019

On Sunday 04 October 2009, 6000 people joined forces and linked arms creating a ‘Line in the Sand’ across the whole of St. Ouen’s Bay in one of the island’s biggest peaceful demonstrations.  To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the ‘Line in the Sand’ the National Trust for Jersey is inviting members of the public to come along to the Frances Le Sueur Centre in St. Ouen’s Bay, the new headquarters of the Jersey National Park on Sunday 06 October.

Line in the sand 10th anniversary

The ‘Line in the Sand’ demonstrated that the public wished to see Jersey’s coastline protected forever and for everyone. The Trust feels that our coastline remains at threat and we are inviting members of the public to ‘Join Hands’ on-line and support our campaign to keep our coastline in its natural state forever and for everyone.

42,000 people/signatures are required to register to virtually ‘Join Hands’ to form a line around the entire coastline of Jersey!

There will be a programme of family friendly activities throughout the day in and around the bay and within the Frances Le Sueur Centre. This will include the launch of a new book ‘Saving Plémont for the People’, films and memories of 04 October 2009.


10.00am– 5.00pm   Beach School ‘Drop In’ at the Frances Le Sueur Centre with Stephen Le Quesne

10.00 – 12 Noon     Coastal Crafts at the White House, Le Don Hilton

11.00am                  Launch of ‘Saving Plémont for the People’ book and unveiling with Sir Stephen Dalton, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey. Frances Le Sueur Centre

12.30 – 1.00pm      ‘Changing Face of St. Ouen’s Bay with Richard Le Sueur – Bunker in the Wetland Centre 

1.30 – 2.30pm        Waders, Gulls and Geese - Coastal bird spotting at L’Etacq and Le Pulec (meet at Faulkner Fisheries Car Park)

2.00 – 3.00pm        Circular walk around the Fortifications of the Bay with Matthew Costard from the Channel Island Occupation Society - Wetland Centre

2.00 – 4.00pm        Coastal Crafts at the White House, Le Don Hilton

Coffee for Coastline– Come along to Le Braye Café where The National Trust for Jersey will receive £1.00 for every coffee sold on Sunday 06 October, generously supported by the Baker family.

Coins for Coastline – bring along your old coins and copper to the Frances Le Sueur Centre and add these to our ‘Treasure Chest’ to help The National Trust raise the £10 million pounds required to purchase a further 1000 vergees of coastline

For more information on specific activities, please go to www.nationaltrust.je