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21/09/2017Payment of 2017 Annual Rates

​The Parish and Island-wide rates have been set and you are required to pay at the Parish Hall the rates due by you.

·     These rates are payable on demand and must be paid even if a review or appeal application is still to be determined.

·     Payments not received by 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 31st October, 2017 will be subject to a 10% surcharge which will automatically be added.

·     If you are unable to pay your account please contact the Parish immediately.

  
14/07/2017Assemblée Paroissiale - Wednesday 19th July 2017 at 8.00 p.m.

Paroisse de St. Ouen

 

Assemblée Paroissiale

AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 19th July, 2017 at 8.00 p.m. to:-

  1. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 14th June, 2017.
  2. Receive, and if deemed advisable, adopt the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2016/2017, the said accounts having been previously audited by the Parish Accountants and examined by the Committee named for the purpose.
  3. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Connétable's Estimates for the financial year 2017/2018, including grants to various charities.
  4. Having approved the estimates, tax the rate accordingly and order that it be levied.
  5. Name a Committee to examine the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2017/2018. 

    A summary of the accounts, together with the estimates, will be available to members of the public from Monday 17th July, 2017 at St. Ouen's Parish Hall during normal office hours. 

     
    Michael J. Paddock.                                              St. Ouen
    Connétable                                                  14th July, 2017
  
30/05/2017Dates for the St. Ouen 2017 Branchage are Thursday 13th July 2017 and Thursday 7th September 2017.

About branchage​

Branchage literally means 'branches'. The branchage refers to the law which ensures that any vegetation growth that overhan​gs roads and footpaths is cut back. This includes hedges, branches, trees, shrubs, grass and flowers etc.

By having the branchage trimmed, these areas are safer for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and anyone else who uses them.

What the law requires​

If you occupy any land bordering public roads and footpaths, the 'branchage law' states that you must have the branchage cut to certain specifications on these areas of your property.

You must make sure:

  • there is a clearance of 12 feet over main roads and by-roads
  • there is a clearance of 8 feet over footpaths
  • that you clear all trimmings from the road / footpath etc afterwards

Branchage inspections

Branchage must be cut to these specifications year-round so that roads and pavements are as safe as possible. However, twice a year the branchage in every parish is inspected. These inspections are called the Visites du Branchage.

The first Visites du Branchage takes place for two weeks from 24 June, and the second one is during the first two weeks of September in each parish.

Details of exact dates and other information are published in the gazette section of the Jersey Evening Post.

The Visites du Branchage​

The visites, made up of the parish Connétable, Vingteniers, Centeniers and members of the Roads Committee, check that land occupiers have completed the branchage in accordance with the law.

Roads on the Your Parish Online website

Who needs to complete the branchage?​

The branchage must be carried out by (or on behalf of) anyone occupying land that borders public roads or footpaths. The landlord or land owner is not responsible if the land is rented. The branchage is the responsibility solely of the occupier.

If the branchage is not completed, you may be fined and / or the parish may arrange for the work to be done and for you to be charged for it. You can be fined at any time of the year.

Helping the environment

The National Trust for Jersey provides advice about good hedgerow and habitat management. They suggest that you:

  • cut with hand tools when possible
  • allow plants to set seed if they're not overhanging
  • leave tussocks of vegetation for insects
  • never carrying out heavy hedge work during the bird breeding season (1 March to 31 July)
  • never cut so much that bare soil is exposed
  • never cut rare or endangered plants
  • never routinely using chemicals

Any advice provided by the National Trust does not guarantee that the branchage has been cut to the parish’s required standard. You could still be fined if any growth overhangs the road / footpath.​​​​​​​​

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21/09/2017Payment of 2017 Annual Rates

​The Parish and Island-wide rates have been set and you are required to pay at the Parish Hall the rates due by you.

·     These rates are payable on demand and must be paid even if a review or appeal application is still to be determined.

·     Payments not received by 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 31st October, 2017 will be subject to a 10% surcharge which will automatically be added.

·     If you are unable to pay your account please contact the Parish immediately.

  
14/07/2017Assemblée Paroissiale - Wednesday 19th July 2017 at 8.00 p.m.

Paroisse de St. Ouen

 

Assemblée Paroissiale

AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 19th July, 2017 at 8.00 p.m. to:-

  1. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 14th June, 2017.
  2. Receive, and if deemed advisable, adopt the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2016/2017, the said accounts having been previously audited by the Parish Accountants and examined by the Committee named for the purpose.
  3. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Connétable's Estimates for the financial year 2017/2018, including grants to various charities.
  4. Having approved the estimates, tax the rate accordingly and order that it be levied.
  5. Name a Committee to examine the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2017/2018. 

    A summary of the accounts, together with the estimates, will be available to members of the public from Monday 17th July, 2017 at St. Ouen's Parish Hall during normal office hours. 

     
    Michael J. Paddock.                                              St. Ouen
    Connétable                                                  14th July, 2017
  
30/05/2017Dates for the St. Ouen 2017 Branchage are Thursday 13th July 2017 and Thursday 7th September 2017.

About branchage​

Branchage literally means 'branches'. The branchage refers to the law which ensures that any vegetation growth that overhan​gs roads and footpaths is cut back. This includes hedges, branches, trees, shrubs, grass and flowers etc.

By having the branchage trimmed, these areas are safer for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and anyone else who uses them.

What the law requires​

If you occupy any land bordering public roads and footpaths, the 'branchage law' states that you must have the branchage cut to certain specifications on these areas of your property.

You must make sure:

  • there is a clearance of 12 feet over main roads and by-roads
  • there is a clearance of 8 feet over footpaths
  • that you clear all trimmings from the road / footpath etc afterwards

Branchage inspections

Branchage must be cut to these specifications year-round so that roads and pavements are as safe as possible. However, twice a year the branchage in every parish is inspected. These inspections are called the Visites du Branchage.

The first Visites du Branchage takes place for two weeks from 24 June, and the second one is during the first two weeks of September in each parish.

Details of exact dates and other information are published in the gazette section of the Jersey Evening Post.

The Visites du Branchage​

The visites, made up of the parish Connétable, Vingteniers, Centeniers and members of the Roads Committee, check that land occupiers have completed the branchage in accordance with the law.

Roads on the Your Parish Online website

Who needs to complete the branchage?​

The branchage must be carried out by (or on behalf of) anyone occupying land that borders public roads or footpaths. The landlord or land owner is not responsible if the land is rented. The branchage is the responsibility solely of the occupier.

If the branchage is not completed, you may be fined and / or the parish may arrange for the work to be done and for you to be charged for it. You can be fined at any time of the year.

Helping the environment

The National Trust for Jersey provides advice about good hedgerow and habitat management. They suggest that you:

  • cut with hand tools when possible
  • allow plants to set seed if they're not overhanging
  • leave tussocks of vegetation for insects
  • never carrying out heavy hedge work during the bird breeding season (1 March to 31 July)
  • never cut so much that bare soil is exposed
  • never cut rare or endangered plants
  • never routinely using chemicals

Any advice provided by the National Trust does not guarantee that the branchage has been cut to the parish’s required standard. You could still be fined if any growth overhangs the road / footpath.​​​​​​​​

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29Market Day
29/09/2017St Ouen's Parish Hall