|15/01/2019||On World Wetlands Day|
Le Hocq Tower to Open as an Interpretation Centre
On World Wetlands Day, Saturday 2nd February 1000 - 1600
Also Sunday 3rd February 1000 – 1600
Le Hocq Tower, Owned by the Parish of St Clement and leased to Jersey Heritage, will be open on Saturday 2nd February, and the following day, to commemorate World Wetlands Day, as it overlooks the South East Coast of Jersey RAMSAR site. This forms one of the largest intertidal reef sites in Europe. The RAMSAR site is so named as Jersey is a signatory to the Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran on 2nd February 1971.
The RAMSAR site extends from St Helier Harbour to Gorey Harbour encompassing the SE corner of Jersey and on an extreme 12 metre spring tide, exposes in excess of 17.5 sq. km. of wave-cut rock platforms, extensive areas of reef at varying elevations, expansive rocky shores and a complex system of soft substrate gulleys.
With the experience of the 2018 openings, which were very well supported, the hours have been extended this year. In addition, following recent discussions between Jersey Heritage and the Jersey Tourist Guides Association (JTGA), within the Tower will be a number of pull-up banners telling the story of the Le Hocq area, one focusing on Le Hocq Tower and daily life within it and another on defensive coastal towers.
Other pull-up banners will describe the RAMSAR/wetlands site, ornithology and a new concept, the UNESCO Geopark to which Jersey may seek to achieve.
On Saturday 2 February between 10am and 3pm, complementary to the Tower's opening, an exhibition is being staged in the Parish Hall by a number of parties, including sections of the Societe Jersiaise, which will include an interactive 'touch tank'.
Jersey Heritage and guides of the JTGA, who will be in attendance at the Tower, look forward to welcoming you!
Captain Brian Nibbs
Member, St Clement Roads Committee and Committee Member, JTGA
|14/01/2019||Does your Driving Licence expire soon?|
If so, you could be one of the 30,000 in Jersey whose driving licence is due to expire between October 2018 and February 2019.
The Expiry date is shown in column 11 on the reverse of the licence.
All applications will be dealt with in the order they are received and you can only apply to renew your driving licence 3 months before the expiry date.
You can quickly and easily renew your licence online at https://services.parish.gov.je/DrivingLicence/Entry/Renew You'll need a photo which can be taken using your smartphone or a digital camera (we also provide the option to send a passport style photo by post) or you can complete the paper application form available from the parish hall. Please note that if you choose to provide any documents offline, these must be received by the parish within 7 days of the online application otherwise the application will be discarded.
You will need the following to make an application –
- One photograph taken in the last 6 months which meets the criteria (as with a passport style)
- Payment of £50 for a 10-year 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 3 months in advance. Your new licence will be valid for the remaining period of your existing one plus a full 10 years. You do not have to return your existing licence so we urge you to renew as soon as you are able to.
|10/01/2019||What day is your rubbish collected? |
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