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Deputy’s work remembered in cycle path tribute

Deputy’s work remembered in cycle path tribute

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Deputy’s work remembered in cycle path tribute


A granite dedication stone has been installed along a cycle path in tribute to a Deputy with a “keen interest” in sustainable transport, nearly two years after he passed away.

St. Helier Deputy Richard Rondel died while at Jersey Hospice aged 54 in November 2018 following a battle with bowel cancer.

During his seven years of service to the island, Deputy Rondel became an Assistant Infrastructure Minister, where he helped support and develop green transport plans.

He also supported enhancing road safety around the island, and sought to introduce more cycle tracks and bike lanes. 

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Pictured: The unveiling ceremony.

In tribute to his work, a granite stone bearing his name has now been unveiled on the cycle path in St. Peter’s Valley.

The stone came from the Infrastructure quarry and the inscription was engraved by Infrastructure staff.

His family attended a small ceremony in August, alongside Infrastructure Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis, who described Deputy Rondel as a “huge asset” to the department. 

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Pictured: Deputy Rondel at the opening of a new cycle track when he was Assistant Minister.

He added: “…He was always supportive both to the staff and to the Minister, and with a fantastic knowledge of the Island, he was an important and influential part of the department. 

“He took a keen interest in the active travel side of the Ministerial portfolio. He cared about sustainable transport and developing the bus service and cycling.

"It is particularly fitting that the cycle path this place has been chosen for the dedication stone.”

Video: Three fruit trees were planted at People's Park in Deputy Rondel's memory last year.

The tribute comes in addition to three fruit trees, which were planted by his sons last year at People’s Park near where he used to live.

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