Radical changes adopted by Jersey Heritage have given it optimism about its future.

After facing severe financial difficulty in recent years, Jersey Heritage had to take drastic action to save money. Opening hours at some sites were reduced, some sites were closed for the winter, it began charging pensioners and young children for membership, and some employees were made redundant.

The recently released 2010 / 2011 review, however, shows that Jersey Heritage is reaping the benefits of the changes.

Introducing the Jersey Heritage annual review, Clive Jones, the chairman of the board of trustees for Jersey Heritage, said that it was too early for the public to forget the recent troubles.

"We