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14/12/2018A quick and easy process...

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).

 

  
14/12/2018And glass recycling dates for 2019

Tuesday 25/12/2018 Commercial Glass

Collecting on Monday 31/12/2018

Wednesday 26/12/2018 Refuse

Collecting as normal

Tuesday 01/01/2019 Commercial Glass

Collecting Monday 31/12/2018

Wednesday 02/01/2018 Refuse

Collecting as normal

Glass and Recycling 2019

10th Jan

14th Feb

14th Mar

11th Apr

9th May

13th Jun

11th Jul

8th Aug

12th Sep

10th Oct

14th Nov

12th Dec

 

 

 

  
06/12/2018Thursday. 13th December 2018 8.00PM

Paroisse de Ste Marie

PARISH ASSEMBLY

Notice is hereby given that an Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Mary will be held at St Mary's Parish Hall on Thursday 13th December 2018 at 8.00 pm to conduct the following business:

  1. Receive and if approved, adopt the Minutes of the Parish Assembly held on Thursday 20th September 2018
  2. Receive and if approved, adopt the Minutes of the Electoral Assemblies held on Thursday 16th August 2018
  3. In accordance with Article 32 of the Rates (Jersey) Law 2005 to elect two Rates Assessors to fill vacancies on the Rates Assessment Committee due to arise on 1st January 2019 for a term of 3 years.

 

  
27/11/2018A message to all those who helped...

THANK YOU to all who have contributed to Mustard Seed Jersey's Christmas shoebox appeal. So many people and organisations have helped us in so many ways (with discount, donations of goods and money as well as shoeboxes, space,  fuel, hours and hours of time ..... )  and we want to thank you all. 

The end result is 3074 Christmas shoeboxes - mainly for children with nearly a third for needy adults. It is approx 600 less than last year but to our delight we have been able to supply sufficient in the various age groups to meet the priority needs of the poorest and neediest on our assistance programmes in Romania. 

The shoeboxes should arrive in Romania in good time for volunteers from Jersey to distribute them. The volunteers should also have the opportunity to give out bread, food parcels, blankets etc all made possible by the generosity of the Island of Jersey.

So to everyone who has helped and supported in anyway, we say a very big thank you, because without your help Christmas for 3074 people would not have as much hope and joy as you have made possible. 

To hear about the distribution  soon after it happens, do keep an eye on our Facebook page especially from December 11th when we should be in Romania. 

  
27/11/2018Christmas Vouchers 2018- Important information!

The Sir David Kirch Charitable Trust

Christmas vouchers 2018

PLEASE NOTE vouchers are NOT being distributed through the parish.

Vouchers will be sent by post to those aged 65+ who meet one of the following criteria:

  • a participant on an Income Support claim
  • a member of the Pension Plus scheme
  • in receipt of means tested support for living costs in a
    residential care placement under the Long Term Care scheme

If you have any queries please phone 445505,
email customerservice@gov.je or visit Customer and Local Services, Philip Le Feuvre House, La Motte Street, St Helier.

  
26/11/2018Huge thanks

​Enormous thanks to all those who supported our recent Poppy Appeal cake Sale and Coffee Morning. We raised a record breaking £652.20.

  
25/09/2018Recommendations to avoid delays

Does your Driving Licence expire soon?

How long have you been driving?

Have you held a Jersey driving licence since at least 1994?

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.

This "bulk renewal" is a remnant from when all driving licences expired at the same date. It happens every 10 years and still affects 1 in 3 of us who hold a Jersey driving licence.

The expiry date is shown in column 11 on the reverse of the licence. Do check the date for each category of vehicle as the dates may vary.

All applications will be dealt with in the date order received. You can only apply to renew your driving licence in the 3 months before the expiry date.

To avoid a delay in receiving your new licence, we recommend you apply as follows –

Licence expiry date                            Submit your application to renew      

Expiry in January 1-9, 2019               Renew in October 1-15, 2018

Expiry in January 10-16, 2019           Renew in October 16-30, 2018

Expiry in January 17-25, 2019           Renew in November 1-15, 2018

Expiry in January 26-31, 2019           Renew in November 16-30, 2018

Expiry in February 2019                     Renew in December - February 2019

Applications can be made online through the parish websites (parish.gov.je 'Do It Online') or by completing the paper application form available from your Parish Hall.

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)

So, make a note on your calendar and submit your application in good time to avoid a delay in the issue of your new licence.

Remember that you must not drive if your licence has expired. Your vehicle insurance may also be invalid if you drive on an expired licence.  

 

  
21/09/2018Important Information

​Please ensure all glass left for the usual monthly collection is clean. Failure to do so will result in glass not being collected for offending households. Many thanks

  
18/09/2018Thursday 20th September 2018 8p.m.

Notice is hereby given that an Assembly of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Mary will be held in the Parish Hall at 8 p.m. on Thursday 20th September 2018 to conduct the following business.

  1. To receive and, if deemed advisable, approve the minutes of the Parish Assembly held on 16th August 2018.
  2. To receive and, if deemed advisable, adopt the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 1st May 2017 to 30th April 2018, the said accounts having been previously audited by the Parish Accountants and examined by the Committee appointed for that purpose.
  3. To receive and, if deemed advisable, approve the Connétable's Estimates for the financial year 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019, including grants to various charities and organisations.
  4. Having approved the Estimates, to tax the rate accordingly and order that it be levied.
  5. To name a Committee to examine the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019.
  6. To appoint an auditor to examine the accounts for the final year 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019.

John Le Bailly          
Connétable                                                                                         14th September 2018

 

  
12/09/2018Effective 19th September

Please note that with effect from Wednesday 19th September, the Parish Office will be open from 5pm-7pm each week.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

  
10/08/2018Thursday 16th August 8pm

Paroisse de Ste Marie

Nomination meetings

Nomination meetings will be held on Thursday 16th August at St Marys Parish Hall -

  • at 8pm to elect one Procureur du Bien Public for a 3 year term of office expiring September 2021
  • at 8.15pm to elect one Centenier for a 3 year term of office expiring September 2021

All electors are welcome to attend.

A nomination form for each candidate for election must be produced to the meeting and must be completed by a proposer and 9 seconders who are electors in the parish.

In each election:

  • if there are more candidates than vacancies, a poll will be held on Wednesday 12 September 2018
  • if there are not more candidates than vacancies, any duly nominated candidate will be declared elected at the nomination meeting

To vote in this election you must have registered by midday on Wednesday 15th August 2018.

 

John Le Bailly

Connetable

9th August 2018

 

  
10/08/2018Thursday 16th August 8.30pm

Paroisse de Ste Marie

PARISH ASSEMBLY

Notice is hereby given that an Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Mary will be held at St Mary's Parish Hall on Thursday 16th August 2018 at 8.30 pm to conduct the following business:

  1. Receive and if approved, adopt the Minutes of the Parish Assembly held on Thursday 5th July 2018 and Electoral Assemblies held on 11th April 2018
  1. Elect Constable's Officers, for the Vingtaine du Sud, the term of Ms Heppolette, Mr Le Cornu and Mr Alcock shortly to expire 4th Sept and 18th September and to fill existing vacancies.
  1. To appoint Auditors to Audit the 2018 Parish Accounts for the year ending 30th April 2018

John Le Bailly

9th August 2018

Connétable

  
18/07/2018IMPORTANT NOTICE

​Please be advised that the parish office will be closed Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Monday 23rd July due to staff holidays. Please accept our sincere apologies for this inconvenience.

  
06/07/2018Contributions welcome!

​Do you shop at the CO-OP?  If you are not collecting Goodness Gang toys for yourself or your family please consider accepting the stickers (or buying the toys) and dropping them into St Mary's parish hall for use by mustard seed to buy toys for Christmas shoe boxes. Any donations gratefully received. Thank you

  
06/07/2018Found Rue du Rondin Area

​A large bunch of Keys with an Australian themed key ring has be handed in at the parish hall. They were found in the area of Rue du Rondin and can be collected from the Parish Office between 9am-1pm Monday - Friday

  
04/07/2018Thursday 5th July, 8pm

Paroisse de Ste. Marie

PARISH ASSEMBLY

Notice is hereby given that an Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Mary will be held at St Mary's Parish Hall on Thursday 5th July 2018 at 8 pm to conduct the following business:

  1. Receive and if approved, adopt the Minutes of the Parish Assembly held on 22nd March 2018
  2. To Appoint Auditors to audit the 2018 Parish Accounts due to the retirement of the previous auditor.

John Le Bailly                                                                               

Connétable

  
27/06/2018Parish Secretary

Parish Secretary

 

The Parish of St Mary is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and organised individual to fill the position of Parish Secretary.

The role of the Secretary involves:-

  • Providing secretarial and administrative support to the Connètable
  • Overseeing the running of the Parish Office
  • Supervising a small team
  • Implement and steer new procedures and systems as and when they are introduced

     

The position is part-time, 20 hours per week. The successful applicant will require a sound knowledge of Microsoft applications, possess excellent people skills and be adaptable to change as new procedures and laws are introduced.  Experience in the various Parish systems would be advantageous.

 

Applications should be made in writing, enclosing a full CV and marked PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL to: The Connètable, The Parish Hall, La Rue du Pont, St Mary, JE3 3AS

A job description is available by emailing stmary@posmy.gov.je

Closing date for application is 10th July 2018

 

  
11/06/2018Parish event CANCELLED

​Due to unforseen circumstances, the St Mary's Hoedown has been cancelled

  
04/06/20185th July 2018

About branchage​

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

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

What the law requires​

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

You must make sure:

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

Branchage inspections

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

The first Visites du Branchage takes place for two weeks from 27 June, and the second one is during the first two weeks of September in each parish.

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

The Visites du Branchage​

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

Who needs to complete the branchage?​

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

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

Helping the environment

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

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

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

  
30/05/2018Due to a staff meeting, the Parish Hall Office will open at 10am June 1st
  
15/05/201816th May, 17th May

​Please note that the Parish Hall will be the St Mary polling Station on 16th May so will therefore not be open for normal business. We shall also be closed for business 17th May, re-opening 18th May at 9am as usual.

  
11/05/2018Please read

Mont de la Barcelone Road Closure

We are pleased to advise that works to re-instate Mont de la Barcelone in Mourier Valley are now underway.

This does however mean that for safety reasons, the road closure will be strictly enforced for all road users, including for pedestrians, cyclists and horseriders, for the duration of the works.

There is a pedestrian footpath available nearby, Le Petit Côte pathway but other road users will need to find an alternative route for the time being.

We will provide an update shortly, regarding a timescale for the work.

  
08/05/2018Collection will be as normal
  
08/05/2018WINNER!!!!!! Again

​The Parish of St Mary grew 42 Jersey Royals tubers in a single bucket in the 2018 Inter-parish competition taking the title of WINNER once again!!!!

  
01/05/2018You are not too late!

Not too late to get on the supplementary electoral register and vote in the elections on May 16th. You can do it online - 

Full details at vote.je

  
30/04/20184th May 2018, 7.30pm

PAROISSE DE STE. MARIE

ECCLESIASTICAL ASSEMBLY

An assembly of Principals, Officers and Electors of the Parish of St Mary

will be held in the Parish Hall on Friday 04 May 2018 at 7.30pm to:                                         

                                                   

Receive and if approved, adopt the Minutes of the previous Assembly        held on Tuesday 23 May 2017 

  1. Approve, if deemed advisable, the Churchwardens' Accounts for the year           2017-18, previously examined by the Committee appointed for the    purpose. 
  2. Elect Church Officers for the year 2018- 2019
  3. Elect a Committee to examine the Churchwardens' Accounts for the year           2018 - 2019
  4. Conduct the sale of Froments  
    Very Rev'd M Keirle

Ministre Desservant

25th April 2018

  
23/04/2018St Mary's Youth and Management Committee

Want to get involved in a voluntary community activity but have limited time available?

The Y&CC Management Committee are desperately seeking a Secretary to meet the terms of their constitution.

There is one Committee meeting a month and a small amount of routine correspondence. There is a possiblity to appoint an assistant secretary as well to share duties.

  
20/04/201818th Aug - Family Friendly Fun - details to follow shortly
  
12/04/2018Questionnaire closes 22/4/18

​Questionnaires are available at the Parish hall

  
12/04/2018Names of Candidates

​Further to the St Mary Assembly of Electors held on Wednesday 11th April, The names of candidates after nomination are as follows:

Constable

Juliette Gallichan

John Le Bailly

 

Deputy

David Johnson

Mark Baker

 

Please visit www.vote.je for all information about how to vote in the election on May 16th 2018.

 

 

 

 

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14/12/2018A quick and easy process...

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).

 

  
14/12/2018And glass recycling dates for 2019

Tuesday 25/12/2018 Commercial Glass

Collecting on Monday 31/12/2018

Wednesday 26/12/2018 Refuse

Collecting as normal

Tuesday 01/01/2019 Commercial Glass

Collecting Monday 31/12/2018

Wednesday 02/01/2018 Refuse

Collecting as normal

Glass and Recycling 2019

10th Jan

14th Feb

14th Mar

11th Apr

9th May

13th Jun

11th Jul

8th Aug

12th Sep

10th Oct

14th Nov

12th Dec

 

 

 

  
06/12/2018Thursday. 13th December 2018 8.00PM

Paroisse de Ste Marie

PARISH ASSEMBLY

Notice is hereby given that an Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Mary will be held at St Mary's Parish Hall on Thursday 13th December 2018 at 8.00 pm to conduct the following business:

  1. Receive and if approved, adopt the Minutes of the Parish Assembly held on Thursday 20th September 2018
  2. Receive and if approved, adopt the Minutes of the Electoral Assemblies held on Thursday 16th August 2018
  3. In accordance with Article 32 of the Rates (Jersey) Law 2005 to elect two Rates Assessors to fill vacancies on the Rates Assessment Committee due to arise on 1st January 2019 for a term of 3 years.

 

  
27/11/2018A message to all those who helped...

THANK YOU to all who have contributed to Mustard Seed Jersey's Christmas shoebox appeal. So many people and organisations have helped us in so many ways (with discount, donations of goods and money as well as shoeboxes, space,  fuel, hours and hours of time ..... )  and we want to thank you all. 

The end result is 3074 Christmas shoeboxes - mainly for children with nearly a third for needy adults. It is approx 600 less than last year but to our delight we have been able to supply sufficient in the various age groups to meet the priority needs of the poorest and neediest on our assistance programmes in Romania. 

The shoeboxes should arrive in Romania in good time for volunteers from Jersey to distribute them. The volunteers should also have the opportunity to give out bread, food parcels, blankets etc all made possible by the generosity of the Island of Jersey.

So to everyone who has helped and supported in anyway, we say a very big thank you, because without your help Christmas for 3074 people would not have as much hope and joy as you have made possible. 

To hear about the distribution  soon after it happens, do keep an eye on our Facebook page especially from December 11th when we should be in Romania. 

  
27/11/2018Christmas Vouchers 2018- Important information!

The Sir David Kirch Charitable Trust

Christmas vouchers 2018

PLEASE NOTE vouchers are NOT being distributed through the parish.

Vouchers will be sent by post to those aged 65+ who meet one of the following criteria:

  • a participant on an Income Support claim
  • a member of the Pension Plus scheme
  • in receipt of means tested support for living costs in a
    residential care placement under the Long Term Care scheme

If you have any queries please phone 445505,
email customerservice@gov.je or visit Customer and Local Services, Philip Le Feuvre House, La Motte Street, St Helier.

  
26/11/2018Huge thanks

​Enormous thanks to all those who supported our recent Poppy Appeal cake Sale and Coffee Morning. We raised a record breaking £652.20.

  
25/09/2018Recommendations to avoid delays

Does your Driving Licence expire soon?

How long have you been driving?

Have you held a Jersey driving licence since at least 1994?

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.

This "bulk renewal" is a remnant from when all driving licences expired at the same date. It happens every 10 years and still affects 1 in 3 of us who hold a Jersey driving licence.

The expiry date is shown in column 11 on the reverse of the licence. Do check the date for each category of vehicle as the dates may vary.

All applications will be dealt with in the date order received. You can only apply to renew your driving licence in the 3 months before the expiry date.

To avoid a delay in receiving your new licence, we recommend you apply as follows –

Licence expiry date                            Submit your application to renew      

Expiry in January 1-9, 2019               Renew in October 1-15, 2018

Expiry in January 10-16, 2019           Renew in October 16-30, 2018

Expiry in January 17-25, 2019           Renew in November 1-15, 2018

Expiry in January 26-31, 2019           Renew in November 16-30, 2018

Expiry in February 2019                     Renew in December - February 2019

Applications can be made online through the parish websites (parish.gov.je 'Do It Online') or by completing the paper application form available from your Parish Hall.

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)

So, make a note on your calendar and submit your application in good time to avoid a delay in the issue of your new licence.

Remember that you must not drive if your licence has expired. Your vehicle insurance may also be invalid if you drive on an expired licence.  

 

  
21/09/2018Important Information

​Please ensure all glass left for the usual monthly collection is clean. Failure to do so will result in glass not being collected for offending households. Many thanks

  
18/09/2018Thursday 20th September 2018 8p.m.

Notice is hereby given that an Assembly of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Mary will be held in the Parish Hall at 8 p.m. on Thursday 20th September 2018 to conduct the following business.

  1. To receive and, if deemed advisable, approve the minutes of the Parish Assembly held on 16th August 2018.
  2. To receive and, if deemed advisable, adopt the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 1st May 2017 to 30th April 2018, the said accounts having been previously audited by the Parish Accountants and examined by the Committee appointed for that purpose.
  3. To receive and, if deemed advisable, approve the Connétable's Estimates for the financial year 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019, including grants to various charities and organisations.
  4. Having approved the Estimates, to tax the rate accordingly and order that it be levied.
  5. To name a Committee to examine the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019.
  6. To appoint an auditor to examine the accounts for the final year 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019.

John Le Bailly          
Connétable                                                                                         14th September 2018

 

  
12/09/2018Effective 19th September

Please note that with effect from Wednesday 19th September, the Parish Office will be open from 5pm-7pm each week.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

  
10/08/2018Thursday 16th August 8pm

Paroisse de Ste Marie

Nomination meetings

Nomination meetings will be held on Thursday 16th August at St Marys Parish Hall -

  • at 8pm to elect one Procureur du Bien Public for a 3 year term of office expiring September 2021
  • at 8.15pm to elect one Centenier for a 3 year term of office expiring September 2021

All electors are welcome to attend.

A nomination form for each candidate for election must be produced to the meeting and must be completed by a proposer and 9 seconders who are electors in the parish.

In each election:

  • if there are more candidates than vacancies, a poll will be held on Wednesday 12 September 2018
  • if there are not more candidates than vacancies, any duly nominated candidate will be declared elected at the nomination meeting

To vote in this election you must have registered by midday on Wednesday 15th August 2018.

 

John Le Bailly

Connetable

9th August 2018

 

  
10/08/2018Thursday 16th August 8.30pm

Paroisse de Ste Marie

PARISH ASSEMBLY

Notice is hereby given that an Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Mary will be held at St Mary's Parish Hall on Thursday 16th August 2018 at 8.30 pm to conduct the following business:

  1. Receive and if approved, adopt the Minutes of the Parish Assembly held on Thursday 5th July 2018 and Electoral Assemblies held on 11th April 2018
  1. Elect Constable's Officers, for the Vingtaine du Sud, the term of Ms Heppolette, Mr Le Cornu and Mr Alcock shortly to expire 4th Sept and 18th September and to fill existing vacancies.
  1. To appoint Auditors to Audit the 2018 Parish Accounts for the year ending 30th April 2018

John Le Bailly

9th August 2018

Connétable

  
18/07/2018IMPORTANT NOTICE

​Please be advised that the parish office will be closed Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Monday 23rd July due to staff holidays. Please accept our sincere apologies for this inconvenience.

  
06/07/2018Contributions welcome!

​Do you shop at the CO-OP?  If you are not collecting Goodness Gang toys for yourself or your family please consider accepting the stickers (or buying the toys) and dropping them into St Mary's parish hall for use by mustard seed to buy toys for Christmas shoe boxes. Any donations gratefully received. Thank you

  
06/07/2018Found Rue du Rondin Area

​A large bunch of Keys with an Australian themed key ring has be handed in at the parish hall. They were found in the area of Rue du Rondin and can be collected from the Parish Office between 9am-1pm Monday - Friday

  
04/07/2018Thursday 5th July, 8pm

Paroisse de Ste. Marie

PARISH ASSEMBLY

Notice is hereby given that an Assembly of the Principals and Electors of the Parish of St Mary will be held at St Mary's Parish Hall on Thursday 5th July 2018 at 8 pm to conduct the following business:

  1. Receive and if approved, adopt the Minutes of the Parish Assembly held on 22nd March 2018
  2. To Appoint Auditors to audit the 2018 Parish Accounts due to the retirement of the previous auditor.

John Le Bailly                                                                               

Connétable

  
27/06/2018Parish Secretary

Parish Secretary

 

The Parish of St Mary is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and organised individual to fill the position of Parish Secretary.

The role of the Secretary involves:-

  • Providing secretarial and administrative support to the Connètable
  • Overseeing the running of the Parish Office
  • Supervising a small team
  • Implement and steer new procedures and systems as and when they are introduced

     

The position is part-time, 20 hours per week. The successful applicant will require a sound knowledge of Microsoft applications, possess excellent people skills and be adaptable to change as new procedures and laws are introduced.  Experience in the various Parish systems would be advantageous.

 

Applications should be made in writing, enclosing a full CV and marked PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL to: The Connètable, The Parish Hall, La Rue du Pont, St Mary, JE3 3AS

A job description is available by emailing stmary@posmy.gov.je

Closing date for application is 10th July 2018

 

  
11/06/2018Parish event CANCELLED

​Due to unforseen circumstances, the St Mary's Hoedown has been cancelled

  
04/06/20185th July 2018

About branchage​

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

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

What the law requires​

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

You must make sure:

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

Branchage inspections

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

The first Visites du Branchage takes place for two weeks from 27 June, and the second one is during the first two weeks of September in each parish.

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

The Visites du Branchage​

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

Who needs to complete the branchage?​

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

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

Helping the environment

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

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

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

  
30/05/2018Due to a staff meeting, the Parish Hall Office will open at 10am June 1st
  
15/05/201816th May, 17th May

​Please note that the Parish Hall will be the St Mary polling Station on 16th May so will therefore not be open for normal business. We shall also be closed for business 17th May, re-opening 18th May at 9am as usual.

  
11/05/2018Please read

Mont de la Barcelone Road Closure

We are pleased to advise that works to re-instate Mont de la Barcelone in Mourier Valley are now underway.

This does however mean that for safety reasons, the road closure will be strictly enforced for all road users, including for pedestrians, cyclists and horseriders, for the duration of the works.

There is a pedestrian footpath available nearby, Le Petit Côte pathway but other road users will need to find an alternative route for the time being.

We will provide an update shortly, regarding a timescale for the work.

  
08/05/2018Collection will be as normal
  
08/05/2018WINNER!!!!!! Again

​The Parish of St Mary grew 42 Jersey Royals tubers in a single bucket in the 2018 Inter-parish competition taking the title of WINNER once again!!!!

  
01/05/2018You are not too late!

Not too late to get on the supplementary electoral register and vote in the elections on May 16th. You can do it online - 

Full details at vote.je

  
30/04/20184th May 2018, 7.30pm

PAROISSE DE STE. MARIE

ECCLESIASTICAL ASSEMBLY

An assembly of Principals, Officers and Electors of the Parish of St Mary

will be held in the Parish Hall on Friday 04 May 2018 at 7.30pm to:                                         

                                                   

Receive and if approved, adopt the Minutes of the previous Assembly        held on Tuesday 23 May 2017 

  1. Approve, if deemed advisable, the Churchwardens' Accounts for the year           2017-18, previously examined by the Committee appointed for the    purpose. 
  2. Elect Church Officers for the year 2018- 2019
  3. Elect a Committee to examine the Churchwardens' Accounts for the year           2018 - 2019
  4. Conduct the sale of Froments  
    Very Rev'd M Keirle

Ministre Desservant

25th April 2018

  
23/04/2018St Mary's Youth and Management Committee

Want to get involved in a voluntary community activity but have limited time available?

The Y&CC Management Committee are desperately seeking a Secretary to meet the terms of their constitution.

There is one Committee meeting a month and a small amount of routine correspondence. There is a possiblity to appoint an assistant secretary as well to share duties.

  
20/04/201818th Aug - Family Friendly Fun - details to follow shortly
  
12/04/2018Questionnaire closes 22/4/18

​Questionnaires are available at the Parish hall

  
12/04/2018Names of Candidates

​Further to the St Mary Assembly of Electors held on Wednesday 11th April, The names of candidates after nomination are as follows:

Constable

Juliette Gallichan

John Le Bailly

 

Deputy

David Johnson

Mark Baker

 

Please visit www.vote.je for all information about how to vote in the election on May 16th 2018.

 

 

 

 

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