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Heritage trust 'may sack staff'

Jersey Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum is one of the sites facing closure

The Jersey Heritage Trust says it will have to make some employees redundant if it does not receive more funding.

The trust is concerned a lack of cash may force it to close the country life Museum Hamptonne and the Maritime Museum.

It was given an additional £200,000 of States funding in March.

Culture Minister James Reed said in the States that he had expected that that money would sustain the trust for the rest of the year.

Minister Reed said: "It was my belief that the emergency funding was sufficient to maintain the services provided by the Jersey Heritage Trust until the end of this year."

The trust, which promotes the island's history, manages seven historic properties.

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