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15/09/2017Visite du Branchage 2017

​The Visite du Branchage dates for the Parish of St Brelade are to be held on Friday 7 July and Friday 15 September 2017.

Please ensure that all branchage is cut back before this date and that all sweepings are cleared from the public footpaths or highways.

More information as to the requirements can be found under the Roads tab at the top of the page.

  
27/07/2017St Brelade Float traffic disruption

Please be advised that the St Brelade float is scheduled to leave its depot on Rue Carree at 5.00am on Thursday 10 August.

Honorary police will be closing Rue Carree from the Float Depot to Route des Quennevais while the float is on the narrow road. People wanting to go to Les Ormes should approach Les Ormes from the direction of Mont a La Brune, not Route des Quennevais. The float takes about 20 minutes to reach Route des Quennevais.

Once on Route des Quennevais, the float will head towards the airport on Avenue de la Commune and then on to L’Avenue de la Reine Elizabeth II to meet with other floats at the top of Beaumont Hill at 6.00am. Although we will not be closing these main roads we request that approaching drivers give as much room as possible for the float – it is big, wide and slow moving.

A convoy of floats will then travel down Beaumont Hill to Beaumont filter in turn, Route de la Haule and Victoria Avenue. Beaumont Hill will be closed while the floats are travelling down it.

If you are wishing to get to the airport in the early morning we would advise drivers to use alternate routes if possible and to allow extra time for journeys as there will be delays.

  
21/07/2017DfI trying to make sewage treatment more efficient

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) is reminding the public that it is illegal to allow surface water to drain into the foul sewer network at private properties.

The requirement to separate foul and surface waters was introduced by Law in 1953. Exclusion of surface water from the foul water system not only prevents the overloading of sewer pipes during heavy rainfall that could lead to pollution incidents but also the needless expense of processing clean water at the Bellozanne treatment works.

Where public drainage has been in existence before 1953, it is permissible for both foul and surface waters to drain to 'combined' sewers. However, any subsequent development must have separated foul and surface waters, excluding the latter from the foul water system.

DfI has found that, as a result of minor developments such as extensions, conservatories and the creation of hard paved areas, surface water at some properties has been illegally draining into the foul water system. DfI is now actively visiting these areas and where drainage faults are found the Department will require under the powers of the Drainage (Jersey) Law that the situation be rectified. There is also the problem of groundwater entering the foul drainage system from poorly constructed or maintained private sewer systems and DfI again has powers under the Law to require removal.

There has seen a dramatic decrease in flows to the public pumping stations in the areas where DfI has inspected resulting in savings for DfI, in not having to pump clean water around the Island.

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of properties paving over gardens and creating parking areas, limiting where rain can go and in some cases causing it to flow onto nearby roads. Under common law the natural flow of water from higher lying properties cannot be altered or increased to the detriment of the lower land, the public roads.

In all cases it is recommended that property owners have their drains investigated by a private drainage contractor to ensure compliance with the Law. Results from such surveys can be discussed with DfI Drainage staff to ensure compliance under the Law.

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15/09/2017Visite du Branchage 2017

​The Visite du Branchage dates for the Parish of St Brelade are to be held on Friday 7 July and Friday 15 September 2017.

Please ensure that all branchage is cut back before this date and that all sweepings are cleared from the public footpaths or highways.

More information as to the requirements can be found under the Roads tab at the top of the page.

  
27/07/2017St Brelade Float traffic disruption

Please be advised that the St Brelade float is scheduled to leave its depot on Rue Carree at 5.00am on Thursday 10 August.

Honorary police will be closing Rue Carree from the Float Depot to Route des Quennevais while the float is on the narrow road. People wanting to go to Les Ormes should approach Les Ormes from the direction of Mont a La Brune, not Route des Quennevais. The float takes about 20 minutes to reach Route des Quennevais.

Once on Route des Quennevais, the float will head towards the airport on Avenue de la Commune and then on to L’Avenue de la Reine Elizabeth II to meet with other floats at the top of Beaumont Hill at 6.00am. Although we will not be closing these main roads we request that approaching drivers give as much room as possible for the float – it is big, wide and slow moving.

A convoy of floats will then travel down Beaumont Hill to Beaumont filter in turn, Route de la Haule and Victoria Avenue. Beaumont Hill will be closed while the floats are travelling down it.

If you are wishing to get to the airport in the early morning we would advise drivers to use alternate routes if possible and to allow extra time for journeys as there will be delays.

  
21/07/2017DfI trying to make sewage treatment more efficient

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) is reminding the public that it is illegal to allow surface water to drain into the foul sewer network at private properties.

The requirement to separate foul and surface waters was introduced by Law in 1953. Exclusion of surface water from the foul water system not only prevents the overloading of sewer pipes during heavy rainfall that could lead to pollution incidents but also the needless expense of processing clean water at the Bellozanne treatment works.

Where public drainage has been in existence before 1953, it is permissible for both foul and surface waters to drain to 'combined' sewers. However, any subsequent development must have separated foul and surface waters, excluding the latter from the foul water system.

DfI has found that, as a result of minor developments such as extensions, conservatories and the creation of hard paved areas, surface water at some properties has been illegally draining into the foul water system. DfI is now actively visiting these areas and where drainage faults are found the Department will require under the powers of the Drainage (Jersey) Law that the situation be rectified. There is also the problem of groundwater entering the foul drainage system from poorly constructed or maintained private sewer systems and DfI again has powers under the Law to require removal.

There has seen a dramatic decrease in flows to the public pumping stations in the areas where DfI has inspected resulting in savings for DfI, in not having to pump clean water around the Island.

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of properties paving over gardens and creating parking areas, limiting where rain can go and in some cases causing it to flow onto nearby roads. Under common law the natural flow of water from higher lying properties cannot be altered or increased to the detriment of the lower land, the public roads.

In all cases it is recommended that property owners have their drains investigated by a private drainage contractor to ensure compliance with the Law. Results from such surveys can be discussed with DfI Drainage staff to ensure compliance under the Law.

1 - 3Next
  
  
Rollup Image
  
  
1012017 Events
27/07/2017Events held at St Brelade Parish Hall in 2017
8Farmers Market
05/08/2017Genuine Jersey Outdoor Market with various stalls
6Outdoor Market
31/08/2017Tuesday and Thursday market outside Parish Hall