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27/08/2015Parishioners make their views known on future uses

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27 August 2015

NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE REPORTING

Parishioners make their views known on future uses for the existing St Martin Primary School.

The Parish of St Martin should develop more facilities for the community, but make sure that when completed, the facilities should pay for themselves.

That's the overwhelming view of more than three-quarters of the residents that responded to a recent survey undertaken by HLG Associates Limited for and on behalf of the Parish, in order to gauge what the parishioners would like to do with the existing St Martin primary school site, when it is returned to the Parish in November this year.

The significant majority of residents also want the Parish to continue to lead the development and retain ownership of the site, with four out of five respondents being strongly against the Parish disposing of the site for development by others. The residents do not want to see a purely commercial facility that provides no enhancement to community life, instead preferring a mixed-use commercial and community redevelopment of the site without any "financial burden" on the ratepayers to have to pay for its future operating costs. There was also some support for the potential to move some of the Parish administration functions into the building, and this will be further explored when assessing the options that will be presented to the parishioners in due course.  

Over 400 survey responses were received, with over 80% of responses coming from those that live in the Parish. The overall response rate from St Martin households is estimated at 20%, representing a good sample of the views of the Parish generally. Those that responded noted the 'quiet, peaceful' and 'friendly' neighbourhood within the Parish as the most important qualities to be preserved.

The survey also noted a preference amongst residents for healthcare-related facilities, such as a doctor's surgery, a dentist's surgery or a pharmacy. There was also good support for the provision of more child-care facilities, with many of the respondents suggesting using the site for the provision of additional nursery or crèche facilities. Less than 5% of respondents viewed the site as an opportunity for further residential development.

The Constable of St Martin, Michel Le Troquer, is pleased that the parishioners took up the opportunity to have their say on what they want to see within the completed building, and noted the significant findings arising:  

"To generate over 400 responses was well beyond our expectations, and demonstrates the real interest amongst parishioners for the project and the opportunity that the existing school site presents. It's also gratifying to note the confidence that they have in our approach to the overall development, by endorsing our decision to want to develop the site for Parish benefit, rather than simply dispose of it for development by others."

"The brief from the parishioners has been received loud and clear: give us more valuable facilities that enhance the Parishes outstanding character and community values, but don't leave any financial burden for the Parish to pick-up later. This – and other findings – will be considered very closely by the project team when assembling the design brief."

"This project represents a golden opportunity to ensure the Parish has its administration, public hall, primary school, village green and tea room, churches, community facilities, shop and pub all located within close proximity… something no other Parish in the island can lay claim to and helping to make St Martin unique in that respect."

"I want to thank all of the parishioners that invested their time in responding to the survey. It means so much to get good feedback, and I am now looking forward to the Parish appointing designers shortly, and getting on with the next stages of this exciting project. We intend to come back to the Parish over the next six months to outline the series of viable options that respond to the parishioners preferences."

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NOTES:

1.         Survey Results:

A report on the survey results can be accessed on this  link

2.         Consultation Document:

A copy of the consultation document that was used for the survey can be accessed on this  link 

3.         Interview and further comment:

Contact may be made as follows:

  • Michel Le Troquer (Connetable of St Martin, m.letroquer@gov.je, mobile 07700 851936) (Out of island and unavailable between 24 and 29 August 2015).  
  • Simon Matthews (Project Director, from HLG Associates Limited, simon.matthews@hlgassociates.com, mobile 07700 705339).
  
21/08/2015Road diversions from Tuesday, 25th August to Friday 4th September

                                                       Message from Pallot Tarmac  21st August  2015                                         

                             

                                                                                                                                                  

Trinity to Gorey –Section 2 - Phase  3  Commencement - Tuesday, 25th August to Friday, 4th September

     

Pallot Tarmac will shortly be commencing Phase 3  of the Trinity to Gorey (Section 2)  highway resurfacing  works project.

  • Phase 3  is a section of La Grande Route de Faldouet and commences West of La Grande Route de Rozel and continues East for 230m ending West of Prospect House.

  • As a result of the proposed works the access to the Royal St Martin's will  be via La Grande Route de Rozel only .   There will not be any access onto La Grande Route de Faldouet from La Grand Route de Rozel or La Rue de Payn junctions. 
     
  • Works on phase 3  will commence on Tuesday 25th August 2015  (weather permitting) and we  anticipate  they  will  be completed by Friday 4th September 2015 with working Hours of 9.15am to 6.00pm.
     
  • To minimise disruption, diversion routes will be provided and will be in operation during the working hours which are mentioned above from Monday to Friday. 
     
  • Further letter drops will be delivered prior to the commencement of each new phase, indicating timings  and extent of the next phase. Should there be any changes to the programme these changes shall be  highlighted  in  future letter drops.

     
  • For information relating to the Buses and temporary bus stops, please visit the Liberty Bus Website. www.libertybus.je

If you have any concerns regarding the project,  access arrangements, or any issues with the  works or traffic management, please contact our safety and  management officer on 07829 849487 during working hours.                                                                                                                                       

Further information on the scheme can be found on the States of Jersey  webpage: www.gov.je/travel/roads.

Pallot Tarmac Ltd and Transport and Technical Services apologise, in advance, for any                      inconvenience that these essential highway maintenance works may cause.

         Pallot Tarmac -   Site Manager.

 

  
18/08/2015Thursday, 3rd September is St Martin's 2nd Branchage of the year
for more information follow link to States of Jersey website - Please click here 

Your Roadside Plants and Hedges,
Trees and Banks

 
a guide to the "branchage law"(1) for property occupiers

 
The "branchage law" (1) makes roads and footpaths ('footpaths' includes pavements) safer for all who use them.  It achieves this primarily by requiring that the width of roads and footpaths is not restricted by vegetation.
All occupiers of property (2) bordering public roads and public footpaths in Jersey are obliged by law to trim any vegetation growing on the property that encroaches over the road or footpath, so that it no longer encroaches.  A minimum clearance of 12 feet above all public roads and 8 feet above public footpaths and pavements is required, measured vertically from the point at which the surface of the road or footpath meets the property (see drawing).  The law requires that all cuttings must be removed.

On two occasions every year, parish officials tour their parishes to ensure that the law has been observed.  If occupiers have not complied, they are liable to be given an administrative penalty (3) and instructed to undertake the work.  If the work is still not carried out, the parish authorities may arrange for it to be done by a contractor at the occupier's expense. 
The first Visite is during the three weeks from 24 June and the second is during the first three weeks of September, the exact dates being published in the Jersey Gazette section of the Jersey Evening Post.
Irrespective of these specific Visites du Branchage, it is the duty of the Constable, at all times, to have all impediment branchage (literally "branches") and other obstructions or nuisance removed from the public roads, with similar penalties applicable to those who do not comply.

  1. Loi (1914 and amendments) sur la Voirie.  Branchage is pronounced "brawkaaj"
  2. The occupier of buildings or land is responsible, not the landlord or owner in the case of rented property.
  3. Currently (2015) up to £100 per infraction.  Non-compliance may be referred to the Royal Court.

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27/08/2015Parishioners make their views known on future uses

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27 August 2015

NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE REPORTING

Parishioners make their views known on future uses for the existing St Martin Primary School.

The Parish of St Martin should develop more facilities for the community, but make sure that when completed, the facilities should pay for themselves.

That's the overwhelming view of more than three-quarters of the residents that responded to a recent survey undertaken by HLG Associates Limited for and on behalf of the Parish, in order to gauge what the parishioners would like to do with the existing St Martin primary school site, when it is returned to the Parish in November this year.

The significant majority of residents also want the Parish to continue to lead the development and retain ownership of the site, with four out of five respondents being strongly against the Parish disposing of the site for development by others. The residents do not want to see a purely commercial facility that provides no enhancement to community life, instead preferring a mixed-use commercial and community redevelopment of the site without any "financial burden" on the ratepayers to have to pay for its future operating costs. There was also some support for the potential to move some of the Parish administration functions into the building, and this will be further explored when assessing the options that will be presented to the parishioners in due course.  

Over 400 survey responses were received, with over 80% of responses coming from those that live in the Parish. The overall response rate from St Martin households is estimated at 20%, representing a good sample of the views of the Parish generally. Those that responded noted the 'quiet, peaceful' and 'friendly' neighbourhood within the Parish as the most important qualities to be preserved.

The survey also noted a preference amongst residents for healthcare-related facilities, such as a doctor's surgery, a dentist's surgery or a pharmacy. There was also good support for the provision of more child-care facilities, with many of the respondents suggesting using the site for the provision of additional nursery or crèche facilities. Less than 5% of respondents viewed the site as an opportunity for further residential development.

The Constable of St Martin, Michel Le Troquer, is pleased that the parishioners took up the opportunity to have their say on what they want to see within the completed building, and noted the significant findings arising:  

"To generate over 400 responses was well beyond our expectations, and demonstrates the real interest amongst parishioners for the project and the opportunity that the existing school site presents. It's also gratifying to note the confidence that they have in our approach to the overall development, by endorsing our decision to want to develop the site for Parish benefit, rather than simply dispose of it for development by others."

"The brief from the parishioners has been received loud and clear: give us more valuable facilities that enhance the Parishes outstanding character and community values, but don't leave any financial burden for the Parish to pick-up later. This – and other findings – will be considered very closely by the project team when assembling the design brief."

"This project represents a golden opportunity to ensure the Parish has its administration, public hall, primary school, village green and tea room, churches, community facilities, shop and pub all located within close proximity… something no other Parish in the island can lay claim to and helping to make St Martin unique in that respect."

"I want to thank all of the parishioners that invested their time in responding to the survey. It means so much to get good feedback, and I am now looking forward to the Parish appointing designers shortly, and getting on with the next stages of this exciting project. We intend to come back to the Parish over the next six months to outline the series of viable options that respond to the parishioners preferences."

[End

 

NOTES:

1.         Survey Results:

A report on the survey results can be accessed on this  link

2.         Consultation Document:

A copy of the consultation document that was used for the survey can be accessed on this  link 

3.         Interview and further comment:

Contact may be made as follows:

  • Michel Le Troquer (Connetable of St Martin, m.letroquer@gov.je, mobile 07700 851936) (Out of island and unavailable between 24 and 29 August 2015).  
  • Simon Matthews (Project Director, from HLG Associates Limited, simon.matthews@hlgassociates.com, mobile 07700 705339).
  
21/08/2015Road diversions from Tuesday, 25th August to Friday 4th September

                                                       Message from Pallot Tarmac  21st August  2015                                         

                             

                                                                                                                                                  

Trinity to Gorey –Section 2 - Phase  3  Commencement - Tuesday, 25th August to Friday, 4th September

     

Pallot Tarmac will shortly be commencing Phase 3  of the Trinity to Gorey (Section 2)  highway resurfacing  works project.

  • Phase 3  is a section of La Grande Route de Faldouet and commences West of La Grande Route de Rozel and continues East for 230m ending West of Prospect House.

  • As a result of the proposed works the access to the Royal St Martin's will  be via La Grande Route de Rozel only .   There will not be any access onto La Grande Route de Faldouet from La Grand Route de Rozel or La Rue de Payn junctions. 
     
  • Works on phase 3  will commence on Tuesday 25th August 2015  (weather permitting) and we  anticipate  they  will  be completed by Friday 4th September 2015 with working Hours of 9.15am to 6.00pm.
     
  • To minimise disruption, diversion routes will be provided and will be in operation during the working hours which are mentioned above from Monday to Friday. 
     
  • Further letter drops will be delivered prior to the commencement of each new phase, indicating timings  and extent of the next phase. Should there be any changes to the programme these changes shall be  highlighted  in  future letter drops.

     
  • For information relating to the Buses and temporary bus stops, please visit the Liberty Bus Website. www.libertybus.je

If you have any concerns regarding the project,  access arrangements, or any issues with the  works or traffic management, please contact our safety and  management officer on 07829 849487 during working hours.                                                                                                                                       

Further information on the scheme can be found on the States of Jersey  webpage: www.gov.je/travel/roads.

Pallot Tarmac Ltd and Transport and Technical Services apologise, in advance, for any                      inconvenience that these essential highway maintenance works may cause.

         Pallot Tarmac -   Site Manager.

 

  
18/08/2015Thursday, 3rd September is St Martin's 2nd Branchage of the year
for more information follow link to States of Jersey website - Please click here 

Your Roadside Plants and Hedges,
Trees and Banks

 
a guide to the "branchage law"(1) for property occupiers

 
The "branchage law" (1) makes roads and footpaths ('footpaths' includes pavements) safer for all who use them.  It achieves this primarily by requiring that the width of roads and footpaths is not restricted by vegetation.
All occupiers of property (2) bordering public roads and public footpaths in Jersey are obliged by law to trim any vegetation growing on the property that encroaches over the road or footpath, so that it no longer encroaches.  A minimum clearance of 12 feet above all public roads and 8 feet above public footpaths and pavements is required, measured vertically from the point at which the surface of the road or footpath meets the property (see drawing).  The law requires that all cuttings must be removed.

On two occasions every year, parish officials tour their parishes to ensure that the law has been observed.  If occupiers have not complied, they are liable to be given an administrative penalty (3) and instructed to undertake the work.  If the work is still not carried out, the parish authorities may arrange for it to be done by a contractor at the occupier's expense. 
The first Visite is during the three weeks from 24 June and the second is during the first three weeks of September, the exact dates being published in the Jersey Gazette section of the Jersey Evening Post.
Irrespective of these specific Visites du Branchage, it is the duty of the Constable, at all times, to have all impediment branchage (literally "branches") and other obstructions or nuisance removed from the public roads, with similar penalties applicable to those who do not comply.

  1. Loi (1914 and amendments) sur la Voirie.  Branchage is pronounced "brawkaaj"
  2. The occupier of buildings or land is responsible, not the landlord or owner in the case of rented property.
  3. Currently (2015) up to £100 per infraction.  Non-compliance may be referred to the Royal Court.

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Rollup Image
  
  
1613rd Jersey Scout Group
29/08/2015Fete on the Village Green
42Whist Drive
01/09/2015Whist Drive in the Public Hall
155St Martin's Primary School
02/09/2015New School Year begins at the New School