|28/04/2021||... beach restrictions apply from 1 May 2021|
Lockdown restrictions may be easing but dog owners are reminded the summer restrictions on Jersey beaches come into force on Saturday 1 May 2021.
The restrictions mean that all dogs must be kept on a lead on the beach between the hours of 10.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. Horse-riding is also prohibited on the beach between these hours. The restrictions apply from 1 May to 30 September.
With more people likely to be out and about enjoying the beaches and countryside over the bank holiday weekend all Chefs de Police are asking dog owners and horse-riders to consider other beach users.
Chairman of the Comité des Chefs de Police has said –
The Comité des Chef de Police wishes to remind dog owners, in particular, that from Saturday 1 May they must ensure their dog is kept on a lead if on the beach between 10.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
With sunrise now at 5.45 a.m. and sunset at 8.30 p.m. there are plenty of daylight hours to walk your dog on the beach off the lead.
Dog owners must also clean up after their dog and this applies not only to beaches but also to parks, sand dunes, footpaths and roads.
There are frequently complaints about dog faeces and owners must clean up after their dogs and dispose of the litter in one of the many waste bins provided around the island. If you can't find a bin then take the litter home with you – don't discard the bag in the hedge or trees.
A fine of up to £1,000 can be imposed for breaching the summer restrictions and for not cleaning up after your dog.
|12/04/2021||Check out the 2021 dates for the Visites du Branchage where you live - see https://parish.gov.je/Pages/Roads.aspx#branchage |
Please make sure overhanging branches and foliage are cut back and removed so roads and footpaths are safe for all to use. Thank you.
|22/01/2021||Dog licences must be purchased this month|
Although Parish Halls may be closed other than by appointment during the covid restrictions, business continues as usual and dog licences are being issued.
A licence must be purchased for every dog which is over 6 months old.
Application forms are on this website https://parish.gov.je/Pages/Licences.aspx#dog - just return it with the licence fee of £10 per dog before 31 January (or £20 per dog from 1 February).
A licence is not required for a guide dog kept and used solely by a blind person or a deaf person.
|22/01/2021||Elections to be held to fill vacancies|
The Parish of Grouville is looking for two Centeniers to join the Honorary Police team.
The Parish of St Helier will hold a nomination meeting on wednesday 27 January 2021 to elect one Centenier.
Find out more about serving in the Honorary Police on https://yourparishneedsyou.je/
|06/11/2020||The Royal Court has ordered the election in all Parishes for Centeniers |
Nominations meetings will be held as show below - those elected will serve a 3-year term of office ending December 2023 unless otherwise shown below.
Paroisse de Ouën
8.00pm on Wednesday 4 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for Centenier
Paroisse de St Sauveur
6.30pm on Monday 9 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for two Centeniers
Paroisse de St Hélier
7.00pm on Monday 9 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for two Centeniers
Paroisse de St Lawrence
7.00pm on Monday 9 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for Centenier
Paroisse de St Martin
7.00pm on Monday 9 November 2020 at the Public Hall - election for Centenier
Paroisse de St Pierre
7.00pm on Tuesday 10 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for Centenier
Paroisse de Grouville
7.30pm on Tuesday 10 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for two Centeniers (one term ends March 2023)
Paroisse de Ste Marie
8.00pm on Thursday 12 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for Centenier
Paroisse de St Brélade
7.00pm on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for Centenier
Paroisse de Clément
7.00pm on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for Centenier
Paroisse de St Jean
7.30pm on Wednesday 18 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for Centenier
Paroisse de la Trinité
7.30pm on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at the Parish Hall - election for Centenier
|04/09/2020||... it’s illegal to litter the roads under a number of different laws|
A reminder to those cutting their branchage, garden waste blown or swept onto a road as a means of disposal is not exempt! Vegetation overhanging the roads and footpaths must be cut and removed.
Do not deposit or leave any refuse (garden waste) on a road - it's an offence under the Policing of Roads (Jersey) Regulations 1959.
The Waste Management (Jersey) Law prohibits the deposit of controlled waste (garden waste) on any land unless otherwise exempt.
|21/08/2020||... the second Visites du Branchage are held 1-21 September|
Check out the date for your Parish:
|St John||Thursday 3 September|
|St Peter||Thursday 3 September|
|St Saviour||Thursday 3 September|
|St Clement||Friday 4 September|
|Trinity||Friday 4 September|
|St Martin||Thursday 10 September|
|St Ouen||Thursday 10 September|
|Grouville||Friday 11 September|
|St Helier||Friday 11 September|
|St Lawrence||Wednesday 16 September|
|St Mary||Thursday 17 September|
|St Brelade||Friday 18 September|
|17/07/2020||for all your hard work cutting the branchage.|
|03/07/2020||... in St Martin, St Brelade, St Clement and St Helier|
Occupiers of land - please make sure your branchage is cut and removed from roads and footpaths before the Visite du Branchage in your Parish.
St Martin - Tuesday 7 July 2020
St Brelade - Wednesday 8 July 2020
St Clement - Friday 10 July 2020
St Helier - Friday 10 July 2020
|01/07/2020||... remember to display the paycard or disc required.|
From Wednesday, 1 July, time restrictions and charging will be reinstated for Government-run car parks and on-street parking.
From 1 July, standard parking measures will return across the Island, and Patriotic Street car park, and Gloucester Street will stop being exclusively for the use of health workers.
|19/06/2020||All roads and footpaths must be free from obstructions|
St Lawrence (24 June) and St Mary, St Peter and St Saviour (all on 25 June) will be holding their Visite du Branchage in the next few days - please make sure your branchage is cut and cleared off the roads and footpaths. https://parish.gov.je/Pages/Roads.aspx#branchage
|12/06/2020||Physical distancing must be observed - online services are also available|
Summary of Parish Hall office opening by date (room hire is NOT available at present):
Monday 15 June 2020 – St John, St Clement, St Helier, St Peter
Monday 22 June 2020 – St Martin, St Saviour, St Lawrence (9 am-12 noon only or at other times by appointment), St Mary (by appointment)
Monday 29 June 2020 – Grouville, St Brelade, St Ouen, Trinity
Online parish services are available at https://parish.gov.je/Pages/Do-It-Online.aspx
Parish Hall offices will all be open for business by the end of June.
Announcing the news following the Comité des Connétables meeting this week, Deidre Mezbourian, Chair of the Comité and Constable of St Lawrence, said –
Parishes have remained open for business during the COVID-19 restrictions but we've asked parishioners to stay away to reduce the spread of the virus. We'd like to thank everyone for their co-operation and it's good to be able to move to Level 2 of the safe exit framework.
All Connétables have now confirmed that appropriate arrangements have been put in place to ensure that those needing to call in person at the Parish Hall can do so whilst still protecting both our staff and parishioners.
The actual dates vary across the parishes but, by the end of this month, all will be ready to welcome parishioners needing to call in person. However space is limited in most premises and physical distancing requirements must be observed. Parishioners may need to wait to be served so we continue to encourage the use of our online services including for renewing driving licences, Parish rates or to change a name and address.
For those still shielding or isolating we continue to be available by phone or email and can post any forms or leaflets to you. We can also offer help and assistance to anyone in need so do get in touch.
Parishes are following best practice guidelines issued by the Government. These include physical distancing requirements, one way systems where necessary and increased frequency of cleaning. Protective screens have also been erected for the safety of staff and parishioners.
Plans to reopen for room hire by users and groups is still under review. Connétable Mezbourian explained –
The Government advice and guidance is being drafted for community centres and similar premises and Connétables agreed we should consider this prior to making arrangements to open Parish Halls to outside groups and users. There will be a number of issues to consider including cleaning requirements and carrying out a risk assessment. Room hire will therefore only be possible when we can ensure the well-being of all our staff, parishioners and users.
|04/06/2020||New volunteers step forward to serve in the Honorary Police|
Thank you to all who serve in the Honorary Police and, in Volunteers Week 2020, delighted to welcome newly elected Constable's Officers in Grouville (pictured above after been sworn in recently at the Parish Hall by video link).
You can find out more about volunteering and serving in the Honorary Police at "Your Parish Needs You"
|27/05/2020||Make sure roads and footpaths are safe - please cut back any vegetation which encroaches and clear it away.|
The Visites du Branchage take place in each Parish starting, this year, with St Lawrence on 24 June 2020.
More information about cutting the "branchage" and dates for the "Visites" in each Parish is on this page https://parish.gov.je/Pages/Roads.aspx#branchage
|12/05/2020||Dogs must be on a lead between 10.30am and 6pm from Wednesday 13 May 2020|
|06/05/2020||Lockdown restrictions may have been relaxed but dog owners are reminded they still have a duty to pick up their dog's mess.|
With more people likely to be out for a longer period each day the Connetables are asking dog owners to consider all other beach users.
Owners should ensure they keep their dog under control at all times and pick up their dog's mess.
Chairman of the Comité des Connétables, Deidre Mezbourian, said –
The Connétables wish to remind dog owners of the law and that they must pick up their dog's mess and dispose of it in a bin.
Connetables are receiving compaints about the condition of beaches and also parks, sand dunes and footpaths. The requirement to clean up after your dog applies to all public areas including roads and pavements.
It is an offence to dispose of plastic bags containing dog faeces other than in a waste receptacle and there are lots of bins around the island. If you can't find a bin then take the litter home with you – don't discard the bag in the hedge or trees.
A fine of up to £1,000 can be imposed on those who do not clean up after their dog.
|02/05/2020||You don't need to use a lead for the next few days but you must still clean up your dog's mess and dispose of it in a bin.|
Restrictions for dogs on leads have been relaxed but so have lockdown restrictions.
With more people likely to be out for a longer period each day we ask dog owners to consider all other beach users.
Please ensure you keep your dog under control at all times and pick up your dog's mess and dispose of it in a bin.
The Government issued the following news release earlier this week "Islanders will be able to continue to walk their dogs off the lead and ride horses on the beaches, at any time of the day, until the States debate a proposition on 12 May."
|29/04/2020|| We're all in this together|
The Chief Officer States of Jersey Police caught up with the Honorary President of the HPA when out on duty in St Helier, showing we're all in this together.
Thank you for your support. Please continue to stay at home and keep Jersey safe!
|16/04/2020||Video link used to swear in Honorary Police|
Due to the COVID-19 social distancing rules, officers from St Brelade, St Clement (shown in the photo) and Trinity took their oaths of office via video link to the Royal Court.
Find out more about serving in the Honorary Police at "Your Parish Needs You"
|18/03/2020||Connétables recommend you phone or email your Parish |
Connétables say it is business as usual at Parish Halls but recommend you phone or email your Parish so they can deal with your enquiry. Contact details are on your Parish's home page.
This follows best practice advice and guidance to reduce the spread of the virus.
The Parish can post any forms or leaflets you need and there are online services to renew a full driving licence, submit a rates return or to change a name and address.
Parish Hall Enquiries are likely to be deferred but individuals will be notified of the arrangements.
Read the Comité des Connétables statement on Coronavirus
|17/03/2020||Honorary officers sworn in|
Elections have been held in parishes across the island and those elected as Centenier have been sworn in by the Royal Court.
Find out more about servng in the Honorary Police at https://yourparishneedsyou.je/
|03/03/2020||The annual dog licence increased to £10 per dog from 1 March 2020. |
It is an offence not to licence a dog; as an alternative to prosecution a double fee (£20) may be made for late licence applications i.e. after 31 January. Applications should be made to your Parish - further details here
|20/02/2020||Want to learn more about serving in the Honorary Police?|
We'd love you to join us at the Parish Hall between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday 22 February 2020.
Find out more about the opportunities on www.yourparishneedsyou.je
|17/02/2020||An island-wide recruitment campaign has been launched to encourage islanders to support their Parish by volunteering to serve in the Honorary Police.|
Check out https://yourparishneedsyou.je/ for information and a wide range of short videos to find out more about what is involved in the role.
Current serving officers and States of Jersey Police talk about their experiences and discuss the value that the service gives to them personally and to the community. These videos are also on Facebook and the Honorary Police YouTube Channel.
|20/12/2019||Dog licences must be renewed each year.|
|20/12/2019||Fourteen Centeniers to be elected|
The next elections for Centeniers in all parishes will take place in March 2020 (the dates of nomination meetings in each parish are expected to be in February 2020).
Opportunities also exist to serve as a Vingtenier or Constable's Officer - these elections are at a Parish Assembly.
Read more about serving in the Honorary Police and the policing tasks and duties.
Find out more about election to the Honorary Police or contact your Connetable or Chef de Police to talk through the role in your parish.
|19/11/2018||The online driving licence service is quick and really easy to use; it works on your smartphone, tablet or computer - and you can take your photo with its camera|
Only 30% of driving licences due to expire in January 2019 have so far renewed. Have you checked the expiry date on your Jersey driving licence? If not, take a look at column 11 on the reverse of the licence. You can renew your licence up to 3 months before the expiry date so anyone with a licence expiring by mid February 2019 should apply now.
Use the online service - the service works on your smartphone, tablet or computer and you can take your photo with its camera. Parishioners tell us it's quick and really easy to use - why not try it and let us know if you agree?
Or pick up an application form from your Parish Hall and submit this with a printed passport style photograph. Payment of £50 for a 10-year licence is also required and if your name has changed since your last licence was issued (for example marriage etc.) you must submit the relevant documents (in this case a marriage certificate).
Remember - you must not drive if your licence has expired. Your vehicle insurance may also be invalid if you drive on an expired licence.
|05/10/2018||Looking to serve your parish?|
|04/10/2018||October to April - dogs off the lead|
From 1 October to 30 April dogs may be exercised on Jersey beaches at any time and do not need to be kept on a lead. But your dog must still be kept under proper control and must wear a collar which has the owner's name, address and telephone number on the collar or a tag attached to the collar.
|03/10/2018||When does your licence expire?|
The expiry date on your Jersey driving licence is shown in column 11 on the reverse of the licence. You can renew your licence up to 3 months before the expiry date. You can apply online at https://services.parish.gov.je/DrivingLicence/Entry/Renew or pick up an application form from your Parish Hall. You will need one photograph taken in the last 6 months (passport style) and payment of £50 for a 10-year licence. If your name has changed since your last licence was issued (for example marriage etc.) you must submit the relevant documents (in this case a marriage certificate). You must not drive if your licence has expired. Your vehicle insurance may also be invalid if you drive on an expired licence.
All parishes will be holding nomination meetings in August 2018 for persons wishing to stand for election as Centenier. Find out more about serving as a member of the Honorary Police .
|14/07/2017||Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub |
|02/08/2016||Littering and dog fouling is an issue which quite clearly infuriates the public. The report on the recent consultation shows the public is looking for a more proactive response.|
The Connétables are working with stakeholder partners and we intend to pool resources and carry out campaigns and policing in various parts of the island.
From 5 June 2016, there will be zero tolerance – this will mean charging a person rather than asking them to remove the litter or dog faeces.
Read the full report on the consultation http://www.parish.gov.je/Pages/Consultations.aspx