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17/06/2015Press Release

PRESS RELEASE issued by the Comité des Connétables on 17 June 2015 for immediate use.

Visites du Branchage 2015 and road safety

 
The Parish Constables have issued a reminder that the first of the Visites du Branchage will be held next week.

The law was changed last year so that there is a 3 week, rather than 2 week, period in which the Visites may be held starting on 24 June. The St Lawrence Visite will be on 24 June; with St Martin and St Saviour on 25 June and St Clement on 26 June.

Len Norman, Chairman of the Comité des Connétables, said:

QUOTE
"There are over 20 venues being used for the 2015 NatWest Island Games starting on 27 June and there will be more traffic on the roads. The Constables are asking occupiers to cut their branchage now so the roads and footpaths are safe for vehicles and pedestrians to use during this important event.

All cuttings must also be removed. Cuttings left on footpaths and roads can cause a hazard to pedestrians and road users and can also block drains and lead to flooding.
 

The twice-yearly Visite du Branchage is held to check that hedges and trees which over-hang roads and footpaths have been cut back to a height of 12 feet over roads and 8 feet over footpaths. Occupiers of land have also been warned to clear away the debris immediately they cut back hedges and trees. A penalty of £100 may be imposed for each infringement.

 

Notes for the Editor:
 
1.    Contact for further information: Len Norman, Connétable of St Clement tel: 854724

 
2.    Dates for the first 2015 Visites du Branchage are:

 

ST LAWRENCEWednesday24June
ST MARTINThursday25June
ST SAVIOURThursday 25June
ST CLEMENTFriday26June
ST JOHNThursday 2July
ST MARYThursday 2July
ST PETERThursday 2July
TRINITYFriday3July
ST HELIERMonday6July
ST BRELADEWednesday8July
ST OUENThursday9July
GROUVILLEFriday10July

 
3.    All persons, including co-ownership associations (for flying freehold properties) and companies (for share transfer properties) who occupy houses, lands, and other properties, alongside the public roads have to cut their branchage.

 
4.    The requirement to cut includes –

(a) cutting the overhanging branches growing from their properties in such a way that there is a height of 12 feet free beneath the branches over the entire width of the public road/footpath (including their "reliefs") and a height of 8 feet over the footpaths; and

(b) removing the branches that have been cut off as well as brambles, weeds and all other obstructions and deleterious matter that encroach on the public road or footpath.

 
5.    Persons who fail to comply with the requirements shall be liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding £100 for each infringement

6.    The Connétable has a duty at all times to ensure that branchage which impedes pedestrians and road users is cut. If this is not done voluntarily the Connétable can order it to be done within a specified time. Failure to comply could result in a fine or the Connétable may have the work carried out and is entitled to recover the cost from the occupier".

  
09/06/2015Free concert tickets for Liberation Veterans - 8th August

JERSEY LIBERATION PROM

The Jersey Symphony Orchestra

is holding its summer concert at

FORT REGENT

on

SATURDAY 8th AUGUST at 8:00 pm.

Jersey residents who lived through the Occupation are invited to apply for FREE TICKETS on a first-come basis.

If you qualify and would like to attend this concert please obtain an application from the Public Hall.

Also the contact for more information is the JSO Administrator, Anne Eastham

 Tel: 852427 - Email: jso.jersey@gmail.com 

  
01/06/2015Consultation on the future use of the existing St Martin Primary School building.  NOTE. must be completed by 30th June

Parish of St Martin launch consultation exercise over future uses for existing Primary School site.

 

The Parish of St Martin have recently launched a consultation exercise to canvas the views of Parishioners and Parish users on their opinions as to the future uses of the existing Primary School site. 

In the autumn of this year, the Primary School will move in to their brand-new building, and vacate the existing primary school building that has been their location for over 100 years. This presents the Parish with an opportunity to regenerate the existing Primary School, and the Parish want to hear ideas and thoughts on what the Parish should do with the existing school building. 

 

The Parish has prepared and published a consultation document (a copy of which can be downloaded – Please click here ) and will be issuing the document to every household in the Parish. The Parish are inviting all Parishioners to contribute their thoughts and opinions via the survey, the deadline by which responses must be received is Tuesday 30 June 2015 (see details below). The responses received will be collated and considered by the project team, and the results presented in due course. Any future plans arising will then be presented to the Parish, who will then be able to decide on the final options proposed for the future use of the existing building. 

 

The Constable of St Martin, Michel Le Troquer, is encouraging Parishioners to use this opportunity and have their say on what they want to see within the completed building. 

 

St Martin as a Parish has always encouraged the participation of the Parishioners in deciding on its approach to managing the use of our Parish assets to meet our expectations. The consultation exercise is a further example of this approach in action, and I personally am very keen to hear from as many individuals and organisations as possible, to ensure we get a real steer on what you want from the Parish. The survey is a brilliant way of helping with this objective. The on-line survey is simple to complete, but the results and the information sourced will be crucial in helping guide the Parish with its next steps.” 

 

“I urge everybody to use this opportunity to have your say on how we advance this Parish opportunity, and everyone’s opinions will count towards reaching a sensible future direction.”

 

To assist the Parish with planning for the future use of the school, the Parish have appointed HLG Associates to act as Project Director. The managing director of HLG, Simon Matthews, is also keen for all of the Parish to get involved:

 

The issue under consideration through the consultation exercise is one of significant importance to the future wellbeing of the Parish. Through consultation, the Parish are hoping that all of the Parish have their say on what they would like to do with the opportunity now, rather than later; so that we can work-up and deliver a plan that meets with the needs of the future users.” 

 
NOTES:

 

Consultation Document:

A copy of the consultation document can be downloaded.Please click here 

How to get involved: 

People can take part in the consultation exercise through completion and return of the survey.

All responses to the survey must be submitted to the Parish by no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday 30 June 2015.


- The survey can be completed / submitted on one of three ways:

  1. ONLINE: The best way to complete the survey is on-line. Just click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StMartinPropertyConsultation  
  2. BY POST: by completing the survey on the back of the consultation document and posting back to the Public Hall. 
  3. IN-PERSON: complete the survey on the back of the consultation document, and dropping it in to the Public Hall.

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17/06/2015Press Release

PRESS RELEASE issued by the Comité des Connétables on 17 June 2015 for immediate use.

Visites du Branchage 2015 and road safety

 
The Parish Constables have issued a reminder that the first of the Visites du Branchage will be held next week.

The law was changed last year so that there is a 3 week, rather than 2 week, period in which the Visites may be held starting on 24 June. The St Lawrence Visite will be on 24 June; with St Martin and St Saviour on 25 June and St Clement on 26 June.

Len Norman, Chairman of the Comité des Connétables, said:

QUOTE
"There are over 20 venues being used for the 2015 NatWest Island Games starting on 27 June and there will be more traffic on the roads. The Constables are asking occupiers to cut their branchage now so the roads and footpaths are safe for vehicles and pedestrians to use during this important event.

All cuttings must also be removed. Cuttings left on footpaths and roads can cause a hazard to pedestrians and road users and can also block drains and lead to flooding.
 

The twice-yearly Visite du Branchage is held to check that hedges and trees which over-hang roads and footpaths have been cut back to a height of 12 feet over roads and 8 feet over footpaths. Occupiers of land have also been warned to clear away the debris immediately they cut back hedges and trees. A penalty of £100 may be imposed for each infringement.

 

Notes for the Editor:
 
1.    Contact for further information: Len Norman, Connétable of St Clement tel: 854724

 
2.    Dates for the first 2015 Visites du Branchage are:

 

ST LAWRENCEWednesday24June
ST MARTINThursday25June
ST SAVIOURThursday 25June
ST CLEMENTFriday26June
ST JOHNThursday 2July
ST MARYThursday 2July
ST PETERThursday 2July
TRINITYFriday3July
ST HELIERMonday6July
ST BRELADEWednesday8July
ST OUENThursday9July
GROUVILLEFriday10July

 
3.    All persons, including co-ownership associations (for flying freehold properties) and companies (for share transfer properties) who occupy houses, lands, and other properties, alongside the public roads have to cut their branchage.

 
4.    The requirement to cut includes –

(a) cutting the overhanging branches growing from their properties in such a way that there is a height of 12 feet free beneath the branches over the entire width of the public road/footpath (including their "reliefs") and a height of 8 feet over the footpaths; and

(b) removing the branches that have been cut off as well as brambles, weeds and all other obstructions and deleterious matter that encroach on the public road or footpath.

 
5.    Persons who fail to comply with the requirements shall be liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding £100 for each infringement

6.    The Connétable has a duty at all times to ensure that branchage which impedes pedestrians and road users is cut. If this is not done voluntarily the Connétable can order it to be done within a specified time. Failure to comply could result in a fine or the Connétable may have the work carried out and is entitled to recover the cost from the occupier".

  
09/06/2015Free concert tickets for Liberation Veterans - 8th August

JERSEY LIBERATION PROM

The Jersey Symphony Orchestra

is holding its summer concert at

FORT REGENT

on

SATURDAY 8th AUGUST at 8:00 pm.

Jersey residents who lived through the Occupation are invited to apply for FREE TICKETS on a first-come basis.

If you qualify and would like to attend this concert please obtain an application from the Public Hall.

Also the contact for more information is the JSO Administrator, Anne Eastham

 Tel: 852427 - Email: jso.jersey@gmail.com 

  
01/06/2015Consultation on the future use of the existing St Martin Primary School building.  NOTE. must be completed by 30th June

Parish of St Martin launch consultation exercise over future uses for existing Primary School site.

 

The Parish of St Martin have recently launched a consultation exercise to canvas the views of Parishioners and Parish users on their opinions as to the future uses of the existing Primary School site. 

In the autumn of this year, the Primary School will move in to their brand-new building, and vacate the existing primary school building that has been their location for over 100 years. This presents the Parish with an opportunity to regenerate the existing Primary School, and the Parish want to hear ideas and thoughts on what the Parish should do with the existing school building. 

 

The Parish has prepared and published a consultation document (a copy of which can be downloaded – Please click here ) and will be issuing the document to every household in the Parish. The Parish are inviting all Parishioners to contribute their thoughts and opinions via the survey, the deadline by which responses must be received is Tuesday 30 June 2015 (see details below). The responses received will be collated and considered by the project team, and the results presented in due course. Any future plans arising will then be presented to the Parish, who will then be able to decide on the final options proposed for the future use of the existing building. 

 

The Constable of St Martin, Michel Le Troquer, is encouraging Parishioners to use this opportunity and have their say on what they want to see within the completed building. 

 

St Martin as a Parish has always encouraged the participation of the Parishioners in deciding on its approach to managing the use of our Parish assets to meet our expectations. The consultation exercise is a further example of this approach in action, and I personally am very keen to hear from as many individuals and organisations as possible, to ensure we get a real steer on what you want from the Parish. The survey is a brilliant way of helping with this objective. The on-line survey is simple to complete, but the results and the information sourced will be crucial in helping guide the Parish with its next steps.” 

 

“I urge everybody to use this opportunity to have your say on how we advance this Parish opportunity, and everyone’s opinions will count towards reaching a sensible future direction.”

 

To assist the Parish with planning for the future use of the school, the Parish have appointed HLG Associates to act as Project Director. The managing director of HLG, Simon Matthews, is also keen for all of the Parish to get involved:

 

The issue under consideration through the consultation exercise is one of significant importance to the future wellbeing of the Parish. Through consultation, the Parish are hoping that all of the Parish have their say on what they would like to do with the opportunity now, rather than later; so that we can work-up and deliver a plan that meets with the needs of the future users.” 

 
NOTES:

 

Consultation Document:

A copy of the consultation document can be downloaded.Please click here 

How to get involved: 

People can take part in the consultation exercise through completion and return of the survey.

All responses to the survey must be submitted to the Parish by no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday 30 June 2015.


- The survey can be completed / submitted on one of three ways:

  1. ONLINE: The best way to complete the survey is on-line. Just click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StMartinPropertyConsultation  
  2. BY POST: by completing the survey on the back of the consultation document and posting back to the Public Hall. 
  3. IN-PERSON: complete the survey on the back of the consultation document, and dropping it in to the Public Hall.

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