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22/09/2020PAROISSE DE ST BRÉLADE

PAROISSE DE ST BRÉLADE 

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 7pm to consider and vote on the propositions below in the requête served on the Connétable and Procureurs du Bien Public on 9 September 2020: 

1          To instruct the Connetable and Procureurs du Bien Public to renew the permit issued by the Parish of St Brelade under the Road Traffic (Parking Places) (Jersey) Order 2006 Article 2(3)

"To park a trailer for the serving of food at LA PULENTE CAR PARK NEAR TOP OF SLIP (STB8) to Karl Sutton and to open the 'HIDEOUT' mobile kiosk.

The permit to be renewed under the original terms and conditions as issued on the 1st October 2017.

2          To instruct the Connetable and the Procureurs du Bien Public that should for any reason the 'Hideout' mobile kiosk be required to move from its current approved location to enable any works connected with the development of the toilet block adjacent to the 'Hideout' that a nearby alternative site on parish land at La Pulente is provided subject to any necessary permissions and that access to all necessary services such as electric and water are also granted to Karl Sutton.

3          To instruct the Connetable and Procureurs du Bien Public not to enter into any formal or informal lease, contract or permit with any third party for parish owned land situated at La Pulente including the slip road and the car parking area before gaining approval for any such lease, contract or permit at a Parish Assembly.

Notes

Parishioners who wish to attend this Assembly are requested to notify the Parish Hall as soon as possible, by telephone to 741141. This is so that numbers attending may be estimated.

Should numbers exceed those permitted under current Covid regulations it may be necessary to use another venue for all or some of the participants. Alternatively arrangements are being made for Parishioners to follow the Assembly using the internet. Notice to this effect will be displayed at the Parish Hall and notified to local news media.

  
18/09/2020Cakes Coffe & Tea
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​Come along for some delicious Cakes on sale outside the Parish Hall all in Support of Macmillan Jersey !

Call 741141 for more information

  
15/09/2020Saturday 18 September 22:00-22:15

A small Fireworks wedding display is due to take place on Saturday 18 September from 22:00-22:15

For further information please contact

 T. 01534 745823    |    M. 07797 744014   | E. enquiry@starburstfireworks.com

  
14/09/2020Road Closure

La Route de Genets Southbound Closure / La Petite Route des Mielles, one-way system 

Starting 21st September 2020, for two weeks Jersey Water needs to carry out essential work in a section of La Route de Genets. This will necessitate closing the road Southbound only from Red Houses junction to the Rubis Garage .During this period traffic will be diverted along La Petite Route des Mielles which will be one way Westbound to all traffic. Please follow the diversion signs and direction arrows as shown on plan on reverse of this letter. 

The Nr 15 bus will be following this southbound diversion and changes to bus services will be as below 

  1. The normal bus stops shall be suspended during this time however these will be replaced by temporary stops that shall also marked on a plan. 3598 Red Houses Shops stop suspended for Route 15 inbound only. Route 15 passengers to Liberation Station use temporary stop on La Rue du Pont Marquet, by Lloyds car park exit 
  2. 2456 Bradford Avenue bus stop suspended for Route 15 services to Liberation Station. Use stop 3858 Tabor Park by The Synagogue. 
  3. Temporary stop to be placed at top of La Rue du Pont Marquet, by the

Lloyds car park. Use this stop for Route 15 services to Liberation. 

We would also like to advise the above arrangements will also be put in place for October half term commencing 26th October 2020 for 1 week to allow for a connection to be made in the junction at Red Houses. 

This work will be carried out by our contractors Jayen Ltd, contact nr 07829 703774 

If you have any queries regarding these works or the temporary one-way system, please contact our supervisor Iain Samson direct on 707341 or Network manager Paul Batho on Tel 707349 who are available during normal working hours. 

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause and thank you in anticipation of your co-operation. 

  
24/08/2020St Brélade Visit du Branchage

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 in the following parishes are notified, in accordance with the requirements of the Loi (1914) sur la Voirie, that the 2020 Visite du Branchage will take place in St Brelade on Friday 18 September.

All such persons must:

  • cut forthwith the overhanging branches growing from their properties along those public roads in such a way that there is a height of 12 feet free beneath the branches over the entire width of those roads (including their “reliefs”) and a height of 8 feet free over the footpaths
  • remove 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

 

Persons who fail to comply with these requirements shall be liable to a financial penalty not exceeding £100 for each infringement.
  
24/08/2020Rate Demands Deadline 2020

Rate Demands for 2020 have now been sent to all St Brelade ratepayers.

Any ratepayer who has not received a rate demand should contact the Connétable immediately. By virtue of this Notice each ratepayer shall be taken to have received a demand for payment of rate and it shall not be an excuse for non-payment that it was not received.

You must pay the rate on demand even if a review or appeal application has still to be determined.  

A surcharge of 10% will be added to all amounts not paid within 3 months of the date of the bill (4pm Wednesday 21 October 2020).

Further reminders will not be sent.

  
19/08/2020Parish Assembly 25 August 2020

 

PAROISSE DE ST BRÉLADE

PARISH ASSEMBLY

 

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 7pm for the following business:

1. Approve and Adopt the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 04 August 2020 *

2. In accordance with Article 5 (1) of the Licensing (Jersey) law, 1974 as amended, consider the following licensing application for recommendation to the licensing Assembly.

                                        Name:                          Ciara O'Rafferty
                                        Category:                     6th Category (Off) Licence
                                        Business Address:       27 Belle Vue
                                                                             La Route Des Quennevais 
                                                                             St Brelade
                                                                             JE3 8NJ

 

                                        Name:                         Michael Johnson
                                        Category:                    6th Category (Off) Licence
                                        Business Address:      High Banks
                                                                           La Petite Route Des Mielles  
                                                                           St Brelade
                                                                           JE3 8FA

 

*Copies of the Act of the Assembly held on 04 August 2020 are available on the Parish Website or to collect from the Parish Hall during normal office hours

 

Please note that I would be pleased to receive any comments on the agenda items by phone (Tel 741141), writing or email (stbrelade@posb.gov.je ) before noon on the day of the Assembly.

 

M K Jackson                                                                            Parish Hall

Connétable                                                                            25 August 2020

 

  
05/08/2020Are your details up to date?

Customer and Local Services are working hard to finalise details. The plan is to send as many people as possible a card in the first part of September. This will be done by using a combination of data to make sure they have the most up to date address.

The team are working on a slightly different plan for school age children and children under 4 years old. More details on that are to follow. There will also be a simple application process for those who for some reason haven't received their cards.

All, Islanders who have recently moved are encouraged to get in touch with Customer and Local Services on 444444 to update their home address. Individuals can also go update their details online here: www.gov.je/contactdetails

 

  
05/08/2020Les Chemin des Signaux and La Rue Baal

​Jersey Electricity will be carrying out excavation works to lay new cables as per attached map starting 10 August for 4 weeks.

Traffic lights will be located on La Rue Du Sud from 24th August to 29th August

For more information please call the parish hall on 741141

  
21/07/2020Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner ( JOIC)

The Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner (JOIC) has seen an increase in enquiries to its office regarding the domestic use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and is reminding Islanders CCTV should be used only as a last resort where other less intrusive approaches have failed or to address real and serious threats to individual health and safety or the protection of property.

If you have to use CCTV at home, follow the JOIC's top tips for best practice:

  1. Do you really need to use CCTV? Consider carefully the position of your cameras and why you are installing CCTV. Also consider what it is you are trying to capture or resolve.
  2. If your CCTV captures images of people outside the boundaries of your home, for example in neighbours' homes or gardens, shared spaces or on a public footpath or a street, then you will need to meet certain requirements of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.
  3. If your CCTV does capture images of people outside the boundaries of your home, then you are required to put up a sign in the area of the camera(s). The sign must:
  • Be clear, visible and readable.
  • Contain details of the purpose of the surveillance and who to contact about the recording.
  • Include contact details such as website address, telephone number or email address.
  1. If you have to use CCTV at home, preferably disable any audio facility.
  2. Remember, if your CCTV records only your property and your family, you do NOT need to comply with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 but if you install CCTV for other than a purely personal or domestic purpose (i.e. it captures images in public areas), you will be a data controller and will need to register with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner and comply with the law.

    To view relevant JOIC guidance, click the following links:

    CCTV at Home - https://www.jerseyoic.org/resource-room/surveillance-for-individuals/
    CCTV in the Workplace - https://www.jerseyoic.org/resource-room/surveillance-for-organisations/

    The JOIC team can be contacted via enquiries@jerseyoic.org or call the JOIC office on 01534 716530.
  
16/07/2020Now available to do online

​Earlier this year Jersey Customs and Immigration launched the new digital passport application and on-line payment form for anyone who wants to apply for their first passport, or who wants to renew, amend or replace an existing passport.

Whilst this is not a fully online solution it allows customers to complete the form digitally and pay on line. The customer then simply prints off the application and submits by post with the necessary photographs and supporting documentation as required. 

The digital form is not only simpler to complete but also helps with processing times.

Whilst paper applications will still be available it is appreciated that where necessary  customers could visit the website to complete the application unless the customer has no ability to complete or print off the digital form.

The digital application can be found on the gov.je website.  

For more  information and advice please call- Tel 448000 or email - passports@gov.je  

  
10/07/2020St Aubin Saturday Market

This regular artisans' market takes place in the pretty harbour village of St. Aubin in front of the parish hall. There will be local wares on display, including goods from producers and craft workers. All goods sold by Genuine Jersey Members will have been crafted, brewed, baked or processed by the stall holder, so come along and soak up the atmosphere while celebrating Jersey's finest.

Entrance is Free.

Dates- 

Saturday 11 July 2020
Saturday 01 August 2020
Saturday 05 September 2020

For More information please contact the Parish Hall 741141 

  
03/07/2020The Covid Related Emergency Support Scheme (CRESS) extension has been announced

The scheme is now planned to end on 31 August and payments will be made weekly in arrears. New applications to the CRESS scheme will not be accepted after 31 July.

Safeguarding

If you have any safeguarding concerns please refer to the following teams:

Adults – SPOR (Single Point of Referral)

spor@health.gov.je

+44 (0) 1534 444440

This service is available 8.30 – 5pm (Mon-Thurs), 8.30-4.30pm (Fri) 

If you would like support with any individual cases or would like to discuss any concerns you have, please do not hesitate to directly contact:

Mary Munns (01534 445702) - Team Manager for Single Point of Referral (SPOR) and Safeguarding Adults Team, Health and Community Services

Available 8.30 – 5pm (Mon-Thurs), 8.30-4.30pm (Fri) 

Children - Children and Families Hub

childrenandfamilieshub@gov.je

+44 (0) 1534 519000

This service is available 8.30 – 5pm (Mon-Thurs), 8.30-4.30pm (Fri) 

For out of hours support for Adults and Children, there is a Health and Community Services Director on call 24/7, supported by a Social Care Manager, who can be contacted via the Hospital Switchboard on +44(0)01534 442000 or please contact States of Jersey Police on +44(0)1534 612612

  
03/07/2020Health Walks Recommence

Move More Jersey are delighted their Health Walks can recommence again on Monday 6 July, following the period of lockdown.

Regular walkers on the programme have been very keen to see the guided walks start back again and it is hoped that new walkers will join the walks as the island eases out of restrictions.

For more information please visit : https://www.movemore.je/news/move-more-jersey-walkers-can-put-their-best-feet-forward-again/


  
22/06/2020High and Moderate Risk Islanders

NEW GUIDANCE SUMMARY:   

  • Education and Children - Children and young people who are high risk are not expected to attend school. Those at moderate risk are encouraged to return to school, as the benefits will likely outweigh the risk for these children.
  • Business and work - Islanders at high risk should continue to undertake work from home where this is possible, but going out to work is currently not recommended unless you work alone and do not need to take public transport to your work place. Islanders at moderate risk may return to work, if it is not possible to work from home, and if they have agreed with their employer that this can be done safely.
  • Shopping, dining and leisure - High risk Islanders can undertake outdoor activities but are advised to avoid indoor activities outside their home.
  • Travel - It is recommended that Islanders at high and moderate risk avoid public transport unless it is essential. Car-sharing in private vehicles is discouraged.
  • Health and dental care - High and moderate risk Islanders should attend any medical appointments they have and seek medical advice and support where needed, whether this is COVID-19 related or not.
  • Visitors and carers in your home - Islanders at high and moderate risk are advised not to have visitors in their homes at this time, unless it is to deliver essential care or other services.
  • Gatherings - Islanders at high and moderate risk should try and keep the number of people they socialise with, that they do not live with, to smaller numbers and avoid situations where they will not be able to follow physical distancing guidelines.

Please visit the below website for more information and advice

 www.gov.je/Health/Coronavirus/PublicHealthGuidance/Pages/ShieldingForVulnerablePeople.aspx

 

  
17/06/2020Issued by the COMITE DES CONNETABLES

PRESS RELEASE issued by the COMITÉ DES CONNÉTABLES on 12 June 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE USE

  1. Parish Hall offices will all be open for business by the end of June.
  2. Announcing the news following the Comité des Connétables meeting this week, Deidre Mezbourian, Chair of the Comité and Constable of St Lawrence, said –

    QUOTE – 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

     

    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

  
16/06/2020Social Distancing in Force

​Please follow social distancing guidlines and keep an eye on your children whilst using the park.  Hand washing facilities are available in the toilets please encourage your children to use these before and after using the park.

  
16/06/2020Goverment and Parish Parking

The rules for the use of Parish run car parks and on-street parking were relaxed in March to enable a better response to the coronavirus. However From Monday 1st July, standard parking measures will return across the Island.

The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said: “The parking rules were suspended to help people during quarantine, so they did not have to leave their home to move their car. It also enabled Government staff to be redeployed during the pandemic". 

“We are giving plenty of notice that parking charges and time restrictions are to return to enable us to remobilise our parking control teams, and to give Islanders plenty of time to consider how they are going to manage their parking, since there will still be a requirement to safely distance from others.

https://www.gov.je/News/2020/Pages/parkingcharges.aspx

States Parking Administration Office Queries -  448660

Parish of St Brelade Parking Queries Tel- 741141

 

 

  
26/05/2020Branchage dates for St Brelade

​08 July 2020

18 September 2020

  
26/05/2020We would like to share with you some fantastic occupation stories which were kindly sent to us from some of our parishioners

Reminiscences of the Occupation by John Bisson

I lived with my family in Rue du Pont Marquet, St. Brelade; living in the country was a great advantage as we could grow our own vegetables to supplement our meagre food allowances. Not far from our house we had a plot of land on which we grew carrots. One morning a group of Russian prisoners from a nearby camp passed by under the guard of two German soldiers. As they passed our carrot plot, the temptation of food was too much for them as they were starving. In one swoop they cleared the complete crop, but who could blame them?

On another occasion, my brother and I were returning home 30 minutes after curfew (curfew being 10 pm.) when we spotted some Germans, who were billeted in a house near our garden, just about to hop over our fence to steal some pumpkins which we were growing.

We shouted out, You `raus!" (Go away), knowing they were in the wrong, they did so, but we waited and watched and sure enough they came back again. Again we shouted "You `raus!", only to receive the reply "You `raus, or we'll shoot!". Obviously we obeyed but the Germans left empty handed. We could have reported them to their commandant, but as their discipline was so strict that they would have been sent to the front line as a punishment, we decided not to.

St. Helier residents were not nearly as fortunate as country folk as they could not grow anything. and when they had meat, for example, it was only a few ounces (unless they knew a farmer). It was dreadful to see them, as they were walking skeletons with pale drawn faces. Red Cross parcels were desperately needed for them.

In the country we could glean corn from the fields; at one time we collected 4'/4 cwt. which we took to the mill where the owner would grind it into flour. He wanted only payment in cigarettes, fortunately we were allowed 10 each week, and could barter with these.

Two or three evenings a week, I would cycle to St. Martins, 9 miles each way, to visit my girlfriend whom I subsequently married! I would meet up with my brother on Pont Marquet Road using a quiet whistle as a signal between us to be sure neither of us was a German soldier but if we heard the sound of boots approaching we would immediately hide in the nearest field until the Germans had passed. One night. my bicycle broke down after curfew. In a state of panic I knocked on the nearest Jerseyman's door and he gave me his son's bed for the night as he was away at war

On another occasion, I approached a policeman who told me he could let me sleep in a cell, but as I did not like that idea he suggested I go to a guest house in Belmont Road Fortunately, on both occasions the premises were on the phone and I could call my family and tell them all was well

My fiancée and I decided to get married in 1944, had we known the war was going to finish in 1945. we would have waited! Nevertheless, two days before the big day, I was stopped by a German guard as again I was out half-an-hour after curfew. My heart sank, but fortunately he only fined me one mark on the spot and warned me that it would be five if I did it again.

On another occasion I wanted to visit a friend who was not well. He lived at the end of a lane at the bottom of La Marquanderie Hill, St Brelade. Halfway down the hill the road was covered with green moss as there were springs at the side (they have since been capped); it was always wet and slippery which meant I had to cycle on the wrong side to avoid it. Much to my horror, I rode into a German soldier who was round a corner and knocked him over! I tore my trousers from top to bottom and the soldier must have felt sorry for me as I was not punished.

I had an egg in each pocket for my friend which were, of course, very precious, but both eggs were unbroken! I was being watched over for sure that day! I had to borrow my brother's suit that evening to go out, as clothes were scarce and I had no other trousers, it was unfortunate that he was quite a bit taller than me, but no-one noticed.

The children used to follow trucks and open the canvas flaps at the back to steal bread - also in Le Riches car park there were cow sheds with a loft over and the children found a German cache of food up there: quite a lot disappeared!! But who could blame them?

In the country the pigs had to be registered, but farmers always had an extra one hidden away Somehow the Germans thought this was happening and decided to investigate. One farmer had just killed an "illegal" pig, but he had not had time to cut it up, when he heard the Germans were coming. He had a spare bedroom so he popped the pig into the bed, covered it up and when the Germans arrived he greeted them and said, "You can come in but the old lady has just passed away this morning" They declined and politely went on their way.

You had to be imaginative to eat well. We boiled sea water until there was only salt left, and sugar beet was boiled and compressed for sweetening. Also parsnips or sugar beet was scraped down into tiny pieces and dried to be used as a substitute for tea; we had milk in it if we had any.

Even the Germans were starving by the time the Liberation came as all they had to live on were issued "Iron rations".

Many people used hose pipes for tyres on their bicycles, but I never did. I bartered for a needle and twine and sewed my tyres together as they wore down. I also had tyres from another bicycle and managed to get right through the Occupation like that. The needle was the type used for upholstery and is still a treasured possession of Mrs Bisson's.

A young lad was called before the Germans, and while he was waiting to be interviewed he spotted a list of names of people who had been named as having a crystal wireless set. He put it in his pocket and fled, finally giving it to a police constable. A lot of people were spared punishment by this brave act.

On our Wedding Day, it was difficult for me to get to St Martin's from St. Brelade as there was no petrol for cars. Mr. Pitcher had horses in St. Helier, but it was too far to send them for us, so my father brother, Best Man and myself cycled to St. Helier, went by pony and carriage to St. Martin's Chapel. were married, went back by pony and carriage to St. Helier for photographs to be taken and then back to St Martin's for the reception at my wife's family home.

The meal had to be in two sittings as there were so many guests. the people of St Martin's were marvellous. I was accepted as one of them A reception with no food - not on your life! Food appeared from nowhere as everyone had got together and brought milk, cake, eggs - even butter - and we had a wedding cake made from corn I had gleaned from the fields. The meal was Rabbit Pie with vegetables, it was wonderful! Everyone had been so kind, even today 50 years on I am still grateful to them!

 

An Occupation Diary by Dorothy Monckton

Dorothy Monckton used to live at Portelet Cottage, St. Brelade. She kept a diary during the Occupation. It lists the various rationing and hardships she and her family and friends had to endure during the German Occupation. Here follows a few extracts of interesting stories from 1940

July 29th 1940 - On Monday evening, July 1st, the first Germans arrived by air and were seen going into St. Helier by bus or motor, the taking over to be at 7 am. on Tuesday July 2nd, at the airport.

A good story is told of an ice-cream vendor. who, when at the top of St Brelade's Hill, saw two German soldiers corning along the Corbiere road and waving their arms at him - since he had no idea Germans had landed - he left his ice-cream tricycle and fled down St. Brelade's Hill in a panic. Returning after some lime with caution. he found his goods intact, only two cornets gone and two shilling pieces lying on the top and no sign of the Germans!

The week after the bombardment we were a using our cars, but only had one gallon a week and the first orders forbade any private cars being on the road. Other orders were the alteration of time – an advance of another hour to European time! So now I have to get up at 4.30 GMT to get to the 8 o'clock service, and one feels like a naughty child being sent to bed by broad daylight!

17th August 1940 - Major Manley told us a good story yesterday. The man who sweeps out the Forum after the last performance is allowed a permit to be out after curfew. When going home one night he was stopped by two German soldiers who demanded the reason for his being out after curfew. He replied that he had a permit, and putting his hand in his pocket to produce it, found that he had left it in his other coat. "Well, your name?" they asked. "Oh, Churchill." He replied. At that they were very wrath and spoke of ''insult" etc.. etc., and hauled him off to the Commandant. "Well, what is your name?" he asked, when the soldiers had explained the insulting conduct of the man. "Oh, Churchill," he replied again. At that everything happened! The Commandant was still more enraged and insulted and the victim was marched to the police station to be imprisoned When there, his outrageous conduct was set forth to the police officer, who then replied calmly, 'I know the man well, and his name is Churchill."

13th August 1940 - About the row at the Forum (cinema in St. Helier) on Sunday night. I hear the audience at the late performances are generally rowdy. but this time the result was a severe censure from the Commandant.. It seems that they cat-call and sing popular songs when bored and on this occasion, being bored by the German news-reel which they could not understand. they started their usual row and singing, and just as Hitler appeared on the screen they happened to be singing "Run Rabbit Run"! At that, a posse of German soldiers got up and clattered with their heavy boots to the chief culprits. Of course, they stopped singing at once but the song broke out in another part. Round trooped the soldiers. and again silence, only to be broken by the yelling of the song at another spot. More energetic movement on the part of the Germans and a cessation of singing there and the "Run Rabbit Run floated down from above in the gallery No wonder the Commandant issued the order that such unruliness must cease or else the picture house would have to be closed'

20th Sept. 1940 - Leaflets - I think three times - have been dropped on the Island by the RAF. So far I have only seen no 1 with part of Churchill's speech of Sept.? details of world-wide gifts for the RAF the Free French Army. bombing of Germany, help from the US and a message from then King- "The Queen and I desire to convey to you our heartfelt sympathy in the trials you are now enduring. We earnestly pray for your speedy liberation knowing that it will surely come. George, R.I." and pictures from the Star, the Evening Standard, and Punch. the latter of a man being directed on his way by the "Messerschmidt, the two Dorniers and the 1st Junkers". Also facts and figures about the relative strength of the English and German air forces. From all this one gathers that England does not know that we are allowed now to use our wirelesses. 28th Oct. 1940 - Local paper orders all owners of cars to take them into town, where they will be sold to the Germans, for the buying of food from France for us by the States. who will have to pay the owners in sterling, getting German money from the Germans and changing it into French money for the food! The latest Germans who have come over seem a rougher lot, and their driving is furious. witness the constant breaches in the walls and the patches of broken glass along the roads and the state of cars and lorries, with mudguards bucked, etc.

9th Oct. 1940 - Deputy Le Quesne, who is head of the labour department, is constantly being ordered to send men- twenty or fifty, say - to some spot to do a job of work for the Germans. Last week an order came for thirty men to go down at once to the wharf to unload a consignment of flour just come in from France. He went down himself to see about it, thinking that a large lot of flour must have arrived. When he got there he found the ship and in the open hold, thirty sacks of flour only. So, beckoning to two men on the wharf, he took off his coat, and with their help the thirty sacks were loaded up in about fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, the German Marine Officer in charge stood on the side of the wharf wringing his hands in despair and saying, You should not do such a thing, Mr. Le Quesne, in your position. You should not do such a thing, you really should not!"

 

The Scraggy Hen by John Le Bas

One day a member of the Honorary Police came and told my father we had to supply a chicken (fowl) to the German Forces. My father, who was elderly, refused, but I said I would take one to them to save us getting into trouble. The collecting point was "La Maisonette" near Woodbine Corner and it was there that I took the scraggy hen.

That evening, the Constables Officer came to say that we could come to collect the fowl again, it was not an official order from College House, just some German Officers having a party. We collected the hen, but a few days later it died.

A couple of weeks later, the Constable's Officer called again and told us we had to supply another chicken and that this time it was an official order from College House. In view of what had happened before. I decided not to take any more chickens to Woodbine Corner for collection by the Germans.

That afternoon at about 4 p.m., two German staff cats drove into our yard at Rose Farm. The first car carried a German Officer and his batman, the second four German soldiers. The Officer and his batman got out and came knocking on the door of our house. 

 

The batman, who spoke perfect English asked why we had not supplied a chicken as ordered. I told him what had happened on the last occasion. He then ordered the soldiers to get out of the car and round up one of our best cockerels which were roaming free with the chickens in the yard.

It certainly would have been better for us had we obeyed the order and taken them another scraggy hen!

  
13/05/2020Dogs must be on a lead between 1030am to 6pm from Wednesday 13 May 2020
Restrictions also apply to horses and ponies which may not be exercised on the beach between 10.30am and 6pm from Wednesday 13 May 2020.

https://www.gov.je/News/2020/Pages/DogsonBeachesRules.aspx

  
09/05/2020Keep up to date with online events

​The Governement arangements for Liberation 75, are still going on in a rather different capacity.

Please see the following link for more information on what is on and when: -

https://www.gov.je/leisure/liberation75/events/pages/home.aspx

  
09/05/2020Liberation 2020

The Parish Connétables have announced plans for exhibitions across the island later in the year.

Parishioners are being invited to submit photographs of their home and street in lockdown and also decorated for Liberation 75 – 2020.

Chairman of the Comité des Connétables, Deidre Mezbourian, explained – QUOTE

Parish plans, and those of the Island, to mark Liberation 75 – 2020 may have been cancelled but many of my parishioners are still entering into the spirit of celebration and have decorated their homes with flags and bunting.

I didn't want to see this wasted and have suggested to my fellow Connétables that each Parish could put on an exhibition later in the year when life gets back to normal.

We're aware there are a number of other organisations also collecting photographs of this period in our island's life and this is not intended to detract from those initiatives. But it will be wonderful for each Parish to have its own record of these weeks in lockdown and also the way Liberation 75 is celebrated.

I'm delighted that my fellow Connétables are supportive of this proposal as an additional way to mark Liberation 75.

Parishioners are invited to send in photographs of Liberation 75, showing homes decorated for the occasion and street parties (at a social distance) and of 'lockdown'.

The photographs will be displayed at the Parish Hall for all to view following the lifting of COVID-19 movement restrictions.

The Connétables very much hope that all who now regard Jersey as their home will seek to preserve the special status of Liberation Day and will celebrate the occasion.

  
07/05/2020Beams of Light

The Team at Delta Events have joined forces with the Bailiff’s Chamber on a project which will see beams of light projected into the night sky on Liberation Day.

The project; the brainchild of the team at Delta Events, will send mile-high white light beams into the sky from the Islands 12 parish halls. Simon Gaston, Managing Director of Delta Events said ‘’This Liberation Day we will all be celebrating very differently. The team at Delta Events wanted to find a way to not only support the community but also bring the island together, albeit separately, using the power of light.’’

The lighting installations will beam up into the night sky over Jersey from dusk on Liberation Day and will be seen up until 11pm. Simon, continued ‘’Both the Bailiff’s Chamber and all the parish Constables have been integral in supporting this initiative, and we are grateful to each and every one of them and their team who have all dedicated time to help with the setup of this islandwide community project’’.

With many islanders able to see the light beams safely from their own homes we want people to use social media, and post pictures of the beams of light using the hashtag #Lib75Beams

  
06/05/2020Please pick up after your dog

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 – QUOTE

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 complaints 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.

  
01/05/2020Draft Rate List on View

​Rates Assessment Notices are being sent to all St Brelade property owner and occupiers.  If you have any questions regarding your notice and/or wish to make an appointment to speak with a Rates Assessor then please phone or email the Parish Hall by 22 May to make an appointment.

The Parish of St Brelade Rates List is available for inspection from 8 May to 22 May inclusive -

  1. through the parish website 'Do It Online' tab; use the three part code near the QR code on the paper Notice of Assessment or access from your digital Notice)
  2. at the Parish Hall (during coronavirus restrictions access by appointment only; T: 741141 for advice)

An application may be made to the Assessment Committee for a Review of the rateable value of any area of land shown on the Rates List. An application for Review:

  • must be made on the approved form (available from the Parish Hall or on https://parish.gov.je)
  • must state the name of other land in the Island with similar attributes where there is a significant difference (10% of the proposed rateable value of the land in question or 500 rateable quarters whichever is the greater)
  • if requesting a review of the assessment of domestic / non domestic you must provide details of the current use of the property
  • must be made on or before 22 May 2020 to the Assessment Committee at the Parish Hall

An appeal against an assessment may only be made after a Review has been undertaken.

Notice is also given that in accordance with Article 11 (4) of the Rates (Jersey) Law 2005 that once the Rate List has been approved by the Supervisory Committee it becomes the Approved Rate List of the Parish of St Brelade for 2020.

  
17/04/2020Documenting Coronavirus

Our Island story is rich and varied, fascinating and rare. It's the narrative of our lives and those who came before us; providing context to who we are and the Island we live in. When something is so important, we must come together to share and protect it.

We now need your help to tell our story within the current situation we find ourselves in.

About this project

Jersey Heritage recognises that the COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting implications and will be of interest to future generations, professionals and researchers. The aim of this project is to capture as much information as possible about the impact of COVID-19 on the daily lives of our community.

This project is aimed at capturing how everyone is feeling about the changes that are taking place on what feels like a daily basis. We understand that you are all extremely busy at this time, but know too that many experiences, thoughts and feelings will be new and that this presents a unique opportunity for us to document as much as possible.

What can I document?

You/members of your community can submit material in either paper format - which can be sent to us at the Jersey Museum, or can be collected when safe to do so), or electronically – via the Jersey Heritage website (please click on the documenting now tab which you can find linked here).

Your material can be recorded thoughts, ideas, photographs, drawings, press cuttings, letters, audio or video recordings, diaries and so on. There is no restriction on the format of the material you submit or the quantity.

When you send us material, please also include: your name and why you have submitted this material.

If you would like the material to be restricted from public access for a period, please also let us know. You will find details of our privacy policy on our website. By submitting material you agree to our terms and conditions.

When do I need to have this done?

You can send us material as you go along (daily, weekly etc.) or compile material and send it to us after a number of months. Whatever approach suits you best.

We have contacted you primarily as we understand that you are a main contact for many of your community members and would be a great help at making as many people aware of this project as possible.

If you would like to participate please email:-  documentingnow@jerseyheritage.org to express your interest and we can discuss this further.

We really look forward to hearing back from you because everyone's voice matters!

  
31/03/2020Please read if you have received a UK Pension reminder

The Connétable is asking parishioners NOT to visit their Parish Hall to have their UK Pension Service certificate witnessed.

It appears that the UK Pension Service has sent out their certificate of life requirement which many have received today.  The letter gives a time limit of 16 weeks, up to the middle of July, to have the form witnessed and returned.

As Jersey is currently in lock down and all persons over 65 have been advised to self-isolate. Please do not visit the Parish Hall to get the letter witnessed. Please leave this until the current restrictions have been lifted. This is vital for us all to limit the spread of coronavirus.

 

UPDATE:

QUOTE from Connetable Mezbourian, Chair - Comite des Connetable – Anyone wanting to verify their UK Pension Service letter can telephone the International Pension Centre in the UK.

You'll be asked a number of security questions which are used to verify your identity so make sure you have these available. This includes the reference number on the letter, your name and date of birth. You'll also be asked some details about the payments you receive so have your bank account details to hand but don't give the full details.

The telephone number is printed on the letter and is 0191 2187 777. Choose the 'Proof of Life' option and stay on the line until your call is answered.

Most people who have used this option say they are connected very quickly and their identity can be verified by phone.

  
30/03/2020Details of online food retailers

​If you are unable to shop for yourself and do not have a family member, friend or neighbour who can shop for you, please see the link below for a list of retailers who can provide food and drink etc. many of them delivered to your door: - https://www.digital.je/connected-jersey/shopping-home-delivery/

or

https://www.jersey.com/big-support-retail

  
27/03/2020Change to rounds

​Due to the current circumstances, our refuse contractors PWM are doing all they can to ensure that refuse and recycling collections are not impacted. Vehicles are now operated with only one person per vehicle and this may mean that your collections occur at a time slightly earlier than usual. Therefore you will need to ensure that your refuse and recycling bins are put as early as possible, even the night before, to make sure your collection is not missed.

http://premierwaste.org.uk/covid19-update/

  
25/03/202031 March, 7pm CANCELLED

Please see Events tab for further information.

  
23/03/2020Occupation Memories of St Brelade parishioners

ARTISTIC OCCUPATION

Desmond McLinton:

It was with sadness that the parish said good bye to one of its senior citizens in March 2019.  Desmond McLinton, who had lived in the parish for over half a century, passed away at the age of 96.

Born in London in 1922, Desmond came to Jersey just before the German Occupation to live with his parents who had retired to the Island. 

Known as an accomplished artist, he had studied at Camberwell Art school in London during the 1930s.  He worked for many years as the commercial artist at Jersey Airlines, being responsible for their artwork including ticketing, timetables, pamphlets and advertising

During the Occupation, as he was English born he was sent to Laufen internee camp in Germany for the duration of the Occupation, returning in 1946. It was here which his artistic work found a second purpose, in keeping the spirits up of those interned in the camp. He provided artwork for the  Camp magazine 'The Birdcage'. 

Samples of this can be found in local history books about the Occupation.  When he retired in 1987 he took up wood carving as a hobby, winning several Eisteddfod awards for his entries.  He leaves behind him a daughter and granddaughter who still live in the parish.

After the Occupation, he also taught Life Drawing at Les Quennevais School evening classes where his students found him to be an inspiring and patient tutor. He also served as a Constable's Officer during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

MY OCCUPATION MEMORIES

David George Vincent – aged 82 (born St. Aubin 1938)

My parents Claude and Irene Vincent (nee Gilley) lived in our family home, Tsohar, on the Bulwarks at St. Aubin which is the left hand part of what is now Harbour View. My elder brother Len was born in 1932 and younger brother Mike born in 1941. My brothers are now sadly deceased. We all attended St. Brelade's Central School at Mont Les Vaux. Our lovely mongrel dog was Gyp and we were so lucky not to lose him towards the end of the war, as he was being taken into the Parish Hall as the Germans were starving and dogs were being collected for food, and he escaped.

Grandpa George and Isabella Vincent (nee Rossignol) lived at Marine Lodge, Bulwark Hill. Grandpa Edwin Gilley lived at Tesson Mill ST. Peter with his daughter Doris and grandson John who was tragically killed in a traffic accident in 1941 aged 15, a lovely boy. John was a daredevil; he would balance on the parapet of the Mill with arms outstretched and walk along the length of the roof.

Some of my story is hearsay as I was too young to be aware of the commencement of the occupation. Claude did tell me that he saw the slave workers land and marched through the island; it was a terrible sight of starved men with only rags wrapped around their feet.

Claude worked for Boniface the Builder in St. Aubin. He was a master-plasterer by trade and as all construction work was stopped he went to work with his brother-in-law Harold and Sam Gilley at Tesson which the authorities had ordered to be re-opened for the production of flour. This proved to be a saviour for the family. Much fun was had by my generation at the Mill which turned into something of a playground, swing from the ropes and ladders.

There were two other brothers Eric Gilley who ran the St. Mary's pub with his wife Queenie and 3 children. Uncle Eric found towards the end of the war could not get supplies so only opened weekends with Calvados and Cider available! The other brother was Cecil Gilley who lived in Kenora, Ontario with his lovely wife Hannah and three children. He joined the Canadian Army and served throughout the war in Europe. He was granted compassionate leave at the end of the war to visit Jersey before returning to Canada, the family were overjoyed to see him.

The Medical Officer of Health called one day as there were reports of rats and weevils at the Mill and his observation were: "well what the eye does not see…." That was the end of the complaint.

We kept chickens at Tsohar but the feed was hard to find so Claude used to fill his socks with oats and walk back to St. Aubin, a more than punishable offence if caught. At night we had to take the chickens into the spare bedroom as they would be stolen by the poor souls working for the Germans. He grew tobacco and vegetables in their long front garden, keeping the beans over winter for seed the following year. HE stored tobacco in the top attic room to dry.

The Occupiers were not all bad but some could be cruel even to their own men. Making them march through the mud in the Harbour and be back on parade in minutes in clean uniform.

Grandpa Vincent was a gardener at Somerville Hotel which was occupied and that we believe finished his job there, he also worked at Noirmont Manor, He had a lovely garden overlooking Bel Croute with the most amazing fig tree, a greenhouse with grapes and a parrot called Joey who used to wolf-whistle the troops – thankfully they found this amusing.

A railway track was made from the tunnel near Charing Cross (now where Le Petit Train is stored) the original one which trains used to run for the public, there was more tunnelling of stone there by the Germans and a track was laid along the Bulwarks then onto raised stones at Bel Croute below the Royal Yacht Club where all the tunnelled stone was dumped.

The boys of the village used to chase along to get the slack coal for heating, sometimes they were allowed to ride on the train. Len thought up a brilliant idea making up a wooden trolley to take one of the blocks of coal which weighed 28lbs for heating but the weight proved to be too much and it collapsed, lucky not to get caught.

When our shoes were beyond repair and grown out of we found clogs too hard to cope with so when allowed near the beaches which were mined we climbed on the rocks barefoot and became very nimble.

Next door to Tsohar was Maison Herault (now Salty Dog). This was owned by the Davison's they left before  Occupation but their housekeeper a Miss King remained  who lived  there the whole time during of the war on her own. We could not understand why the Germans did not commandeer the property. The garden was laden with fruit and Miss King was more than happy to help our family survive as did Grandpa Vincent from his garden.

With the lack of fuel to cook there was a communal kitchen at the bottom of the High Street near the Trafalgar Hotel and when great hardship hit towards the end of the war folk were allowed to take the food dishes to be cooked there with whatever food they could obtain. The family were so fortunate in that they had farmer friends, the Romeril's and Mont de la Rocque and they would help out with the occasional small joint of meat. There was a huge barter system in the country; the Town folk did not have that luxury.

Claude shared a crystal set in the village with friends who each had a different part in their homes so they could listen to the BBC news in the hope of an early Liberation. By this time in late 1944 the shortage of all food and medical supplies was very serious and the Red Cross ship was not able to land until January 1945. Miss Louise and Kitty O'Neill who ran the grocers stores in the Village were in charge of handing out all the parcels to registered families, one to each member of the family. Dave remembers the delight upon opening the parcels, tins of salmon, Klim milk, Neilsen's chocolate, cigarettes, pepper and salt, tins of fruit, they were all sent from Canada and what a joy this brought.

We were spending Christmas 1944 at Grandpa Vincent's – 4 adults – 3 children and one scrawny chicken when Claude found the chicken was not cooked and there was no fuel left, The Royal Yacht Club was occupied by the Germans and there was a flagpole outside the building, in the most terrible temper Claude chopped the flagpole down under the Germans noses for fuel, Grandpa Vincent was terrified that Claude would be shot but somehow he got away with it.

There was still fun to be had by the children and shows were put on at the Hamon Hall close to St. Aubin's Church on the Hill with singing and dancing on stage. Family games were tantamount to life at home as in order to keep warm everyone one was in one room usually by candlelight. Of course there was a curfew to be obeyed.

I do remember being taken out into the School playground to see droves of planes flying above Mont Les Vaux which I now presume was the beginning of the D-Day offensive, an amazing sight. To this day I can see this in my mind.

When Liberation arrived we were taken out to the ships in St. Aubin's Bay – a Hospital ship (as big as a cruise liner) and a minesweeper, the family were taken out by Percy Hamel in his boat from St. Aubin's Harbour, there was a rope ladder up to the Hospital ship which we just could not climb but were taken to the back of the minesweeper where we could board easily.

Needless to say by the time of Liberation we were all thin to the point of mal-nourishment.

Man's inhumanity to man sadly continues to this day in parts of the world, when will the lesson be learnt?

[David Vincent aged 82]

LIBERATION DAY MEMORIES

Ann Shepard

I was four when the War began and five when we were occupied by the Germans. I had certain memories of 'before the War" but basically the years from five to ten seemed just a way of life.

We were all aware that we were going to be liberated a few weeks before we were. Curfews were not adhered to as before and people listened openly to their little wirelesses, we even used to have an escaped Russian prisoner of war openly coming to visit us from the house where he had been sheltered.

Of course, to school children just being told that there would be no school was enough to get us excited, and I remember standing in the Royal Square with my Aunt and Uncle and young cousin when Winston Churchill's speech was broadcast to us.

My parents were not there, they had gone to a Thanksgiving Service at our Church. After the speech my Uncle hurried off home to raise the Union Jack and we followed shortly afterwards only to find that my Uncle, having forgotten a key could not get in to his house, so had broken a window. 

Thinking back I wonder if I had been older if I would have had the faith that my elders had that we would win the war and it was just a case of when. I know that a bottle of some sort of drink, I think cherry brandy had been kept for just such an occasion as they were secure in the knowledge throughout all the dark years that the time would come when we would indeed celebrate, and so it was.

But, my undying memory was most certainly my tenth birthday which was on the twelfth of May, just three days after Liberation. A party had been planned weeks before; in spite of rationing my mother always managed a party for me. My friends duly came, and during the early evening, in perfect weather, we all went down to the Royal Square, my sister having been called upon to help keep us in order.

The Square was packed, I don't think there was anything particular happening, but the excitement during those early days was unprecedented and people gathered just to experience the joy of freedom to be able to gather and talk openly and to meet the troops who had arrived to liberate us.

Well, we children had a fine time, going amongst the crowds and telling the servicemen that we were part of a birthday party, we were given chocolate, sweets, and even the odd two shilling piece, my Mother and my sister went nearly spare trying to gather us all to bring us home. If one or two of us could be found they were told to stay put, only to disappear as soon as they were not being watched.

When we finally did get back home we all pooled our booty and shared the confectionery amongst us, before my guests went home.

Every year around Liberation Day I think of that party, nothing special, but oh so special.

My mother too remembered that party for a very long time and swore that it would be my last one as she had never been so exhausted in her life.

  
18/03/2020Corona Virus

​Please see the recent press release dated 18 March 2020

Coronavirus statement March 2020.pdf

  
17/03/2020Government advice

​for up to date advice on the Covid-19 virus, please go to the Gov.je website at ​https://www.gov.je/health/coronavirus/Pages/index.aspx 

  
17/03/2020Corona virus management

​In order to aid the prevention in spreading of the virus and to protect our staff, the main office will be closed to the public.  We are still available by telephone and email however,any visitors will instead be directed to the Honorary Police office where there is hygeine glass. Please note that opening hours will be restricted to 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. We are still available until 5pm by phone or email.

We thank you for your understanding in these trying times.

  
10/03/2020Chemin du Cimetiere

​the entrance of Chemin du Cimetiere is due to be resurfaced from 10-11 March.  Access to the Cemetery can be reached by parking in the lower car park and walking up the adjacent footpath/cycle route.

  
20/02/2020Jersey Milk Cartons

​Parishioners are reminded that the "new" Jersey Milk carton is still not recyclable, despite its new design, therefore please DO NOT put them in with cardboard and paper recycling.

Clearly if they were only cardboard they might be very soggy....

  
13/02/2020Return your Annual Return

​Please note that the Parish Rates Annual Returns have now been sent to the owners of every piece of land or property in the Parish.  Please ensure that you complete your return either online here or manually and ensure it gets back to the Parish Hall within the permitted timescales.

If you elected to receive your Return by email, please ensure to check your Spam and Junk folders regularly to ensure emails do not get removed by your provider.  It is advisable to put the Parish email in your contacts and starred emails.

If you have any questions regarding the completion of your Annual Return please call the Parish Hall on 741141.

  
01/02/2020All dogs over 6 months old are required to be registered for 2020

Please remember that owners of any dog over 6 months old are required to obtain an annual Dog Permit by the 31 January each year.  Any dog not registered in time will be liable to a fine.

Application forms are available on this website under the Licences tab above.

Any applications received from the 1 February will be subject to the additional £5 fine per dog, increasing the cost of the permit to £10 per canine. Please also note that as of 1 March the basic fee increases to £10 per dog and the additional fine to £10 per dog = £20 for a late dog permit.

The application is very straightforward to complete so please make sure if you havent already done so, that you complete it and bring it to the Parish Hall ASAP.  Please note that those received after the 31 January by post will be charged the additional amount so please get it done early or bring it in person before this date!!

  
31/01/2020Paid and voluntary roles

​The Parish are looking for a full time permanent person to become Parish Foreman joining our busy municipal services team.

We are also looking for a person to fill the position of Deputy Parish Registrar, this is a voluntary/unpaid position.

Please go to Application Forms for more details.

  
09/12/2019Refuse Collection and Opening hours for the Parish Hall

Refuse collections over the Christmas period will be as follows: -

Normal DayWill be collected on
23 DecemberNo Change
24 DecemberNo Change
25 December26 December
26 December27 December
27 December28 December
30 DecemberNo change
31 DecemberNo change
1 January2 January
2 January3 January
3 January4 January

You are reminded that cardboard boxes, polythene and carrier bags, if used, must be placed in appropriate containers or dustbins, and that no liquid waste will be accepted.

2020 RECYCLING PLANNER

The 2020 Planner is now available for collection from the Parish Hall or it can be downloaded from the Parish website: - www.parish.gov.je/St_Brelade, www.premierwaste.org.uk or by emailing recycle@premierwaste.org.uk

PARISH HALL

The public office will close at midday on Friday 20 December and Tuesday 24 December. The office will then be open between 10am-3pm on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 December and will reopen for normal business on Thursday 2 January at 9am.

  
24/10/201910% Surcharge added to late payments on 24 October

​As of 4.00pm on 24 October 2019 the three months will have passed during which time Ratepayers were required to clear their Rates Demands.  10% will be added to all outstanding payments as of 4.00pm on 24 October.

You are advised that payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit card, credit card, online or by internet banking.

More people this year have taken up the opportunity to set up a standing order to pay the demand monthly in advance.  If you wish to set up a standing order to start paying off next years Rates Demand by making more manageable payments then please contact the Parish Hall on 741141 for more information.

  
15/10/2019Go online to check for latest road works and closures

​Dont forget that gov.je list details of all road works at http://www.gov.je/Travel/Roads/Pages/ClosuresDelays.aspx

  
09/10/2019Complete the Survey online

In July 2019 it was agreed that a new Sustainable Transport Strategy was needed by the end of the year. Work is currently underway on this.

The Government of Jersey would like your views on the big issues around transport in Jersey and what you’d like to see change over the next 10 years. Your views will be fed into the development of the new Sustainable Transport Strategy. They will also help identify priority areas for further work and public engagement in 2020.

To complete the survey please follow this link

  
17/09/2019Our phone lines are currently down

​Unfortunately our phone lines are currently not working.  JT are working hard to solve the issue.  We are still open so if you have a question please pop in to see us or email us on stbrelade@posb.gov.je and we will get back to you.

  
12/09/2019Parish Hall will be closed from 1230 on 12 September

​The Parish Hall offices will be closed from 1230pm on Thursday 12 September and will re-open at 9am on Friday 13 September.

  
11/09/2019Sorry! Not today (11/09/19)

​Unfortunately due to being short staffed, we are unable to be at Communicare today (Wednesday 11 September).

  
30/08/2019Parish Rates for 2019

​At a Parish Assembly held on Tuesday 16 July at 7pm at the Parish Hall, the Accounts for the financial year ending April 2019 were approved and the Estimates for the year ending April 2020 were set.  The Parish Rate to ensure the Parish receive enough income to fund the estimates was proposed to remain at 0.96p per quarter, which was approved by the Assembly.

The minutes of the meeting are available from this website under the Minutes option on the left hand menu.

Rates Demands have now been issued.  Payments can be made online by debit or credit card, by debit or credit card at the Parish Hall, by BACS transfer to our Rates bank account or the normal cash and cheque.

If you have not received your Demand by email or mail then please contact the Parish Hall immediately.

  
20/08/2019Map of walking/cycling/bridle paths

​The Government of Jersey has created a Countryside Access Map which shows all public paths in Jersey.  These can then be filtered by type of path user and also show the difficulty.

More information can be found on gov.je .

  
20/08/2019Dont forget your vaccinations!

​The Government of Jersey are asking for people who are planning on Travelling to not forget to plan their vaccines before going abroad, find out more at: www.gov.je/travelvaccines 

  
31/07/2019We need your help..

With the Battle soon to commence work will start with flowering the float next week and all hands will be on deck!

If you wish to help, whether you are a first timer or a seasoned pro, then please do not hesitate to pop up to the Parish shed to lend a hand, jobs include flower picking and glueing and just general helpfulness. You will be welcomed with a warm smile and a friendly atmosphere.

If you are free flowering starts on Monday 5 August during the following times:

Monday and Tuesday 9am till 11pm

Wednesday 9am with hopefully a slightly earlier finish than usual (but obviously we wont finish until the float is finished)

Any help small or large is greatly appreciated!!

  
06/07/2019Bringing services closer to you

A new initiative called "Closer To Home" launched at Communicare in March. It's a partnership between local community and voluntary sector organisations and the Government of Jersey to make access to services and information for islanders as easy as possible. As the name and the venue suggests, Closer To Home is about taking useful services and information to a convenient location. The venue for this new project has been chosen as it's a well-known, well used and accessible community centre.

The Parish of St Brelade is pleased to partner with the Government of Jersey to offer limited parish services at Communicare on bi-weekly Wednesdays between 10am-12pm.

You'll recognise all services and initiatives under the Closer To Home banner as they'll be branded with the logo you can see here.  All timetables can be found under "Other Parish Documents"

#CloserToHome

  
04/07/2019Slip Slop Slap Seek Slide

​With this seasonal hot weather upon us, we wanted to remind you of the five rules of the sunshine: - SLIP on clothing to cover up, SLOP on high factor sun cream, SLAP on a hat, SEEK shade especially in the midday sun, SLIDE on a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Also dont forget to keep an eye on others to make sure they are coping in the heat, especially animals or the elderly.

  
01/07/2019Trading on Sundays 24 November and 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 December 2019

​The Connetable has issued a blanket permit for certain shops within the Parish, to open on Sundays 24 November and 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 December 2019, as specified below.

It is a condition that where a shop is one that is open on a weekday as well as on a Sunday, its commercial activities must be substatially the same on all days.

Additional conditions further than those already regulated in the Shops (Regulation of Opening) (Special Occasions) (Jersey) Order 2015, are:

Subject to the conditons above all shops with a retail sales area which does not exceed 700 square metres may open on any of the six Sundays.  All shops with a retail sales area which exceeds 700 square metres may open on any of the six Sundays subject to the conditions below: -

  1. Operating hours will be from 7am until 7.30pm
  2. Opening hours will be from 9am until 6pm
  3. Retail/wholesale deliveries other than newspaper deliveries will not be permitted
  4. Traffic management arrangements must be agreed with the Parish at least 14 days prior to the opening Sunday
  
07/06/2019Mont a la Brune urgent road closure

​The Growth Housing and Environment department are having to carry out urgent works to the foul sewer main in Mont a la Brune from tomorrow (7 June) for one day.  You can view the details on the Traffic works page.

  
24/05/2019Public Meetings to be held

The Privileges and Procedures Committee (PPC) will be embarking on a series of public meetings during the next few weeks to talk to Islanders about their Election Reform proposals.

PPC Chairman Deputy Russell Labey explained "We want to talk to people about the proposals, which are in response to the recommendations made by the Election Observers who came to Jersey during last year's elections."

"The purpose of the presentation is to explain our proposals, how they were arrived at, how we envisage them working to the benefit of democracy in the Island and then take questions and hear the views of Parishioners".

The dates for the public meetings, which will be from 7.30pm until 9pm, are as follows –

  • Monday 20th May – St. Clement's Parish Hall
  • Tuesday 21st May - St. John's Parish Hall
  • Wednesday 22nd May – Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, St. Helier
  • Thursday 23rd May – Trinity Parish Hall
  • Friday 24th May – Communicare, St Brelade
  • Tuesday 28th May – St. Lawrence Parish Hall
  • Wednesday 29th May - St. Ouen's Parish Hall
  • Thursday 30th May - St. Martin's Public Hall
  • Friday 31st May – St. Saviour's Parish Hall
  • Monday 3rd June – Grouville Parish Hall
  • Monday 10th June – St. Mary's Parish Hall
  • Tuesday 11th June – St. Peter's Parish Hall

The proposals seek to make the voting districts across the Island more equal and ensure that all voters have the same voting power.

  
22/05/2019Parish Battle progress

Float update

My thanks goes to Terry and John who have been putting a lot of hours in making sure the metal work is all completed on time. The float itself is based on the film Avatar and is going to become a very colourful exhibit.

Harestailing and fine detailing

If you haven't tried harestailing or beaning etc, and would like to then we meet at the shed on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 till 9ish. Other times are available but please contact me on 07797837846 or email dcavrill@yahoo.co.uk to ensure somebody will be there.

Event diary

Flowers arrive Wednesday 31st July (we need as many people as possible to help unpack the flowers)

Flowering starts Sunday 4th August and finishes on Wednesday 7th August. (Times TBC)

Day Parade Thursday 8th August

Moonlight Parade Friday 9th August

Help wanted

We are currently looking for somebody and people to lead and belong to a new costume team, so if you know anybody who maybe interested then please do get in touch.

We are also looking to increase our building team in all aspects, from the main structure to the fine detail work. Again if you know anybody who might be interested then please get in touch.

Tickets

As in other years our helpers are entitled to reduced priced tickets for the exhibitors stand. Last year the tickets were priced at £16 each and this year should be similar. We are starting to now take names and compiling a list so please let us know how many and for what parade you would like the tickets for. As tickets are limited they will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Easy Fundraising

This provides the Association with a regular income throughout the year, without costing you anything extra. It is easy to set up and you can follow the link on St Brelade Battle of Flowers Association or on our Facebook page.

  
12/04/2019St Brelade Battle of Flowers Appeal

​The St Brelade Battle of Flowers Association are starting work on their 2019 float based on the film "Avatar", if you can spare a little time and feel the need to harestail, then do drop in to the BOF depot at Rue Carree from next Wednesday 17 April, when it all begins!!

BOF letter.pdf 

  
31/03/2019Thinking of doing something for the Community?

The Parish of St Brelade are looking for enthusiastic members of the St Brelade public to join our Honorary Police team as "Officier's du Connetable" (or CO for short). We are meant to be a force of 32 Officers but at the moment are only 15!

Full training for all Honorary Police roles is provided by the States of Jersey Police.

A duty shift is one week in four, for up to four nights in that week.

If you are interested and think you might have what it takes, or wish to find out more, please email policeadmin@posb.gov.je , telephone the Duty Centenier on 741175, or call the Parish Hall 741141.

  
01/03/2019Coin Hoard Exhibition at St Brelade Parish Hall

In 2012 two metal detectorists found a massive Celtic coin hoard in a field in Grouville.  It had lain buried for 2,000 years.

Since then, Jersey Heritage conservators, archaeologists and volunteers have painstakingly unpicked and studied the hoard, watched every step of the way by the world's media and a fascinated public. Gold torques, silver coins, and gold and silver jewellery excavated from the hoard are now on display at La Hougue Bie Museum.

Jersey Heritage is delighted to announce that, thanks to sponsors Benest and Syvret, a small selection of coins and other finds will be touring the Island parish by parish so that everyone has an opportunity to see a part of this amazing hoard.

The pop-up exhibition will be coming to St Brelade Parish Hall in May 2019 and entry is free.

Come along and find out who might have buried the Hoard and why – and the incredible story of how it was discovered!

The Coin Hoard touring exhibition is kindly supported by Benest and Syvret.

  
13/02/20195,000 St Brelade driving licences due for renewal before the end of January

​There are around 30,000 driving licences due to expire between October 2018 and February 2019.  5,000 due in St Brelade alone.

You are advised to check your licence now as you are able to renew up to 3 months in advance.

All applications received will be dealt with in the order they are received therefore if you leave your renewal until last minute you may experience a significant delay.

We suggest you submit your application as follows:

Licence expiry date                         Suggested renewal period

November 2018                              August / September 2018

December 2018                              September 2018

January 1-9, 2019                           October 1-15, 2018

January 10-16, 2019                       October 16-30, 2018

January 17-25, 2019                       November 1-15, 2018

January 26-31, 2019                       November 16-30, 2018

February 2019                                December - February 2019

You can renew your licence  by completing the paper application available from the Parish Hall or using the online service 'Do it online'. Please note that if you choose to provide any documents off-line, these must be received by the parish within 7 days of the online application otherwise your application will be discarded.

You will need the following to make an application –

  • One photograph (passport style)
  • Payment of £50 for a 10-year licence
  • Your current licence
  • If your name has changed since your last licence was issued (for example marriage, etc.) then you must submit the relevant documents (in this case a marriage certificate)

Please be reminded that you cannot renew your licence more than three months in advance.

Please note that if you leave your renewal to the last minute, it is quite possible that you will experience a significant delay in its return.

  
15/01/2019Electoral Assembly 15 January at 7pm

A nomination meeting is being held on Tuesday 15 January, 7pm at the Parish Hall to receive nominations for the position of Centenier (term of office to expire December 2020).

If there are more candidates than vacancies then an Election will be held on Wednesday 13 February 2019.  In order to vote in this Election, parishioners must be registered by midday on Monday 14 January 2019.

If there is only one nomination received then that candidate will be declared duly elected.

For more information on how to stand for election please go to the Elections tab at the top of the page.

  
14/01/2019Information on routes and closures

for further information on the road closures please click on the following link: - ​Roadworks

Route Des Quennevais Diversion Routes.pdf

  
29/11/2018Christmas Fayre cancelled

​Unfortunately due to the inclement forecast weather we have had to make the sad decision to postpone this years Christmas Fayre.

Father Christmas will still be joining us at 340pm and the hall will be open for mulled wine and mince pies from 315pm.

  
23/11/2018Sir David Kirch Christmas Vouchers
  
11/11/2018List of road closures during Remembrance Day Service

The Parish Act of Remembrance will be held at The War Memorial on Sunday 11 November 2018 at 10.45am.

Route de la Baie, Mont es Croix and La Marquanderie Hill will be closed from 10.30am until 11.30am whilst the Remembrance Service takes place.

The roads are closed for the Laying of Wreaths ceremony at the Parochial War Memorial on Route de la Baie.

You are kindly asked to avoid the area if possible, however if you are unfortunately caught in the traffic, please be respectful to the ceremony taking place.

  
08/10/2018Christmas Fayre 1 December 2018

The St Brelade Christmas Fayre on 1 December 12-5.30pm, is a fun community event open to all.  With entertainment from The Corp of Drums, Les Quennevais School Steel Band, Run for Cover, the Jersey Lilies & carol singing by local primary schools and church congregations.

There will be lots of stalls for that early Christmas presents.  Soups, Jersey Bean Crock, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will also be available along with other tasty goodies.

Adults can try their hand in a taster petanque game and face painting, a bouncy castle and a visit from Santa will keep children entertained.

The event closes with the lighting up of the christmas trees and a fireworks display.

All monies raised are donated to local Charities which this year are: The Jersey Air Cadets, St Brelade Scouts Association, Sanctuary Trust and Diabetes Jersey.

***We are currently still looking for a few more stall holders who wish to sell their wares.  If you are interested please get in touch with the Parish Hall.  The cost of a stall is £20, setup is at 8am and the event is open between 12-5.30pm***

  
07/10/2018Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon 2018

​The Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon is to be held on Sunday 7 October 2018 and goes through the Parish of St Brelade. Delays are to be expected in certain areas for prolonged periods of time. We ask you to be patient and support the competitors in this event.  The following changes are expected: -

  • Rue des Mans/Rue du Pont Marquet will be closed from 6am until 3pm latest to allow crossing at the Railway Walk.
  • Front car park at the Parish Hall will be closed all day to parking.
  • Chemin des Pietons parking will be suspended all day.
  • Le Petit Train stop will be moved to La Neuve Route.
  • Access to the north arm of St Aubin's Harbour is by arrangement only with marshalls at the car park to the rear of the Parish Hall.
  
20/09/2018Do you have what it takes, if so apply within!

​We are looking for Honorary Police to join our friendly bunch.  We particularly need a Centenier position to be filled.  If any of the above is of interest to you please contact the Parish Hall!

  
16/09/2018JHOG cavalcade delays on 16 September

200 Harley Davidson motorbikes will be travelling around the Island in a giant cavalcade on Sunday 16 September.

It is expected that the motorcycles will be travelling through St Aubin’s Village, up Mont les Vaux down in to St Brelade’s Bay, up La Marquanderie Hill, along Route Orange around the Corbiere Loop and down into St Ouen’s Bay.  The start time for the ride to leave St Helier is 10.30am, it is anticipated that delays at the Red Houses junction will be expected between 10.45 and 11.15am.  Honorary Police Officers will be on duty at Red Houses during this time.

You are requested to please avoid the junction if possible at that time.

  
22/08/2018Drop-in consultation on the Railway Walk

The Growth, Housing & Environment Department at the States of Jersey has received requests from members of the community for a safer pedestrian and cyclist crossing on the Railway Walk across La Rue du Pont Marquet. Having reviewed various designs, a proposal for a Toucan Crossing has been developed.

The drop in session on Thursday 30 August (3pm to 7pm at the crossing on the Railway Walk) is your opportunity to see this proposal, and let us have your comments.

If you are unable to attend on the day, the proposal and a feedback questionnaire will be online at www.gov.je/consultations from Wednesday 29 August until Sunday 9 September.

  
15/08/2018St Brelade Royal Court Visit

​On Wednesday 15 August, St Brelade see the Royal Court attend to check the Parish Accounts and consider any issues regarding branchage, boundaries or overhanging trees.

The Court sitting is held in the parish main hall at around 1030 am and is open to members of the public.

  
08/08/2018St Brelade Float traffic disruption

Please be advised that the St Brelade float is scheduled to leave its depot on Rue Carree at around 4.30-5am on Thursday 9 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 for 5.30am. 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.

  
27/07/2018Rue Voisin and Le Boulevard are now owned and administered by the Parish

​On Friday 20 July 2018 the Connetable and Procureurs went to Court to have the ownership of Rue Voisin and Le Boulevard transfered to the Parish from Jersey Property Holdings.

Both roads were previously classed as public/private which meant the policing of parking restrictions was difficult, having them both as Parish by-roads means that both roads can now be policed accordingly, therefore the public are reminded to check parking restrictions and adhere to them accordingly to avoid facing a penalty.

The process has taken several years but both the Parish and JPH are pleased with the outcome.

  
23/07/2018Jersey's first ever Fete du Jerriais to take place this Autumn

​Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September sees Jersey's first Fete du Jerriaise take place.

Events will include Badlabecques gig, a concert, dancing, scavenger hunt, talks, story and poetry readings end much more.

The final event of the festival will take place at the Jersey Arts Centre being a launch of a Jerriaise translation of Michael Rosen's children's book "we're going on a bear hunt".

For more information contact Ben Spink on 449291.

  
17/07/2018Rue du Crocquet and Mont de la Rocque closures

We have been advised by the JEC that the electricity supply in the High Street is proving to be inadequate for current and expected demand.

Recent experiences in Market Hill show that the connections need to be upgraded as soon as possible, this means an 8 week closure of the High Street and approx. 1 week on Mont de la Rocque.

We understand that this application is highly inconvenient and therefore the work will not commence until the end of September 2018 at the earliest, although trial pits will be carried out in the near future these will only involve a few days closure.

The JEC will letter drop all affected residents shortly, providing a plan of the affected areas.

If you have any questions regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact the JEC Customer Care Team on 505460.

  
18/05/2018Final Resurfacing

The Department for Infrastructure is due to commence the final part of highway maintenance work in St Peter’s Valley in late May / early June 2018.

The maintenance work will involve the provision of a new surface called Microasphalt (MA) which will be laid directly on top of the existing road surface. This resurfacing treatment has been completed successfully on a number of projects throughout Jersey. A selection of some of these projects are listed below:

 Green Road – St Clement

 A section of La Route D'Ebenezer - Trinity

 Mont Cochon – St Helier

The contractor undertaking the work will be Eurovia Ltd who have over 30 years’ experience working in the highway industry.

The key advantages in adopting this form of resurfacing treatment are listed below:

 Speed of construction is significantly quicker when compared to alternative forms of resurfacing;

 Highly cost effective solution when compared to other forms of surface treatment; this has enabled St Peter’s Valley and St Aubin’s Road to be resurfaced from Rue de Galet to the Elms.

The attached map indicates the full extent of the areas where this maintenance work will be undertaken and also indicates the traffic management and working hours for each phase. Please note the anticipated start date for the work is end of May 2018 with a completion date of mid-June 2018. We will contact you shortly with anticipated start / finish dates for each phase.

To enable the work to be undertaken in a safe and efficient manner, we have to undertake the majority of the work under full road closures. For each phase of the work, a detailed diversion route will be provided, which will be issued at a later date. Access to premises will be maintained at all times other than those days when surfacing work is being undertaken.

The Department for Infrastructure apologises in advance for any disruption caused by these works. Should you wish to discuss any item mentioned above or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Barry Nolan at barry.nolan@gov.je or on Tel 07829 782925.

StPeterValley.png

  
16/05/2018Useful information for the Elections on 16 May

​Closing date to register is 12 noon on Monday 9 April.

If you have never been on the Electoral Regsiter before you have until 12 noon on Wednesday 9 May.

If you are registered by the 9 April and are busy on Election Day you can do a pre-poll vote from 30 April at St Pauls Centre or 5 May at Trinity Youth Centre, or 12 May at Communicare, St Brelade.

If you will be away for the Elections and are unable to make it to the pre-poll stations you can apply for a Postal Vote, details can be obtained by visiting www.vote.je .

If you are suddenly ill on the day of the Elections or are hospitalised, then you should phone the Parish Hall to arrange for a "sick on the day" vote to be collected from you.

Don't forget that in order to vote you will need to bring with you photographic ID such as a driving licence or passport.

For further information please visit www.vote.je

  
01/05/2018Guidance on Asian Hornets

​The Department of the Environment have issued the following guidance on what to do if an Asian Hornet nest is found.

Asian hornet guidance

 Asian hornets are black with yellow legs, and a yellow-orange band on the bottom of their abdomen (images below).

 Look out for nests – they could be sited high or low, for example, in trees, bushes, hedgerows or structures like sheds or roof spaces.

 People working outdoors in the countryside or in gardens should take a good look around an area for nests before starting work.

 If you see a nest, don’t go near it. Stay ten metres or more away, and don’t touch, disturb or cause vibrations around the nest. A nest can contain up to 3000 hornets and hornets may vigorously defend their nest.

 Report hornet or nest sightings to the Department of the Environment on +44 (0) 1534 441600, or environmentenquiries@gov.je. An officer or registered pest controller will come to identify the nest and remove it.

 Lone hornets aren’t more of a risk to human health than other wasps, but their sting can be more severe and they may sting more than once.

 The Asian hornet sting may present more of a risk of a severe allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock than other wasp stings. If you suffer from a wasp or bee allergy, take your usual precautions https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bites-insect/pages/introduction.aspx .

Hornets play a crucial role in the ecosystem in controlling other insects and pollinating fruit and flowers, but the Asian hornet is a predator of native insects and is a threat to honey bees and all other pollinators.

The Department of the Environment will continue to work closely with Jersey beekeepers and pest controllers to find and remove nests until the hornets hibernate later this year.

Asian Hornet body.png

Asian Hornet pic.png
Asian Hornet nest.png
  
01/05/2018Resurfacing has commenced

Resurfacing starting on Sunday at Mont Felard junction

Resurfacing work starts on Sunday 7 January on La Route de St Aubin from the junction with Mont Felard, continuing west towards Bel Royal.

This is the first phase of the Department for Infrastructure's St Peter's Valley resurfacing project, which runs until June 2018 (with a break in April).

Working times have been set to take account of the heavy usage of the road. Road closures will only happen on Sundays and on weekday evenings, otherwise work will be undertaken off-peak with temporary traffic lights in place.

Resurfacing will start on Sunday 7 January from 8am to 8pm at the junction of St Aubin's Inner Road, Mont Felard and Rue de Galet. Although these junctions will be closed, access to premises along Rue de Galet and Mont Felard will be maintained but may be via local diversion routes. The Inner Road itself will remain open to east and westbound traffic on Sunday but there will be traffic lights in place.

Work will progress into the next section from Rue de Haut to Roberts Garage under traffic lights during weekdays, with possible closures in the evenings and on future Sundays. Most of the work will be undertaken during the following hours:

Monday – Friday         9.15am – 3.00pm (traffic lights)

Monday – Friday         7.00pm – 11.00pm (road closures)

Sundays                      8.00am – 8.00pm (road closures)

Working hours will be extended with weekday road closures once the work is north of Mont Fallu. There will also be a 24/7 full closure for the work between Sandybrook Lane and Tesson Mill during February Half Term.

Although this project will be disruptive to the travelling public, the work is much needed with roads between 17 and 40 years old. Some sections of the road, which are not in as bad condition as others, will receive surface treatment to enhance and prolong their service lives.

Up to date information regarding current phase and traffic management will be available on the States website www.gov.je

StPetersValley Phase 1A 1B.pdf

StPetersValley Phase 2 3 3A.pdf

  
13/04/2018Hustings dates in St Brelade

The following are the dates of hustings being carried out in the Parish of St Brelade: -

Connetable/Deputy No. 1 Q & A session

Parish Hall on Tuesday 24 April at 7.30pm

Senator

Communicare on Friday 20 April at 7.30pm

Deputy District No. 2

St Bernadette's Church Hall on Monday 30 April at 7.30pm

  
12/04/2018Connetable and Deputy Candidates

​At the nomination meeting held on Wednesday 11 April, the following candidates were nominated for the forthcoming elections on 16 May 2018: -

Connétable

Michael Keith Jackson

Marilyn Carre (Reform Jersey) (withdrawn)

Deputy District No. 1

John Hilary Young (elected unopposed)

Deputies District No. 2

Tony Pike

Graham Truscott

Monty Tadier (Reform Jersey)

Garel Marie Tucker (Reform Jersey)

  
16/03/2018Deserving winners for Miss St Brelade and Citizen of the Year Awards

​Saturday 10 March 2018 saw the annual Miss St Brelade competition held at the Parish Hall.  The afteroon included an "afternoon tea" attended by approx. 40 people, a raffle was also held alongside the Miss St Brelade competition and the annual Citizen of the Year Awards.

Miss St Brelade was won for the second year running by Cerys Fearn (pictured) and was closely followed by runner up Emily Milton.

The Adult Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Jeff Hathaway whilst the Junior Citizen of the Year was Jan Bentley.

Thanks go to our compere Jenny Mullin, judges Julia Truscott, Miranda Michel and Tim Brooks.

2018 Senior Community Award.jpg 

2018 Junior Community Award.jpg

  
19/12/2017Hoggin stolen from graveyard

​2 tonnes of hoggin has been stolen from Cimetiere des Quennevais Parish graveyard at some time between Monday 11 December to Tuesday 19 December.

Anybody who can confirm a narrower time limit or who may have seen people behaving suspiciously are asked to contact the Parish Hall on 741141 or the States of Jersey Police on 612612.

The hoggin was to be used to fill in the potholes on Chemin du Cimetiere, to ensure smooth arrival for those visiting their loved ones in the Cemetery over the Christmas period.

Hoggin has always been stored here and has never before been stolen.  It is a very sad state of affairs when persons steal from a graveyard.

  
14/12/20172018 Recycling Schedule now available
  
14/12/2017St Peter's Valley Resurfacing

​St Peters Valley Resurfacing Planner, please note dates may not be accurate.

Valley Resurfacing.pdf

  
24/11/2017Christingle error in La Baguette

​A Christingle Childrens Service will be held on Sunday 26 November at 10.30 am and not on 3 December as stated in La Baguette

  
02/11/2017St Aubin Parking Consultation

​Parishioners are invited to attend a consultation evening to be held on Thursday 2 November 2017 between 5.30 until 8.00pm at the Parish Hall, La Neuve Route, St Brelade to view and discuss the proposals of the Roads Committee to revise the parking zones within St Aubin and surrounding nearby areas.

Proposed Car Parking September 2017.pdf

  
24/10/2017Parish Assembly 24 October 7.00pm

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 19.00 hours for the following business:-

  1. Approve and adopt the Act of a Parish Assembly held on Tuesday 22 August 2017 *
  1. Elect one Officier du Connétable for the Vingtaine de Noirmont.
  1. In accordance with Article 5 (1) of the Licensing (Jersey) Law, 1974 as amended, consider the following licensing applications for recommendation to the Licensing Assembly.

Name:                  Waldemar Piotr Zelazko

Categories:         3rd (Restaurant) and 6th (Off License)

Business

Address:              Gallery Café and Deli

                                St Aubin

                                St Brelade          

  
23/10/2017Attention all aspiring Stall Holders

​The St Brelade Christmas Fayre on 2 December is a fun community event open to all.  The event aims to raise money for local Charities which this year are ABC (After Breast Care), Les Amis Day Services, St Brelade's Youth Project and St Brelade's Battle of Flowers Association.

We are currently still looking for a few more stall holders who wish to sell their wares.  If you are interested please get in touch with Trish on 741141, the cost of a stall is £20.00, there are options for inside or outside, setup being from 08:00hrs and the event is open between 12:00 until 17:30hrs.

  
10/10/2017Parish Speed Limit Proposals

​Over the last year or so the St Brelade Roads Committee have been carrying out a review of all speed limits in St Brelade on both States and Parish administered roads.

Both the Committee and the Roads Committee had been contacted by several parishioners in regards to the speed limit on specific roads but the Committee took the decision to look at parish speed limits in an holistic way rather than individually, based both on standardised criteria set out by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) and knowledge that the Committee have of all the roads within the Parish.

The review was completed recently and the view of the Roads Committee was that all parishioners should have the opportunity to comment on proposals before they are presented to the Minister for Infrastructure.  A Parish Assembly was held on Wednesday 30 November 2016 at which the proposals were approved.

Connetable Steve Pallett said "It has to be wrong that our small parish by-roads have an unrealistic speed limit of 40mph.  The Parish Roads Committee have, I believe, assessed all Parish roads based on both local knowledge and guidelines laid down by the Minister.  I hope that parishioners will support the Roads Committee in making St Brelade a safer place to live and work."

Speed Limit Schedule.pdf

Current Speed Map.pdf

Proposed Speed Map.pdf

  
02/10/2017Advanced Warning of Tree Felling

​The large tree situated between the Parish Hall and the Boat House is unfortunately at the end of its life and for safety reasons is due to be felled by the Department for Infrastructure this week.

The tree was hit by the storms several years ago which resulted in dangerous branches and meant that it needed to be pollarded.  Unfortunately following the pollarding it caught a secondary disease which has caused massive decay at the base of the tree and several other large branches have fallen more recently.

The base of the tree will be stump grinded and it is planned to plant another tree in its place at the beginning of next year.

  
28/09/20171000th Shoot of the year

Since collecting better statistics from the start of 2017, on Tuesday, 26 September 2017, the Jersey Air Rifle Club logged their 1,000th shoot of the year.

Rhiann Liddiard first visited as a small 10 year old St Brelade Scout, shooting prone on a rest and also rested standing. Since then she has returned almost every week with her father Tim, who now shoots pistol. Now 11, Rhiann is currently shooting freehand prone and is always pushing herself forward with enthusiasm.

The Jersey Air Rifle Club wish to thank everyone who has helped get them where they are now.

- To the former membership team that constructed the Tunnel 3 facility between 1979 and 1981, which if it had not been built so well, then it would not have been thought of as worth saving. The perhaps over engineered structure has proven to be the clubs backbone and will do so for many, many years to come.

- To those who helped during the renovation phase. Whilst the numbers who helped week in week out were small, the assistance in supplying materials and helping in various ways, including the political and parochial support, all helped to get through the challenges faced during that time.

The next and most pressing need for the club Academy, is to acquire 4 new pistols at a cost of £800 each.  This would greatly improve their pistol offering, which is currently limited to adult shooters.  These pistols are similar to the new rifles the club purchased, in that they are light and easy to use, so ideal for newcomers of all ages.  If you know of any possible sources for assistance, then please notify the club.

Meanwhile Tunnel 6 project is about to start refurbishment. Currently the Archers are practising at distances up to 50m, but it is intended to create a multipurpose cartridge Rifle/Pistol and Archery Range at various distances from 7m to 50m.  After scavenging some materials and now scoping what needs to be done before work starts on the backstops, ventilation, sound baffling and lighting, a lot of help will be needed both physically and financially!!

The club welcomes everyone to come down and visit as they are now open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7pm til midnight.

  
26/09/2017Community Support Helpers Wanted

​The Parish Community Support Team are looking for more lovely volunteers to join the team.

If you feel you might be able to spend a couple of hours a week helping to take a parishioner to the shops or an appointment, or even just having a cuppa and a chat to give someone a bit of company, then please contact us.

The more helpers we have the lighter the load, so if you want to find out more please contact Trish at the Parish Hall on 741141.

  
14/09/2017Parish Hall Closing at 12.30pm

​Please note that on Thursday 14 September 2017, the Parish Hall office will close at 12.30pm for the Battle of Britain and will re-open at 9.00am on Friday 15 September 2017.

  
01/08/2017Refurbishment of Toilets in Playpark

​The toilets in the Elephant Park on Petite Route des Mielles are due to be refurbished commencing on Tuesday 1 August 2017.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that any disruption will be kept to a minimum.

The work is expected to take only one week and there will be portaloo's provided whilst work is being carried out.

  
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.

  
14/07/2017If you are concerned about a child or young person in Jersey

What is MASH?

The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a partnership between Children Services, States of Jersey Police, Health and Social Services, Department for Education and Family Nursing and Home Care to Safeguard children and young people in Jersey. The MASH also works closely with other organisations such as Housing, NSPCC, Youth Service.

For more information please go to their website at MASH.

  
11/07/2017Assembly to set Rate

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Tuesday 11 July 2017 at 19.00 hours for the following business:-

  1. Approve and adopt the Act of a Parish Assembly held on Wednesday 17 May 2017 *

2.      Elect a Vingtenier for the Vingtaine de la Moye

3.      Elect a Vingtenier for the Vingtaine du Coin

  1. Receive and, if deemed advisable, adopt the financial statements of the Connétable for the financial year ended 30 April 2017; the said financial accounts having been audited by the Parish Accountants and examined and approved by the Committee appointed for that purpose.
  1. Vote a sum of money for the use by the Parish Roads Committee for the upkeep and maintenance of the Parish by-roads for the year ending 30 April 2018.
  1. Receive and, if deemed advisable, approve estimates for the requirements of the Parish for the financial year ending 30 April 2018, including transfer to reserve funds for specified purposes.
  1. Approve a rate for the year 2017 of an amount which will produce for the Parish income that is at least sufficient to satisfy the requirements set out on the approved estimates.
  1. Elect a Committee to examine the Connétable's accounts for the year ending 30 April 2018.
  1. Approve a firm of Chartered Accountants to audit the Connétable's Accounts for the year ending 30 April 2018 (the present Chartered Accountants, Messrs Alex Picot, have signified their willingness to be reappointed).

*Copies of the minutes of 17 May 2017 and accounts and estimates will be available for collection at the Parish Hall during normal office hours.

Steve Pallett

Connétable

7 July 2017

  
01/07/201724 - 30 June 2017

Gotland hosts this years Island games with over ​2500 participants, 24 islands and 14 sports. This is the second time Gotland have been host to the games.

This week three Jersey Post delivery trucks, emblazoned with the Team Jersey branding, are setting off on the 2,074 km road trip to Gotland, Sweden for the XVII NatWest Island Games.

With 220 Jersey competitors ready to go for gold in the 14 different games sports, the three trucks will drive through 5 different countries in order to deliver the sports and medical equipment that will hopefully enable participants to beat previous games medals records.

The Parish of St Brelade wish all sports people the very best of luck!!

  
15/05/2017Consultation events taking place

Two consultation events will be taking place seeking views from users about the Promenade Cycle Route and the Railway Path.

Whilst the events themselves are only in St Helier and St Brelade it is hoped to speak with as many path users from all parishes as possible. As it is anticipated that the use of this path is wider than just the parishes it passes through.

·         Next Tuesday 16 May 2017, from 12-6 officers from the Department for Infrastructure will be at Westpark by La Frigate seeking the views of all users of the route along there. The SoJ Police will also be in attendance and will be launching their campaign to promote considerate use of the route.

·         On Wednesday 17 May 2017, they will be at the Elephant Park between 3-5pm for the same purpose

poster.pdf

  
07/04/2017Miss St Brelade 2017 is......

​On Saturday 25 March St Brelade held its annual Miss St Brelade competition.  There were 3 wonderful entrants, who were asked a number of questions by judges Deidre Bates of West Collections, Julia Truscott and Tim Brooks manager of Hotel la Place.  The compere was Chris Stone of Radio Jersey.

The winner for 2017 was Cerys Fearn (16), a pupil at JCG. Second place went to Lily Egre and third place to Fleur Breen-Faudemer.

  
08/03/2017La Place de St Aubin

Connetable  Steve Pallett, on behalf of the Roads Committee, invites parishioners to a presentation in the Assembly Room of plans for the refurbishment of the area to the front of the Parish Hall.

Drawings will be on display from 2.30 pm on Wednesday 8th March 2017 with the project team available to discuss the plans between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

St Aubin - 1.2.pdf

St Aubin - 2.2.pdf

St Aubin - 3.2.pdf

St Aubin - 4.2.pdf

St Aubin - 5.pdf

St Aubin - 6.pdf

St Aubin - 7.pdf

  
01/02/2017Assembly 1 February 2017

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 19.45 hours for the following business:-

1.  Approve and adopt the Acts of the Parish Assembly held on 6 December 2016

2.  Elect a Vingtenier for the Vingtaine des Quennevais

3.  To consider and if deemed advisable accept the recommendation of the Connétable and Procureurs du Bien Public to sell to Mr & Mrs Darren O'Brien a strip of land belonging to the Parish, situate to the South of a certain property known as 58 Les Quennevais Park ("the Property") belonging to Mr & Mrs O'Brien for the sum of £20,000.00.  It being a condition of the sale of the land that the said land will once sold form part of the domestic curtilage or gardens and appurtenances forming part of the Property only and no construction shall be allowed on the strip of land in perpetuity (other than the construction of any usual enclosures) and if approved to authorise the Connétable and Procureurs du Bien Public to pass the said contract before the Royal Court of Jersey, both parties to pay their own reasonable legal fees in relation thereto

 4.  To consider and if deemed advisable approve the recommendation of the Parish Roads Committee to request the Minister for Transport to make the relevant amendments to the Road Traffic (St Brelade) (Jersey) Order 1990 and Road Traffic (Public Parking Places) (Jersey) Order 2006, with regard to various parking restrictions in St Aubin, St Brelade.  Details and plans to be displayed at the Parish Hall prior to the Assembly

 *Copies of the Act of the Assembly held on 6 December will be available to collect from the Parish Hall from 27 January 2017.

Steve Pallett

Connétable

Prior to the Assembly at 7.30pm a presentation will be made to Mrs Patricia Bisson, retired Rates Assessor and Mrs Susan Clement-Jones, wife of the late Mr Chris Clement-Jones, St Brelade Honorary Police Officer.

 

  
01/01/2017Days and times when rubbish will be collected over the Christmas period also Parish Office opening hours.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR REFUSE COLLECTION

 

Please note that ALL refuse and recycling collections will remain AS NORMAL over the Christmas and New Year period.

PLEASE PUT BINS OUT EARLY

You are reminded that cardboard boxes, polythene and carrier bags, if used, must be placed in appropriate containers or dustbins, and that no liquid waste will be accepted.

2017 RECYCLING PLANNER

The 2017 Planner is now available for collection from the Parish Hall or it can be downloaded from the Parish Website here 2017 Planner.pdf  or from www.premierwaste.org.uk or by emailing recycle@premierwaste.org.uk

PARISH OFFICE

The Public Office will close on midday Friday 23 December 2016.  The Office will be open between 10.00am and 3.00pm on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29, Friday 30 December 2016 and will reopen for normal business on Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 9.00am.

  
06/12/2016Parish Assembly Tuesday 6 December 2016

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 19.00 hours for the following business:-

 

  1. Approve and adopt the Acts of the Parish Assembly held on 30 November 2016

     
  2. In conformity with Article 32 of the Rates (Jersey) Law 2005, as amended, elect two persons to act as members of the Rates Assessment Committee, for a term of three years commencing on 1 January 2017.

     
    *Copies of the Act of the Assembly held on 30 November 2016 will be available to collect from the Parish Hall

     

     

    Steve Pallett                                                                          Parish Hall

    Connétable                                                                            2 December 2016
  
01/12/2016Sir David Kirch Charitable Trust

​The Sir David Kirch Charitable Trust are once again offering to those in need and aged over 70 years old, vouchers to the value of £110.00.  In addition recipients will also be given vouchers from CI Co-op.

  1. David Kirch Charitable Trust vouchers are available to all local residents aged 70 years or over on or before 31 December 2016 (i.e. d.o.b. 31 December 1946 or earlier).
  2. Each person must bring PROOF OF RESIDENCE IN THE PARISH (e.g. bank statement, utility bill etc) AND PROOF OF AGE (e.g. passport, driving licence) to be able to claim the vouchers.
  3. Vouchers must be collected from your Parish Hall between Thursday 1 December and Friday 16 December 2016 only (Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 4.00pm).
  4. Claimants are asked to sign for vouchers received and to sign a Data Protection declaration. Only one receipt/declaration is to be signed as this will be valid for both sets of vouchers.
  5. Vouchers may ONLY be redeemed at Co-operative stores and must be used by Sunday 31 January 2017.

Sir David Kirch requests that these vouchers are only obtained by those persons who require them and that they are not passed on to Charities or others.

The vouchers will be distributed from the Parish Hall between the following dates and times ONLY:

1 December until 16 December (weekdays only) between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm.

  
17/10/2016Parish of St Brelade in full bloom!

Gold and best coastal region in the British Isles!

GOLD was surprise enough, but St. Brelade were also announced as Category Winners at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Awards 2016 held in Birmingham on 14th October.

The event was staged at Edgbaston Conference Centre, Warkwickshire County Cricket Ground and attended by over 700 people representing over 70 villages, towns and cities from all over the British Isles all of whom had been judged during the summer by top RHS judges.

In all more than 1,600 groups participate in Britain in Bloom each year  which focuses on community action to transform spaces and enhancing community environments.

Having been awarded 'Best Coastal Parish 2015' in Parish in Bloom, St. Brelade was entered as finalists into the Small Coastal category in the national competition in 2016,  up against 6 others each representing their region; Filey (Yorkshire), Silloth on Solway (Cumbria), Bute (Scotland), Mablethorpe (East Midlands), Tenby (Wales) and Newcastle (Ulster) - all previous Gold medal winners.

Constable Steve Pallett and 3 members of the St. Brelade team attended the event. The award was collected by Bloom team members Mike Jackson and Jeff Hathaway on behalf of the Parish.

  
05/10/2016Funeral of the late Chris Clement-Jones

​The Parish Hall will be closed from 10.00am on Wednesday 5 October until 12.30pm, for the funeral of Chris Clement-Jones who was a serving Officer of the St Brelade Honorary Police.

Chris was a valuable member of the Honorary Police, he first joined in 2008 as a Constables Officer, in 2009 he took up the role as a Vingtenier but due to ill health in 2015 he returned as a Constables Officer.

Our thoughts and sympathy go to Chris' friends and family at this difficult time.

  
07/09/2016Election Day for Senatorial by election candidate

​Polling stations are open today (Wednesday 7 September) 8.00am until 8.00pm to cast your vote.  Only persons registered as an elector are eligible to vote.

  
31/08/2016Formal unveiling of Walter Benest Court

​The formal unveiling of the plaque at Walter Benest Court took place on Wednesday 31 August.

Walter Benest, a former Connétable of St Brelade was remembered by naming a new housing development in his honour. A memorial stone was unveiled on the new development at Walter Benest Court, to commemorate him.

The development is the second phase of the Belle Vue development and has delivered 44 new homes for affordable rent.

Descendants of Walter Benest were invited by the current Connétable Steve Pallett, along with Deputy Anne Pryke, Deputy Eddie Noel and a number of former Connétables of the Parish. The ceremony took place at 2:00pm by the memorial stone.

Andium Homes, who developed the site, were also in attendance along with representatives from the main contractors, Hacquoil and Cook, who were also responsible for constructing Ernest Briard Crescent, a development of 35 homes for the over 55's on the adjacent site.

  
23/08/2016St Brelade Hustings Meeting for Senatorial Candidates

Hustings for the Senatorial candidates are to be held in the Parish of St Brelade at the Communicare Centre on Wednesday 23 August 2016 at 19.30hrs.

Other meetings are as follows:

DayDateHustings venue: all meetings start at 7.30 p.m.
Monday15 AugHustings: St. Saviour Parish Hall
Tuesday16 AugHustings: St. Clement Parish Hall
Wednesday17 AugHustings: St. Mary Parish Hall
Thursday18 AugHustings: St. Lawrence Parish Hall
Saturday20 AugDrop in session: meet the candidates – at St Paul's Centre (time to be confirmed)
Monday22 Aug Hustings: St. Martin Public Hall
Tuesday23 AugHustings: St. Brelade Communicare
Wednesday24 AugHustings: Grouville Parish Hall
Thursday25 AugHustings: St. John Parish Hall
Tuesday30 AugHustings: St. Ouen Parish Hall
Wednesday31 AugHustings: St. Peter Community Centre
Thursday1 SeptHustings: Trinity Parish Hall
Monday5 Sept

Hustings: St. Helier – venue to be confirmed

for any other election information please use the following link: -https://www.vote.je/ 

  
11/08/2016Parish Hall will close at 12.30 Thursday 11 August

​Please note that the Parish Hall office will close at 12.30 on Thursday 11 August 2016 for the Battle of Flowers and will re-open as usual at 9.00am on Friday 12 August.

  
10/08/2016Flowering of the Float

​With the Battle parade fast approaching on Thursday 11 August 2016, the culmination of hard work put in over the last few months is finally starting to take shape.

Flowering of the float will soon take place in earnest.  If you wish to help with the build and decoration of the float then please pop in to the St Brelade Battle of Flowers shed which is situated next to the Parish Refuse Depot  and attached to the Parish Roads Depot on La Rue Carrée - just around the corner from Les Ormes.  Your help will be much appreciated!

  
09/08/2016Senatorial By Election Nomination Meeting

A nomination meeting for candidates wishing to stand in the upcoming Senatorial by election on Wednesday 7 September, is to be held tomorrow evening (9 August) at 7.30pm at the Town Hall, St Helier.

The closing date to have your name registered on the Electoral Register in order to be able to vote was noon today (8 August), the Supplementary Register is open until 31 August for persons who are not currently registered.

  
08/08/2016Taxes Office change of opening hours

Taxes helpdesk closing at 2 pm until end of September

The Taxes Office helpdesk will close at the earlier time of 2.00 pm from Monday 8 August 2016 during the quieter summer and early autumn period.

During this time people will still be able to get help from the Taxes Office in the following ways:

  • Visit in person between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm every weekday
  • Telephone 440300
  • Email Jerseytax@gov.je

Information about all aspects of income tax is available online at www.gov.je/taxesmoney.

The Taxes Office helpdesk will be open 9.00 am to 5.00 pm again from Monday 3 October 2016.

  
24/06/2016Add your Voice

ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE FUTURE OF JERSEY

How do you think Jersey is doing as a place to live, work and bring up children?  We all have an opinion on what is good about our Island and what could be better. Now is the time to share that opinion. We want to gather your views; not only on how you think Jersey is doing now, but also on how you think we should be doing by 2036.

A community consultation has recently been launched to ask people to help shape a shared, long-term vision for Jersey. Setting a long term vision is a new approach to thinking about and planning for Jersey's future. The vision will describe what Jersey, as a community, believes it can achieve across a range of major outcomes – things which matter to residents' quality of life such as getting good jobs; living longer, healthier lives; and feeling safe.

The choices we make now will affect all of us. This is your opportunity to get involved. We need as many ideas and contributions as possible so that the final plan represents a common Jersey vision.

To find out more and complete the survey go to www.shapingourfuture.gov.je

The survey closes on Sunday 31st July 2016.

  
11/06/2016Afternoon Tea and Bingo enjoyed by all

​On the afternoon of Saturday 11 June, parishioners enjoyed several games of bingo and were then served with a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Nearly 80 people attended the event.  The bingo was hosted by Mike Videgrain and the afternoon tea scones and cakes were provided by Peter Norman, Amanda Priaulx and Sanctuary House.

A big thank you to all the parish staff who helped organise the event and ensured the smooth running on the day.

  
01/06/2016Find out the results of the consultation

​The data from the recent Dog Fouling and Littering Consultation has been collated and can be found on this website on the Consultations link at the top of the page, or by clicking on the following link: - http://www.parish.gov.je/Pages/Consultations.aspx

  
19/05/2016Memorial Service to be held on Thursday 19 May

​The memorial service will take place at St Aubin's Harbour South Arm as follows: -

1745hrs music band to play at the end of the Quay

1750hrs Lifeboat arrives to moor in the centre of the harbour between pier head bow facing south arm

1800hrs service to start including scattering of ashes

1830hrs short firework display by Jim Bevis on North Arm

proceed to Boat House

  
18/05/2016Information regarding Hotel la Tour development

I understand that there have been a number of individuals alleging that heavy vehicles are using the High Street from the Hotel La Tour site, but to date have failed to give myself (the Connetable) or the Honorary Police any evidence that this has taken place.

The Roads Committee who are responsible for Parish Roads have in place a Traffic Management Plan which the contractors have to abide by when accessing the site and I have no reason to believe that this has not been adhered to.  The owner of the site and contractors do have in place the necessary insurance should damage be proven against either party but at present no such evidence exists.  Photographic surveys have been carried out by the contractors on both Mont de la Rocque and the High Street prior to the work commencing on site.

While the rock berm was being installed to secure the rear wall of the site, permission was given by me to allow vehicles under the weight limit for the road (7.5 T) to access the site from Mont de la Rocque, unload and then exit down the High Street onto Mont les Vaux (rather than using the traffic light system that was agreed previously), to ensure the site was made safe as soon as possible and that any further damage to Mont de la Rocque was prevented.

During the period of repairs there was undoubtedly a large number of vehicles using the High Street for the five days the work was in progress but none were 'heavy vehicles'.  All the vehicles used for this work, even fully laden, were under the 7.5T weight limit and unladen were probably nearer 2.5 T which is under the limit of the road (Rue du Crocquet).  I denied the contractors request on the day of the landslip to use heavy vehicles to load rock on to the site which is why so many smaller vehicles were used.

The Roads Committee are both monitoring and managing the use of the roads near the site and I have no reason to believe that any damage has been done to any part of the High Street.  The Roads Committee have commissioned Hartigans to produce survey reports consider what the weight restrictions should be on Rue de Crocquet, Mont de la Rocque and Rue au Moestre and until their reports have been received no heavy vehicles are allowed to use these roads.

  
03/05/2016Rates Assessment Notices out soon

The Rates List of the Parish of St Brelade for the year 2016 may be inspected at the Parish Hall from Tuesday 3 May 2016 to Tuesday 17 May 2016 inclusive (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Bank and Public Holidays) between the hours of 09:00 to 17:00 each day.

Any questions or queries relating to assessments will be dealt with by members of the Parish Assessment Committee who will be available at the Parish Hall by appointment only on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 17 May 2016 between 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 19 May 2016 between 17:00 - 19:00

An application may be made to the Parish Assessment Committee for a Review of the proposed rateable value of any area of land shown on the Rates List. An application for Review:

  1. must be made on the approved form (available from the Parish Hall or on www.parish.gov.je)
  2. must state the name of other land in the Island with similar attributes where there is a significant difference which must be at least 10% of the proposed rateable value of the land in question or 500 rateable quarters, whichever is the greater
  3. if requesting a Review of the assessment of Domestic/Non Domestic must provide details of the current use of the property
  4. must be made on or before Friday 20 May 2016 to the Parish Assessment Committee at the Parish Hall, La Neuve Route, St Brelade JE3 8BS

An appeal against an assessment may only be made after a Review has been undertaken.

Notice is also given that in accordance with Article 11 of the Rates (Jersey) Law 2005, that once the Rates List has been approved by the Supervisory Committee it becomes the Approved Rates List of the Parish for 2016.

Don't forget that you can now access many of your Rates account details online!! Just go to https://services.parish.gov.je  using your unique code which is printed on your Notice of Assessment or scan the QR barcode!!

Steve Pallett

Connétable

  
29/04/2016Passing of Mark "The Fish" Le Riche

​A funeral service was held today at the Crematorium for Mark Le Riche who sadly passed away on the 9 April 2016.

Mark was a village stalwart who was always around either flying his kites, shaking a bucket for charity or just out for a chat.  This year he was presented with the Citizen of the Year award by Connetable Pallett, for his dedication to charity fundraising and always being there to lend a hand, he was extremely proud to have received this award.

He will be sadly missed by all in St Aubin and others further afield.

A memorial service will be held for Mark on Thursday 19 May on the north pier, more details will be advertised nearer the time and all of his friends and family are invited to attend.

  
31/03/2016Due to start in May!

​Many of you are likely to be aware that the Parish's refuse contractors have started to roll out the recycling receptacles for the collection of you paper, plastics and metals.  Leaflets have also been distributed with your "La Baguette" parish magazine to advise you "what goes where" and a timetable of the collections for 2016.  Recycling Leaflet 1.pdf

The recycling collection is currently not mandatory however we do hope that as many parishioners as possible will engage in the scheme.

If you have any recycling queries please phone 741185 or email recycle@premierwaste.org.uk

  
31/03/2016Miss St Brelade Competition and Citizen of the Year Award

​St Brelade have two Miss St Brelade Ambassadeurs!  At an evening event held on 31 March, the judges,  David Gainsborough-Roberts, Natalie Fisher and Julia Truscott were unable to separate the two entrants Antonia Rubio and Rebecca Amy, who will both represent the Parish at the Jersey Battle of Flowers and other Events throughout the Year.  An award was also made to the Citizen of the Year which this year went to Mark Le Riche for all the charity work he has carried out during the Year.  The Junior Citizen of the Year was awarded to Caitlin Ward for her hard work with St Brelade Youth Project.

  
11/03/2016The Late Derek Wallis

DEREK Wallis, who died after a short illness in late November aged 72, was a man who was greatly respected throughout his wide range of interests and in his long service to the Parish of St Brelade - and the island.

Born during the Occupation Derek was brought up in St Brelade. He was educated at Victoria College and on leaving school trained as an engineer. Derek's love of cars and motorsport led him to qualifying as a Steward for RAC Motor Sports Association and he regulary officiated at motoring events held in the island including the popular JLC&MC Bouley Bay Hill Climb amongst other club events. He also  ran his own car sales business as Derek Wallis Cars for many years before joining Broadlands as a Property Negotiator.  Derek also served on the Public Lotteries Board having first been appointed in 1983.

Derek had a long association with the Parish and was deeply involved in municipal and community matters for over 25 years. He joined St Brelade Honorary Police in 1990 and later served as a St Brelade Centenier before being elected to the St Brelade Roads Committee, on which he still served until the time of his death.

Long-time friend, and Parish Procureur du Bien Public, Arthur Morley said:

"I have known Derek since the early 1950s when we were both in short trousers. We were at Victoria College at the same time but after school we lost touch for a while. We then met up when I joined the honorary police. Derek was then a Roads Inspector."

" When a vacancy for the Roads Committee arose he asked me if I would propose him,  to which I agreed of course. In doing so I had to advise the Assemby that Derek was an estate agent and used car salesman before he retired. Derek's quick response was to reassure those gathered that in spite of this, he had never being a double glazing salesman." 

"Derek was always cheerful and had great sense of humour. "

Members of the Municipality including the Honorary Police attended the packed funeral service for Derek on Friday 4 December at St Brelade's Church and formed a 'Guard of Honour' after the service."

  
08/03/2016Do you know where pheasants live in St Brelade

Do you know where pheasants live in St Brelade?

Have you any information on the population size and their local impact on wildlife and their effect on farmland?

The Department of the Environment welcomes your help with a survey - online questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3DMTDCP 

More details available at http://www.gov.je/news/2016/pages/jerseypheasantsurvey.aspx

  
07/12/2015Christmas Fayre and Christmas light switch on

​The St Brelade Christmas Fayre held on Saturday 5 December was an event enjoyed by all.  With £2200.00 raised for the four selected local groups, hundreds of people turned out to peruse the stalls, enjoy the food and drink and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.

Our thanks go out to our main sponsors, Logicalis and Waitrose and also Starburst Fireworks, The Salty Dog and many many more, the list of all of those we need to thank is immense so please accept this thanks for everybody that helped in one way or another!

  
01/12/2015Funeral details of the late Derek Wallis

WALLIS Derek Arthur, member of the Roads Committee and St Brelade Honorary Police.

The Connétable and Procureurs du Bien Public, Members of the Municipality and St Brelade Honorary Police wish to extend their heartfelt sorrow to wife Christine and the family of Derek who will be sadly missed by all of us.

All members of the Municipality wishing to attend the funeral service of Derek are invited to meet on Friday 4 December at 1.00 p.m. at St Brelade's Church.  Past and present members of the Municipality and St Brelade Honorary Police who wish to be part of the 'Guard of Honour' are asked to assemble at 12.30 p.m. near the main gate.

  
27/10/2015We are nearly there...

​Following the approval of the Parish Assembly to adopt a Kerbside Recycling scheme at a meeting held on 18 March 2015, the refuse contractor has been hard at work determining the areas appropriate for containers and those areas that will need to utilise bring banks.

This work is now complete and the collection boxes have been ordered by TTS for the Parish.

Keep your ears and eyes open for more news in the coming months as to when the collections will commence!

  
19/10/2015St Brelade in Bloom at Sunderland awards

Connetable Steve Pallett and Jeff Hathaway, co-ordinator of St Brelade Parish in Bloom Committee, recently attended the awards ceremony for the 2015 Britain in Bloom competition, where ​St Brelade won Silver Gilt for best Coastal Town up to 12,000 people.

More than 70 villages, town and cities took place in the Royal Horticultural Society competition.  St Brelade were however pipped to the post by Guernsey!

  
16/10/2015St Brelade Senior Citizens celebrates their 50th Anniversary!

​The St Brelade Senior Citizens club celebrated their 50th Anniversary this year with an event on Wednesday 14 October at St Brelade's Bay Hotel.  The 32 members that attended were treated to a 3 course lunch with an Anniversary cake.  The event was attended by Connetable Steve Pallett, Mrs Pallett, Mr John Gready of the Chevalier Trust and his wife.

  
13/10/2015Littering and Dog Fouling consultation launched

​The Comité des Connétables wants your views on the issue of litter, including dog fouling, the current penalties and enforcement options available and alternative options which might be considered.

Please take a look at the consultation paper here: website http://www.parish.gov.je/Pages/Consultations.aspx

 

  
22/09/2015New award to highlight selfless work of young person

A new award acknowledging the tireless efforts of a young person has been launched in memory of Sir George Carteret, the most celebrated Jerseyman in the Island's history. 

Launched Island wide today, on the first anniversary of the unveiling of the Sir George Carteret statue in the Parish of St Peter, the Sir George Carteret Endeavour Award is the brainchild of the Constable of St Peter, John Refault and is supported by leading Jersey financial services firm JTC.

Sir George Carteret ensured Jersey's allegiance to the Royalist cause during the English civil war and helped to safely shelter the future King Charles II in the Island during his exile.  Organisations and individuals across the Island are invited to nominate a young person under the age of 19 who has demonstrated the same personal qualities as this key historical figure – most notably loyalty, endeavour and a tireless determination to a particular cause or personal project. 

His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, General Sir John McColl KCB, CBE, DSO., has kindly agreed to judge all the entries alongside the St Peter Constable, John Refault and JTC's Group CEO &  Chairman, Nigel Le Quesne.  The overall winner will be awarded £1,000 in recognition of their achievement - half of which is to be donated to a charity of their choice.

Constable Refault said that the award was not necessarily designed for someone who always excelled at everything, but sought to acknowledge a young person living in the Island who had given their time to a well-meaning project selflessly and consistently and regardless of any personal reward showing a determination to succeed which was beyond the norm. He was also delighted that JTC, a long established local company, was supporting the Award.

Nigel Le Quesne added: "JTC's business has been successfully built on a number of guiding principles which include a 'can do attitude' and 'above and beyond service' and we will be looking for similar qualities in the applications received. To acknowledge the remarkable career of this leading figure from Jersey's past in a way that helps ensure he will not be forgotten, while awarding the extraordinary efforts of a young Islander from the present is an inspired and worthy initiative which we are delighted to support."

Further background on the attached and Application forms are available online at www.parish.gov.je/stpeter<http://www.parish.gov.je/stpeter

Further information from the Constable of St Peter, telephone 01534 481236

  
21/08/2015DVS and the Parish and States Police road check

​On Thursday 20 August 2015, Officers from DVS, St Brelade Honorary Police and the States Of Jersey Police conducted a road check in St Aubin.

121 vehicles went through the road check with three having to be removed by tow truck.  The States Of Jersey Police are dealing with many other offences that also came to light through the check.

  
15/07/2015Parish Rate set and pay Online!

​At a Parish Assembly held on Tuesday 14 July at 7.00pm at the Parish Hall, the Accounts for the financial year ending April 2015 were approved and the Estimates for the year ending April 2016 were set.  The Parish Rate to ensure the Parish receive enough income to fund the estimates was proposed at 0.91p per quarter, which was approved by the majority of the Assembly.

The minutes of the meeting will shortly be available from this website under the Minutes option on the left hand menu.

Rates Demands will therefore be issued within the next week and you will note that there is also a new way to pay your rates being online payment by debit or credit card, each demand is issued with a unique code/QR barcode (for those who have smartphones or tablets).  Credit card payments will incur a surcharge, however debit card payments will not.  Cash and Cheque can still be received at the Parish Hall during normal office hours.

  
27/06/2015St Aubins Games Village

​St Aubin will be one of the main games villages throughout the Island Games which start on Saturday 27 June through to Friday 3 July.  A massive screen has been erected in front of the Parish Hall which will play action from the games as well as highlights and entertainment.

For more information visit: - http://www.jersey2015.com/

  
25/06/2015New Tapestry Panel at the Parish Hall until 26 June

Following in the footsteps of the treasured Occupation Tapestry which was unveiled in 1995 on the 50th Anniversary of Liberation Day, Jersey Heritage has this year commissioned an additional panel to mark the 70th Anniversary of Liberation.

Sponsored by Benest & Syvret, the new panel, like its predecessor, has been designed by Wayne Audrain to interpret a number of key themes around the subject of remembrance. These include how Islanders continue to remember the victims of Nazism, acts of heroism and the events of the Liberation itself.

Given the enthusiasm with which the original tapestry was embraced, it is hoped that Islanders shall once again take the chance to make their own stitch in time in order to help future generations understand this important period of Jersey's history. All are welcome to come and add their stitch to the panel.

Commencing at St. John's Parish Hall on Monday 1st June, the tapestry will spend two weeks in each parish. Volunteers will oversee its progress. The tapestry will be accompanied by interpretation panels which tell the newly-discovered stories of evacuees, émigrés and members of the community who have family wartime recollections from counties as diverse as Slovakia, Canada and Australia.

Advocate Nina Benest commented 'Benest and Syvret are delighted to sponsor the development of the Occupation Tapestry to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Occupation. This project has been beautifully conceived, simultaneously evoking our memories of the past and crystallising our aspirations for our beautiful Island and its people for the future. It is a project that truly spans the generations.'

  
10/05/2015Liberation Events a great success!

The Parish Liberation events held on Sunday 10 May 2015 were a great success.

 

Approximately 20 people took part in the Parish walk which took the Railway Walk from the Parish Hall to Corbiere and back, the Memorial Service at Noirmont War Memorial also received a large turnout.

 

The Main Event was the Parish Tea Party enjoyed by nearly 100 parishioners aged 70 or over in the beautifully decorated main hall at the Parish Hall.  A wonderful array of sandwiches and cakes were provided by hardworking volunteers and staff, there was also enjoyable entertainment in the form of "Winstan Churchill", Leila Begg and Collette Channing, along with a display or cars from the era.  Attendees were also given a copy of "An Occupation Diary" of Mrs G Luce de Pre transcribed by Tony Bellows, along with a copy of the Liberation Day programme from 9 May 1946.

  
01/05/2015Where is your garden waste going?

​With Branchage approaching in July and September you are reminded to be sure that you know where your garden waste is going.

The Loi (1914) Sur la Voirie (Branchage Law) not only requires all landowners to cut and remove any vegetation overhanging a road or pavement, but also the Policing of Roads (Jersey) Regulations 1959 prohibit the deposit of any refuse on a road - including garden waste.  The Waste Management (Jersey) Law prohibits the deposit of garden waste on any land unless otherwise exempt.

It is becoming increasingly more popular for gardeners and garden contractors to use leaf blowing machines, however we wish to remind you of the above as any waste blown from private premises onto a public road could be subject to a penalty under the above Laws and Regulations.

Please therefore make sure you clear up after your branchage and know where your gardener is taking your waste.  Garden waste should be taken to the Green Waste facility at La Collette.

  
20/04/2015Parish Liberation Events on 10 May 2015

​St Brelade are holding several events on Sunday 10 May 2015 which are free to Parishioners however some events are ticket only and will be issued on a first come first served basis.

The Connetables Liberation walk will start from the Parish Hall and will follow the Railway Walk to Les Quennevais and back, refreshments will be available upon your return.  The walk is to commence at 10.30 hours.

An open memorial service will be held at the War Memorial at Noirmont Point at 12.30 hours, conducted by Reverend Mark Bond to commemorate the fallen and those that were alive during the occupation.

A Tea Party will be held at the Parish Hall at 13.30 hours for Parishioners aged 70 or over.  If you wish to attend this event please contact the Parish Hall 741141, as tickets are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

  
31/03/2015People's Park Ceremony

​A special event to commemorate the 70th Anniversary, held in the presence of HRH The Countess of Wessex, will take place in People's Park on the afternoon of Liberation Day.  This will include a formal ceremony followed by an afternoon tea party a Royal walkabout and entertainment.

If you fall into one of the following categories then you and your partner/carer may apply by completing an application form which can be obtained from the Parish Hall or downloaded below.  These tickets are for seats located inside marquees and include traditional afternoon tea: -

  1. those who were present in Jersey during the occupation
  2. those who were evacuated or interned from Jersey during the occupation and who subsequently returned
  3. those who were serving in the Armed Forces during this period

This event is strictly ticketed and limited in number.

Applications must be returned to the Parish Hall by Friday 10 April 2015.

Peoples Park event app.pdf

  
19/03/2015Domestic Kerbside Recycling to take place in St Brelade

​At a Parish Assembly held on Wednesday 18 March 2015, the Assembly voted to accept a Parish domestic kerbside recycling collection.

The Parish Refuse Contractor is now in further discussions with TTS who are providing the recycling containers for the Parish and who with their extensive knowledge of recycling are giving any assistance they can.  The collections will likely commence at the end of summer 2015.

For further information keep your eyes on this news section.  Households will be advised of the finer details nearer the time such as the collection timetable, start dates and what can and can't be recycled etc.

  
26/02/2015Age Concern hosting a Liberation lunch on Saturday 9 May 2015

Saturday 9 May 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Occupation by Nazi Germany.  To celebrate this special occasion Age Concern Jersey are inviting Islanders who were in Jersey during the Occupation to attend a Liberation Day Lunch at The POMME D’OR HOTEL commencing at 12.00 noon.

 

This high profile event will be held in the Golden Apple Suite and will feature entertainment from "Swing Style" and a special performance from St Michaels Preparatory School Chamber Choir.  Being fortunate enough to be in the hotel where so much of the activity on Liberation Day took place will give the elderly guests the opportunity to be on the spot to witness the raising of the Union Jack at 2.00 pm.

 

Places for the lunch are strictly limited to 230 so the invite is ONLY to those older people living in the island who were in Jersey during the Occupation.  To apply you must write as soon as possible to:

Age Concern Jersey, Windsor House, Val Plaisant, JE2 4TA giving your name, age, date of birth, address and telephone number.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Letters should be marked ‘Liberation Lunch’ F.A.O Daphne Minihane or Aaron Labey.

 

To help Age Concern give these special VIP’s a great quality event they are asking individuals, schools and businesses to sponsor a "1940’s war themed dress down day" in their school, Bank or office on Friday 24 April.  Cheques can be made payable to Age Concern Jersey and sent to Windsor House, Val Plaisant, JE2 4TA marked "Liberation Lunch".

  
23/02/2015A Parish Assembly will be held for Parishioners to choose whether to accept a recycling contract or not

​A Parish Assembly is to be held on Wednesday 18 March at 7.00pm at Communicare.  One item on the agenda will be to consider whether the Parish should approve a Recycling contract for residential Kerbside Recycling.  More details will become available nearer to the date.

Kerbside Recycling Report 2013.pdf

  
18/02/2015Latest minutes available to view online

​Minutes of a Parish Assembly held on Tuesday 17 February 2015 are now available to view under the Assembly Minutes tab which can be found on the left hand side of this website.

  
09/02/2015Island major events to be held to commemorate Liberation 70

​Several Island events will be held over the weekend of Liberation 70.

On Friday 8 May there will be a special town service of Thanksgiving and Remebrance and the Town Church open to the public.

On Saturday 9 May there will be a Slave Worker's Memorial Service, Grand Parade, a special meeting of the States and act of remembrance including a commemorative creative production involving theatre and music, a Community Tea Party and food fair with food and entertainment and a night time finale.

Ticket details and how these can be obtained will be announced by the Bailiffs Office shortly.  Tickets will be free and will be required for most of the events.

Other Parish event details will be released in due course.

  
09/02/2015Electrical goods should not be placed in your refuse

​As we become a more electrically charged nation, it is also becoming increasingly more frequent that electrical goods are found in with general household refuse.  Please note that unwanted or broken electrical items should not be thrown away with your general household rubbish and if they are found by your refuse collector they will not be collected.

Instead, please take electrical items to the Household recycling Centre at Gate 4 , Bellozanne.  Follow this link to the site opening times: Bellozanne Opening Times and check out this attachment for info on what else can be done with electrical items Electrical Items - What to do.pdf

  
15/11/2014The Gateway to St Aubin was officially unveiled on Saturday 15 November

​On Saturday 15 November the new sculptures at the gateway to St Aubin were officially unveiled in a small ceremony which saw approximately 100 people in attendance.

The sculptures designed and crafted by local sculpture Derek Tristram seek to bring together the history of St Aubin's boat building and fishing industries with the new modern and functional St Aubin.  Derek was assisted by a young TTS worker Josh who gained an insight into the intricacies of such craftsmanship.

Connetable Steve Pallett gave a short speech thanking the villagers for their patience and TTS and Brenwal for their hard work.  Newly appointed TTS Minister Eddie Noel spoke about the importance of TTS working with communities on projects such as these and Deputy Kevin Lewis who was TTS Minister for the duration of the project unveiled the artwork.

Local businesses were also involved on the day many offering discounts for products or services purchased on the day.

The unveiling signifies the end of the regeneration works although there are just a couple of finishing touches soon to be added.

  
01/11/2014His Excellency visits Parish War Graves

​On Saturday 1 November 2014 at 11.30am His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor attended at St Brelade Parish Church to pay his respects at the Commonwealth war graves.  A poem was read by His Excellency, the last post was played and a short history was read by Ian Le Sueur who has spent many an hour researching the individuals.

There are 4 war graves of those who fell during WW1 buried in the cemetery, 2 from WW2 and also a Sergeant of Northern Ireland.

Each year the Lieutenant Governor visits 3 Parish's commonwealth war graves to pay tribute to those that served and died in war.  This year it was the turn of St Brelade, St Mary and St Peter.

Photo courtesy of Kandidprints.

  
25/10/2014Senatorial Re-Count to commence

​It has been confirmed that a re-count of the Senatorial ballot papers will take place on Saturday.  Parish staff and assistants will help with the Islands re-count to confirm the results.

  
16/10/2014The 2014 Elections are now concluded

​So Wednesday saw the first General Elections to be held in Jersey and included a Referendum.  With over 47% tunout in the Parish of St Brelade, the day was a continuous stream of Electors attending to place their vote.

The hard working team of Jurat, Authorise, volunteers and Parish staff, worked tirelessley throughout the day to ensure the smooth running of the Elections.  The final result for the Referendum was declared at 02.14 hours on Thursday morning.

Full results can be found at http://www.vote.je/election-results-2014/#stbreladeresults , in brief the results for St Brelade were as follows: -

District 1 - Deputy

Murray NORTON - 545

Michael Keith JACKSON - 452

Angela JEUNE - 173

District 2 - Deputy

Graham TRUSCOTT - 1073

Montfort TADIER - 890

Natalie DUFFY - 760

Jeff HATHAWAY - 594

Peter TROY - 425

Beatriz POREE - 391

Jane BLAKELEY - 302

 Senator

Ian GORST - 1910

Philip BAILHACHE - 1876

Andrew GREEN - 1690

Alan MACLEAN - 1612

Sarah FERGUSON - 1547

Paul ROUTIER - 1441

Sean DOOLEY-POWER - 1409

Lyndon FARNHAM - 1378

Philip OZOUF - 1351

Zoe CAMERON - 1283

John YOUNG - 1184

Malcolm FEREY - 780

Geoffrey HABIN - 698

Anne SOUTHERN - 596

Christopher MAGEE - 439

Guy DE FAYE - 427

David RICHARDSON - 249

Konrad KRUSZYNSKI - 247

  
06/10/2014Next Phase of works

​The next phase of the roadworks from Market Hill to Jardin de la Chapelle are to start on Monday 6 October, for 2 weeks (weather permitting).

The majority of the works will be carried out under lane closure between 7.30am and 4.30 pm, however there will be full time road closures between the hours of 6.30pm and 11.30pm on the 6, 7, 13 and 14 October, diversions will be in place.

If you have any concerns please contact the site manager Jamie Roberts (Brenwal) on 07797 790 439 or the Brenwal public liaison officer Colin Falgate on 07797 759 180.

Further information can be found at http://www.gov.je/travel/roads/Pages/index.aspx

  
28/08/2014St Brelade - Best Coastal Parish

It came as a pleasant surprise to the Bloom Group group that despite the works in St. Aubin, the two Royal Horticultural judges, Rae Beckwith and John Harrison still found St Brelade worthy of a Gold Award and also 'Best Coastal Parish', in this years Parish in Bloom Competition held on the 9 July. The award means that St Brelade will go through to next years national Britain in Bloom competition representing Jersey in their category.

Bloom Group Co-ordinator and leader Jeff Hathaway said:  "So much is due to the wonderful 'Bloom' team members and the Parish gardening staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Parish looked at it's very best on judging day.  But what has made this year so rather special is the sheer enthusiasm of local businesses, especially those in the Les Quennevais area, to become involved and support our aims with ever more hanging baskets and planting.  I don't think I  have ever seen Quennevais Parade and Red Houses look so bright and inviting - the sign of genuine community spirit and co-operation.  That is what the judges were looking for and what St Brelade was able to demonstrate in abundance."

The judges also gave a special discretionery award to parishioner Tim Liddiard for his 'Outstanding Services to the Environment'. Tim, athough a Senior Environmental Officer, has given up a lot of his time and  has shared his expertise with the St Brelade Bloom Group. 

The team were particularly delighted with the participation of the parishes 2 primary schools who created mini gardens for the competition to welcome Mike Stentiford MBE to Mont Nicolle School to judge the pupils gardens and present the children with certificates and prizes.

"Credit too must be given to three former team members, Janet Wicks, Marguerite Calderbank and Cindy Mulliner who having since moved on to new interests, laid down a lot of the groundwork that led to this years success." said Jeff.

  
05/08/2014The Parish of St Brelade remember WW1 in memorial service and other events

A memorial service was held on Sunday 3 August at the Parish War Memorial outside of the Parish Church.  The service was lead by Reverend Mark Bond and several Parish Officials were in attendance.  Young members of the Scout Group read out the list of names of those from the Parish who fought and died in the great war.

In the afternoon a second service was held this time outside of the Parish Hall, the Nottighamshire Marching Band followed this with a heart warming music display.  Over 100 Parishioners then sat down to afternoon tea in the Parish Hall which was kindly sponsored by Waitrose.

  
25/06/2014Deposited glass causing a danger

​Glass is being left surrounding the recycle bin at Les Creux bring bank site causing a danger to the public and the refuse collectors.

Glass collections in the Parish are one of the best in the Island as a home collection is made every week at the same time as normal refuse collections.  However this does not seem to stop some residents from taking their glass to a bring bank instead.  Obviously not all people depositing at Les Creux are from St Brelade as some people are lucky enough to visit our wonderful Parish in their spare time, however, we do ask that both residents of St Brelade and visitors to the Parish consider not leaving glass on the floor or surrounding the glass bring banks.  If the bin is full please take your rubbish home with you or deposit at another location.  details of other locations can be found here Bring Bank.pdf

 

  
20/06/2014HMS Iron Duke 15 Gun Salute

​On Friday 20 July HMS IRON DUKE was deployed to the Falkland Islands for a 6 month deployment.  On their way through they sailed past Jersey.  At 20:45hrs a 15 Gun Salute was fired and a returning 5 guns were fired from Corbiere.  His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor took the Salute with the Bailiff and Chief Minister.  The Sea Cadets and Victoria College Sea Cadets were also in attendance along with Parish Officials.  The event was open to the public and it was fantastic to see a great turnout in support.

  
10/06/2014Maison St Brelade Officially opened by HM Lieutenant Governor

​On Tuesday 10 June, Maison St Brelade Residential Home held its Official opening of the new and improved refurbished facilities.  Residents along with family, friends, officials and Parish representatives were out in force on what was a beautifully sunny day.

HM Lieutenant Governor and Lady McColl officially opened the refurbished home, speeches were made by Matron Pearl Thebault, Connétable Steve Pallett the Lieutenant Governor and a blessing by Reverend Mark Bond.

A memorial placque was unveiled and everyone was then treated to a glass of Champagne and a slice of lovely cake, whilst the Governor presented a medal to one of the residents and was given a short tour of the home. 

  
23/05/2014Changes have been made to the Parking Restrictions at the Elephant Park

The Elephant Park car park previously a 12 in 24 hour public car park is now a 3 hour disc parking zone.  Several signs have been erected but you are reminded that parking discs must be displayed showing your time of arrival.  Parking Discs can be purchased from the Parish Hall or Sand Street car park office.

  
  
  
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22/09/2020PAROISSE DE ST BRÉLADE

PAROISSE DE ST BRÉLADE 

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 7pm to consider and vote on the propositions below in the requête served on the Connétable and Procureurs du Bien Public on 9 September 2020: 

1          To instruct the Connetable and Procureurs du Bien Public to renew the permit issued by the Parish of St Brelade under the Road Traffic (Parking Places) (Jersey) Order 2006 Article 2(3)

"To park a trailer for the serving of food at LA PULENTE CAR PARK NEAR TOP OF SLIP (STB8) to Karl Sutton and to open the 'HIDEOUT' mobile kiosk.

The permit to be renewed under the original terms and conditions as issued on the 1st October 2017.

2          To instruct the Connetable and the Procureurs du Bien Public that should for any reason the 'Hideout' mobile kiosk be required to move from its current approved location to enable any works connected with the development of the toilet block adjacent to the 'Hideout' that a nearby alternative site on parish land at La Pulente is provided subject to any necessary permissions and that access to all necessary services such as electric and water are also granted to Karl Sutton.

3          To instruct the Connetable and Procureurs du Bien Public not to enter into any formal or informal lease, contract or permit with any third party for parish owned land situated at La Pulente including the slip road and the car parking area before gaining approval for any such lease, contract or permit at a Parish Assembly.

Notes

Parishioners who wish to attend this Assembly are requested to notify the Parish Hall as soon as possible, by telephone to 741141. This is so that numbers attending may be estimated.

Should numbers exceed those permitted under current Covid regulations it may be necessary to use another venue for all or some of the participants. Alternatively arrangements are being made for Parishioners to follow the Assembly using the internet. Notice to this effect will be displayed at the Parish Hall and notified to local news media.

  
18/09/2020Cakes Coffe & Tea
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​Come along for some delicious Cakes on sale outside the Parish Hall all in Support of Macmillan Jersey !

Call 741141 for more information

  
15/09/2020Saturday 18 September 22:00-22:15

A small Fireworks wedding display is due to take place on Saturday 18 September from 22:00-22:15

For further information please contact

 T. 01534 745823    |    M. 07797 744014   | E. enquiry@starburstfireworks.com

  
14/09/2020Road Closure

La Route de Genets Southbound Closure / La Petite Route des Mielles, one-way system 

Starting 21st September 2020, for two weeks Jersey Water needs to carry out essential work in a section of La Route de Genets. This will necessitate closing the road Southbound only from Red Houses junction to the Rubis Garage .During this period traffic will be diverted along La Petite Route des Mielles which will be one way Westbound to all traffic. Please follow the diversion signs and direction arrows as shown on plan on reverse of this letter. 

The Nr 15 bus will be following this southbound diversion and changes to bus services will be as below 

  1. The normal bus stops shall be suspended during this time however these will be replaced by temporary stops that shall also marked on a plan. 3598 Red Houses Shops stop suspended for Route 15 inbound only. Route 15 passengers to Liberation Station use temporary stop on La Rue du Pont Marquet, by Lloyds car park exit 
  2. 2456 Bradford Avenue bus stop suspended for Route 15 services to Liberation Station. Use stop 3858 Tabor Park by The Synagogue. 
  3. Temporary stop to be placed at top of La Rue du Pont Marquet, by the

Lloyds car park. Use this stop for Route 15 services to Liberation. 

We would also like to advise the above arrangements will also be put in place for October half term commencing 26th October 2020 for 1 week to allow for a connection to be made in the junction at Red Houses. 

This work will be carried out by our contractors Jayen Ltd, contact nr 07829 703774 

If you have any queries regarding these works or the temporary one-way system, please contact our supervisor Iain Samson direct on 707341 or Network manager Paul Batho on Tel 707349 who are available during normal working hours. 

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause and thank you in anticipation of your co-operation. 

  
24/08/2020St Brélade Visit du Branchage

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 in the following parishes are notified, in accordance with the requirements of the Loi (1914) sur la Voirie, that the 2020 Visite du Branchage will take place in St Brelade on Friday 18 September.

All such persons must:

  • cut forthwith the overhanging branches growing from their properties along those public roads in such a way that there is a height of 12 feet free beneath the branches over the entire width of those roads (including their “reliefs”) and a height of 8 feet free over the footpaths
  • remove 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

 

Persons who fail to comply with these requirements shall be liable to a financial penalty not exceeding £100 for each infringement.
  
24/08/2020Rate Demands Deadline 2020

Rate Demands for 2020 have now been sent to all St Brelade ratepayers.

Any ratepayer who has not received a rate demand should contact the Connétable immediately. By virtue of this Notice each ratepayer shall be taken to have received a demand for payment of rate and it shall not be an excuse for non-payment that it was not received.

You must pay the rate on demand even if a review or appeal application has still to be determined.  

A surcharge of 10% will be added to all amounts not paid within 3 months of the date of the bill (4pm Wednesday 21 October 2020).

Further reminders will not be sent.

  
19/08/2020Parish Assembly 25 August 2020

 

PAROISSE DE ST BRÉLADE

PARISH ASSEMBLY

 

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 7pm for the following business:

1. Approve and Adopt the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 04 August 2020 *

2. In accordance with Article 5 (1) of the Licensing (Jersey) law, 1974 as amended, consider the following licensing application for recommendation to the licensing Assembly.

                                        Name:                          Ciara O'Rafferty
                                        Category:                     6th Category (Off) Licence
                                        Business Address:       27 Belle Vue
                                                                             La Route Des Quennevais 
                                                                             St Brelade
                                                                             JE3 8NJ

 

                                        Name:                         Michael Johnson
                                        Category:                    6th Category (Off) Licence
                                        Business Address:      High Banks
                                                                           La Petite Route Des Mielles  
                                                                           St Brelade
                                                                           JE3 8FA

 

*Copies of the Act of the Assembly held on 04 August 2020 are available on the Parish Website or to collect from the Parish Hall during normal office hours

 

Please note that I would be pleased to receive any comments on the agenda items by phone (Tel 741141), writing or email (stbrelade@posb.gov.je ) before noon on the day of the Assembly.

 

M K Jackson                                                                            Parish Hall

Connétable                                                                            25 August 2020

 

  
05/08/2020Are your details up to date?

Customer and Local Services are working hard to finalise details. The plan is to send as many people as possible a card in the first part of September. This will be done by using a combination of data to make sure they have the most up to date address.

The team are working on a slightly different plan for school age children and children under 4 years old. More details on that are to follow. There will also be a simple application process for those who for some reason haven't received their cards.

All, Islanders who have recently moved are encouraged to get in touch with Customer and Local Services on 444444 to update their home address. Individuals can also go update their details online here: www.gov.je/contactdetails

 

  
05/08/2020Les Chemin des Signaux and La Rue Baal

​Jersey Electricity will be carrying out excavation works to lay new cables as per attached map starting 10 August for 4 weeks.

Traffic lights will be located on La Rue Du Sud from 24th August to 29th August

For more information please call the parish hall on 741141

  
21/07/2020Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner ( JOIC)

The Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner (JOIC) has seen an increase in enquiries to its office regarding the domestic use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and is reminding Islanders CCTV should be used only as a last resort where other less intrusive approaches have failed or to address real and serious threats to individual health and safety or the protection of property.

If you have to use CCTV at home, follow the JOIC's top tips for best practice:

  1. Do you really need to use CCTV? Consider carefully the position of your cameras and why you are installing CCTV. Also consider what it is you are trying to capture or resolve.
  2. If your CCTV captures images of people outside the boundaries of your home, for example in neighbours' homes or gardens, shared spaces or on a public footpath or a street, then you will need to meet certain requirements of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.
  3. If your CCTV does capture images of people outside the boundaries of your home, then you are required to put up a sign in the area of the camera(s). The sign must:
  • Be clear, visible and readable.
  • Contain details of the purpose of the surveillance and who to contact about the recording.
  • Include contact details such as website address, telephone number or email address.
  1. If you have to use CCTV at home, preferably disable any audio facility.
  2. Remember, if your CCTV records only your property and your family, you do NOT need to comply with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 but if you install CCTV for other than a purely personal or domestic purpose (i.e. it captures images in public areas), you will be a data controller and will need to register with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner and comply with the law.

    To view relevant JOIC guidance, click the following links:

    CCTV at Home - https://www.jerseyoic.org/resource-room/surveillance-for-individuals/
    CCTV in the Workplace - https://www.jerseyoic.org/resource-room/surveillance-for-organisations/

    The JOIC team can be contacted via enquiries@jerseyoic.org or call the JOIC office on 01534 716530.
  
16/07/2020Now available to do online

​Earlier this year Jersey Customs and Immigration launched the new digital passport application and on-line payment form for anyone who wants to apply for their first passport, or who wants to renew, amend or replace an existing passport.

Whilst this is not a fully online solution it allows customers to complete the form digitally and pay on line. The customer then simply prints off the application and submits by post with the necessary photographs and supporting documentation as required. 

The digital form is not only simpler to complete but also helps with processing times.

Whilst paper applications will still be available it is appreciated that where necessary  customers could visit the website to complete the application unless the customer has no ability to complete or print off the digital form.

The digital application can be found on the gov.je website.  

For more  information and advice please call- Tel 448000 or email - passports@gov.je  

  
10/07/2020St Aubin Saturday Market

This regular artisans' market takes place in the pretty harbour village of St. Aubin in front of the parish hall. There will be local wares on display, including goods from producers and craft workers. All goods sold by Genuine Jersey Members will have been crafted, brewed, baked or processed by the stall holder, so come along and soak up the atmosphere while celebrating Jersey's finest.

Entrance is Free.

Dates- 

Saturday 11 July 2020
Saturday 01 August 2020
Saturday 05 September 2020

For More information please contact the Parish Hall 741141 

  
03/07/2020The Covid Related Emergency Support Scheme (CRESS) extension has been announced

The scheme is now planned to end on 31 August and payments will be made weekly in arrears. New applications to the CRESS scheme will not be accepted after 31 July.

Safeguarding

If you have any safeguarding concerns please refer to the following teams:

Adults – SPOR (Single Point of Referral)

spor@health.gov.je

+44 (0) 1534 444440

This service is available 8.30 – 5pm (Mon-Thurs), 8.30-4.30pm (Fri) 

If you would like support with any individual cases or would like to discuss any concerns you have, please do not hesitate to directly contact:

Mary Munns (01534 445702) - Team Manager for Single Point of Referral (SPOR) and Safeguarding Adults Team, Health and Community Services

Available 8.30 – 5pm (Mon-Thurs), 8.30-4.30pm (Fri) 

Children - Children and Families Hub

childrenandfamilieshub@gov.je

+44 (0) 1534 519000

This service is available 8.30 – 5pm (Mon-Thurs), 8.30-4.30pm (Fri) 

For out of hours support for Adults and Children, there is a Health and Community Services Director on call 24/7, supported by a Social Care Manager, who can be contacted via the Hospital Switchboard on +44(0)01534 442000 or please contact States of Jersey Police on +44(0)1534 612612

  
03/07/2020Health Walks Recommence

Move More Jersey are delighted their Health Walks can recommence again on Monday 6 July, following the period of lockdown.

Regular walkers on the programme have been very keen to see the guided walks start back again and it is hoped that new walkers will join the walks as the island eases out of restrictions.

For more information please visit : https://www.movemore.je/news/move-more-jersey-walkers-can-put-their-best-feet-forward-again/


  
22/06/2020High and Moderate Risk Islanders

NEW GUIDANCE SUMMARY:   

  • Education and Children - Children and young people who are high risk are not expected to attend school. Those at moderate risk are encouraged to return to school, as the benefits will likely outweigh the risk for these children.
  • Business and work - Islanders at high risk should continue to undertake work from home where this is possible, but going out to work is currently not recommended unless you work alone and do not need to take public transport to your work place. Islanders at moderate risk may return to work, if it is not possible to work from home, and if they have agreed with their employer that this can be done safely.
  • Shopping, dining and leisure - High risk Islanders can undertake outdoor activities but are advised to avoid indoor activities outside their home.
  • Travel - It is recommended that Islanders at high and moderate risk avoid public transport unless it is essential. Car-sharing in private vehicles is discouraged.
  • Health and dental care - High and moderate risk Islanders should attend any medical appointments they have and seek medical advice and support where needed, whether this is COVID-19 related or not.
  • Visitors and carers in your home - Islanders at high and moderate risk are advised not to have visitors in their homes at this time, unless it is to deliver essential care or other services.
  • Gatherings - Islanders at high and moderate risk should try and keep the number of people they socialise with, that they do not live with, to smaller numbers and avoid situations where they will not be able to follow physical distancing guidelines.

Please visit the below website for more information and advice

 www.gov.je/Health/Coronavirus/PublicHealthGuidance/Pages/ShieldingForVulnerablePeople.aspx

 

  
17/06/2020Issued by the COMITE DES CONNETABLES

PRESS RELEASE issued by the COMITÉ DES CONNÉTABLES on 12 June 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE USE

  1. Parish Hall offices will all be open for business by the end of June.
  2. Announcing the news following the Comité des Connétables meeting this week, Deidre Mezbourian, Chair of the Comité and Constable of St Lawrence, said –

    QUOTE – 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

     

    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

  
16/06/2020Social Distancing in Force

​Please follow social distancing guidlines and keep an eye on your children whilst using the park.  Hand washing facilities are available in the toilets please encourage your children to use these before and after using the park.

  
16/06/2020Goverment and Parish Parking

The rules for the use of Parish run car parks and on-street parking were relaxed in March to enable a better response to the coronavirus. However From Monday 1st July, standard parking measures will return across the Island.

The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said: “The parking rules were suspended to help people during quarantine, so they did not have to leave their home to move their car. It also enabled Government staff to be redeployed during the pandemic". 

“We are giving plenty of notice that parking charges and time restrictions are to return to enable us to remobilise our parking control teams, and to give Islanders plenty of time to consider how they are going to manage their parking, since there will still be a requirement to safely distance from others.

https://www.gov.je/News/2020/Pages/parkingcharges.aspx

States Parking Administration Office Queries -  448660

Parish of St Brelade Parking Queries Tel- 741141

 

 

  
26/05/2020Branchage dates for St Brelade

​08 July 2020

18 September 2020

  
26/05/2020We would like to share with you some fantastic occupation stories which were kindly sent to us from some of our parishioners

Reminiscences of the Occupation by John Bisson

I lived with my family in Rue du Pont Marquet, St. Brelade; living in the country was a great advantage as we could grow our own vegetables to supplement our meagre food allowances. Not far from our house we had a plot of land on which we grew carrots. One morning a group of Russian prisoners from a nearby camp passed by under the guard of two German soldiers. As they passed our carrot plot, the temptation of food was too much for them as they were starving. In one swoop they cleared the complete crop, but who could blame them?

On another occasion, my brother and I were returning home 30 minutes after curfew (curfew being 10 pm.) when we spotted some Germans, who were billeted in a house near our garden, just about to hop over our fence to steal some pumpkins which we were growing.

We shouted out, You `raus!" (Go away), knowing they were in the wrong, they did so, but we waited and watched and sure enough they came back again. Again we shouted "You `raus!", only to receive the reply "You `raus, or we'll shoot!". Obviously we obeyed but the Germans left empty handed. We could have reported them to their commandant, but as their discipline was so strict that they would have been sent to the front line as a punishment, we decided not to.

St. Helier residents were not nearly as fortunate as country folk as they could not grow anything. and when they had meat, for example, it was only a few ounces (unless they knew a farmer). It was dreadful to see them, as they were walking skeletons with pale drawn faces. Red Cross parcels were desperately needed for them.

In the country we could glean corn from the fields; at one time we collected 4'/4 cwt. which we took to the mill where the owner would grind it into flour. He wanted only payment in cigarettes, fortunately we were allowed 10 each week, and could barter with these.

Two or three evenings a week, I would cycle to St. Martins, 9 miles each way, to visit my girlfriend whom I subsequently married! I would meet up with my brother on Pont Marquet Road using a quiet whistle as a signal between us to be sure neither of us was a German soldier but if we heard the sound of boots approaching we would immediately hide in the nearest field until the Germans had passed. One night. my bicycle broke down after curfew. In a state of panic I knocked on the nearest Jerseyman's door and he gave me his son's bed for the night as he was away at war

On another occasion, I approached a policeman who told me he could let me sleep in a cell, but as I did not like that idea he suggested I go to a guest house in Belmont Road Fortunately, on both occasions the premises were on the phone and I could call my family and tell them all was well

My fiancée and I decided to get married in 1944, had we known the war was going to finish in 1945. we would have waited! Nevertheless, two days before the big day, I was stopped by a German guard as again I was out half-an-hour after curfew. My heart sank, but fortunately he only fined me one mark on the spot and warned me that it would be five if I did it again.

On another occasion I wanted to visit a friend who was not well. He lived at the end of a lane at the bottom of La Marquanderie Hill, St Brelade. Halfway down the hill the road was covered with green moss as there were springs at the side (they have since been capped); it was always wet and slippery which meant I had to cycle on the wrong side to avoid it. Much to my horror, I rode into a German soldier who was round a corner and knocked him over! I tore my trousers from top to bottom and the soldier must have felt sorry for me as I was not punished.

I had an egg in each pocket for my friend which were, of course, very precious, but both eggs were unbroken! I was being watched over for sure that day! I had to borrow my brother's suit that evening to go out, as clothes were scarce and I had no other trousers, it was unfortunate that he was quite a bit taller than me, but no-one noticed.

The children used to follow trucks and open the canvas flaps at the back to steal bread - also in Le Riches car park there were cow sheds with a loft over and the children found a German cache of food up there: quite a lot disappeared!! But who could blame them?

In the country the pigs had to be registered, but farmers always had an extra one hidden away Somehow the Germans thought this was happening and decided to investigate. One farmer had just killed an "illegal" pig, but he had not had time to cut it up, when he heard the Germans were coming. He had a spare bedroom so he popped the pig into the bed, covered it up and when the Germans arrived he greeted them and said, "You can come in but the old lady has just passed away this morning" They declined and politely went on their way.

You had to be imaginative to eat well. We boiled sea water until there was only salt left, and sugar beet was boiled and compressed for sweetening. Also parsnips or sugar beet was scraped down into tiny pieces and dried to be used as a substitute for tea; we had milk in it if we had any.

Even the Germans were starving by the time the Liberation came as all they had to live on were issued "Iron rations".

Many people used hose pipes for tyres on their bicycles, but I never did. I bartered for a needle and twine and sewed my tyres together as they wore down. I also had tyres from another bicycle and managed to get right through the Occupation like that. The needle was the type used for upholstery and is still a treasured possession of Mrs Bisson's.

A young lad was called before the Germans, and while he was waiting to be interviewed he spotted a list of names of people who had been named as having a crystal wireless set. He put it in his pocket and fled, finally giving it to a police constable. A lot of people were spared punishment by this brave act.

On our Wedding Day, it was difficult for me to get to St Martin's from St. Brelade as there was no petrol for cars. Mr. Pitcher had horses in St. Helier, but it was too far to send them for us, so my father brother, Best Man and myself cycled to St. Helier, went by pony and carriage to St. Martin's Chapel. were married, went back by pony and carriage to St. Helier for photographs to be taken and then back to St Martin's for the reception at my wife's family home.

The meal had to be in two sittings as there were so many guests. the people of St Martin's were marvellous. I was accepted as one of them A reception with no food - not on your life! Food appeared from nowhere as everyone had got together and brought milk, cake, eggs - even butter - and we had a wedding cake made from corn I had gleaned from the fields. The meal was Rabbit Pie with vegetables, it was wonderful! Everyone had been so kind, even today 50 years on I am still grateful to them!

 

An Occupation Diary by Dorothy Monckton

Dorothy Monckton used to live at Portelet Cottage, St. Brelade. She kept a diary during the Occupation. It lists the various rationing and hardships she and her family and friends had to endure during the German Occupation. Here follows a few extracts of interesting stories from 1940

July 29th 1940 - On Monday evening, July 1st, the first Germans arrived by air and were seen going into St. Helier by bus or motor, the taking over to be at 7 am. on Tuesday July 2nd, at the airport.

A good story is told of an ice-cream vendor. who, when at the top of St Brelade's Hill, saw two German soldiers corning along the Corbiere road and waving their arms at him - since he had no idea Germans had landed - he left his ice-cream tricycle and fled down St. Brelade's Hill in a panic. Returning after some lime with caution. he found his goods intact, only two cornets gone and two shilling pieces lying on the top and no sign of the Germans!

The week after the bombardment we were a using our cars, but only had one gallon a week and the first orders forbade any private cars being on the road. Other orders were the alteration of time – an advance of another hour to European time! So now I have to get up at 4.30 GMT to get to the 8 o'clock service, and one feels like a naughty child being sent to bed by broad daylight!

17th August 1940 - Major Manley told us a good story yesterday. The man who sweeps out the Forum after the last performance is allowed a permit to be out after curfew. When going home one night he was stopped by two German soldiers who demanded the reason for his being out after curfew. He replied that he had a permit, and putting his hand in his pocket to produce it, found that he had left it in his other coat. "Well, your name?" they asked. "Oh, Churchill." He replied. At that they were very wrath and spoke of ''insult" etc.. etc., and hauled him off to the Commandant. "Well, what is your name?" he asked, when the soldiers had explained the insulting conduct of the man. "Oh, Churchill," he replied again. At that everything happened! The Commandant was still more enraged and insulted and the victim was marched to the police station to be imprisoned When there, his outrageous conduct was set forth to the police officer, who then replied calmly, 'I know the man well, and his name is Churchill."

13th August 1940 - About the row at the Forum (cinema in St. Helier) on Sunday night. I hear the audience at the late performances are generally rowdy. but this time the result was a severe censure from the Commandant.. It seems that they cat-call and sing popular songs when bored and on this occasion, being bored by the German news-reel which they could not understand. they started their usual row and singing, and just as Hitler appeared on the screen they happened to be singing "Run Rabbit Run"! At that, a posse of German soldiers got up and clattered with their heavy boots to the chief culprits. Of course, they stopped singing at once but the song broke out in another part. Round trooped the soldiers. and again silence, only to be broken by the yelling of the song at another spot. More energetic movement on the part of the Germans and a cessation of singing there and the "Run Rabbit Run floated down from above in the gallery No wonder the Commandant issued the order that such unruliness must cease or else the picture house would have to be closed'

20th Sept. 1940 - Leaflets - I think three times - have been dropped on the Island by the RAF. So far I have only seen no 1 with part of Churchill's speech of Sept.? details of world-wide gifts for the RAF the Free French Army. bombing of Germany, help from the US and a message from then King- "The Queen and I desire to convey to you our heartfelt sympathy in the trials you are now enduring. We earnestly pray for your speedy liberation knowing that it will surely come. George, R.I." and pictures from the Star, the Evening Standard, and Punch. the latter of a man being directed on his way by the "Messerschmidt, the two Dorniers and the 1st Junkers". Also facts and figures about the relative strength of the English and German air forces. From all this one gathers that England does not know that we are allowed now to use our wirelesses. 28th Oct. 1940 - Local paper orders all owners of cars to take them into town, where they will be sold to the Germans, for the buying of food from France for us by the States. who will have to pay the owners in sterling, getting German money from the Germans and changing it into French money for the food! The latest Germans who have come over seem a rougher lot, and their driving is furious. witness the constant breaches in the walls and the patches of broken glass along the roads and the state of cars and lorries, with mudguards bucked, etc.

9th Oct. 1940 - Deputy Le Quesne, who is head of the labour department, is constantly being ordered to send men- twenty or fifty, say - to some spot to do a job of work for the Germans. Last week an order came for thirty men to go down at once to the wharf to unload a consignment of flour just come in from France. He went down himself to see about it, thinking that a large lot of flour must have arrived. When he got there he found the ship and in the open hold, thirty sacks of flour only. So, beckoning to two men on the wharf, he took off his coat, and with their help the thirty sacks were loaded up in about fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, the German Marine Officer in charge stood on the side of the wharf wringing his hands in despair and saying, You should not do such a thing, Mr. Le Quesne, in your position. You should not do such a thing, you really should not!"

 

The Scraggy Hen by John Le Bas

One day a member of the Honorary Police came and told my father we had to supply a chicken (fowl) to the German Forces. My father, who was elderly, refused, but I said I would take one to them to save us getting into trouble. The collecting point was "La Maisonette" near Woodbine Corner and it was there that I took the scraggy hen.

That evening, the Constables Officer came to say that we could come to collect the fowl again, it was not an official order from College House, just some German Officers having a party. We collected the hen, but a few days later it died.

A couple of weeks later, the Constable's Officer called again and told us we had to supply another chicken and that this time it was an official order from College House. In view of what had happened before. I decided not to take any more chickens to Woodbine Corner for collection by the Germans.

That afternoon at about 4 p.m., two German staff cats drove into our yard at Rose Farm. The first car carried a German Officer and his batman, the second four German soldiers. The Officer and his batman got out and came knocking on the door of our house. 

 

The batman, who spoke perfect English asked why we had not supplied a chicken as ordered. I told him what had happened on the last occasion. He then ordered the soldiers to get out of the car and round up one of our best cockerels which were roaming free with the chickens in the yard.

It certainly would have been better for us had we obeyed the order and taken them another scraggy hen!

  
13/05/2020Dogs must be on a lead between 1030am to 6pm from Wednesday 13 May 2020
Restrictions also apply to horses and ponies which may not be exercised on the beach between 10.30am and 6pm from Wednesday 13 May 2020.

https://www.gov.je/News/2020/Pages/DogsonBeachesRules.aspx

  
09/05/2020Keep up to date with online events

​The Governement arangements for Liberation 75, are still going on in a rather different capacity.

Please see the following link for more information on what is on and when: -

https://www.gov.je/leisure/liberation75/events/pages/home.aspx

  
09/05/2020Liberation 2020

The Parish Connétables have announced plans for exhibitions across the island later in the year.

Parishioners are being invited to submit photographs of their home and street in lockdown and also decorated for Liberation 75 – 2020.

Chairman of the Comité des Connétables, Deidre Mezbourian, explained – QUOTE

Parish plans, and those of the Island, to mark Liberation 75 – 2020 may have been cancelled but many of my parishioners are still entering into the spirit of celebration and have decorated their homes with flags and bunting.

I didn't want to see this wasted and have suggested to my fellow Connétables that each Parish could put on an exhibition later in the year when life gets back to normal.

We're aware there are a number of other organisations also collecting photographs of this period in our island's life and this is not intended to detract from those initiatives. But it will be wonderful for each Parish to have its own record of these weeks in lockdown and also the way Liberation 75 is celebrated.

I'm delighted that my fellow Connétables are supportive of this proposal as an additional way to mark Liberation 75.

Parishioners are invited to send in photographs of Liberation 75, showing homes decorated for the occasion and street parties (at a social distance) and of 'lockdown'.

The photographs will be displayed at the Parish Hall for all to view following the lifting of COVID-19 movement restrictions.

The Connétables very much hope that all who now regard Jersey as their home will seek to preserve the special status of Liberation Day and will celebrate the occasion.

  
07/05/2020Beams of Light

The Team at Delta Events have joined forces with the Bailiff’s Chamber on a project which will see beams of light projected into the night sky on Liberation Day.

The project; the brainchild of the team at Delta Events, will send mile-high white light beams into the sky from the Islands 12 parish halls. Simon Gaston, Managing Director of Delta Events said ‘’This Liberation Day we will all be celebrating very differently. The team at Delta Events wanted to find a way to not only support the community but also bring the island together, albeit separately, using the power of light.’’

The lighting installations will beam up into the night sky over Jersey from dusk on Liberation Day and will be seen up until 11pm. Simon, continued ‘’Both the Bailiff’s Chamber and all the parish Constables have been integral in supporting this initiative, and we are grateful to each and every one of them and their team who have all dedicated time to help with the setup of this islandwide community project’’.

With many islanders able to see the light beams safely from their own homes we want people to use social media, and post pictures of the beams of light using the hashtag #Lib75Beams

  
06/05/2020Please pick up after your dog

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 – QUOTE

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 complaints 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.

  
01/05/2020Draft Rate List on View

​Rates Assessment Notices are being sent to all St Brelade property owner and occupiers.  If you have any questions regarding your notice and/or wish to make an appointment to speak with a Rates Assessor then please phone or email the Parish Hall by 22 May to make an appointment.

The Parish of St Brelade Rates List is available for inspection from 8 May to 22 May inclusive -

  1. through the parish website 'Do It Online' tab; use the three part code near the QR code on the paper Notice of Assessment or access from your digital Notice)
  2. at the Parish Hall (during coronavirus restrictions access by appointment only; T: 741141 for advice)

An application may be made to the Assessment Committee for a Review of the rateable value of any area of land shown on the Rates List. An application for Review:

  • must be made on the approved form (available from the Parish Hall or on https://parish.gov.je)
  • must state the name of other land in the Island with similar attributes where there is a significant difference (10% of the proposed rateable value of the land in question or 500 rateable quarters whichever is the greater)
  • if requesting a review of the assessment of domestic / non domestic you must provide details of the current use of the property
  • must be made on or before 22 May 2020 to the Assessment Committee at the Parish Hall

An appeal against an assessment may only be made after a Review has been undertaken.

Notice is also given that in accordance with Article 11 (4) of the Rates (Jersey) Law 2005 that once the Rate List has been approved by the Supervisory Committee it becomes the Approved Rate List of the Parish of St Brelade for 2020.

  
17/04/2020Documenting Coronavirus

Our Island story is rich and varied, fascinating and rare. It's the narrative of our lives and those who came before us; providing context to who we are and the Island we live in. When something is so important, we must come together to share and protect it.

We now need your help to tell our story within the current situation we find ourselves in.

About this project

Jersey Heritage recognises that the COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting implications and will be of interest to future generations, professionals and researchers. The aim of this project is to capture as much information as possible about the impact of COVID-19 on the daily lives of our community.

This project is aimed at capturing how everyone is feeling about the changes that are taking place on what feels like a daily basis. We understand that you are all extremely busy at this time, but know too that many experiences, thoughts and feelings will be new and that this presents a unique opportunity for us to document as much as possible.

What can I document?

You/members of your community can submit material in either paper format - which can be sent to us at the Jersey Museum, or can be collected when safe to do so), or electronically – via the Jersey Heritage website (please click on the documenting now tab which you can find linked here).

Your material can be recorded thoughts, ideas, photographs, drawings, press cuttings, letters, audio or video recordings, diaries and so on. There is no restriction on the format of the material you submit or the quantity.

When you send us material, please also include: your name and why you have submitted this material.

If you would like the material to be restricted from public access for a period, please also let us know. You will find details of our privacy policy on our website. By submitting material you agree to our terms and conditions.

When do I need to have this done?

You can send us material as you go along (daily, weekly etc.) or compile material and send it to us after a number of months. Whatever approach suits you best.

We have contacted you primarily as we understand that you are a main contact for many of your community members and would be a great help at making as many people aware of this project as possible.

If you would like to participate please email:-  documentingnow@jerseyheritage.org to express your interest and we can discuss this further.

We really look forward to hearing back from you because everyone's voice matters!

  
31/03/2020Please read if you have received a UK Pension reminder

The Connétable is asking parishioners NOT to visit their Parish Hall to have their UK Pension Service certificate witnessed.

It appears that the UK Pension Service has sent out their certificate of life requirement which many have received today.  The letter gives a time limit of 16 weeks, up to the middle of July, to have the form witnessed and returned.

As Jersey is currently in lock down and all persons over 65 have been advised to self-isolate. Please do not visit the Parish Hall to get the letter witnessed. Please leave this until the current restrictions have been lifted. This is vital for us all to limit the spread of coronavirus.

 

UPDATE:

QUOTE from Connetable Mezbourian, Chair - Comite des Connetable – Anyone wanting to verify their UK Pension Service letter can telephone the International Pension Centre in the UK.

You'll be asked a number of security questions which are used to verify your identity so make sure you have these available. This includes the reference number on the letter, your name and date of birth. You'll also be asked some details about the payments you receive so have your bank account details to hand but don't give the full details.

The telephone number is printed on the letter and is 0191 2187 777. Choose the 'Proof of Life' option and stay on the line until your call is answered.

Most people who have used this option say they are connected very quickly and their identity can be verified by phone.

  
30/03/2020Details of online food retailers

​If you are unable to shop for yourself and do not have a family member, friend or neighbour who can shop for you, please see the link below for a list of retailers who can provide food and drink etc. many of them delivered to your door: - https://www.digital.je/connected-jersey/shopping-home-delivery/

or

https://www.jersey.com/big-support-retail

  
27/03/2020Change to rounds

​Due to the current circumstances, our refuse contractors PWM are doing all they can to ensure that refuse and recycling collections are not impacted. Vehicles are now operated with only one person per vehicle and this may mean that your collections occur at a time slightly earlier than usual. Therefore you will need to ensure that your refuse and recycling bins are put as early as possible, even the night before, to make sure your collection is not missed.

http://premierwaste.org.uk/covid19-update/

  
25/03/202031 March, 7pm CANCELLED

Please see Events tab for further information.

  
23/03/2020Occupation Memories of St Brelade parishioners

ARTISTIC OCCUPATION

Desmond McLinton:

It was with sadness that the parish said good bye to one of its senior citizens in March 2019.  Desmond McLinton, who had lived in the parish for over half a century, passed away at the age of 96.

Born in London in 1922, Desmond came to Jersey just before the German Occupation to live with his parents who had retired to the Island. 

Known as an accomplished artist, he had studied at Camberwell Art school in London during the 1930s.  He worked for many years as the commercial artist at Jersey Airlines, being responsible for their artwork including ticketing, timetables, pamphlets and advertising

During the Occupation, as he was English born he was sent to Laufen internee camp in Germany for the duration of the Occupation, returning in 1946. It was here which his artistic work found a second purpose, in keeping the spirits up of those interned in the camp. He provided artwork for the  Camp magazine 'The Birdcage'. 

Samples of this can be found in local history books about the Occupation.  When he retired in 1987 he took up wood carving as a hobby, winning several Eisteddfod awards for his entries.  He leaves behind him a daughter and granddaughter who still live in the parish.

After the Occupation, he also taught Life Drawing at Les Quennevais School evening classes where his students found him to be an inspiring and patient tutor. He also served as a Constable's Officer during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

MY OCCUPATION MEMORIES

David George Vincent – aged 82 (born St. Aubin 1938)

My parents Claude and Irene Vincent (nee Gilley) lived in our family home, Tsohar, on the Bulwarks at St. Aubin which is the left hand part of what is now Harbour View. My elder brother Len was born in 1932 and younger brother Mike born in 1941. My brothers are now sadly deceased. We all attended St. Brelade's Central School at Mont Les Vaux. Our lovely mongrel dog was Gyp and we were so lucky not to lose him towards the end of the war, as he was being taken into the Parish Hall as the Germans were starving and dogs were being collected for food, and he escaped.

Grandpa George and Isabella Vincent (nee Rossignol) lived at Marine Lodge, Bulwark Hill. Grandpa Edwin Gilley lived at Tesson Mill ST. Peter with his daughter Doris and grandson John who was tragically killed in a traffic accident in 1941 aged 15, a lovely boy. John was a daredevil; he would balance on the parapet of the Mill with arms outstretched and walk along the length of the roof.

Some of my story is hearsay as I was too young to be aware of the commencement of the occupation. Claude did tell me that he saw the slave workers land and marched through the island; it was a terrible sight of starved men with only rags wrapped around their feet.

Claude worked for Boniface the Builder in St. Aubin. He was a master-plasterer by trade and as all construction work was stopped he went to work with his brother-in-law Harold and Sam Gilley at Tesson which the authorities had ordered to be re-opened for the production of flour. This proved to be a saviour for the family. Much fun was had by my generation at the Mill which turned into something of a playground, swing from the ropes and ladders.

There were two other brothers Eric Gilley who ran the St. Mary's pub with his wife Queenie and 3 children. Uncle Eric found towards the end of the war could not get supplies so only opened weekends with Calvados and Cider available! The other brother was Cecil Gilley who lived in Kenora, Ontario with his lovely wife Hannah and three children. He joined the Canadian Army and served throughout the war in Europe. He was granted compassionate leave at the end of the war to visit Jersey before returning to Canada, the family were overjoyed to see him.

The Medical Officer of Health called one day as there were reports of rats and weevils at the Mill and his observation were: "well what the eye does not see…." That was the end of the complaint.

We kept chickens at Tsohar but the feed was hard to find so Claude used to fill his socks with oats and walk back to St. Aubin, a more than punishable offence if caught. At night we had to take the chickens into the spare bedroom as they would be stolen by the poor souls working for the Germans. He grew tobacco and vegetables in their long front garden, keeping the beans over winter for seed the following year. HE stored tobacco in the top attic room to dry.

The Occupiers were not all bad but some could be cruel even to their own men. Making them march through the mud in the Harbour and be back on parade in minutes in clean uniform.

Grandpa Vincent was a gardener at Somerville Hotel which was occupied and that we believe finished his job there, he also worked at Noirmont Manor, He had a lovely garden overlooking Bel Croute with the most amazing fig tree, a greenhouse with grapes and a parrot called Joey who used to wolf-whistle the troops – thankfully they found this amusing.

A railway track was made from the tunnel near Charing Cross (now where Le Petit Train is stored) the original one which trains used to run for the public, there was more tunnelling of stone there by the Germans and a track was laid along the Bulwarks then onto raised stones at Bel Croute below the Royal Yacht Club where all the tunnelled stone was dumped.

The boys of the village used to chase along to get the slack coal for heating, sometimes they were allowed to ride on the train. Len thought up a brilliant idea making up a wooden trolley to take one of the blocks of coal which weighed 28lbs for heating but the weight proved to be too much and it collapsed, lucky not to get caught.

When our shoes were beyond repair and grown out of we found clogs too hard to cope with so when allowed near the beaches which were mined we climbed on the rocks barefoot and became very nimble.

Next door to Tsohar was Maison Herault (now Salty Dog). This was owned by the Davison's they left before  Occupation but their housekeeper a Miss King remained  who lived  there the whole time during of the war on her own. We could not understand why the Germans did not commandeer the property. The garden was laden with fruit and Miss King was more than happy to help our family survive as did Grandpa Vincent from his garden.

With the lack of fuel to cook there was a communal kitchen at the bottom of the High Street near the Trafalgar Hotel and when great hardship hit towards the end of the war folk were allowed to take the food dishes to be cooked there with whatever food they could obtain. The family were so fortunate in that they had farmer friends, the Romeril's and Mont de la Rocque and they would help out with the occasional small joint of meat. There was a huge barter system in the country; the Town folk did not have that luxury.

Claude shared a crystal set in the village with friends who each had a different part in their homes so they could listen to the BBC news in the hope of an early Liberation. By this time in late 1944 the shortage of all food and medical supplies was very serious and the Red Cross ship was not able to land until January 1945. Miss Louise and Kitty O'Neill who ran the grocers stores in the Village were in charge of handing out all the parcels to registered families, one to each member of the family. Dave remembers the delight upon opening the parcels, tins of salmon, Klim milk, Neilsen's chocolate, cigarettes, pepper and salt, tins of fruit, they were all sent from Canada and what a joy this brought.

We were spending Christmas 1944 at Grandpa Vincent's – 4 adults – 3 children and one scrawny chicken when Claude found the chicken was not cooked and there was no fuel left, The Royal Yacht Club was occupied by the Germans and there was a flagpole outside the building, in the most terrible temper Claude chopped the flagpole down under the Germans noses for fuel, Grandpa Vincent was terrified that Claude would be shot but somehow he got away with it.

There was still fun to be had by the children and shows were put on at the Hamon Hall close to St. Aubin's Church on the Hill with singing and dancing on stage. Family games were tantamount to life at home as in order to keep warm everyone one was in one room usually by candlelight. Of course there was a curfew to be obeyed.

I do remember being taken out into the School playground to see droves of planes flying above Mont Les Vaux which I now presume was the beginning of the D-Day offensive, an amazing sight. To this day I can see this in my mind.

When Liberation arrived we were taken out to the ships in St. Aubin's Bay – a Hospital ship (as big as a cruise liner) and a minesweeper, the family were taken out by Percy Hamel in his boat from St. Aubin's Harbour, there was a rope ladder up to the Hospital ship which we just could not climb but were taken to the back of the minesweeper where we could board easily.

Needless to say by the time of Liberation we were all thin to the point of mal-nourishment.

Man's inhumanity to man sadly continues to this day in parts of the world, when will the lesson be learnt?

[David Vincent aged 82]

LIBERATION DAY MEMORIES

Ann Shepard

I was four when the War began and five when we were occupied by the Germans. I had certain memories of 'before the War" but basically the years from five to ten seemed just a way of life.

We were all aware that we were going to be liberated a few weeks before we were. Curfews were not adhered to as before and people listened openly to their little wirelesses, we even used to have an escaped Russian prisoner of war openly coming to visit us from the house where he had been sheltered.

Of course, to school children just being told that there would be no school was enough to get us excited, and I remember standing in the Royal Square with my Aunt and Uncle and young cousin when Winston Churchill's speech was broadcast to us.

My parents were not there, they had gone to a Thanksgiving Service at our Church. After the speech my Uncle hurried off home to raise the Union Jack and we followed shortly afterwards only to find that my Uncle, having forgotten a key could not get in to his house, so had broken a window. 

Thinking back I wonder if I had been older if I would have had the faith that my elders had that we would win the war and it was just a case of when. I know that a bottle of some sort of drink, I think cherry brandy had been kept for just such an occasion as they were secure in the knowledge throughout all the dark years that the time would come when we would indeed celebrate, and so it was.

But, my undying memory was most certainly my tenth birthday which was on the twelfth of May, just three days after Liberation. A party had been planned weeks before; in spite of rationing my mother always managed a party for me. My friends duly came, and during the early evening, in perfect weather, we all went down to the Royal Square, my sister having been called upon to help keep us in order.

The Square was packed, I don't think there was anything particular happening, but the excitement during those early days was unprecedented and people gathered just to experience the joy of freedom to be able to gather and talk openly and to meet the troops who had arrived to liberate us.

Well, we children had a fine time, going amongst the crowds and telling the servicemen that we were part of a birthday party, we were given chocolate, sweets, and even the odd two shilling piece, my Mother and my sister went nearly spare trying to gather us all to bring us home. If one or two of us could be found they were told to stay put, only to disappear as soon as they were not being watched.

When we finally did get back home we all pooled our booty and shared the confectionery amongst us, before my guests went home.

Every year around Liberation Day I think of that party, nothing special, but oh so special.

My mother too remembered that party for a very long time and swore that it would be my last one as she had never been so exhausted in her life.

  
18/03/2020Corona Virus

​Please see the recent press release dated 18 March 2020

Coronavirus statement March 2020.pdf

  
17/03/2020Government advice

​for up to date advice on the Covid-19 virus, please go to the Gov.je website at ​https://www.gov.je/health/coronavirus/Pages/index.aspx 

  
17/03/2020Corona virus management

​In order to aid the prevention in spreading of the virus and to protect our staff, the main office will be closed to the public.  We are still available by telephone and email however,any visitors will instead be directed to the Honorary Police office where there is hygeine glass. Please note that opening hours will be restricted to 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. We are still available until 5pm by phone or email.

We thank you for your understanding in these trying times.

  
10/03/2020Chemin du Cimetiere

​the entrance of Chemin du Cimetiere is due to be resurfaced from 10-11 March.  Access to the Cemetery can be reached by parking in the lower car park and walking up the adjacent footpath/cycle route.

  
20/02/2020Jersey Milk Cartons

​Parishioners are reminded that the "new" Jersey Milk carton is still not recyclable, despite its new design, therefore please DO NOT put them in with cardboard and paper recycling.

Clearly if they were only cardboard they might be very soggy....

  
13/02/2020Return your Annual Return

​Please note that the Parish Rates Annual Returns have now been sent to the owners of every piece of land or property in the Parish.  Please ensure that you complete your return either online here or manually and ensure it gets back to the Parish Hall within the permitted timescales.

If you elected to receive your Return by email, please ensure to check your Spam and Junk folders regularly to ensure emails do not get removed by your provider.  It is advisable to put the Parish email in your contacts and starred emails.

If you have any questions regarding the completion of your Annual Return please call the Parish Hall on 741141.

  
01/02/2020All dogs over 6 months old are required to be registered for 2020

Please remember that owners of any dog over 6 months old are required to obtain an annual Dog Permit by the 31 January each year.  Any dog not registered in time will be liable to a fine.

Application forms are available on this website under the Licences tab above.

Any applications received from the 1 February will be subject to the additional £5 fine per dog, increasing the cost of the permit to £10 per canine. Please also note that as of 1 March the basic fee increases to £10 per dog and the additional fine to £10 per dog = £20 for a late dog permit.

The application is very straightforward to complete so please make sure if you havent already done so, that you complete it and bring it to the Parish Hall ASAP.  Please note that those received after the 31 January by post will be charged the additional amount so please get it done early or bring it in person before this date!!

  
31/01/2020Paid and voluntary roles

​The Parish are looking for a full time permanent person to become Parish Foreman joining our busy municipal services team.

We are also looking for a person to fill the position of Deputy Parish Registrar, this is a voluntary/unpaid position.

Please go to Application Forms for more details.

  
09/12/2019Refuse Collection and Opening hours for the Parish Hall

Refuse collections over the Christmas period will be as follows: -

Normal DayWill be collected on
23 DecemberNo Change
24 DecemberNo Change
25 December26 December
26 December27 December
27 December28 December
30 DecemberNo change
31 DecemberNo change
1 January2 January
2 January3 January
3 January4 January

You are reminded that cardboard boxes, polythene and carrier bags, if used, must be placed in appropriate containers or dustbins, and that no liquid waste will be accepted.

2020 RECYCLING PLANNER

The 2020 Planner is now available for collection from the Parish Hall or it can be downloaded from the Parish website: - www.parish.gov.je/St_Brelade, www.premierwaste.org.uk or by emailing recycle@premierwaste.org.uk

PARISH HALL

The public office will close at midday on Friday 20 December and Tuesday 24 December. The office will then be open between 10am-3pm on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 December and will reopen for normal business on Thursday 2 January at 9am.

  
24/10/201910% Surcharge added to late payments on 24 October

​As of 4.00pm on 24 October 2019 the three months will have passed during which time Ratepayers were required to clear their Rates Demands.  10% will be added to all outstanding payments as of 4.00pm on 24 October.

You are advised that payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit card, credit card, online or by internet banking.

More people this year have taken up the opportunity to set up a standing order to pay the demand monthly in advance.  If you wish to set up a standing order to start paying off next years Rates Demand by making more manageable payments then please contact the Parish Hall on 741141 for more information.

  
15/10/2019Go online to check for latest road works and closures

​Dont forget that gov.je list details of all road works at http://www.gov.je/Travel/Roads/Pages/ClosuresDelays.aspx

  
09/10/2019Complete the Survey online

In July 2019 it was agreed that a new Sustainable Transport Strategy was needed by the end of the year. Work is currently underway on this.

The Government of Jersey would like your views on the big issues around transport in Jersey and what you’d like to see change over the next 10 years. Your views will be fed into the development of the new Sustainable Transport Strategy. They will also help identify priority areas for further work and public engagement in 2020.

To complete the survey please follow this link

  
17/09/2019Our phone lines are currently down

​Unfortunately our phone lines are currently not working.  JT are working hard to solve the issue.  We are still open so if you have a question please pop in to see us or email us on stbrelade@posb.gov.je and we will get back to you.

  
12/09/2019Parish Hall will be closed from 1230 on 12 September

​The Parish Hall offices will be closed from 1230pm on Thursday 12 September and will re-open at 9am on Friday 13 September.

  
11/09/2019Sorry! Not today (11/09/19)

​Unfortunately due to being short staffed, we are unable to be at Communicare today (Wednesday 11 September).

  
30/08/2019Parish Rates for 2019

​At a Parish Assembly held on Tuesday 16 July at 7pm at the Parish Hall, the Accounts for the financial year ending April 2019 were approved and the Estimates for the year ending April 2020 were set.  The Parish Rate to ensure the Parish receive enough income to fund the estimates was proposed to remain at 0.96p per quarter, which was approved by the Assembly.

The minutes of the meeting are available from this website under the Minutes option on the left hand menu.

Rates Demands have now been issued.  Payments can be made online by debit or credit card, by debit or credit card at the Parish Hall, by BACS transfer to our Rates bank account or the normal cash and cheque.

If you have not received your Demand by email or mail then please contact the Parish Hall immediately.

  
20/08/2019Map of walking/cycling/bridle paths

​The Government of Jersey has created a Countryside Access Map which shows all public paths in Jersey.  These can then be filtered by type of path user and also show the difficulty.

More information can be found on gov.je .

  
20/08/2019Dont forget your vaccinations!

​The Government of Jersey are asking for people who are planning on Travelling to not forget to plan their vaccines before going abroad, find out more at: www.gov.je/travelvaccines 

  
31/07/2019We need your help..

With the Battle soon to commence work will start with flowering the float next week and all hands will be on deck!

If you wish to help, whether you are a first timer or a seasoned pro, then please do not hesitate to pop up to the Parish shed to lend a hand, jobs include flower picking and glueing and just general helpfulness. You will be welcomed with a warm smile and a friendly atmosphere.

If you are free flowering starts on Monday 5 August during the following times:

Monday and Tuesday 9am till 11pm

Wednesday 9am with hopefully a slightly earlier finish than usual (but obviously we wont finish until the float is finished)

Any help small or large is greatly appreciated!!

  
06/07/2019Bringing services closer to you

A new initiative called "Closer To Home" launched at Communicare in March. It's a partnership between local community and voluntary sector organisations and the Government of Jersey to make access to services and information for islanders as easy as possible. As the name and the venue suggests, Closer To Home is about taking useful services and information to a convenient location. The venue for this new project has been chosen as it's a well-known, well used and accessible community centre.

The Parish of St Brelade is pleased to partner with the Government of Jersey to offer limited parish services at Communicare on bi-weekly Wednesdays between 10am-12pm.

You'll recognise all services and initiatives under the Closer To Home banner as they'll be branded with the logo you can see here.  All timetables can be found under "Other Parish Documents"

#CloserToHome

  
04/07/2019Slip Slop Slap Seek Slide

​With this seasonal hot weather upon us, we wanted to remind you of the five rules of the sunshine: - SLIP on clothing to cover up, SLOP on high factor sun cream, SLAP on a hat, SEEK shade especially in the midday sun, SLIDE on a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Also dont forget to keep an eye on others to make sure they are coping in the heat, especially animals or the elderly.

  
01/07/2019Trading on Sundays 24 November and 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 December 2019

​The Connetable has issued a blanket permit for certain shops within the Parish, to open on Sundays 24 November and 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 December 2019, as specified below.

It is a condition that where a shop is one that is open on a weekday as well as on a Sunday, its commercial activities must be substatially the same on all days.

Additional conditions further than those already regulated in the Shops (Regulation of Opening) (Special Occasions) (Jersey) Order 2015, are:

Subject to the conditons above all shops with a retail sales area which does not exceed 700 square metres may open on any of the six Sundays.  All shops with a retail sales area which exceeds 700 square metres may open on any of the six Sundays subject to the conditions below: -

  1. Operating hours will be from 7am until 7.30pm
  2. Opening hours will be from 9am until 6pm
  3. Retail/wholesale deliveries other than newspaper deliveries will not be permitted
  4. Traffic management arrangements must be agreed with the Parish at least 14 days prior to the opening Sunday
  
07/06/2019Mont a la Brune urgent road closure

​The Growth Housing and Environment department are having to carry out urgent works to the foul sewer main in Mont a la Brune from tomorrow (7 June) for one day.  You can view the details on the Traffic works page.

  
24/05/2019Public Meetings to be held

The Privileges and Procedures Committee (PPC) will be embarking on a series of public meetings during the next few weeks to talk to Islanders about their Election Reform proposals.

PPC Chairman Deputy Russell Labey explained "We want to talk to people about the proposals, which are in response to the recommendations made by the Election Observers who came to Jersey during last year's elections."

"The purpose of the presentation is to explain our proposals, how they were arrived at, how we envisage them working to the benefit of democracy in the Island and then take questions and hear the views of Parishioners".

The dates for the public meetings, which will be from 7.30pm until 9pm, are as follows –

  • Monday 20th May – St. Clement's Parish Hall
  • Tuesday 21st May - St. John's Parish Hall
  • Wednesday 22nd May – Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, St. Helier
  • Thursday 23rd May – Trinity Parish Hall
  • Friday 24th May – Communicare, St Brelade
  • Tuesday 28th May – St. Lawrence Parish Hall
  • Wednesday 29th May - St. Ouen's Parish Hall
  • Thursday 30th May - St. Martin's Public Hall
  • Friday 31st May – St. Saviour's Parish Hall
  • Monday 3rd June – Grouville Parish Hall
  • Monday 10th June – St. Mary's Parish Hall
  • Tuesday 11th June – St. Peter's Parish Hall

The proposals seek to make the voting districts across the Island more equal and ensure that all voters have the same voting power.

  
22/05/2019Parish Battle progress

Float update

My thanks goes to Terry and John who have been putting a lot of hours in making sure the metal work is all completed on time. The float itself is based on the film Avatar and is going to become a very colourful exhibit.

Harestailing and fine detailing

If you haven't tried harestailing or beaning etc, and would like to then we meet at the shed on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 till 9ish. Other times are available but please contact me on 07797837846 or email dcavrill@yahoo.co.uk to ensure somebody will be there.

Event diary

Flowers arrive Wednesday 31st July (we need as many people as possible to help unpack the flowers)

Flowering starts Sunday 4th August and finishes on Wednesday 7th August. (Times TBC)

Day Parade Thursday 8th August

Moonlight Parade Friday 9th August

Help wanted

We are currently looking for somebody and people to lead and belong to a new costume team, so if you know anybody who maybe interested then please do get in touch.

We are also looking to increase our building team in all aspects, from the main structure to the fine detail work. Again if you know anybody who might be interested then please get in touch.

Tickets

As in other years our helpers are entitled to reduced priced tickets for the exhibitors stand. Last year the tickets were priced at £16 each and this year should be similar. We are starting to now take names and compiling a list so please let us know how many and for what parade you would like the tickets for. As tickets are limited they will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Easy Fundraising

This provides the Association with a regular income throughout the year, without costing you anything extra. It is easy to set up and you can follow the link on St Brelade Battle of Flowers Association or on our Facebook page.

  
12/04/2019St Brelade Battle of Flowers Appeal

​The St Brelade Battle of Flowers Association are starting work on their 2019 float based on the film "Avatar", if you can spare a little time and feel the need to harestail, then do drop in to the BOF depot at Rue Carree from next Wednesday 17 April, when it all begins!!

BOF letter.pdf 

  
31/03/2019Thinking of doing something for the Community?

The Parish of St Brelade are looking for enthusiastic members of the St Brelade public to join our Honorary Police team as "Officier's du Connetable" (or CO for short). We are meant to be a force of 32 Officers but at the moment are only 15!

Full training for all Honorary Police roles is provided by the States of Jersey Police.

A duty shift is one week in four, for up to four nights in that week.

If you are interested and think you might have what it takes, or wish to find out more, please email policeadmin@posb.gov.je , telephone the Duty Centenier on 741175, or call the Parish Hall 741141.

  
01/03/2019Coin Hoard Exhibition at St Brelade Parish Hall

In 2012 two metal detectorists found a massive Celtic coin hoard in a field in Grouville.  It had lain buried for 2,000 years.

Since then, Jersey Heritage conservators, archaeologists and volunteers have painstakingly unpicked and studied the hoard, watched every step of the way by the world's media and a fascinated public. Gold torques, silver coins, and gold and silver jewellery excavated from the hoard are now on display at La Hougue Bie Museum.

Jersey Heritage is delighted to announce that, thanks to sponsors Benest and Syvret, a small selection of coins and other finds will be touring the Island parish by parish so that everyone has an opportunity to see a part of this amazing hoard.

The pop-up exhibition will be coming to St Brelade Parish Hall in May 2019 and entry is free.

Come along and find out who might have buried the Hoard and why – and the incredible story of how it was discovered!

The Coin Hoard touring exhibition is kindly supported by Benest and Syvret.

  
13/02/20195,000 St Brelade driving licences due for renewal before the end of January

​There are around 30,000 driving licences due to expire between October 2018 and February 2019.  5,000 due in St Brelade alone.

You are advised to check your licence now as you are able to renew up to 3 months in advance.

All applications received will be dealt with in the order they are received therefore if you leave your renewal until last minute you may experience a significant delay.

We suggest you submit your application as follows:

Licence expiry date                         Suggested renewal period

November 2018                              August / September 2018

December 2018                              September 2018

January 1-9, 2019                           October 1-15, 2018

January 10-16, 2019                       October 16-30, 2018

January 17-25, 2019                       November 1-15, 2018

January 26-31, 2019                       November 16-30, 2018

February 2019                                December - February 2019

You can renew your licence  by completing the paper application available from the Parish Hall or using the online service 'Do it online'. Please note that if you choose to provide any documents off-line, these must be received by the parish within 7 days of the online application otherwise your application will be discarded.

You will need the following to make an application –

  • One photograph (passport style)
  • Payment of £50 for a 10-year licence
  • Your current licence
  • If your name has changed since your last licence was issued (for example marriage, etc.) then you must submit the relevant documents (in this case a marriage certificate)

Please be reminded that you cannot renew your licence more than three months in advance.

Please note that if you leave your renewal to the last minute, it is quite possible that you will experience a significant delay in its return.

  
15/01/2019Electoral Assembly 15 January at 7pm

A nomination meeting is being held on Tuesday 15 January, 7pm at the Parish Hall to receive nominations for the position of Centenier (term of office to expire December 2020).

If there are more candidates than vacancies then an Election will be held on Wednesday 13 February 2019.  In order to vote in this Election, parishioners must be registered by midday on Monday 14 January 2019.

If there is only one nomination received then that candidate will be declared duly elected.

For more information on how to stand for election please go to the Elections tab at the top of the page.

  
14/01/2019Information on routes and closures

for further information on the road closures please click on the following link: - ​Roadworks

Route Des Quennevais Diversion Routes.pdf

  
29/11/2018Christmas Fayre cancelled

​Unfortunately due to the inclement forecast weather we have had to make the sad decision to postpone this years Christmas Fayre.

Father Christmas will still be joining us at 340pm and the hall will be open for mulled wine and mince pies from 315pm.

  
23/11/2018Sir David Kirch Christmas Vouchers
  
11/11/2018List of road closures during Remembrance Day Service

The Parish Act of Remembrance will be held at The War Memorial on Sunday 11 November 2018 at 10.45am.

Route de la Baie, Mont es Croix and La Marquanderie Hill will be closed from 10.30am until 11.30am whilst the Remembrance Service takes place.

The roads are closed for the Laying of Wreaths ceremony at the Parochial War Memorial on Route de la Baie.

You are kindly asked to avoid the area if possible, however if you are unfortunately caught in the traffic, please be respectful to the ceremony taking place.

  
08/10/2018Christmas Fayre 1 December 2018

The St Brelade Christmas Fayre on 1 December 12-5.30pm, is a fun community event open to all.  With entertainment from The Corp of Drums, Les Quennevais School Steel Band, Run for Cover, the Jersey Lilies & carol singing by local primary schools and church congregations.

There will be lots of stalls for that early Christmas presents.  Soups, Jersey Bean Crock, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will also be available along with other tasty goodies.

Adults can try their hand in a taster petanque game and face painting, a bouncy castle and a visit from Santa will keep children entertained.

The event closes with the lighting up of the christmas trees and a fireworks display.

All monies raised are donated to local Charities which this year are: The Jersey Air Cadets, St Brelade Scouts Association, Sanctuary Trust and Diabetes Jersey.

***We are currently still looking for a few more stall holders who wish to sell their wares.  If you are interested please get in touch with the Parish Hall.  The cost of a stall is £20, setup is at 8am and the event is open between 12-5.30pm***

  
07/10/2018Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon 2018

​The Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon is to be held on Sunday 7 October 2018 and goes through the Parish of St Brelade. Delays are to be expected in certain areas for prolonged periods of time. We ask you to be patient and support the competitors in this event.  The following changes are expected: -

  • Rue des Mans/Rue du Pont Marquet will be closed from 6am until 3pm latest to allow crossing at the Railway Walk.
  • Front car park at the Parish Hall will be closed all day to parking.
  • Chemin des Pietons parking will be suspended all day.
  • Le Petit Train stop will be moved to La Neuve Route.
  • Access to the north arm of St Aubin's Harbour is by arrangement only with marshalls at the car park to the rear of the Parish Hall.
  
20/09/2018Do you have what it takes, if so apply within!

​We are looking for Honorary Police to join our friendly bunch.  We particularly need a Centenier position to be filled.  If any of the above is of interest to you please contact the Parish Hall!

  
16/09/2018JHOG cavalcade delays on 16 September

200 Harley Davidson motorbikes will be travelling around the Island in a giant cavalcade on Sunday 16 September.

It is expected that the motorcycles will be travelling through St Aubin’s Village, up Mont les Vaux down in to St Brelade’s Bay, up La Marquanderie Hill, along Route Orange around the Corbiere Loop and down into St Ouen’s Bay.  The start time for the ride to leave St Helier is 10.30am, it is anticipated that delays at the Red Houses junction will be expected between 10.45 and 11.15am.  Honorary Police Officers will be on duty at Red Houses during this time.

You are requested to please avoid the junction if possible at that time.

  
22/08/2018Drop-in consultation on the Railway Walk

The Growth, Housing & Environment Department at the States of Jersey has received requests from members of the community for a safer pedestrian and cyclist crossing on the Railway Walk across La Rue du Pont Marquet. Having reviewed various designs, a proposal for a Toucan Crossing has been developed.

The drop in session on Thursday 30 August (3pm to 7pm at the crossing on the Railway Walk) is your opportunity to see this proposal, and let us have your comments.

If you are unable to attend on the day, the proposal and a feedback questionnaire will be online at www.gov.je/consultations from Wednesday 29 August until Sunday 9 September.

  
15/08/2018St Brelade Royal Court Visit

​On Wednesday 15 August, St Brelade see the Royal Court attend to check the Parish Accounts and consider any issues regarding branchage, boundaries or overhanging trees.

The Court sitting is held in the parish main hall at around 1030 am and is open to members of the public.

  
08/08/2018St Brelade Float traffic disruption

Please be advised that the St Brelade float is scheduled to leave its depot on Rue Carree at around 4.30-5am on Thursday 9 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 for 5.30am. 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.

  
27/07/2018Rue Voisin and Le Boulevard are now owned and administered by the Parish

​On Friday 20 July 2018 the Connetable and Procureurs went to Court to have the ownership of Rue Voisin and Le Boulevard transfered to the Parish from Jersey Property Holdings.

Both roads were previously classed as public/private which meant the policing of parking restrictions was difficult, having them both as Parish by-roads means that both roads can now be policed accordingly, therefore the public are reminded to check parking restrictions and adhere to them accordingly to avoid facing a penalty.

The process has taken several years but both the Parish and JPH are pleased with the outcome.

  
23/07/2018Jersey's first ever Fete du Jerriais to take place this Autumn

​Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September sees Jersey's first Fete du Jerriaise take place.

Events will include Badlabecques gig, a concert, dancing, scavenger hunt, talks, story and poetry readings end much more.

The final event of the festival will take place at the Jersey Arts Centre being a launch of a Jerriaise translation of Michael Rosen's children's book "we're going on a bear hunt".

For more information contact Ben Spink on 449291.

  
17/07/2018Rue du Crocquet and Mont de la Rocque closures

We have been advised by the JEC that the electricity supply in the High Street is proving to be inadequate for current and expected demand.

Recent experiences in Market Hill show that the connections need to be upgraded as soon as possible, this means an 8 week closure of the High Street and approx. 1 week on Mont de la Rocque.

We understand that this application is highly inconvenient and therefore the work will not commence until the end of September 2018 at the earliest, although trial pits will be carried out in the near future these will only involve a few days closure.

The JEC will letter drop all affected residents shortly, providing a plan of the affected areas.

If you have any questions regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact the JEC Customer Care Team on 505460.

  
18/05/2018Final Resurfacing

The Department for Infrastructure is due to commence the final part of highway maintenance work in St Peter’s Valley in late May / early June 2018.

The maintenance work will involve the provision of a new surface called Microasphalt (MA) which will be laid directly on top of the existing road surface. This resurfacing treatment has been completed successfully on a number of projects throughout Jersey. A selection of some of these projects are listed below:

 Green Road – St Clement

 A section of La Route D'Ebenezer - Trinity

 Mont Cochon – St Helier

The contractor undertaking the work will be Eurovia Ltd who have over 30 years’ experience working in the highway industry.

The key advantages in adopting this form of resurfacing treatment are listed below:

 Speed of construction is significantly quicker when compared to alternative forms of resurfacing;

 Highly cost effective solution when compared to other forms of surface treatment; this has enabled St Peter’s Valley and St Aubin’s Road to be resurfaced from Rue de Galet to the Elms.

The attached map indicates the full extent of the areas where this maintenance work will be undertaken and also indicates the traffic management and working hours for each phase. Please note the anticipated start date for the work is end of May 2018 with a completion date of mid-June 2018. We will contact you shortly with anticipated start / finish dates for each phase.

To enable the work to be undertaken in a safe and efficient manner, we have to undertake the majority of the work under full road closures. For each phase of the work, a detailed diversion route will be provided, which will be issued at a later date. Access to premises will be maintained at all times other than those days when surfacing work is being undertaken.

The Department for Infrastructure apologises in advance for any disruption caused by these works. Should you wish to discuss any item mentioned above or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Barry Nolan at barry.nolan@gov.je or on Tel 07829 782925.

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16/05/2018Useful information for the Elections on 16 May

​Closing date to register is 12 noon on Monday 9 April.

If you have never been on the Electoral Regsiter before you have until 12 noon on Wednesday 9 May.

If you are registered by the 9 April and are busy on Election Day you can do a pre-poll vote from 30 April at St Pauls Centre or 5 May at Trinity Youth Centre, or 12 May at Communicare, St Brelade.

If you will be away for the Elections and are unable to make it to the pre-poll stations you can apply for a Postal Vote, details can be obtained by visiting www.vote.je .

If you are suddenly ill on the day of the Elections or are hospitalised, then you should phone the Parish Hall to arrange for a "sick on the day" vote to be collected from you.

Don't forget that in order to vote you will need to bring with you photographic ID such as a driving licence or passport.

For further information please visit www.vote.je

  
01/05/2018Guidance on Asian Hornets

​The Department of the Environment have issued the following guidance on what to do if an Asian Hornet nest is found.

Asian hornet guidance

 Asian hornets are black with yellow legs, and a yellow-orange band on the bottom of their abdomen (images below).

 Look out for nests – they could be sited high or low, for example, in trees, bushes, hedgerows or structures like sheds or roof spaces.

 People working outdoors in the countryside or in gardens should take a good look around an area for nests before starting work.

 If you see a nest, don’t go near it. Stay ten metres or more away, and don’t touch, disturb or cause vibrations around the nest. A nest can contain up to 3000 hornets and hornets may vigorously defend their nest.

 Report hornet or nest sightings to the Department of the Environment on +44 (0) 1534 441600, or environmentenquiries@gov.je. An officer or registered pest controller will come to identify the nest and remove it.

 Lone hornets aren’t more of a risk to human health than other wasps, but their sting can be more severe and they may sting more than once.

 The Asian hornet sting may present more of a risk of a severe allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock than other wasp stings. If you suffer from a wasp or bee allergy, take your usual precautions https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bites-insect/pages/introduction.aspx .

Hornets play a crucial role in the ecosystem in controlling other insects and pollinating fruit and flowers, but the Asian hornet is a predator of native insects and is a threat to honey bees and all other pollinators.

The Department of the Environment will continue to work closely with Jersey beekeepers and pest controllers to find and remove nests until the hornets hibernate later this year.

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01/05/2018Resurfacing has commenced

Resurfacing starting on Sunday at Mont Felard junction

Resurfacing work starts on Sunday 7 January on La Route de St Aubin from the junction with Mont Felard, continuing west towards Bel Royal.

This is the first phase of the Department for Infrastructure's St Peter's Valley resurfacing project, which runs until June 2018 (with a break in April).

Working times have been set to take account of the heavy usage of the road. Road closures will only happen on Sundays and on weekday evenings, otherwise work will be undertaken off-peak with temporary traffic lights in place.

Resurfacing will start on Sunday 7 January from 8am to 8pm at the junction of St Aubin's Inner Road, Mont Felard and Rue de Galet. Although these junctions will be closed, access to premises along Rue de Galet and Mont Felard will be maintained but may be via local diversion routes. The Inner Road itself will remain open to east and westbound traffic on Sunday but there will be traffic lights in place.

Work will progress into the next section from Rue de Haut to Roberts Garage under traffic lights during weekdays, with possible closures in the evenings and on future Sundays. Most of the work will be undertaken during the following hours:

Monday – Friday         9.15am – 3.00pm (traffic lights)

Monday – Friday         7.00pm – 11.00pm (road closures)

Sundays                      8.00am – 8.00pm (road closures)

Working hours will be extended with weekday road closures once the work is north of Mont Fallu. There will also be a 24/7 full closure for the work between Sandybrook Lane and Tesson Mill during February Half Term.

Although this project will be disruptive to the travelling public, the work is much needed with roads between 17 and 40 years old. Some sections of the road, which are not in as bad condition as others, will receive surface treatment to enhance and prolong their service lives.

Up to date information regarding current phase and traffic management will be available on the States website www.gov.je

StPetersValley Phase 1A 1B.pdf

StPetersValley Phase 2 3 3A.pdf

  
13/04/2018Hustings dates in St Brelade

The following are the dates of hustings being carried out in the Parish of St Brelade: -

Connetable/Deputy No. 1 Q & A session

Parish Hall on Tuesday 24 April at 7.30pm

Senator

Communicare on Friday 20 April at 7.30pm

Deputy District No. 2

St Bernadette's Church Hall on Monday 30 April at 7.30pm

  
12/04/2018Connetable and Deputy Candidates

​At the nomination meeting held on Wednesday 11 April, the following candidates were nominated for the forthcoming elections on 16 May 2018: -

Connétable

Michael Keith Jackson

Marilyn Carre (Reform Jersey) (withdrawn)

Deputy District No. 1

John Hilary Young (elected unopposed)

Deputies District No. 2

Tony Pike

Graham Truscott

Monty Tadier (Reform Jersey)

Garel Marie Tucker (Reform Jersey)

  
16/03/2018Deserving winners for Miss St Brelade and Citizen of the Year Awards

​Saturday 10 March 2018 saw the annual Miss St Brelade competition held at the Parish Hall.  The afteroon included an "afternoon tea" attended by approx. 40 people, a raffle was also held alongside the Miss St Brelade competition and the annual Citizen of the Year Awards.

Miss St Brelade was won for the second year running by Cerys Fearn (pictured) and was closely followed by runner up Emily Milton.

The Adult Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Jeff Hathaway whilst the Junior Citizen of the Year was Jan Bentley.

Thanks go to our compere Jenny Mullin, judges Julia Truscott, Miranda Michel and Tim Brooks.

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19/12/2017Hoggin stolen from graveyard

​2 tonnes of hoggin has been stolen from Cimetiere des Quennevais Parish graveyard at some time between Monday 11 December to Tuesday 19 December.

Anybody who can confirm a narrower time limit or who may have seen people behaving suspiciously are asked to contact the Parish Hall on 741141 or the States of Jersey Police on 612612.

The hoggin was to be used to fill in the potholes on Chemin du Cimetiere, to ensure smooth arrival for those visiting their loved ones in the Cemetery over the Christmas period.

Hoggin has always been stored here and has never before been stolen.  It is a very sad state of affairs when persons steal from a graveyard.

  
14/12/20172018 Recycling Schedule now available
  
14/12/2017St Peter's Valley Resurfacing

​St Peters Valley Resurfacing Planner, please note dates may not be accurate.

Valley Resurfacing.pdf

  
24/11/2017Christingle error in La Baguette

​A Christingle Childrens Service will be held on Sunday 26 November at 10.30 am and not on 3 December as stated in La Baguette

  
02/11/2017St Aubin Parking Consultation

​Parishioners are invited to attend a consultation evening to be held on Thursday 2 November 2017 between 5.30 until 8.00pm at the Parish Hall, La Neuve Route, St Brelade to view and discuss the proposals of the Roads Committee to revise the parking zones within St Aubin and surrounding nearby areas.

Proposed Car Parking September 2017.pdf

  
24/10/2017Parish Assembly 24 October 7.00pm

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 19.00 hours for the following business:-

  1. Approve and adopt the Act of a Parish Assembly held on Tuesday 22 August 2017 *
  1. Elect one Officier du Connétable for the Vingtaine de Noirmont.
  1. In accordance with Article 5 (1) of the Licensing (Jersey) Law, 1974 as amended, consider the following licensing applications for recommendation to the Licensing Assembly.

Name:                  Waldemar Piotr Zelazko

Categories:         3rd (Restaurant) and 6th (Off License)

Business

Address:              Gallery Café and Deli

                                St Aubin

                                St Brelade          

  
23/10/2017Attention all aspiring Stall Holders

​The St Brelade Christmas Fayre on 2 December is a fun community event open to all.  The event aims to raise money for local Charities which this year are ABC (After Breast Care), Les Amis Day Services, St Brelade's Youth Project and St Brelade's Battle of Flowers Association.

We are currently still looking for a few more stall holders who wish to sell their wares.  If you are interested please get in touch with Trish on 741141, the cost of a stall is £20.00, there are options for inside or outside, setup being from 08:00hrs and the event is open between 12:00 until 17:30hrs.

  
10/10/2017Parish Speed Limit Proposals

​Over the last year or so the St Brelade Roads Committee have been carrying out a review of all speed limits in St Brelade on both States and Parish administered roads.

Both the Committee and the Roads Committee had been contacted by several parishioners in regards to the speed limit on specific roads but the Committee took the decision to look at parish speed limits in an holistic way rather than individually, based both on standardised criteria set out by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) and knowledge that the Committee have of all the roads within the Parish.

The review was completed recently and the view of the Roads Committee was that all parishioners should have the opportunity to comment on proposals before they are presented to the Minister for Infrastructure.  A Parish Assembly was held on Wednesday 30 November 2016 at which the proposals were approved.

Connetable Steve Pallett said "It has to be wrong that our small parish by-roads have an unrealistic speed limit of 40mph.  The Parish Roads Committee have, I believe, assessed all Parish roads based on both local knowledge and guidelines laid down by the Minister.  I hope that parishioners will support the Roads Committee in making St Brelade a safer place to live and work."

Speed Limit Schedule.pdf

Current Speed Map.pdf

Proposed Speed Map.pdf

  
02/10/2017Advanced Warning of Tree Felling

​The large tree situated between the Parish Hall and the Boat House is unfortunately at the end of its life and for safety reasons is due to be felled by the Department for Infrastructure this week.

The tree was hit by the storms several years ago which resulted in dangerous branches and meant that it needed to be pollarded.  Unfortunately following the pollarding it caught a secondary disease which has caused massive decay at the base of the tree and several other large branches have fallen more recently.

The base of the tree will be stump grinded and it is planned to plant another tree in its place at the beginning of next year.

  
28/09/20171000th Shoot of the year

Since collecting better statistics from the start of 2017, on Tuesday, 26 September 2017, the Jersey Air Rifle Club logged their 1,000th shoot of the year.

Rhiann Liddiard first visited as a small 10 year old St Brelade Scout, shooting prone on a rest and also rested standing. Since then she has returned almost every week with her father Tim, who now shoots pistol. Now 11, Rhiann is currently shooting freehand prone and is always pushing herself forward with enthusiasm.

The Jersey Air Rifle Club wish to thank everyone who has helped get them where they are now.

- To the former membership team that constructed the Tunnel 3 facility between 1979 and 1981, which if it had not been built so well, then it would not have been thought of as worth saving. The perhaps over engineered structure has proven to be the clubs backbone and will do so for many, many years to come.

- To those who helped during the renovation phase. Whilst the numbers who helped week in week out were small, the assistance in supplying materials and helping in various ways, including the political and parochial support, all helped to get through the challenges faced during that time.

The next and most pressing need for the club Academy, is to acquire 4 new pistols at a cost of £800 each.  This would greatly improve their pistol offering, which is currently limited to adult shooters.  These pistols are similar to the new rifles the club purchased, in that they are light and easy to use, so ideal for newcomers of all ages.  If you know of any possible sources for assistance, then please notify the club.

Meanwhile Tunnel 6 project is about to start refurbishment. Currently the Archers are practising at distances up to 50m, but it is intended to create a multipurpose cartridge Rifle/Pistol and Archery Range at various distances from 7m to 50m.  After scavenging some materials and now scoping what needs to be done before work starts on the backstops, ventilation, sound baffling and lighting, a lot of help will be needed both physically and financially!!

The club welcomes everyone to come down and visit as they are now open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7pm til midnight.

  
26/09/2017Community Support Helpers Wanted

​The Parish Community Support Team are looking for more lovely volunteers to join the team.

If you feel you might be able to spend a couple of hours a week helping to take a parishioner to the shops or an appointment, or even just having a cuppa and a chat to give someone a bit of company, then please contact us.

The more helpers we have the lighter the load, so if you want to find out more please contact Trish at the Parish Hall on 741141.

  
14/09/2017Parish Hall Closing at 12.30pm

​Please note that on Thursday 14 September 2017, the Parish Hall office will close at 12.30pm for the Battle of Britain and will re-open at 9.00am on Friday 15 September 2017.

  
01/08/2017Refurbishment of Toilets in Playpark

​The toilets in the Elephant Park on Petite Route des Mielles are due to be refurbished commencing on Tuesday 1 August 2017.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that any disruption will be kept to a minimum.

The work is expected to take only one week and there will be portaloo's provided whilst work is being carried out.

  
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.

  
14/07/2017If you are concerned about a child or young person in Jersey

What is MASH?

The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a partnership between Children Services, States of Jersey Police, Health and Social Services, Department for Education and Family Nursing and Home Care to Safeguard children and young people in Jersey. The MASH also works closely with other organisations such as Housing, NSPCC, Youth Service.

For more information please go to their website at MASH.

  
11/07/2017Assembly to set Rate

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Tuesday 11 July 2017 at 19.00 hours for the following business:-

  1. Approve and adopt the Act of a Parish Assembly held on Wednesday 17 May 2017 *

2.      Elect a Vingtenier for the Vingtaine de la Moye

3.      Elect a Vingtenier for the Vingtaine du Coin

  1. Receive and, if deemed advisable, adopt the financial statements of the Connétable for the financial year ended 30 April 2017; the said financial accounts having been audited by the Parish Accountants and examined and approved by the Committee appointed for that purpose.
  1. Vote a sum of money for the use by the Parish Roads Committee for the upkeep and maintenance of the Parish by-roads for the year ending 30 April 2018.
  1. Receive and, if deemed advisable, approve estimates for the requirements of the Parish for the financial year ending 30 April 2018, including transfer to reserve funds for specified purposes.
  1. Approve a rate for the year 2017 of an amount which will produce for the Parish income that is at least sufficient to satisfy the requirements set out on the approved estimates.
  1. Elect a Committee to examine the Connétable's accounts for the year ending 30 April 2018.
  1. Approve a firm of Chartered Accountants to audit the Connétable's Accounts for the year ending 30 April 2018 (the present Chartered Accountants, Messrs Alex Picot, have signified their willingness to be reappointed).

*Copies of the minutes of 17 May 2017 and accounts and estimates will be available for collection at the Parish Hall during normal office hours.

Steve Pallett

Connétable

7 July 2017

  
01/07/201724 - 30 June 2017

Gotland hosts this years Island games with over ​2500 participants, 24 islands and 14 sports. This is the second time Gotland have been host to the games.

This week three Jersey Post delivery trucks, emblazoned with the Team Jersey branding, are setting off on the 2,074 km road trip to Gotland, Sweden for the XVII NatWest Island Games.

With 220 Jersey competitors ready to go for gold in the 14 different games sports, the three trucks will drive through 5 different countries in order to deliver the sports and medical equipment that will hopefully enable participants to beat previous games medals records.

The Parish of St Brelade wish all sports people the very best of luck!!

  
15/05/2017Consultation events taking place

Two consultation events will be taking place seeking views from users about the Promenade Cycle Route and the Railway Path.

Whilst the events themselves are only in St Helier and St Brelade it is hoped to speak with as many path users from all parishes as possible. As it is anticipated that the use of this path is wider than just the parishes it passes through.

·         Next Tuesday 16 May 2017, from 12-6 officers from the Department for Infrastructure will be at Westpark by La Frigate seeking the views of all users of the route along there. The SoJ Police will also be in attendance and will be launching their campaign to promote considerate use of the route.

·         On Wednesday 17 May 2017, they will be at the Elephant Park between 3-5pm for the same purpose

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07/04/2017Miss St Brelade 2017 is......

​On Saturday 25 March St Brelade held its annual Miss St Brelade competition.  There were 3 wonderful entrants, who were asked a number of questions by judges Deidre Bates of West Collections, Julia Truscott and Tim Brooks manager of Hotel la Place.  The compere was Chris Stone of Radio Jersey.

The winner for 2017 was Cerys Fearn (16), a pupil at JCG. Second place went to Lily Egre and third place to Fleur Breen-Faudemer.

  
08/03/2017La Place de St Aubin

Connetable  Steve Pallett, on behalf of the Roads Committee, invites parishioners to a presentation in the Assembly Room of plans for the refurbishment of the area to the front of the Parish Hall.

Drawings will be on display from 2.30 pm on Wednesday 8th March 2017 with the project team available to discuss the plans between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

St Aubin - 1.2.pdf

St Aubin - 2.2.pdf

St Aubin - 3.2.pdf

St Aubin - 4.2.pdf

St Aubin - 5.pdf

St Aubin - 6.pdf

St Aubin - 7.pdf

  
01/02/2017Assembly 1 February 2017

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 19.45 hours for the following business:-

1.  Approve and adopt the Acts of the Parish Assembly held on 6 December 2016

2.  Elect a Vingtenier for the Vingtaine des Quennevais

3.  To consider and if deemed advisable accept the recommendation of the Connétable and Procureurs du Bien Public to sell to Mr & Mrs Darren O'Brien a strip of land belonging to the Parish, situate to the South of a certain property known as 58 Les Quennevais Park ("the Property") belonging to Mr & Mrs O'Brien for the sum of £20,000.00.  It being a condition of the sale of the land that the said land will once sold form part of the domestic curtilage or gardens and appurtenances forming part of the Property only and no construction shall be allowed on the strip of land in perpetuity (other than the construction of any usual enclosures) and if approved to authorise the Connétable and Procureurs du Bien Public to pass the said contract before the Royal Court of Jersey, both parties to pay their own reasonable legal fees in relation thereto

 4.  To consider and if deemed advisable approve the recommendation of the Parish Roads Committee to request the Minister for Transport to make the relevant amendments to the Road Traffic (St Brelade) (Jersey) Order 1990 and Road Traffic (Public Parking Places) (Jersey) Order 2006, with regard to various parking restrictions in St Aubin, St Brelade.  Details and plans to be displayed at the Parish Hall prior to the Assembly

 *Copies of the Act of the Assembly held on 6 December will be available to collect from the Parish Hall from 27 January 2017.

Steve Pallett

Connétable

Prior to the Assembly at 7.30pm a presentation will be made to Mrs Patricia Bisson, retired Rates Assessor and Mrs Susan Clement-Jones, wife of the late Mr Chris Clement-Jones, St Brelade Honorary Police Officer.

 

  
01/01/2017Days and times when rubbish will be collected over the Christmas period also Parish Office opening hours.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR REFUSE COLLECTION

 

Please note that ALL refuse and recycling collections will remain AS NORMAL over the Christmas and New Year period.

PLEASE PUT BINS OUT EARLY

You are reminded that cardboard boxes, polythene and carrier bags, if used, must be placed in appropriate containers or dustbins, and that no liquid waste will be accepted.

2017 RECYCLING PLANNER

The 2017 Planner is now available for collection from the Parish Hall or it can be downloaded from the Parish Website here 2017 Planner.pdf  or from www.premierwaste.org.uk or by emailing recycle@premierwaste.org.uk

PARISH OFFICE

The Public Office will close on midday Friday 23 December 2016.  The Office will be open between 10.00am and 3.00pm on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29, Friday 30 December 2016 and will reopen for normal business on Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 9.00am.

  
06/12/2016Parish Assembly Tuesday 6 December 2016

An Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Brélade will be held at the Parish Hall, St Aubin, St Brélade on Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 19.00 hours for the following business:-

 

  1. Approve and adopt the Acts of the Parish Assembly held on 30 November 2016

     
  2. In conformity with Article 32 of the Rates (Jersey) Law 2005, as amended, elect two persons to act as members of the Rates Assessment Committee, for a term of three years commencing on 1 January 2017.

     
    *Copies of the Act of the Assembly held on 30 November 2016 will be available to collect from the Parish Hall

     

     

    Steve Pallett                                                                          Parish Hall

    Connétable                                                                            2 December 2016
  
01/12/2016Sir David Kirch Charitable Trust

​The Sir David Kirch Charitable Trust are once again offering to those in need and aged over 70 years old, vouchers to the value of £110.00.  In addition recipients will also be given vouchers from CI Co-op.

  1. David Kirch Charitable Trust vouchers are available to all local residents aged 70 years or over on or before 31 December 2016 (i.e. d.o.b. 31 December 1946 or earlier).
  2. Each person must bring PROOF OF RESIDENCE IN THE PARISH (e.g. bank statement, utility bill etc) AND PROOF OF AGE (e.g. passport, driving licence) to be able to claim the vouchers.
  3. Vouchers must be collected from your Parish Hall between Thursday 1 December and Friday 16 December 2016 only (Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 4.00pm).
  4. Claimants are asked to sign for vouchers received and to sign a Data Protection declaration. Only one receipt/declaration is to be signed as this will be valid for both sets of vouchers.
  5. Vouchers may ONLY be redeemed at Co-operative stores and must be used by Sunday 31 January 2017.

Sir David Kirch requests that these vouchers are only obtained by those persons who require them and that they are not passed on to Charities or others.

The vouchers will be distributed from the Parish Hall between the following dates and times ONLY:

1 December until 16 December (weekdays only) between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm.

  
17/10/2016Parish of St Brelade in full bloom!

Gold and best coastal region in the British Isles!

GOLD was surprise enough, but St. Brelade were also announced as Category Winners at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Awards 2016 held in Birmingham on 14th October.

The event was staged at Edgbaston Conference Centre, Warkwickshire County Cricket Ground and attended by over 700 people representing over 70 villages, towns and cities from all over the British Isles all of whom had been judged during the summer by top RHS judges.

In all more than 1,600 groups participate in Britain in Bloom each year  which focuses on community action to transform spaces and enhancing community environments.

Having been awarded 'Best Coastal Parish 2015' in Parish in Bloom, St. Brelade was entered as finalists into the Small Coastal category in the national competition in 2016,  up against 6 others each representing their region; Filey (Yorkshire), Silloth on Solway (Cumbria), Bute (Scotland), Mablethorpe (East Midlands), Tenby (Wales) and Newcastle (Ulster) - all previous Gold medal winners.

Constable Steve Pallett and 3 members of the St. Brelade team attended the event. The award was collected by Bloom team members Mike Jackson and Jeff Hathaway on behalf of the Parish.

  
05/10/2016Funeral of the late Chris Clement-Jones

​The Parish Hall will be closed from 10.00am on Wednesday 5 October until 12.30pm, for the funeral of Chris Clement-Jones who was a serving Officer of the St Brelade Honorary Police.

Chris was a valuable member of the Honorary Police, he first joined in 2008 as a Constables Officer, in 2009 he took up the role as a Vingtenier but due to ill health in 2015 he returned as a Constables Officer.

Our thoughts and sympathy go to Chris' friends and family at this difficult time.

  
07/09/2016Election Day for Senatorial by election candidate

​Polling stations are open today (Wednesday 7 September) 8.00am until 8.00pm to cast your vote.  Only persons registered as an elector are eligible to vote.

  
31/08/2016Formal unveiling of Walter Benest Court

​The formal unveiling of the plaque at Walter Benest Court took place on Wednesday 31 August.

Walter Benest, a former Connétable of St Brelade was remembered by naming a new housing development in his honour. A memorial stone was unveiled on the new development at Walter Benest Court, to commemorate him.

The development is the second phase of the Belle Vue development and has delivered 44 new homes for affordable rent.

Descendants of Walter Benest were invited by the current Connétable Steve Pallett, along with Deputy Anne Pryke, Deputy Eddie Noel and a number of former Connétables of the Parish. The ceremony took place at 2:00pm by the memorial stone.

Andium Homes, who developed the site, were also in attendance along with representatives from the main contractors, Hacquoil and Cook, who were also responsible for constructing Ernest Briard Crescent, a development of 35 homes for the over 55's on the adjacent site.

  
23/08/2016St Brelade Hustings Meeting for Senatorial Candidates

Hustings for the Senatorial candidates are to be held in the Parish of St Brelade at the Communicare Centre on Wednesday 23 August 2016 at 19.30hrs.

Other meetings are as follows:

DayDateHustings venue: all meetings start at 7.30 p.m.
Monday15 AugHustings: St. Saviour Parish Hall
Tuesday16 AugHustings: St. Clement Parish Hall
Wednesday17 AugHustings: St. Mary Parish Hall
Thursday18 AugHustings: St. Lawrence Parish Hall
Saturday20 AugDrop in session: meet the candidates – at St Paul's Centre (time to be confirmed)
Monday22 Aug Hustings: St. Martin Public Hall
Tuesday23 AugHustings: St. Brelade Communicare
Wednesday24 AugHustings: Grouville Parish Hall
Thursday25 AugHustings: St. John Parish Hall
Tuesday30 AugHustings: St. Ouen Parish Hall
Wednesday31 AugHustings: St. Peter Community Centre
Thursday1 SeptHustings: Trinity Parish Hall
Monday5 Sept

Hustings: St. Helier – venue to be confirmed

for any other election information please use the following link: -https://www.vote.je/ 

  
11/08/2016Parish Hall will close at 12.30 Thursday 11 August

​Please note that the Parish Hall office will close at 12.30 on Thursday 11 August 2016 for the Battle of Flowers and will re-open as usual at 9.00am on Friday 12 August.

  
10/08/2016Flowering of the Float

​With the Battle parade fast approaching on Thursday 11 August 2016, the culmination of hard work put in over the last few months is finally starting to take shape.

Flowering of the float will soon take place in earnest.  If you wish to help with the build and decoration of the float then please pop in to the St Brelade Battle of Flowers shed which is situated next to the Parish Refuse Depot  and attached to the Parish Roads Depot on La Rue Carrée - just around the corner from Les Ormes.  Your help will be much appreciated!

  
09/08/2016Senatorial By Election Nomination Meeting

A nomination meeting for candidates wishing to stand in the upcoming Senatorial by election on Wednesday 7 September, is to be held tomorrow evening (9 August) at 7.30pm at the Town Hall, St Helier.

The closing date to have your name registered on the Electoral Register in order to be able to vote was noon today (8 August), the Supplementary Register is open until 31 August for persons who are not currently registered.

  
08/08/2016Taxes Office change of opening hours

Taxes helpdesk closing at 2 pm until end of September

The Taxes Office helpdesk will close at the earlier time of 2.00 pm from Monday 8 August 2016 during the quieter summer and early autumn period.

During this time people will still be able to get help from the Taxes Office in the following ways:

  • Visit in person between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm every weekday
  • Telephone 440300
  • Email Jerseytax@gov.je

Information about all aspects of income tax is available online at www.gov.je/taxesmoney.

The Taxes Office helpdesk will be open 9.00 am to 5.00 pm again from Monday 3 October 2016.

  
24/06/2016Add your Voice

ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE FUTURE OF JERSEY

How do you think Jersey is doing as a place to live, work and bring up children?  We all have an opinion on what is good about our Island and what could be better. Now is the time to share that opinion. We want to gather your views; not only on how you think Jersey is doing now, but also on how you think we should be doing by 2036.

A community consultation has recently been launched to ask people to help shape a shared, long-term vision for Jersey. Setting a long term vision is a new approach to thinking about and planning for Jersey's future. The vision will describe what Jersey, as a community, believes it can achieve across a range of major outcomes – things which matter to residents' quality of life such as getting good jobs; living longer, healthier lives; and feeling safe.

The choices we make now will affect all of us. This is your opportunity to get involved. We need as many ideas and contributions as possible so that the final plan represents a common Jersey vision.

To find out more and complete the survey go to www.shapingourfuture.gov.je

The survey closes on Sunday 31st July 2016.

  
11/06/2016Afternoon Tea and Bingo enjoyed by all

​On the afternoon of Saturday 11 June, parishioners enjoyed several games of bingo and were then served with a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Nearly 80 people attended the event.  The bingo was hosted by Mike Videgrain and the afternoon tea scones and cakes were provided by Peter Norman, Amanda Priaulx and Sanctuary House.

A big thank you to all the parish staff who helped organise the event and ensured the smooth running on the day.

  
01/06/2016Find out the results of the consultation

​The data from the recent Dog Fouling and Littering Consultation has been collated and can be found on this website on the Consultations link at the top of the page, or by clicking on the following link: - http://www.parish.gov.je/Pages/Consultations.aspx

  
19/05/2016Memorial Service to be held on Thursday 19 May

​The memorial service will take place at St Aubin's Harbour South Arm as follows: -

1745hrs music band to play at the end of the Quay

1750hrs Lifeboat arrives to moor in the centre of the harbour between pier head bow facing south arm

1800hrs service to start including scattering of ashes

1830hrs short firework display by Jim Bevis on North Arm

proceed to Boat House

  
18/05/2016Information regarding Hotel la Tour development

I understand that there have been a number of individuals alleging that heavy vehicles are using the High Street from the Hotel La Tour site, but to date have failed to give myself (the Connetable) or the Honorary Police any evidence that this has taken place.

The Roads Committee who are responsible for Parish Roads have in place a Traffic Management Plan which the contractors have to abide by when accessing the site and I have no reason to believe that this has not been adhered to.  The owner of the site and contractors do have in place the necessary insurance should damage be proven against either party but at present no such evidence exists.  Photographic surveys have been carried out by the contractors on both Mont de la Rocque and the High Street prior to the work commencing on site.

While the rock berm was being installed to secure the rear wall of the site, permission was given by me to allow vehicles under the weight limit for the road (7.5 T) to access the site from Mont de la Rocque, unload and then exit down the High Street onto Mont les Vaux (rather than using the traffic light system that was agreed previously), to ensure the site was made safe as soon as possible and that any further damage to Mont de la Rocque was prevented.

During the period of repairs there was undoubtedly a large number of vehicles using the High Street for the five days the work was in progress but none were 'heavy vehicles'.  All the vehicles used for this work, even fully laden, were under the 7.5T weight limit and unladen were probably nearer 2.5 T which is under the limit of the road (Rue du Crocquet).  I denied the contractors request on the day of the landslip to use heavy vehicles to load rock on to the site which is why so many smaller vehicles were used.

The Roads Committee are both monitoring and managing the use of the roads near the site and I have no reason to believe that any damage has been done to any part of the High Street.  The Roads Committee have commissioned Hartigans to produce survey reports consider what the weight restrictions should be on Rue de Crocquet, Mont de la Rocque and Rue au Moestre and until their reports have been received no heavy vehicles are allowed to use these roads.

  
03/05/2016Rates Assessment Notices out soon

The Rates List of the Parish of St Brelade for the year 2016 may be inspected at the Parish Hall from Tuesday 3 May 2016 to Tuesday 17 May 2016 inclusive (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Bank and Public Holidays) between the hours of 09:00 to 17:00 each day.

Any questions or queries relating to assessments will be dealt with by members of the Parish Assessment Committee who will be available at the Parish Hall by appointment only on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 17 May 2016 between 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 19 May 2016 between 17:00 - 19:00

An application may be made to the Parish Assessment Committee for a Review of the proposed rateable value of any area of land shown on the Rates List. An application for Review:

  1. must be made on the approved form (available from the Parish Hall or on www.parish.gov.je)
  2. must state the name of other land in the Island with similar attributes where there is a significant difference which must be at least 10% of the proposed rateable value of the land in question or 500 rateable quarters, whichever is the greater
  3. if requesting a Review of the assessment of Domestic/Non Domestic must provide details of the current use of the property
  4. must be made on or before Friday 20 May 2016 to the Parish Assessment Committee at the Parish Hall, La Neuve Route, St Brelade JE3 8BS

An appeal against an assessment may only be made after a Review has been undertaken.

Notice is also given that in accordance with Article 11 of the Rates (Jersey) Law 2005, that once the Rates List has been approved by the Supervisory Committee it becomes the Approved Rates List of the Parish for 2016.

Don't forget that you can now access many of your Rates account details online!! Just go to https://services.parish.gov.je  using your unique code which is printed on your Notice of Assessment or scan the QR barcode!!

Steve Pallett

Connétable

  
29/04/2016Passing of Mark "The Fish" Le Riche

​A funeral service was held today at the Crematorium for Mark Le Riche who sadly passed away on the 9 April 2016.

Mark was a village stalwart who was always around either flying his kites, shaking a bucket for charity or just out for a chat.  This year he was presented with the Citizen of the Year award by Connetable Pallett, for his dedication to charity fundraising and always being there to lend a hand, he was extremely proud to have received this award.

He will be sadly missed by all in St Aubin and others further afield.

A memorial service will be held for Mark on Thursday 19 May on the north pier, more details will be advertised nearer the time and all of his friends and family are invited to attend.

  
31/03/2016Due to start in May!

​Many of you are likely to be aware that the Parish's refuse contractors have started to roll out the recycling receptacles for the collection of you paper, plastics and metals.  Leaflets have also been distributed with your "La Baguette" parish magazine to advise you "what goes where" and a timetable of the collections for 2016.  Recycling Leaflet 1.pdf

The recycling collection is currently not mandatory however we do hope that as many parishioners as possible will engage in the scheme.

If you have any recycling queries please phone 741185 or email recycle@premierwaste.org.uk

  
31/03/2016Miss St Brelade Competition and Citizen of the Year Award

​St Brelade have two Miss St Brelade Ambassadeurs!  At an evening event held on 31 March, the judges,  David Gainsborough-Roberts, Natalie Fisher and Julia Truscott were unable to separate the two entrants Antonia Rubio and Rebecca Amy, who will both represent the Parish at the Jersey Battle of Flowers and other Events throughout the Year.  An award was also made to the Citizen of the Year which this year went to Mark Le Riche for all the charity work he has carried out during the Year.  The Junior Citizen of the Year was awarded to Caitlin Ward for her hard work with St Brelade Youth Project.

  
11/03/2016The Late Derek Wallis

DEREK Wallis, who died after a short illness in late November aged 72, was a man who was greatly respected throughout his wide range of interests and in his long service to the Parish of St Brelade - and the island.

Born during the Occupation Derek was brought up in St Brelade. He was educated at Victoria College and on leaving school trained as an engineer. Derek's love of cars and motorsport led him to qualifying as a Steward for RAC Motor Sports Association and he regulary officiated at motoring events held in the island including the popular JLC&MC Bouley Bay Hill Climb amongst other club events. He also  ran his own car sales business as Derek Wallis Cars for many years before joining Broadlands as a Property Negotiator.  Derek also served on the Public Lotteries Board having first been appointed in 1983.

Derek had a long association with the Parish and was deeply involved in municipal and community matters for over 25 years. He joined St Brelade Honorary Police in 1990 and later served as a St Brelade Centenier before being elected to the St Brelade Roads Committee, on which he still served until the time of his death.

Long-time friend, and Parish Procureur du Bien Public, Arthur Morley said:

"I have known Derek since the early 1950s when we were both in short trousers. We were at Victoria College at the same time but after school we lost touch for a while. We then met up when I joined the honorary police. Derek was then a Roads Inspector."

" When a vacancy for the Roads Committee arose he asked me if I would propose him,  to which I agreed of course. In doing so I had to advise the Assemby that Derek was an estate agent and used car salesman before he retired. Derek's quick response was to reassure those gathered that in spite of this, he had never being a double glazing salesman." 

"Derek was always cheerful and had great sense of humour. "

Members of the Municipality including the Honorary Police attended the packed funeral service for Derek on Friday 4 December at St Brelade's Church and formed a 'Guard of Honour' after the service."

  
08/03/2016Do you know where pheasants live in St Brelade

Do you know where pheasants live in St Brelade?

Have you any information on the population size and their local impact on wildlife and their effect on farmland?

The Department of the Environment welcomes your help with a survey - online questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3DMTDCP 

More details available at http://www.gov.je/news/2016/pages/jerseypheasantsurvey.aspx

  
07/12/2015Christmas Fayre and Christmas light switch on

​The St Brelade Christmas Fayre held on Saturday 5 December was an event enjoyed by all.  With £2200.00 raised for the four selected local groups, hundreds of people turned out to peruse the stalls, enjoy the food and drink and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.

Our thanks go out to our main sponsors, Logicalis and Waitrose and also Starburst Fireworks, The Salty Dog and many many more, the list of all of those we need to thank is immense so please accept this thanks for everybody that helped in one way or another!

  
01/12/2015Funeral details of the late Derek Wallis

WALLIS Derek Arthur, member of the Roads Committee and St Brelade Honorary Police.

The Connétable and Procureurs du Bien Public, Members of the Municipality and St Brelade Honorary Police wish to extend their heartfelt sorrow to wife Christine and the family of Derek who will be sadly missed by all of us.

All members of the Municipality wishing to attend the funeral service of Derek are invited to meet on Friday 4 December at 1.00 p.m. at St Brelade's Church.  Past and present members of the Municipality and St Brelade Honorary Police who wish to be part of the 'Guard of Honour' are asked to assemble at 12.30 p.m. near the main gate.

  
27/10/2015We are nearly there...

​Following the approval of the Parish Assembly to adopt a Kerbside Recycling scheme at a meeting held on 18 March 2015, the refuse contractor has been hard at work determining the areas appropriate for containers and those areas that will need to utilise bring banks.

This work is now complete and the collection boxes have been ordered by TTS for the Parish.

Keep your ears and eyes open for more news in the coming months as to when the collections will commence!

  
19/10/2015St Brelade in Bloom at Sunderland awards

Connetable Steve Pallett and Jeff Hathaway, co-ordinator of St Brelade Parish in Bloom Committee, recently attended the awards ceremony for the 2015 Britain in Bloom competition, where ​St Brelade won Silver Gilt for best Coastal Town up to 12,000 people.

More than 70 villages, town and cities took place in the Royal Horticultural Society competition.  St Brelade were however pipped to the post by Guernsey!

  
16/10/2015St Brelade Senior Citizens celebrates their 50th Anniversary!

​The St Brelade Senior Citizens club celebrated their 50th Anniversary this year with an event on Wednesday 14 October at St Brelade's Bay Hotel.  The 32 members that attended were treated to a 3 course lunch with an Anniversary cake.  The event was attended by Connetable Steve Pallett, Mrs Pallett, Mr John Gready of the Chevalier Trust and his wife.

  
13/10/2015Littering and Dog Fouling consultation launched

​The Comité des Connétables wants your views on the issue of litter, including dog fouling, the current penalties and enforcement options available and alternative options which might be considered.

Please take a look at the consultation paper here: website http://www.parish.gov.je/Pages/Consultations.aspx

 

  
22/09/2015New award to highlight selfless work of young person

A new award acknowledging the tireless efforts of a young person has been launched in memory of Sir George Carteret, the most celebrated Jerseyman in the Island's history. 

Launched Island wide today, on the first anniversary of the unveiling of the Sir George Carteret statue in the Parish of St Peter, the Sir George Carteret Endeavour Award is the brainchild of the Constable of St Peter, John Refault and is supported by leading Jersey financial services firm JTC.

Sir George Carteret ensured Jersey's allegiance to the Royalist cause during the English civil war and helped to safely shelter the future King Charles II in the Island during his exile.  Organisations and individuals across the Island are invited to nominate a young person under the age of 19 who has demonstrated the same personal qualities as this key historical figure – most notably loyalty, endeavour and a tireless determination to a particular cause or personal project. 

His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, General Sir John McColl KCB, CBE, DSO., has kindly agreed to judge all the entries alongside the St Peter Constable, John Refault and JTC's Group CEO &  Chairman, Nigel Le Quesne.  The overall winner will be awarded £1,000 in recognition of their achievement - half of which is to be donated to a charity of their choice.

Constable Refault said that the award was not necessarily designed for someone who always excelled at everything, but sought to acknowledge a young person living in the Island who had given their time to a well-meaning project selflessly and consistently and regardless of any personal reward showing a determination to succeed which was beyond the norm. He was also delighted that JTC, a long established local company, was supporting the Award.

Nigel Le Quesne added: "JTC's business has been successfully built on a number of guiding principles which include a 'can do attitude' and 'above and beyond service' and we will be looking for similar qualities in the applications received. To acknowledge the remarkable career of this leading figure from Jersey's past in a way that helps ensure he will not be forgotten, while awarding the extraordinary efforts of a young Islander from the present is an inspired and worthy initiative which we are delighted to support."

Further background on the attached and Application forms are available online at www.parish.gov.je/stpeter<http://www.parish.gov.je/stpeter

Further information from the Constable of St Peter, telephone 01534 481236

  
21/08/2015DVS and the Parish and States Police road check

​On Thursday 20 August 2015, Officers from DVS, St Brelade Honorary Police and the States Of Jersey Police conducted a road check in St Aubin.

121 vehicles went through the road check with three having to be removed by tow truck.  The States Of Jersey Police are dealing with many other offences that also came to light through the check.

  
15/07/2015Parish Rate set and pay Online!

​At a Parish Assembly held on Tuesday 14 July at 7.00pm at the Parish Hall, the Accounts for the financial year ending April 2015 were approved and the Estimates for the year ending April 2016 were set.  The Parish Rate to ensure the Parish receive enough income to fund the estimates was proposed at 0.91p per quarter, which was approved by the majority of the Assembly.

The minutes of the meeting will shortly be available from this website under the Minutes option on the left hand menu.

Rates Demands will therefore be issued within the next week and you will note that there is also a new way to pay your rates being online payment by debit or credit card, each demand is issued with a unique code/QR barcode (for those who have smartphones or tablets).  Credit card payments will incur a surcharge, however debit card payments will not.  Cash and Cheque can still be received at the Parish Hall during normal office hours.

  
27/06/2015St Aubins Games Village

​St Aubin will be one of the main games villages throughout the Island Games which start on Saturday 27 June through to Friday 3 July.  A massive screen has been erected in front of the Parish Hall which will play action from the games as well as highlights and entertainment.

For more information visit: - http://www.jersey2015.com/

  
25/06/2015New Tapestry Panel at the Parish Hall until 26 June

Following in the footsteps of the treasured Occupation Tapestry which was unveiled in 1995 on the 50th Anniversary of Liberation Day, Jersey Heritage has this year commissioned an additional panel to mark the 70th Anniversary of Liberation.

Sponsored by Benest & Syvret, the new panel, like its predecessor, has been designed by Wayne Audrain to interpret a number of key themes around the subject of remembrance. These include how Islanders continue to remember the victims of Nazism, acts of heroism and the events of the Liberation itself.

Given the enthusiasm with which the original tapestry was embraced, it is hoped that Islanders shall once again take the chance to make their own stitch in time in order to help future generations understand this important period of Jersey's history. All are welcome to come and add their stitch to the panel.

Commencing at St. John's Parish Hall on Monday 1st June, the tapestry will spend two weeks in each parish. Volunteers will oversee its progress. The tapestry will be accompanied by interpretation panels which tell the newly-discovered stories of evacuees, émigrés and members of the community who have family wartime recollections from counties as diverse as Slovakia, Canada and Australia.

Advocate Nina Benest commented 'Benest and Syvret are delighted to sponsor the development of the Occupation Tapestry to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Occupation. This project has been beautifully conceived, simultaneously evoking our memories of the past and crystallising our aspirations for our beautiful Island and its people for the future. It is a project that truly spans the generations.'

  
10/05/2015Liberation Events a great success!

The Parish Liberation events held on Sunday 10 May 2015 were a great success.

 

Approximately 20 people took part in the Parish walk which took the Railway Walk from the Parish Hall to Corbiere and back, the Memorial Service at Noirmont War Memorial also received a large turnout.

 

The Main Event was the Parish Tea Party enjoyed by nearly 100 parishioners aged 70 or over in the beautifully decorated main hall at the Parish Hall.  A wonderful array of sandwiches and cakes were provided by hardworking volunteers and staff, there was also enjoyable entertainment in the form of "Winstan Churchill", Leila Begg and Collette Channing, along with a display or cars from the era.  Attendees were also given a copy of "An Occupation Diary" of Mrs G Luce de Pre transcribed by Tony Bellows, along with a copy of the Liberation Day programme from 9 May 1946.

  
01/05/2015Where is your garden waste going?

​With Branchage approaching in July and September you are reminded to be sure that you know where your garden waste is going.

The Loi (1914) Sur la Voirie (Branchage Law) not only requires all landowners to cut and remove any vegetation overhanging a road or pavement, but also the Policing of Roads (Jersey) Regulations 1959 prohibit the deposit of any refuse on a road - including garden waste.  The Waste Management (Jersey) Law prohibits the deposit of garden waste on any land unless otherwise exempt.

It is becoming increasingly more popular for gardeners and garden contractors to use leaf blowing machines, however we wish to remind you of the above as any waste blown from private premises onto a public road could be subject to a penalty under the above Laws and Regulations.

Please therefore make sure you clear up after your branchage and know where your gardener is taking your waste.  Garden waste should be taken to the Green Waste facility at La Collette.

  
20/04/2015Parish Liberation Events on 10 May 2015

​St Brelade are holding several events on Sunday 10 May 2015 which are free to Parishioners however some events are ticket only and will be issued on a first come first served basis.

The Connetables Liberation walk will start from the Parish Hall and will follow the Railway Walk to Les Quennevais and back, refreshments will be available upon your return.  The walk is to commence at 10.30 hours.

An open memorial service will be held at the War Memorial at Noirmont Point at 12.30 hours, conducted by Reverend Mark Bond to commemorate the fallen and those that were alive during the occupation.

A Tea Party will be held at the Parish Hall at 13.30 hours for Parishioners aged 70 or over.  If you wish to attend this event please contact the Parish Hall 741141, as tickets are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

  
31/03/2015People's Park Ceremony

​A special event to commemorate the 70th Anniversary, held in the presence of HRH The Countess of Wessex, will take place in People's Park on the afternoon of Liberation Day.  This will include a formal ceremony followed by an afternoon tea party a Royal walkabout and entertainment.

If you fall into one of the following categories then you and your partner/carer may apply by completing an application form which can be obtained from the Parish Hall or downloaded below.  These tickets are for seats located inside marquees and include traditional afternoon tea: -

  1. those who were present in Jersey during the occupation
  2. those who were evacuated or interned from Jersey during the occupation and who subsequently returned
  3. those who were serving in the Armed Forces during this period

This event is strictly ticketed and limited in number.

Applications must be returned to the Parish Hall by Friday 10 April 2015.

Peoples Park event app.pdf

  
19/03/2015Domestic Kerbside Recycling to take place in St Brelade

​At a Parish Assembly held on Wednesday 18 March 2015, the Assembly voted to accept a Parish domestic kerbside recycling collection.

The Parish Refuse Contractor is now in further discussions with TTS who are providing the recycling containers for the Parish and who with their extensive knowledge of recycling are giving any assistance they can.  The collections will likely commence at the end of summer 2015.

For further information keep your eyes on this news section.  Households will be advised of the finer details nearer the time such as the collection timetable, start dates and what can and can't be recycled etc.

  
26/02/2015Age Concern hosting a Liberation lunch on Saturday 9 May 2015

Saturday 9 May 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Occupation by Nazi Germany.  To celebrate this special occasion Age Concern Jersey are inviting Islanders who were in Jersey during the Occupation to attend a Liberation Day Lunch at The POMME D’OR HOTEL commencing at 12.00 noon.

 

This high profile event will be held in the Golden Apple Suite and will feature entertainment from "Swing Style" and a special performance from St Michaels Preparatory School Chamber Choir.  Being fortunate enough to be in the hotel where so much of the activity on Liberation Day took place will give the elderly guests the opportunity to be on the spot to witness the raising of the Union Jack at 2.00 pm.

 

Places for the lunch are strictly limited to 230 so the invite is ONLY to those older people living in the island who were in Jersey during the Occupation.  To apply you must write as soon as possible to:

Age Concern Jersey, Windsor House, Val Plaisant, JE2 4TA giving your name, age, date of birth, address and telephone number.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Letters should be marked ‘Liberation Lunch’ F.A.O Daphne Minihane or Aaron Labey.

 

To help Age Concern give these special VIP’s a great quality event they are asking individuals, schools and businesses to sponsor a "1940’s war themed dress down day" in their school, Bank or office on Friday 24 April.  Cheques can be made payable to Age Concern Jersey and sent to Windsor House, Val Plaisant, JE2 4TA marked "Liberation Lunch".

  
23/02/2015A Parish Assembly will be held for Parishioners to choose whether to accept a recycling contract or not

​A Parish Assembly is to be held on Wednesday 18 March at 7.00pm at Communicare.  One item on the agenda will be to consider whether the Parish should approve a Recycling contract for residential Kerbside Recycling.  More details will become available nearer to the date.

Kerbside Recycling Report 2013.pdf

  
18/02/2015Latest minutes available to view online

​Minutes of a Parish Assembly held on Tuesday 17 February 2015 are now available to view under the Assembly Minutes tab which can be found on the left hand side of this website.

  
09/02/2015Island major events to be held to commemorate Liberation 70

​Several Island events will be held over the weekend of Liberation 70.

On Friday 8 May there will be a special town service of Thanksgiving and Remebrance and the Town Church open to the public.

On Saturday 9 May there will be a Slave Worker's Memorial Service, Grand Parade, a special meeting of the States and act of remembrance including a commemorative creative production involving theatre and music, a Community Tea Party and food fair with food and entertainment and a night time finale.

Ticket details and how these can be obtained will be announced by the Bailiffs Office shortly.  Tickets will be free and will be required for most of the events.

Other Parish event details will be released in due course.

  
09/02/2015Electrical goods should not be placed in your refuse

​As we become a more electrically charged nation, it is also becoming increasingly more frequent that electrical goods are found in with general household refuse.  Please note that unwanted or broken electrical items should not be thrown away with your general household rubbish and if they are found by your refuse collector they will not be collected.

Instead, please take electrical items to the Household recycling Centre at Gate 4 , Bellozanne.  Follow this link to the site opening times: Bellozanne Opening Times and check out this attachment for info on what else can be done with electrical items Electrical Items - What to do.pdf

  
15/11/2014The Gateway to St Aubin was officially unveiled on Saturday 15 November

​On Saturday 15 November the new sculptures at the gateway to St Aubin were officially unveiled in a small ceremony which saw approximately 100 people in attendance.

The sculptures designed and crafted by local sculpture Derek Tristram seek to bring together the history of St Aubin's boat building and fishing industries with the new modern and functional St Aubin.  Derek was assisted by a young TTS worker Josh who gained an insight into the intricacies of such craftsmanship.

Connetable Steve Pallett gave a short speech thanking the villagers for their patience and TTS and Brenwal for their hard work.  Newly appointed TTS Minister Eddie Noel spoke about the importance of TTS working with communities on projects such as these and Deputy Kevin Lewis who was TTS Minister for the duration of the project unveiled the artwork.

Local businesses were also involved on the day many offering discounts for products or services purchased on the day.

The unveiling signifies the end of the regeneration works although there are just a couple of finishing touches soon to be added.

  
01/11/2014His Excellency visits Parish War Graves

​On Saturday 1 November 2014 at 11.30am His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor attended at St Brelade Parish Church to pay his respects at the Commonwealth war graves.  A poem was read by His Excellency, the last post was played and a short history was read by Ian Le Sueur who has spent many an hour researching the individuals.

There are 4 war graves of those who fell during WW1 buried in the cemetery, 2 from WW2 and also a Sergeant of Northern Ireland.

Each year the Lieutenant Governor visits 3 Parish's commonwealth war graves to pay tribute to those that served and died in war.  This year it was the turn of St Brelade, St Mary and St Peter.

Photo courtesy of Kandidprints.

  
25/10/2014Senatorial Re-Count to commence

​It has been confirmed that a re-count of the Senatorial ballot papers will take place on Saturday.  Parish staff and assistants will help with the Islands re-count to confirm the results.

  
16/10/2014The 2014 Elections are now concluded

​So Wednesday saw the first General Elections to be held in Jersey and included a Referendum.  With over 47% tunout in the Parish of St Brelade, the day was a continuous stream of Electors attending to place their vote.

The hard working team of Jurat, Authorise, volunteers and Parish staff, worked tirelessley throughout the day to ensure the smooth running of the Elections.  The final result for the Referendum was declared at 02.14 hours on Thursday morning.

Full results can be found at http://www.vote.je/election-results-2014/#stbreladeresults , in brief the results for St Brelade were as follows: -

District 1 - Deputy

Murray NORTON - 545

Michael Keith JACKSON - 452

Angela JEUNE - 173

District 2 - Deputy

Graham TRUSCOTT - 1073

Montfort TADIER - 890

Natalie DUFFY - 760

Jeff HATHAWAY - 594

Peter TROY - 425

Beatriz POREE - 391

Jane BLAKELEY - 302

 Senator

Ian GORST - 1910

Philip BAILHACHE - 1876

Andrew GREEN - 1690

Alan MACLEAN - 1612

Sarah FERGUSON - 1547

Paul ROUTIER - 1441

Sean DOOLEY-POWER - 1409

Lyndon FARNHAM - 1378

Philip OZOUF - 1351

Zoe CAMERON - 1283

John YOUNG - 1184

Malcolm FEREY - 780

Geoffrey HABIN - 698

Anne SOUTHERN - 596

Christopher MAGEE - 439

Guy DE FAYE - 427

David RICHARDSON - 249

Konrad KRUSZYNSKI - 247

  
06/10/2014Next Phase of works

​The next phase of the roadworks from Market Hill to Jardin de la Chapelle are to start on Monday 6 October, for 2 weeks (weather permitting).

The majority of the works will be carried out under lane closure between 7.30am and 4.30 pm, however there will be full time road closures between the hours of 6.30pm and 11.30pm on the 6, 7, 13 and 14 October, diversions will be in place.

If you have any concerns please contact the site manager Jamie Roberts (Brenwal) on 07797 790 439 or the Brenwal public liaison officer Colin Falgate on 07797 759 180.

Further information can be found at http://www.gov.je/travel/roads/Pages/index.aspx

  
28/08/2014St Brelade - Best Coastal Parish

It came as a pleasant surprise to the Bloom Group group that despite the works in St. Aubin, the two Royal Horticultural judges, Rae Beckwith and John Harrison still found St Brelade worthy of a Gold Award and also 'Best Coastal Parish', in this years Parish in Bloom Competition held on the 9 July. The award means that St Brelade will go through to next years national Britain in Bloom competition representing Jersey in their category.

Bloom Group Co-ordinator and leader Jeff Hathaway said:  "So much is due to the wonderful 'Bloom' team members and the Parish gardening staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Parish looked at it's very best on judging day.  But what has made this year so rather special is the sheer enthusiasm of local businesses, especially those in the Les Quennevais area, to become involved and support our aims with ever more hanging baskets and planting.  I don't think I  have ever seen Quennevais Parade and Red Houses look so bright and inviting - the sign of genuine community spirit and co-operation.  That is what the judges were looking for and what St Brelade was able to demonstrate in abundance."

The judges also gave a special discretionery award to parishioner Tim Liddiard for his 'Outstanding Services to the Environment'. Tim, athough a Senior Environmental Officer, has given up a lot of his time and  has shared his expertise with the St Brelade Bloom Group. 

The team were particularly delighted with the participation of the parishes 2 primary schools who created mini gardens for the competition to welcome Mike Stentiford MBE to Mont Nicolle School to judge the pupils gardens and present the children with certificates and prizes.

"Credit too must be given to three former team members, Janet Wicks, Marguerite Calderbank and Cindy Mulliner who having since moved on to new interests, laid down a lot of the groundwork that led to this years success." said Jeff.

  
05/08/2014The Parish of St Brelade remember WW1 in memorial service and other events

A memorial service was held on Sunday 3 August at the Parish War Memorial outside of the Parish Church.  The service was lead by Reverend Mark Bond and several Parish Officials were in attendance.  Young members of the Scout Group read out the list of names of those from the Parish who fought and died in the great war.

In the afternoon a second service was held this time outside of the Parish Hall, the Nottighamshire Marching Band followed this with a heart warming music display.  Over 100 Parishioners then sat down to afternoon tea in the Parish Hall which was kindly sponsored by Waitrose.

  
25/06/2014Deposited glass causing a danger

​Glass is being left surrounding the recycle bin at Les Creux bring bank site causing a danger to the public and the refuse collectors.

Glass collections in the Parish are one of the best in the Island as a home collection is made every week at the same time as normal refuse collections.  However this does not seem to stop some residents from taking their glass to a bring bank instead.  Obviously not all people depositing at Les Creux are from St Brelade as some people are lucky enough to visit our wonderful Parish in their spare time, however, we do ask that both residents of St Brelade and visitors to the Parish consider not leaving glass on the floor or surrounding the glass bring banks.  If the bin is full please take your rubbish home with you or deposit at another location.  details of other locations can be found here Bring Bank.pdf

 

  
20/06/2014HMS Iron Duke 15 Gun Salute

​On Friday 20 July HMS IRON DUKE was deployed to the Falkland Islands for a 6 month deployment.  On their way through they sailed past Jersey.  At 20:45hrs a 15 Gun Salute was fired and a returning 5 guns were fired from Corbiere.  His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor took the Salute with the Bailiff and Chief Minister.  The Sea Cadets and Victoria College Sea Cadets were also in attendance along with Parish Officials.  The event was open to the public and it was fantastic to see a great turnout in support.

  
10/06/2014Maison St Brelade Officially opened by HM Lieutenant Governor

​On Tuesday 10 June, Maison St Brelade Residential Home held its Official opening of the new and improved refurbished facilities.  Residents along with family, friends, officials and Parish representatives were out in force on what was a beautifully sunny day.

HM Lieutenant Governor and Lady McColl officially opened the refurbished home, speeches were made by Matron Pearl Thebault, Connétable Steve Pallett the Lieutenant Governor and a blessing by Reverend Mark Bond.

A memorial placque was unveiled and everyone was then treated to a glass of Champagne and a slice of lovely cake, whilst the Governor presented a medal to one of the residents and was given a short tour of the home. 

  
23/05/2014Changes have been made to the Parking Restrictions at the Elephant Park

The Elephant Park car park previously a 12 in 24 hour public car park is now a 3 hour disc parking zone.  Several signs have been erected but you are reminded that parking discs must be displayed showing your time of arrival.  Parking Discs can be purchased from the Parish Hall or Sand Street car park office.