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24/07/2019AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 8.00 p.m.

PAROISSE DE ST OUEN

Assemblée Paroissiale

AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 8.00 p.m. to:-

  1.  Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on Wednesday 12th June, 2019.
  2. To elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillettes, a Vingtenier for the Cueillette de Vinchelez.
  3. Receive, and if deemed advisable, adopt the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2018/2019, the said accounts having been previously audited by the Parish Accountants and examined by the Committee named for the purpose.
  4. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Connétable's Estimates for the financial year 2019/2020, including grants to various charities.
  5. Having approved the estimates, tax the rate accordingly and order that it be levied.
  6. Name a Committee to examine the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2019/2020

    Richard Buchanan                                                                     St. Ouen
    Connétable                                                                         19th July, 2019
  
12/06/2019AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 12th June, 2019 at 8.00 p.m.

PAROISSE DE ST OUEN

 Assemblée Paroissiale

 AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 12th June, 2019 at 8.00 p.m. to:-

 1.    Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the minutes of the Parish Assembly held on 27th February, 2019.

 2.   To consider the proposed pedestrian improvements for the St. Ouen's village area, developed by the Growth, Housing and Environment Department, in conjunction with the Parish, in light of results of the consultation with Parishioners and businesses, and decide thereon.

Richard Buchanan

Connétable                                                            7th June, 2019

  
03/06/2019Formal Review or Appeal

May, 2019

The Rate List for 2019 has been prepared and is available for inspection at the Parish Hall during normal office hours, from 1st June until 21st June, 2019.

Please read the notes printed with the Notice of Assessment carefully as this will set out the procedure that needs to be followed should you wish to make a formal Review or Appeal.  Should you have any concerns, you must initially discuss these with a member of the Assessment Committee on the following date:

Wednesday 5th June, 2019 from 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

It is essential that you telephone 481619 to make an appointment.

Please note the following regarding your Notice of Assessment:

  1. All properties rented furnished are charged entirely to the foncier (owner).
  2. The rate for all properties, whether occupied or not, is charged for the whole year.
  3. The number of quarters shown on the notice will only represent a monetary value once the rate per quarter has been agreed at a Parish Assembly.
  4. As an indication, last year's rate was set at 1.88p per domestic quarter and 2.20p per non-domestic quarter.

    If you think you may find it difficult to pay the full amount when you receive the demand in July, please contact the Parish Hall office now and discuss arranging regular weekly or monthly payments. This will prevent additional charges being added to your account due to a late payment surcharge and/or Petty Debts costs.

    If you are in receipt of Income Support, this benefit contributes to both your rent and rates and it is very important you set up a regular payment with the Parish or save so you can pay your rates account in full to the Parish.  

    Richard Buchannan
    Connétable
  
29/05/2019Collection of Household Waste Monday 3rd June and Glass Friday 7th June

​Due to Route de Trodez being closed from 8.30 a.m. please can householders on the Monday refuse collection and those on the 1st Friday of the month glass collection, ensure refuse/glass is ready for collection at 6 a.m. on Monday and Friday morning.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

  
16/05/2019Branchage Dates for 2019

Dates for the Visite du Branchage are 11th July and 5th September

  
15/05/2019ECCLESIASTICAL ASSEMBLY - Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Paroisse de St. Ouën

Ecclesiastical Assembly

An Assembly of Principals and Electors of The Parish of St. Ouën will be held on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 at 8:00pm in The Parish Hall to:

  1. Approve if deemed advisable, The Act of the Assembly of the 12 March 2019
  2. Receive the Report of The Committee appointed to examine the Accounts of the Surveillants for the year 2018-2019 and, if deemed advisable, approve the said Accounts
  3. Elect Church Officers for the year 2019-2020
  4. Name a Committee to examine the Accounts of the Surveillants for the year 2019-2020
  5. Receive a report from the Surveillants into the need for the urgent replacement of the oil pipe feed which runs from the oil tank adjacent to the toilet block at the entrance to main carpark to the boiler in the boiler room below the west of the Church, as well as the provision of a secondary oil storage tank on the site of the current tank, the cost of which it is proposed is met by Le Trésor subject to an appropriate vote of funds as may be necessary, and if approved, authorise the Rector and Surveillants to seek both a Faculty from the Ecclesiastical Court along with planning approval from the Government of Jersey Planning Department, the whole in accordance with the plans and specifications in relation thereto

    May 2019

    Signed Revd Ian Pallent    
    Recteur

     Peter Grainger German, Surveillant

     Richard Lyndon Le Breton, Surveillant
  
03/05/2019Assemblée des Electeurs - Wednesday, 15th May 2019

PAROISSE DE ST. OUEN

Assemblée des Electeurs

The Royal Court of Jersey, by Act dated 26th April, 2019, has ordered that an election be held for one person to fill the office of Centenier in the Parish of St. Ouen, the term of office of Richard Anthony Kingston Honeycombe being due to expire. 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Article 19 of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law, 2002 that an Assembly of Electors will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 15th May, 2019 at 8.00 p.m. to receive nominations of persons wishing to be admitted as a candidate in this election. 

If there is more than one candidate, the Royal Court has fixed Wednesday 12th June, 2019 for the taking of the poll.

You must have registered by midday on Tuesday 14th May, 2019 to vote in this election. 

Richard Buchanan.

Connétable.                                            3rd May, 2019

  
03/05/2019Assemblée des Electeurs - Wednesday, 15th May 2019

PAROISSE DE ST. OUEN

 Assemblée des Electeurs

The Royal Court of Jersey, by Act dated 3rd May, 2019, has ordered that an election be held for one person to fill the office of Centenier in the Parish of St. Ouen, to complete the term of office of Paul Andrew Wallace-Sims who has recently resigned from office. 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Article 19 of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law, 2002 that an Assembly of Electors will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 at 8.15 p.m. to receive nominations of persons wishing to be admitted as a candidate in this election. 

If there is more than one candidate, the Royal Court has fixed Wednesday 12th June, 2019 for the taking of the poll.

You must have registered by midday on Tuesday 14th May, 2019 to vote in this election. 

Richard Buchanan.

Connétable.                                           3rd May, 2019

  
30/04/2019Refuse Collection Dates

​Monday, 6th May, will be collected on Tuesday, 7th May, along with the normal refuse collection.

Thursday, 9th May, will be collected on Friday, 10th May, along with the normal refuse collection.

Monday, 27th May, will be collected on Tuesday, 28th May, along with the normal refuse collection.

  
12/04/2019St. Ouen Needs You!! Wanted for the Wild Wild West

​Help us transform our beautiful parish of St. Ouen into the Wild Wild West in a bid to win the Britain in Bloom Competition 2019!

We are seeking volunteers to take part in this national competition which will be judged in July 2019. Whether you wish to get creative with your garden, field, allotment or window display - we would love to hear from you!

Please email PamelaParkin@icloud.com to register your interest and discuss ideas!

  
12/04/2019Afternoon Tea

​The Connėtable, Richard Buchanan, invites Parishioners to celebrate the 74th Anniversary of Liberation Day with an Afternoon Tea at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Thursday 9th May, 2019 at 3.00 p.m.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Please contact the Parish Hall on 481619 to reserve your place.

  
10/04/2019Refuse and Glass Collections

​The glass collection due on Friday, 19th April,  will be collected on Friday, 26th April.

The refuse collection due on Monday 22nd April,  will be collected on Tuesday 23rd April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
22/01/2019Parish Lunch

​Senior Citizens of the Parish of St. Ouen are invited to a Parish Lunch which will be held at The Prince of Wales Hotel, Greve de Lecq on Thursday 21st February, 2019 at 12.30 p.m.

Senior Citizens of the Parish who would like to attend the lunch please contact the Parish Hall on 481619 as soon as possible.

  
21/01/2019Please check your driving licence, time is running out

​The parish has renewed many driving licences in the last 3 months but there are still a number of drivers who seem to be leaving it to the last minute before renewing. We would urge those who haven't yet checked the expiry date on their driving licence to do so now.

The quickest way to renew is by using the online service which works on your smartphone, tablet or computer - and you can take your photo with its camera. We've had some great feedback and Parishioners say it's quick and really easy to use.

Paper application forms are also available from parish halls but a printed photograph will be required." 

The Parish are dealing with applications in the date order received but, to avoid a delay, applications can be made up to 3 months before the licence expires.

QUOTE

"The Chefs de Police have been informed that over 1,500 driving licences have already expired this month and have not yet been renewed.

The Honorary Police carry out regular road checks and we will be checking that drivers hold a valid licence as well as for defects on vehicles and that a current WID is displayed.

Drivers should check before they get behind the wheel and if their licence has already expired our advice is do not drive but apply immediately for a new licence. It may be inconvenient not to drive for a short period whilst waiting for your new licence to arrive but that is minor compared to having to attend Court and paying a fine."

Last year the Magistrate, Bridget Shaw, reminded motorists that fines for driving with expired documents start at £300 and can also lead to a driving ban.[1] If your licence has expired your vehicle insurance may be invalid and this is also an offence; the maximum penalty for each offence is £10,000.

1.     Online applications can be made at https://parish.gov.je/Pages/Do-It-Online.aspx 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); this can be taken using your tablet or smartphone
  • 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) 

2.    Paper application forms are available from parish halls but require a printed photograph.

3.    There are almost 7,000 licences expiring January to March 2019 which have still to be renewed. Anyone holding a Jersey driving licence can check the expiry date which is shown in column 11 on the reverse of the licence. There may be different expiry dates for each category of vehicle so each category should be checked.

4.    To avoid a delay in receiving your new licence, we recommend you apply early. Applications may be made up to 3 months before the driving licence expires. Licences expiring up to mid-April 2019 can be renewed now.

  
21/01/2019Have you renewed your dog licence?

Parishioners with dogs are reminded that they have until the 31st January to purchase their dog licences at £5 per dog. Licences purchased after that date will be charged at £10 per dog.

Licences may be bought at any time during the Parish Halls normal opening hours, which are 9.30am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Here is the link to the Dog Licence Application Form:  http://www.parish.gov.je/Pages/Licences.aspx#dog

  
21/01/2019A reminder to complete and return your annual declaration

Article 3(1) of the Law requires you to provide me with details of all the land that you own in the Parish by 15 January 2019.  If you fail to make a return within the time allowed you may be liable to a penalty (maximum £500).

Please read the Notes (available on www.parish.gov.je or from the Parish), complete the form in CAPITALS, correct any errors or omissions, sign the Declaration, and return the form to me. Thank you.

  
04/01/2019PLEASE DO NOT PUT GLASS AND CROCKERY IN WITH YOUR GENERAL WASTE

It has come to our attention that glass and crockery is still being disposed of with the main household rubbish.

​Glass and crockery must not be thrown away with your general rubbish. It cannot be processed at the energy from waste plant as it melts, cools, then sets and must be manually removed to prevent severe mechanical problems.

It is likely that your refuse bins will be le left unemptied, if glass and crockery is included with your household rubbish.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

  
12/12/2018The Parish Hall office will be closed over Christmas & the New Year

​The Parish Hall office will be closed from 12.30 pm on Monday 24th December, 2018 and will reopen at 9.30 am on Wednesday 2nd January, 2019.

In the event of an emergency please telephone the Duty Centenier on 07797 724901 or 07797 925687

We wish all parishioners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  
11/12/2018Refuse and glass collection

​There will be no refuse or glass collections on Tuesday, 25th December or Wednesday, 26th December. Refuse for both these days will be collected on Thursday 27th December. Glass collections for 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th will be collected on Friday 28th December.

There will be no refuse or glass collections on Tuesday 1st January 2019. Both will be collected on Wednesday 2nd January.

  
06/12/2018'Hundreds' have expired licences?

Hundreds of drivers are at risk of prosecution from driving on an expired licence.

Parish authorities have said that over 400 licences which expired in October and November have still not been renewed. This is despite the recent publicity about the 'bulk renewal' of driving licences which asks all drivers to check the expiry date of their licence.

Centenier Danny Scaife, Chairman of the Comité des Chefs de Police, said:

QUOTE

"The Honorary Police, in conjunction with the States Police, are increasing the number of road checks this month as part of the seasonal campaign in the run-up to Christmas.

As well as checking for motorists who may be drink-driving and for defects on vehicles, our checks may include that a current WID is displayed and a valid driving licence is held.

Drivers should check before they get behind the wheel and if their licence has already expired our advice is do not drive but apply immediately for a new licence.

You can apply online and it is quick and really easy to use. The service works on a smartphone, tablet or computer and you can take your photo with the camera on the device so there is no need to get a printed photograph.

If you would rather use a paper application these can be collected from the parish hall and require a printed photograph. But please don't drive to the parish hall if your licence has already expired.

We recognise that it will be inconvenient not to drive for a short period whilst waiting for your new licence to arrive but that is minor compared to having to attend Court just before Christmas and paying a fine."

Last week the Magistrate, Bridget Shaw, reminded motorists that fines for driving with expired documents start at £300 and can also lead to a driving ban.[1] If your licence has expired your vehicle insurance may be invalid and this is also an offence; the maximum penalty for each offence is £10,000. 

Half of all licences due to expire in January next year have also still to be renewed. Anyone holding a Jersey driving licence can check the expiry date which is shown in column 11 on the reverse of the licence. There may be different expiry dates for each category of vehicle so each category should be checked.

Parishes are dealing with applications in the date order received but, to avoid a delay, applications can be made up to 3 months before the licence expires.

1.    Contact for further information: Danny Scaife, Centenier, St Helier Tel: office 811863.

2.    Online applications can be made at https://parish.gov.je/Pages/Do-It-Online.aspx 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); this can be taken using your tablet or smartphone
  • 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) 

3.    Paper application forms are available from parish halls but require a printed photograph.

4.    To avoid a delay in receiving your new licence, we recommend you apply early. Applications may be made up to 3 months before the driving licence expires. Licences expiring up to 5 March 2019 can be renewed now.

5.    The "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 those who hold a Jersey driving licence.

  
29/11/2018Father Christmas will arrive at the Parish Hall at 5.25 pm on Monday, 3rd December 2018

​Come and join us at the Parish Hall from 5.00 pm. Enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine, hot drink and a mince pie, being served to you by the St. Ouen's Scout Group, whilst listening to the choir from Les Landes School. St Ouen's Youth Club, will also be holding a Christmas lucky dip to help raise funds for the Youth Club. Please bring along a wrapped gift for underprivileged children.

  
28/11/2018PLEASE 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.

  
20/11/2018Is your Driving Licence due for renewal by the end of March 2019? Please check your Driving Licence now and avoid the last minute rush.

​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.

You can renew your licence  by completing the paper application available from any Parish Hall or using the online service 'Do it online'.

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 ensure you read the notes on your health to see if a medical certificate is required.


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.

  
31/10/2018Avoid the 10% surcharge, payment of Parish Rates is now due

Payments not received by 4.00 p.m. on Monday 5th November, 2018 will be subject to a 10% surcharge which will automatically be added.

  
25/10/2018In aid of The Royal British Legion

                                                                                                                                               

Connėtable Richard Buchanan warmly invites Parishioners and Friends to a 

COFFEE MORNING

            In aid of               

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

On Saturday 10th November, 2018

At St. Ouen's Parish Hall

From 10 a.m. to Mid-day

ALL THE USUAL STALLS AND RAFFLE

Please bring a friend!

  
24/09/2018Presentation to Michael Paddock

​In recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the Parish of St. Ouen as Constable's Officer, Vingtenier, Centenier and Connétable, Parishioners wishing to make a contribution towards a retirement gift for Michael Paddock are respectfully invited to send a donation to the Parish Hall office no later that Monday 8th October, 2018. Cheques should be payable to "Parish of St. Ouen".

A formal presentation will take place at a Vin d'Honneur at the Parish Hall on Wednesday 24th October, 2018 at 8.00p.m.

  
18/09/2018Consultation Meeting

​You are invited to a consultation at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Thursday, 4th October 2018. Drop-in sessions are being held at the following times. 11am - 1pm & 4.30pm - 6.30pm. This is your opportunity to see what is being proposed and to let us have your thoughts on them.

  
17/09/2018Glass Collection

Y​ou may or not be aware of the island wide problem which has been highlighted in the social media recently.

Glass must not be thrown away with your general rubbish. It cannot be processed at the energy from Waste plant as it melts, cools, then sets and must be manually removed to prevent severe mechanical problems.

Glass must not be thrown away with your general rubbish.

Only clean glass bottles, glass jars and broken glass should be placed in your glass bin. Items must be rinsed, corks, caps, lids and plastic labels removed.

Plastic bags, Lightbulbs, Ceramics * (cups, mugs, plates, etc.), Electrical/Electrical goods*, Cardboard and General Rubbish must not be put in the glass bin. Items marked with and asterisk, should not be thrown away with your general rubbish and should be taken to the Household Reuse & Recycling Centre at La Collette.

Your glass bins will not be emptied if the above is not adhered to. Your glass bin will be tagged and a letter will be popped through your letter box.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

 

 

  
22/08/2018Nomination Meeting Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Parish of St. Ouen

Nomination meetings will be held on Wednesday 22nd August, 2018 at St. Ouen's Parish Hall for the following business:-

  1.  7.30 p.m. to elect a Procureur du Bien Public for a 3 year term of office expiring September, 2021.
  2. 7.45 p.m. to elect a Centenier for a 3 year term of office expiring September, 2021.
  3. 8.00 p.m. to elect a Centenier to complete a term of office expiring December, 2020.

    All electors are welcome to attend. 

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

    In each election;
  • If there are more candidates than vacancies, a poll will be held on Wednesday 12th 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 Monday 21st August, 2018.
  
27/07/2018AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 1st August, 2018 at 8.00 p.m.

Paroisse de St. Ouen

 

Assemblée Paroissiale

AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 1st August, 2018 at 8.00 p.m. to:-

  1.  Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 13th June, 2018.
  2. Receive, and if deemed advisable, adopt the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2017/2018, the said accounts having been previously audited by the Parish Accountants and examined by the Committee named for the purpose.
  3. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Connétable's Estimates for the financial year 2018/2019, including grants to various charities.
  4. Having approved the estimates, tax the rate accordingly and order that it be levied.
  5. Name a Committee to examine the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2018/2019. 

    A summary of the accounts, together with the estimates, will be available to members of the public from Monday 30th July 2018 at St. Ouen's Parish Hall during normal office hours. 

Richard Buchanan                                                             St. Ouen

Connétable                                                               27th July, 2018

 



 

  
26/07/2018Health, The Environment & the Law
Many of you will be tidying up your gardens and burning garden waste.

Please take a few minutes to read the information below and that on the link, regarding the lighting of bonfires. Residents of the Parish would like to enjoy their normal daily activities. i.e. enjoyment of gardens, hanging out washing and being able to open their windows.

Air pollution in Jersey is an issue that should concern us all; garden bonfires can make it worse and the burning of waste is a common cause of complaint each year. Garden bonfires produce smoke and pollutants which can cause nuisance and be harmful to both health and the environment.

Rather than burning your garden waste it should be taken to the green waste disposal facility at Bellozanne. Other flammable waste such as timber and old fencing should be taken to La Collette bulk waste facility for reclamation or environmentally friendly disposal.

Brief exposure to bonfire emissions is unlikely to have a long-term detrimental effect on health; however, frequent exposure may adversely affect persons suffering from asthma, bronchitis, heart conditions, the elderly, the immuno-suppressed and children.

If a bonfire interferes with normal daily activities such as enjoyment of gardens, hanging out washing or opening windows, the Statutory Nuisances (Jersey) Law 1999 may be able to be used to prevent the nuisance occurring.

The Law on the lighting of bonfires is very strict. Further information is available by logging onto www.gov.je/environmentalhealth where you can download the Bonfire Advice Leaflet

  
31/05/2018Notice of Assessment 2018 - Notes

May, 2018.

The Rate List for 2018 has been prepared and is available for inspection at the Parish Hall during normal office hours, from 1st June until 21st June, 2018.

Please read the notes printed with the Notice of Assessment carefully as this will set out the procedure that needs to be followed should you wish to make a formal Review or Appeal.  Should you have any concerns, you must initially discuss these with a member of the Assessment Committee on the following date:

Tuesday 5th June, 2018 from 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

It is essential that you telephone 481619 to make an appointment.

Please note the following regarding your Notice of Assessment:

  1. All properties rented furnished are charged entirely to the foncier (owner).
  2. The rate for all properties, whether occupied or not, is charged for the whole year.
  3. The number of quarters shown on the notice will only represent a monetary value once the rate per quarter has been agreed at a Parish Assembly.
  4. As an indication, last year's rate was set at 1.98p per domestic quarter and 2.50p per non-domestic quarter.

    If you think you may find it difficult to pay the full amount when you receive the demand in July, please contact the Parish Hall office now and discuss arranging regular weekly or monthly payments. This will prevent additional charges being added to your account due to a late payment surcharge and/or Petty Debts costs.

    If you are in receipt of Income Support, this benefit contributes to both your rent and rates and it is very important you set up a regular payment with the Parish or save so you can pay your rates account in full to the Parish.  

    Michael J. Paddock
    Connétable de la Paroisse de St. Ouen
  
11/05/2018An Assembly of Principals and Electors of The Parish of St. Ouën will be held on Monday 14 May 2018 at 7:30pm in The Parish Hall

 

Paroisse de St. Ouën

Ecclesiastical Assembly

An Assembly of Principals and Electors of The Parish of St. Ouën will be held on Monday 14 May 2018 at 7:30pm in The Parish Hall to:

  1. Approve if deemed advisable, The Act of the Assembly of the 21 March 2018
  2. Receive the Report of The Committee appointed to examine the Accounts of the Surveillants for the year 2017-2018 and, if deemed advisable, approve the said Accounts
  3. Elect Church Officers for the year 2018-2019
  4. Name a Committee to examine the Accounts of the Surveillants for the year 2018-2019

 

 Minutes of Ecclesiastical Assembly held on 21.03.18.pdf

  
04/05/2018Liberation Day Bell Ringing and Thanksgiving Service

To celebrate the 73rd Anniversary of the Island's Liberation, the Church Bell of the Parish of St. Ouen will be rung from 9.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

Parishioners and friends are invited to ring the bell and sign the commemorative book.

Liberation Day Thanksgiving Service

Members of the Municipality and all other Parishioners and friends are warmly invited to commemorate the Liberation at the United Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance to be held at St. Ouen's Methodist Church at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

  
30/04/2018The Hustings will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall commencing at 7.30pm on Thursday 3rd May 2018.
  
26/04/2018The Branchage Dates for St. Ouen 2018, are Thursday 5th July and Thursday 6th September.

About Branchage​

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

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

What the law requires​

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

You must make sure:

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

Branchage inspections

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

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

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

The Visites du Branchage​

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

Roads on the Your Parish Online website

Who needs to complete the branchage?​

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

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

Helping the environment

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

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

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

  
24/04/2018Hustings for Deputy - 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

​The Hustings for Candidates Richard Renouf and Clifford Le Clercq will be held at the Parish Hall, on Tuesday, 24th April 2018, for any questions you may have. .

  
17/04/2018Meeting for Parishioners to speak to/question Connétable elect Richard Buchanan

​The Parsh Hall will be open from 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p,m. for Parishioners to speak to/question Connétable elect Richard Buchanan.

  
19/03/2018The Jurat Jean King St. Ouen Youth Awards

Nominate a St. Ouen young person or persons for an individual award or team award.

Nominees must be under 25 years and their principal home must be in St Ouen, to be eligible for an individual award or team award.

 

Last day for nominations is Friday 13th April 2018.

(Application forms available at the Parish Hall)

  
28/02/2018Due to the forecast of snow for the Island overnight, the Lent Lunch has been cancelled.
  
12/02/2018Completed Annual Rates Return - deadline 15th  January 2018.

If you that have not completed and returned your Annual Rates Demand, you may be liable for a penalty of up to £500. Please complete and return by the 16th February, 2018, at the latest.

 

  
26/01/2018Annual Renewal of Dog Licences are due by 31st January 2018

Parishioners with dogs are reminded that they have until the 31st January to purchase their dog licences at £5 per dog. Licences purchased after that date will be charged at £10 per dog. If you no longer have your dog/s for any reason, please let us know. This will avoid any upset in us contacting you.

  
07/12/20172017

​The Parish Hall will be closed from 4.00 p.m. Friday, 22nd December and will re-open at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday 2nd January.

  
07/12/2017Refuse & Glass Collections 2017/2018

Christmas Day – No Collection

Boxing Day – No Collection

Wednesday 27th December – Monday & Tuesday's Collections

Thursday 28th December – Wednesday & Thursday's Collections

Friday 29th December – Normal Collection

New Year's Day – No Collection

Tuesday 2nd January – Monday & Tuesday's Collections

Wednesday 3rd January – Normal Collection

  
01/12/2017An Assembly of Principals and Electors of The Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 6th December, 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

​1. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 21st November, 2017.

2. Consider the following application for recommendation to the Assembly of Governor, Bailiff and Jurats for 2018.

Name:                       Samantha Miles

Business Address:   The Old Rectory, La Route du Marais, St. Ouen

Category:                  6th Category (off licence)

3. In accordance with Article 32 of the Parish Rates (Administration ) (Jersey) Law 2005, elect a member of the Assessment Committee to serve for three years, the term of office of Susan Jayne Le Cheminant being due to expire.

4. Elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillette, a Vingtenier for the Cueillette de Leoville, the term of office of Mr. Thomas Charles Le Maistre being due to expire.

5. Elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillettes, a Vingtenier for the Cueillette de Millais to replace Mrs. Gillian Mary Le Boutillier.

6. In accordance with Article 5 of the "Loi sur la Voirie" elect one principal residing in the Parish to act as Member of the Roads Committee.

 

 

  
28/11/2017Father Christmas will arrive at The Parish Hall at 6.25 p.m. on Monday 4th December 2017.

​Come and join us at the Parish Hall from 5.30 p.m.  Enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine, hot drink and a mince pie, whilst listening to the choir from Les Landes School. Table top sale being held at the St. Ouen Youth & Community Centre from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Home made soup and hot dogs will be available at The Old School Cafe. Bring along a wrapped gift for underprivileged children.

  
28/11/2017Vouchers available from the 30th November to 15th December, during office hours only.

​Vouchers can be collected during the morning office hours only at St Ouen Parish Hall, from Thursday 30th November 2017, to Friday 15th December 2017, only.  Vouchers are available to local residents aged 70 years or over on or before 31st December 2017. You must provide proof of residence in the Parish (e.g. Bank Statement, Utility Bill etc.) and proof of age (e.g. Passport, Driving Licence etc.) to be able to claim the vouchers.

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Wednesday: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Thursday: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

  
13/11/2017Election of a Centenier

​Pursuant to an Act of the Royal Court of Jersey dated the 13th day of October, 2017, an election has ben ordered for the office of Centenier for the Parish of St. Ouen, the term of office of Mr. Richard Alan Buchannan being due to expire.

In conformity also with the provisions of the "Public Elections (Jersey) Law, 2002", notice is hereby given that an Assembly of Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Tuesday 21st November, 2017 at 8.00p.m. to proceed with the election of a Centenier in conformity with the aforesaid Act of the Royal Court.

  
13/11/2017An Assembly of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

​1. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 19th July, 2017.

2. Consider the following application for recommendation to the Assembly of Governor, Bailiff and Jurats for 2018.

Name:  Supermarket Alliance Limited

Business Address:  Tesco Alliance, La Grande Route de St Ouen, St. Ouen.

Category:  6th Category (off licence)

3. Elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillettes, a Vingtenier for the Cueillette de Grantez, the term of office of Mr Christopher Joseph Lamy having expired.

4. In accordance with Article 5 of the "Loi sur la Voirie" elect three Principals residing in the Parish to act as Members of the Roads Committee, the terms of office of Messrs. Ronald John Vibert, Basil George Carré and Richard John Michel being due to expire.

  
19/10/2017Electoral Register Statement

​Public elections for Senators, Connétables and Deputies will be held on Wednesday 16 May 2018. Please ensure you complete and return your statement by the 1st December 2017.

  
21/09/2017Payment of 2017 Annual Rates

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

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

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

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

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

Paroisse de St. Ouen

 

Assemblée Paroissiale

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

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

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

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

About branchage​

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

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

What the law requires​

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

You must make sure:

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

Branchage inspections

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

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

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

The Visites du Branchage​

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

Roads on the Your Parish Online website

Who needs to complete the branchage?​

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

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

Helping the environment

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

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

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

  
18/04/2017Guide Dogs for the Blind Paperback Book Sale

​Being held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Saturday 22nd April, from 9.30am - 4.30pm. Please contact Mr Ken Syvret on Tel: 481043 if you would like to donate any books.

  
18/04/2017Youth Awards Presentations

Presentations of the Youth Awards will be made at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Tuesday 25th April 2017, at 7pm.

  
21/03/2017Individual or Team Awards

​Nominate a St. Ouen young person or persons for an individual award or team award. Nominees must be under 25 years and their principal home must be in St Ouen, to be eligible for an individual award or team award.

Last day for nominations is 12th April 2017.

(Application forms available at the Parish Hall)

  
28/02/2017Find out more about the Parish in Bloom competition taking place this year.

​Click on the Natural Jersey (Parish in Bloom) link above to find out all the information you need.

  
08/02/2017FINAL REMINDER

​Reminders for the completion and return of your Annual Rates Return have now been issued. To avoid the penalty (maximum £500) for failure to make a return within the time allowed, please ensure that you complete and return this form within the next 7 days.

  
06/02/2017FINAL REMINDER -Renewal of Dog Licences

​For those Parishioners with dogs, that did not renew their dog licences by the 31st January, the fee is now £10 per dog.

Please arrange for the immediate renewal of the licence/s, to avoid your attendance at a Parish Hall Enquiry, which will result in your appearance before the Magistrates Court.

However, if for any reason you no longer have your dog, I should be obliged if you would kindly let us know at your earliest convenience.

Licences may be bought at any time during the Parish Hall's normal opening hours, which are 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2:00pm to 4.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm.

  
01/02/2017Wednesday 8th February 2017

PAROISSE DE ST. OUEN

 

Electoral Assembly

 

 AN ASSEMBLY of Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 8th February, 2017 at 7.30 p.m. to elect one Procureur du Bien Public, the term of office of Procureur du Bien Public Allan John Quenault being due to expire. 

Electoral Assembly

AN ASSEMBLY of Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 8th February, 2017 at 7.45 p.m. to elect one Centenier, the term of office of Centenier Stephen Verdon Ferey being due to expire. 

 

Michael J. Paddock

Connétable                                                             3rd February, 2017

 

 

  
01/02/2017Assemblée Paroissiale

PAROISSE DE ST. OUEN

Assemblée Paroissiale

 

AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 at 8.00 p.m. to:-

  1.  Received, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 22nd November, 2016.
  2. Elect in conformity with Article 5 of the Loi Sur la Voirie two Roads Inspectors for each Cueillette of the Parish, the terms of office of Messrs. Douglas John Hamilton, Graham Charles Pallot (Petite Cueillette), Nigel Roy Vautier, Stephen John Vautier (Grande Cueillette), George Philip Romeril, Douglas Andrew Richardson (Cueillette de Grantez), John Philip A'Court, Ashley Mark Le Sech (Cueillette de Millais), Andrew Michael Malzard, Nicholas John Le Masurier (Cueillette de Vinchelez), Paul Frank Batho and Stuart Dawson Le Boutillier (Cueillette de Leoville) having expired.
  3. Elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillettes, a Constable's Officer for Cueillette de Leoville.
  4. Elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillettes, a Constable's Officer for Cueillette de Millais.


    Michael J. Paddock.

    Connétable                                                                         3rd February, 2017 



     
  
26/01/2017Refuse & Glass Collections

​Glass due for collection on Good Friday 14th April will be collected on Friday 21st April along with normal collection.

Refuse due for collection on Monday 17th April will be collected on Tuesday 18th April along with the normal collection.

Refuse due for collection on Monday 1st May will be collected along with the normal refuse on Tuesday 2nd May.

Refuse due for collection on Tuesday May 9th will be collected along with the normal refuse on Wednesday 10th May.

Refuse due for collection on Monday 29th May will be collected along with the normal refuse on Tuesday 30th May. 

Refuse due for collection on Monday 28th August will be collected along with the normal collection on the 29th August.

 

  
11/01/2017Reminder Notice to Owners

​Article 3(1) of the Law requires you to provide details of all the land, houses, buildings and other structures that you own in the Parish. Please complete and return your Annual Return by the 15th January 2017.

If you fail to make a return within the time allowed you may be liable to a penalty (maximum £500).

  
30/11/2016Renewal of Dog Licences

​Parishioners with dogs are reminded that they have until the 31st January to purchase their dog licences at £5 per dog. Licences purchased after that date will be charged at £10 per dog.

Licences may be bought at any time during the Parish Hall's normal opening hours, which are 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2:00pm to 4.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm.

 

  
07/11/2016Old School Cafe

​A new Cafe has recently opened at the Community Centre, St. Ouen. Open from 8am until 3.30pm daily and for late supper Tuesday to Thursday. Serving breakfast and lunches. Children's menu available.  Tel: 523255 www.facebook.com/oldschoolcafestouen

  
01/11/2016VOLUNTEERS WANTED

he Parish of St Ouën are considering entering a float in the Battle of Flowers and need your help.

A team of volunteers are needed to help build and decorate a float and undertake fund raising events, throughout the year.

We need designers, builders, electricians, carpenters, dressmakers, performers, people to stick on hare's tail's, flower cutters, gluers, sandwich & cake makers and general helpers. You name it we need your help.

If you would like to be involved in this community project, whatever your skills and have any spare time, please contact: Alyson Malzard Tel: 07797738128, email malzardracing@gmail.com or Mandy McCready on 0779777948.

  
20/09/2016Deadline Reminder Monday 31st October 2016

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

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

Payments not received by 4.00 p.m. on Monday 31st October, 2016 will be subject to a 10% surcharge which will automatically be added.

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

  
15/03/2016Health, The Environment & the Law

​Now the fine weather has arrived, many of you will be tidying up your gardens and burning the garden waste.

Air pollution in Jersey is an issue that should concern us all; garden bonfires can make it worse and the burning of waste is a common cause of complaint each year. Garden bonfires produce smoke and pollutants which can cause nuisance and be harmful to both health and the environment.

Rather than burning your garden waste it should be taken to the green waste disposal facility at Bellozanne. Other flammable waste such as timber and old fencing should be taken to La Collette bulk waste facility for reclamation or environmentally friendly disposal.

Brief exposure to bonfire emissions is unlikely to have a long-term detrimental effect on health; however, frequent exposure may adversely affect persons suffering from asthma, bronchitis, heart conditions, the elderly, the immuno-suppressed and children.

If a bonfire interferes with normal daily activities such as enjoyment of gardens, hanging out washing or opening windows, the Statutory Nuisances (Jersey) Law 1999 may be able to be used to prevent the nuisance occurring.

The Law on the lighting of bonfires is very strict. Further information is available by logging onto www.gov.je/environmentalhealth where you can download the Bonfire Advice Leaflet.

  
  
  
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24/07/2019AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 8.00 p.m.

PAROISSE DE ST OUEN

Assemblée Paroissiale

AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 8.00 p.m. to:-

  1.  Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on Wednesday 12th June, 2019.
  2. To elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillettes, a Vingtenier for the Cueillette de Vinchelez.
  3. Receive, and if deemed advisable, adopt the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2018/2019, the said accounts having been previously audited by the Parish Accountants and examined by the Committee named for the purpose.
  4. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Connétable's Estimates for the financial year 2019/2020, including grants to various charities.
  5. Having approved the estimates, tax the rate accordingly and order that it be levied.
  6. Name a Committee to examine the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2019/2020

    Richard Buchanan                                                                     St. Ouen
    Connétable                                                                         19th July, 2019
  
12/06/2019AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 12th June, 2019 at 8.00 p.m.

PAROISSE DE ST OUEN

 Assemblée Paroissiale

 AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 12th June, 2019 at 8.00 p.m. to:-

 1.    Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the minutes of the Parish Assembly held on 27th February, 2019.

 2.   To consider the proposed pedestrian improvements for the St. Ouen's village area, developed by the Growth, Housing and Environment Department, in conjunction with the Parish, in light of results of the consultation with Parishioners and businesses, and decide thereon.

Richard Buchanan

Connétable                                                            7th June, 2019

  
03/06/2019Formal Review or Appeal

May, 2019

The Rate List for 2019 has been prepared and is available for inspection at the Parish Hall during normal office hours, from 1st June until 21st June, 2019.

Please read the notes printed with the Notice of Assessment carefully as this will set out the procedure that needs to be followed should you wish to make a formal Review or Appeal.  Should you have any concerns, you must initially discuss these with a member of the Assessment Committee on the following date:

Wednesday 5th June, 2019 from 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

It is essential that you telephone 481619 to make an appointment.

Please note the following regarding your Notice of Assessment:

  1. All properties rented furnished are charged entirely to the foncier (owner).
  2. The rate for all properties, whether occupied or not, is charged for the whole year.
  3. The number of quarters shown on the notice will only represent a monetary value once the rate per quarter has been agreed at a Parish Assembly.
  4. As an indication, last year's rate was set at 1.88p per domestic quarter and 2.20p per non-domestic quarter.

    If you think you may find it difficult to pay the full amount when you receive the demand in July, please contact the Parish Hall office now and discuss arranging regular weekly or monthly payments. This will prevent additional charges being added to your account due to a late payment surcharge and/or Petty Debts costs.

    If you are in receipt of Income Support, this benefit contributes to both your rent and rates and it is very important you set up a regular payment with the Parish or save so you can pay your rates account in full to the Parish.  

    Richard Buchannan
    Connétable
  
29/05/2019Collection of Household Waste Monday 3rd June and Glass Friday 7th June

​Due to Route de Trodez being closed from 8.30 a.m. please can householders on the Monday refuse collection and those on the 1st Friday of the month glass collection, ensure refuse/glass is ready for collection at 6 a.m. on Monday and Friday morning.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

  
16/05/2019Branchage Dates for 2019

Dates for the Visite du Branchage are 11th July and 5th September

  
15/05/2019ECCLESIASTICAL ASSEMBLY - Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Paroisse de St. Ouën

Ecclesiastical Assembly

An Assembly of Principals and Electors of The Parish of St. Ouën will be held on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 at 8:00pm in The Parish Hall to:

  1. Approve if deemed advisable, The Act of the Assembly of the 12 March 2019
  2. Receive the Report of The Committee appointed to examine the Accounts of the Surveillants for the year 2018-2019 and, if deemed advisable, approve the said Accounts
  3. Elect Church Officers for the year 2019-2020
  4. Name a Committee to examine the Accounts of the Surveillants for the year 2019-2020
  5. Receive a report from the Surveillants into the need for the urgent replacement of the oil pipe feed which runs from the oil tank adjacent to the toilet block at the entrance to main carpark to the boiler in the boiler room below the west of the Church, as well as the provision of a secondary oil storage tank on the site of the current tank, the cost of which it is proposed is met by Le Trésor subject to an appropriate vote of funds as may be necessary, and if approved, authorise the Rector and Surveillants to seek both a Faculty from the Ecclesiastical Court along with planning approval from the Government of Jersey Planning Department, the whole in accordance with the plans and specifications in relation thereto

    May 2019

    Signed Revd Ian Pallent    
    Recteur

     Peter Grainger German, Surveillant

     Richard Lyndon Le Breton, Surveillant
  
03/05/2019Assemblée des Electeurs - Wednesday, 15th May 2019

PAROISSE DE ST. OUEN

Assemblée des Electeurs

The Royal Court of Jersey, by Act dated 26th April, 2019, has ordered that an election be held for one person to fill the office of Centenier in the Parish of St. Ouen, the term of office of Richard Anthony Kingston Honeycombe being due to expire. 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Article 19 of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law, 2002 that an Assembly of Electors will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 15th May, 2019 at 8.00 p.m. to receive nominations of persons wishing to be admitted as a candidate in this election. 

If there is more than one candidate, the Royal Court has fixed Wednesday 12th June, 2019 for the taking of the poll.

You must have registered by midday on Tuesday 14th May, 2019 to vote in this election. 

Richard Buchanan.

Connétable.                                            3rd May, 2019

  
03/05/2019Assemblée des Electeurs - Wednesday, 15th May 2019

PAROISSE DE ST. OUEN

 Assemblée des Electeurs

The Royal Court of Jersey, by Act dated 3rd May, 2019, has ordered that an election be held for one person to fill the office of Centenier in the Parish of St. Ouen, to complete the term of office of Paul Andrew Wallace-Sims who has recently resigned from office. 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Article 19 of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law, 2002 that an Assembly of Electors will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 at 8.15 p.m. to receive nominations of persons wishing to be admitted as a candidate in this election. 

If there is more than one candidate, the Royal Court has fixed Wednesday 12th June, 2019 for the taking of the poll.

You must have registered by midday on Tuesday 14th May, 2019 to vote in this election. 

Richard Buchanan.

Connétable.                                           3rd May, 2019

  
30/04/2019Refuse Collection Dates

​Monday, 6th May, will be collected on Tuesday, 7th May, along with the normal refuse collection.

Thursday, 9th May, will be collected on Friday, 10th May, along with the normal refuse collection.

Monday, 27th May, will be collected on Tuesday, 28th May, along with the normal refuse collection.

  
12/04/2019St. Ouen Needs You!! Wanted for the Wild Wild West

​Help us transform our beautiful parish of St. Ouen into the Wild Wild West in a bid to win the Britain in Bloom Competition 2019!

We are seeking volunteers to take part in this national competition which will be judged in July 2019. Whether you wish to get creative with your garden, field, allotment or window display - we would love to hear from you!

Please email PamelaParkin@icloud.com to register your interest and discuss ideas!

  
12/04/2019Afternoon Tea

​The Connėtable, Richard Buchanan, invites Parishioners to celebrate the 74th Anniversary of Liberation Day with an Afternoon Tea at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Thursday 9th May, 2019 at 3.00 p.m.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Please contact the Parish Hall on 481619 to reserve your place.

  
10/04/2019Refuse and Glass Collections

​The glass collection due on Friday, 19th April,  will be collected on Friday, 26th April.

The refuse collection due on Monday 22nd April,  will be collected on Tuesday 23rd April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
22/01/2019Parish Lunch

​Senior Citizens of the Parish of St. Ouen are invited to a Parish Lunch which will be held at The Prince of Wales Hotel, Greve de Lecq on Thursday 21st February, 2019 at 12.30 p.m.

Senior Citizens of the Parish who would like to attend the lunch please contact the Parish Hall on 481619 as soon as possible.

  
21/01/2019Please check your driving licence, time is running out

​The parish has renewed many driving licences in the last 3 months but there are still a number of drivers who seem to be leaving it to the last minute before renewing. We would urge those who haven't yet checked the expiry date on their driving licence to do so now.

The quickest way to renew is by using the online service which works on your smartphone, tablet or computer - and you can take your photo with its camera. We've had some great feedback and Parishioners say it's quick and really easy to use.

Paper application forms are also available from parish halls but a printed photograph will be required." 

The Parish are dealing with applications in the date order received but, to avoid a delay, applications can be made up to 3 months before the licence expires.

QUOTE

"The Chefs de Police have been informed that over 1,500 driving licences have already expired this month and have not yet been renewed.

The Honorary Police carry out regular road checks and we will be checking that drivers hold a valid licence as well as for defects on vehicles and that a current WID is displayed.

Drivers should check before they get behind the wheel and if their licence has already expired our advice is do not drive but apply immediately for a new licence. It may be inconvenient not to drive for a short period whilst waiting for your new licence to arrive but that is minor compared to having to attend Court and paying a fine."

Last year the Magistrate, Bridget Shaw, reminded motorists that fines for driving with expired documents start at £300 and can also lead to a driving ban.[1] If your licence has expired your vehicle insurance may be invalid and this is also an offence; the maximum penalty for each offence is £10,000.

1.     Online applications can be made at https://parish.gov.je/Pages/Do-It-Online.aspx 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); this can be taken using your tablet or smartphone
  • 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) 

2.    Paper application forms are available from parish halls but require a printed photograph.

3.    There are almost 7,000 licences expiring January to March 2019 which have still to be renewed. Anyone holding a Jersey driving licence can check the expiry date which is shown in column 11 on the reverse of the licence. There may be different expiry dates for each category of vehicle so each category should be checked.

4.    To avoid a delay in receiving your new licence, we recommend you apply early. Applications may be made up to 3 months before the driving licence expires. Licences expiring up to mid-April 2019 can be renewed now.

  
21/01/2019Have you renewed your dog licence?

Parishioners with dogs are reminded that they have until the 31st January to purchase their dog licences at £5 per dog. Licences purchased after that date will be charged at £10 per dog.

Licences may be bought at any time during the Parish Halls normal opening hours, which are 9.30am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Here is the link to the Dog Licence Application Form:  http://www.parish.gov.je/Pages/Licences.aspx#dog

  
21/01/2019A reminder to complete and return your annual declaration

Article 3(1) of the Law requires you to provide me with details of all the land that you own in the Parish by 15 January 2019.  If you fail to make a return within the time allowed you may be liable to a penalty (maximum £500).

Please read the Notes (available on www.parish.gov.je or from the Parish), complete the form in CAPITALS, correct any errors or omissions, sign the Declaration, and return the form to me. Thank you.

  
04/01/2019PLEASE DO NOT PUT GLASS AND CROCKERY IN WITH YOUR GENERAL WASTE

It has come to our attention that glass and crockery is still being disposed of with the main household rubbish.

​Glass and crockery must not be thrown away with your general rubbish. It cannot be processed at the energy from waste plant as it melts, cools, then sets and must be manually removed to prevent severe mechanical problems.

It is likely that your refuse bins will be le left unemptied, if glass and crockery is included with your household rubbish.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

  
12/12/2018The Parish Hall office will be closed over Christmas & the New Year

​The Parish Hall office will be closed from 12.30 pm on Monday 24th December, 2018 and will reopen at 9.30 am on Wednesday 2nd January, 2019.

In the event of an emergency please telephone the Duty Centenier on 07797 724901 or 07797 925687

We wish all parishioners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  
11/12/2018Refuse and glass collection

​There will be no refuse or glass collections on Tuesday, 25th December or Wednesday, 26th December. Refuse for both these days will be collected on Thursday 27th December. Glass collections for 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th will be collected on Friday 28th December.

There will be no refuse or glass collections on Tuesday 1st January 2019. Both will be collected on Wednesday 2nd January.

  
06/12/2018'Hundreds' have expired licences?

Hundreds of drivers are at risk of prosecution from driving on an expired licence.

Parish authorities have said that over 400 licences which expired in October and November have still not been renewed. This is despite the recent publicity about the 'bulk renewal' of driving licences which asks all drivers to check the expiry date of their licence.

Centenier Danny Scaife, Chairman of the Comité des Chefs de Police, said:

QUOTE

"The Honorary Police, in conjunction with the States Police, are increasing the number of road checks this month as part of the seasonal campaign in the run-up to Christmas.

As well as checking for motorists who may be drink-driving and for defects on vehicles, our checks may include that a current WID is displayed and a valid driving licence is held.

Drivers should check before they get behind the wheel and if their licence has already expired our advice is do not drive but apply immediately for a new licence.

You can apply online and it is quick and really easy to use. The service works on a smartphone, tablet or computer and you can take your photo with the camera on the device so there is no need to get a printed photograph.

If you would rather use a paper application these can be collected from the parish hall and require a printed photograph. But please don't drive to the parish hall if your licence has already expired.

We recognise that it will be inconvenient not to drive for a short period whilst waiting for your new licence to arrive but that is minor compared to having to attend Court just before Christmas and paying a fine."

Last week the Magistrate, Bridget Shaw, reminded motorists that fines for driving with expired documents start at £300 and can also lead to a driving ban.[1] If your licence has expired your vehicle insurance may be invalid and this is also an offence; the maximum penalty for each offence is £10,000. 

Half of all licences due to expire in January next year have also still to be renewed. Anyone holding a Jersey driving licence can check the expiry date which is shown in column 11 on the reverse of the licence. There may be different expiry dates for each category of vehicle so each category should be checked.

Parishes are dealing with applications in the date order received but, to avoid a delay, applications can be made up to 3 months before the licence expires.

1.    Contact for further information: Danny Scaife, Centenier, St Helier Tel: office 811863.

2.    Online applications can be made at https://parish.gov.je/Pages/Do-It-Online.aspx 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); this can be taken using your tablet or smartphone
  • 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) 

3.    Paper application forms are available from parish halls but require a printed photograph.

4.    To avoid a delay in receiving your new licence, we recommend you apply early. Applications may be made up to 3 months before the driving licence expires. Licences expiring up to 5 March 2019 can be renewed now.

5.    The "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 those who hold a Jersey driving licence.

  
29/11/2018Father Christmas will arrive at the Parish Hall at 5.25 pm on Monday, 3rd December 2018

​Come and join us at the Parish Hall from 5.00 pm. Enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine, hot drink and a mince pie, being served to you by the St. Ouen's Scout Group, whilst listening to the choir from Les Landes School. St Ouen's Youth Club, will also be holding a Christmas lucky dip to help raise funds for the Youth Club. Please bring along a wrapped gift for underprivileged children.

  
28/11/2018PLEASE 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.

  
20/11/2018Is your Driving Licence due for renewal by the end of March 2019? Please check your Driving Licence now and avoid the last minute rush.

​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.

You can renew your licence  by completing the paper application available from any Parish Hall or using the online service 'Do it online'.

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 ensure you read the notes on your health to see if a medical certificate is required.


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.

  
31/10/2018Avoid the 10% surcharge, payment of Parish Rates is now due

Payments not received by 4.00 p.m. on Monday 5th November, 2018 will be subject to a 10% surcharge which will automatically be added.

  
25/10/2018In aid of The Royal British Legion

                                                                                                                                               

Connėtable Richard Buchanan warmly invites Parishioners and Friends to a 

COFFEE MORNING

            In aid of               

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

On Saturday 10th November, 2018

At St. Ouen's Parish Hall

From 10 a.m. to Mid-day

ALL THE USUAL STALLS AND RAFFLE

Please bring a friend!

  
24/09/2018Presentation to Michael Paddock

​In recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the Parish of St. Ouen as Constable's Officer, Vingtenier, Centenier and Connétable, Parishioners wishing to make a contribution towards a retirement gift for Michael Paddock are respectfully invited to send a donation to the Parish Hall office no later that Monday 8th October, 2018. Cheques should be payable to "Parish of St. Ouen".

A formal presentation will take place at a Vin d'Honneur at the Parish Hall on Wednesday 24th October, 2018 at 8.00p.m.

  
18/09/2018Consultation Meeting

​You are invited to a consultation at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Thursday, 4th October 2018. Drop-in sessions are being held at the following times. 11am - 1pm & 4.30pm - 6.30pm. This is your opportunity to see what is being proposed and to let us have your thoughts on them.

  
17/09/2018Glass Collection

Y​ou may or not be aware of the island wide problem which has been highlighted in the social media recently.

Glass must not be thrown away with your general rubbish. It cannot be processed at the energy from Waste plant as it melts, cools, then sets and must be manually removed to prevent severe mechanical problems.

Glass must not be thrown away with your general rubbish.

Only clean glass bottles, glass jars and broken glass should be placed in your glass bin. Items must be rinsed, corks, caps, lids and plastic labels removed.

Plastic bags, Lightbulbs, Ceramics * (cups, mugs, plates, etc.), Electrical/Electrical goods*, Cardboard and General Rubbish must not be put in the glass bin. Items marked with and asterisk, should not be thrown away with your general rubbish and should be taken to the Household Reuse & Recycling Centre at La Collette.

Your glass bins will not be emptied if the above is not adhered to. Your glass bin will be tagged and a letter will be popped through your letter box.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

 

 

  
22/08/2018Nomination Meeting Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Parish of St. Ouen

Nomination meetings will be held on Wednesday 22nd August, 2018 at St. Ouen's Parish Hall for the following business:-

  1.  7.30 p.m. to elect a Procureur du Bien Public for a 3 year term of office expiring September, 2021.
  2. 7.45 p.m. to elect a Centenier for a 3 year term of office expiring September, 2021.
  3. 8.00 p.m. to elect a Centenier to complete a term of office expiring December, 2020.

    All electors are welcome to attend. 

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

    In each election;
  • If there are more candidates than vacancies, a poll will be held on Wednesday 12th 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 Monday 21st August, 2018.
  
27/07/2018AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 1st August, 2018 at 8.00 p.m.

Paroisse de St. Ouen

 

Assemblée Paroissiale

AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 1st August, 2018 at 8.00 p.m. to:-

  1.  Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 13th June, 2018.
  2. Receive, and if deemed advisable, adopt the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2017/2018, the said accounts having been previously audited by the Parish Accountants and examined by the Committee named for the purpose.
  3. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Connétable's Estimates for the financial year 2018/2019, including grants to various charities.
  4. Having approved the estimates, tax the rate accordingly and order that it be levied.
  5. Name a Committee to examine the accounts of the Connétable for the financial year 2018/2019. 

    A summary of the accounts, together with the estimates, will be available to members of the public from Monday 30th July 2018 at St. Ouen's Parish Hall during normal office hours. 

Richard Buchanan                                                             St. Ouen

Connétable                                                               27th July, 2018

 



 

  
26/07/2018Health, The Environment & the Law
Many of you will be tidying up your gardens and burning garden waste.

Please take a few minutes to read the information below and that on the link, regarding the lighting of bonfires. Residents of the Parish would like to enjoy their normal daily activities. i.e. enjoyment of gardens, hanging out washing and being able to open their windows.

Air pollution in Jersey is an issue that should concern us all; garden bonfires can make it worse and the burning of waste is a common cause of complaint each year. Garden bonfires produce smoke and pollutants which can cause nuisance and be harmful to both health and the environment.

Rather than burning your garden waste it should be taken to the green waste disposal facility at Bellozanne. Other flammable waste such as timber and old fencing should be taken to La Collette bulk waste facility for reclamation or environmentally friendly disposal.

Brief exposure to bonfire emissions is unlikely to have a long-term detrimental effect on health; however, frequent exposure may adversely affect persons suffering from asthma, bronchitis, heart conditions, the elderly, the immuno-suppressed and children.

If a bonfire interferes with normal daily activities such as enjoyment of gardens, hanging out washing or opening windows, the Statutory Nuisances (Jersey) Law 1999 may be able to be used to prevent the nuisance occurring.

The Law on the lighting of bonfires is very strict. Further information is available by logging onto www.gov.je/environmentalhealth where you can download the Bonfire Advice Leaflet

  
31/05/2018Notice of Assessment 2018 - Notes

May, 2018.

The Rate List for 2018 has been prepared and is available for inspection at the Parish Hall during normal office hours, from 1st June until 21st June, 2018.

Please read the notes printed with the Notice of Assessment carefully as this will set out the procedure that needs to be followed should you wish to make a formal Review or Appeal.  Should you have any concerns, you must initially discuss these with a member of the Assessment Committee on the following date:

Tuesday 5th June, 2018 from 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

It is essential that you telephone 481619 to make an appointment.

Please note the following regarding your Notice of Assessment:

  1. All properties rented furnished are charged entirely to the foncier (owner).
  2. The rate for all properties, whether occupied or not, is charged for the whole year.
  3. The number of quarters shown on the notice will only represent a monetary value once the rate per quarter has been agreed at a Parish Assembly.
  4. As an indication, last year's rate was set at 1.98p per domestic quarter and 2.50p per non-domestic quarter.

    If you think you may find it difficult to pay the full amount when you receive the demand in July, please contact the Parish Hall office now and discuss arranging regular weekly or monthly payments. This will prevent additional charges being added to your account due to a late payment surcharge and/or Petty Debts costs.

    If you are in receipt of Income Support, this benefit contributes to both your rent and rates and it is very important you set up a regular payment with the Parish or save so you can pay your rates account in full to the Parish.  

    Michael J. Paddock
    Connétable de la Paroisse de St. Ouen
  
11/05/2018An Assembly of Principals and Electors of The Parish of St. Ouën will be held on Monday 14 May 2018 at 7:30pm in The Parish Hall

 

Paroisse de St. Ouën

Ecclesiastical Assembly

An Assembly of Principals and Electors of The Parish of St. Ouën will be held on Monday 14 May 2018 at 7:30pm in The Parish Hall to:

  1. Approve if deemed advisable, The Act of the Assembly of the 21 March 2018
  2. Receive the Report of The Committee appointed to examine the Accounts of the Surveillants for the year 2017-2018 and, if deemed advisable, approve the said Accounts
  3. Elect Church Officers for the year 2018-2019
  4. Name a Committee to examine the Accounts of the Surveillants for the year 2018-2019

 

 Minutes of Ecclesiastical Assembly held on 21.03.18.pdf

  
04/05/2018Liberation Day Bell Ringing and Thanksgiving Service

To celebrate the 73rd Anniversary of the Island's Liberation, the Church Bell of the Parish of St. Ouen will be rung from 9.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

Parishioners and friends are invited to ring the bell and sign the commemorative book.

Liberation Day Thanksgiving Service

Members of the Municipality and all other Parishioners and friends are warmly invited to commemorate the Liberation at the United Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance to be held at St. Ouen's Methodist Church at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

  
30/04/2018The Hustings will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall commencing at 7.30pm on Thursday 3rd May 2018.
  
26/04/2018The Branchage Dates for St. Ouen 2018, are Thursday 5th July and Thursday 6th September.

About Branchage​

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

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

What the law requires​

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

You must make sure:

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

Branchage inspections

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

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

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

The Visites du Branchage​

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

Roads on the Your Parish Online website

Who needs to complete the branchage?​

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

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

Helping the environment

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

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

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

  
24/04/2018Hustings for Deputy - 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

​The Hustings for Candidates Richard Renouf and Clifford Le Clercq will be held at the Parish Hall, on Tuesday, 24th April 2018, for any questions you may have. .

  
17/04/2018Meeting for Parishioners to speak to/question Connétable elect Richard Buchanan

​The Parsh Hall will be open from 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p,m. for Parishioners to speak to/question Connétable elect Richard Buchanan.

  
19/03/2018The Jurat Jean King St. Ouen Youth Awards

Nominate a St. Ouen young person or persons for an individual award or team award.

Nominees must be under 25 years and their principal home must be in St Ouen, to be eligible for an individual award or team award.

 

Last day for nominations is Friday 13th April 2018.

(Application forms available at the Parish Hall)

  
28/02/2018Due to the forecast of snow for the Island overnight, the Lent Lunch has been cancelled.
  
12/02/2018Completed Annual Rates Return - deadline 15th  January 2018.

If you that have not completed and returned your Annual Rates Demand, you may be liable for a penalty of up to £500. Please complete and return by the 16th February, 2018, at the latest.

 

  
26/01/2018Annual Renewal of Dog Licences are due by 31st January 2018

Parishioners with dogs are reminded that they have until the 31st January to purchase their dog licences at £5 per dog. Licences purchased after that date will be charged at £10 per dog. If you no longer have your dog/s for any reason, please let us know. This will avoid any upset in us contacting you.

  
07/12/20172017

​The Parish Hall will be closed from 4.00 p.m. Friday, 22nd December and will re-open at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday 2nd January.

  
07/12/2017Refuse & Glass Collections 2017/2018

Christmas Day – No Collection

Boxing Day – No Collection

Wednesday 27th December – Monday & Tuesday's Collections

Thursday 28th December – Wednesday & Thursday's Collections

Friday 29th December – Normal Collection

New Year's Day – No Collection

Tuesday 2nd January – Monday & Tuesday's Collections

Wednesday 3rd January – Normal Collection

  
01/12/2017An Assembly of Principals and Electors of The Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 6th December, 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

​1. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 21st November, 2017.

2. Consider the following application for recommendation to the Assembly of Governor, Bailiff and Jurats for 2018.

Name:                       Samantha Miles

Business Address:   The Old Rectory, La Route du Marais, St. Ouen

Category:                  6th Category (off licence)

3. In accordance with Article 32 of the Parish Rates (Administration ) (Jersey) Law 2005, elect a member of the Assessment Committee to serve for three years, the term of office of Susan Jayne Le Cheminant being due to expire.

4. Elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillette, a Vingtenier for the Cueillette de Leoville, the term of office of Mr. Thomas Charles Le Maistre being due to expire.

5. Elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillettes, a Vingtenier for the Cueillette de Millais to replace Mrs. Gillian Mary Le Boutillier.

6. In accordance with Article 5 of the "Loi sur la Voirie" elect one principal residing in the Parish to act as Member of the Roads Committee.

 

 

  
28/11/2017Father Christmas will arrive at The Parish Hall at 6.25 p.m. on Monday 4th December 2017.

​Come and join us at the Parish Hall from 5.30 p.m.  Enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine, hot drink and a mince pie, whilst listening to the choir from Les Landes School. Table top sale being held at the St. Ouen Youth & Community Centre from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Home made soup and hot dogs will be available at The Old School Cafe. Bring along a wrapped gift for underprivileged children.

  
28/11/2017Vouchers available from the 30th November to 15th December, during office hours only.

​Vouchers can be collected during the morning office hours only at St Ouen Parish Hall, from Thursday 30th November 2017, to Friday 15th December 2017, only.  Vouchers are available to local residents aged 70 years or over on or before 31st December 2017. You must provide proof of residence in the Parish (e.g. Bank Statement, Utility Bill etc.) and proof of age (e.g. Passport, Driving Licence etc.) to be able to claim the vouchers.

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Wednesday: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Thursday: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

  
13/11/2017Election of a Centenier

​Pursuant to an Act of the Royal Court of Jersey dated the 13th day of October, 2017, an election has ben ordered for the office of Centenier for the Parish of St. Ouen, the term of office of Mr. Richard Alan Buchannan being due to expire.

In conformity also with the provisions of the "Public Elections (Jersey) Law, 2002", notice is hereby given that an Assembly of Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Tuesday 21st November, 2017 at 8.00p.m. to proceed with the election of a Centenier in conformity with the aforesaid Act of the Royal Court.

  
13/11/2017An Assembly of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

​1. Receive, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 19th July, 2017.

2. Consider the following application for recommendation to the Assembly of Governor, Bailiff and Jurats for 2018.

Name:  Supermarket Alliance Limited

Business Address:  Tesco Alliance, La Grande Route de St Ouen, St. Ouen.

Category:  6th Category (off licence)

3. Elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillettes, a Vingtenier for the Cueillette de Grantez, the term of office of Mr Christopher Joseph Lamy having expired.

4. In accordance with Article 5 of the "Loi sur la Voirie" elect three Principals residing in the Parish to act as Members of the Roads Committee, the terms of office of Messrs. Ronald John Vibert, Basil George Carré and Richard John Michel being due to expire.

  
19/10/2017Electoral Register Statement

​Public elections for Senators, Connétables and Deputies will be held on Wednesday 16 May 2018. Please ensure you complete and return your statement by the 1st December 2017.

  
21/09/2017Payment of 2017 Annual Rates

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

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

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

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

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

Paroisse de St. Ouen

 

Assemblée Paroissiale

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

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

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

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

About branchage​

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

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

What the law requires​

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

You must make sure:

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

Branchage inspections

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

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

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

The Visites du Branchage​

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

Roads on the Your Parish Online website

Who needs to complete the branchage?​

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

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

Helping the environment

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

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

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

  
18/04/2017Guide Dogs for the Blind Paperback Book Sale

​Being held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Saturday 22nd April, from 9.30am - 4.30pm. Please contact Mr Ken Syvret on Tel: 481043 if you would like to donate any books.

  
18/04/2017Youth Awards Presentations

Presentations of the Youth Awards will be made at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Tuesday 25th April 2017, at 7pm.

  
21/03/2017Individual or Team Awards

​Nominate a St. Ouen young person or persons for an individual award or team award. Nominees must be under 25 years and their principal home must be in St Ouen, to be eligible for an individual award or team award.

Last day for nominations is 12th April 2017.

(Application forms available at the Parish Hall)

  
28/02/2017Find out more about the Parish in Bloom competition taking place this year.

​Click on the Natural Jersey (Parish in Bloom) link above to find out all the information you need.

  
08/02/2017FINAL REMINDER

​Reminders for the completion and return of your Annual Rates Return have now been issued. To avoid the penalty (maximum £500) for failure to make a return within the time allowed, please ensure that you complete and return this form within the next 7 days.

  
06/02/2017FINAL REMINDER -Renewal of Dog Licences

​For those Parishioners with dogs, that did not renew their dog licences by the 31st January, the fee is now £10 per dog.

Please arrange for the immediate renewal of the licence/s, to avoid your attendance at a Parish Hall Enquiry, which will result in your appearance before the Magistrates Court.

However, if for any reason you no longer have your dog, I should be obliged if you would kindly let us know at your earliest convenience.

Licences may be bought at any time during the Parish Hall's normal opening hours, which are 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2:00pm to 4.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm.

  
01/02/2017Wednesday 8th February 2017

PAROISSE DE ST. OUEN

 

Electoral Assembly

 

 AN ASSEMBLY of Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 8th February, 2017 at 7.30 p.m. to elect one Procureur du Bien Public, the term of office of Procureur du Bien Public Allan John Quenault being due to expire. 

Electoral Assembly

AN ASSEMBLY of Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held at St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday 8th February, 2017 at 7.45 p.m. to elect one Centenier, the term of office of Centenier Stephen Verdon Ferey being due to expire. 

 

Michael J. Paddock

Connétable                                                             3rd February, 2017

 

 

  
01/02/2017Assemblée Paroissiale

PAROISSE DE ST. OUEN

Assemblée Paroissiale

 

AN ASSEMBLY of Principals and Electors of the Parish of St. Ouen will be held in St. Ouen's Parish Hall on Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 at 8.00 p.m. to:-

  1.  Received, and if deemed advisable, approve the Act of the Parish Assembly held on 22nd November, 2016.
  2. Elect in conformity with Article 5 of the Loi Sur la Voirie two Roads Inspectors for each Cueillette of the Parish, the terms of office of Messrs. Douglas John Hamilton, Graham Charles Pallot (Petite Cueillette), Nigel Roy Vautier, Stephen John Vautier (Grande Cueillette), George Philip Romeril, Douglas Andrew Richardson (Cueillette de Grantez), John Philip A'Court, Ashley Mark Le Sech (Cueillette de Millais), Andrew Michael Malzard, Nicholas John Le Masurier (Cueillette de Vinchelez), Paul Frank Batho and Stuart Dawson Le Boutillier (Cueillette de Leoville) having expired.
  3. Elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillettes, a Constable's Officer for Cueillette de Leoville.
  4. Elect from the inhabitants of the Parish, without regard to Cueillettes, a Constable's Officer for Cueillette de Millais.


    Michael J. Paddock.

    Connétable                                                                         3rd February, 2017 



     
  
26/01/2017Refuse & Glass Collections

​Glass due for collection on Good Friday 14th April will be collected on Friday 21st April along with normal collection.

Refuse due for collection on Monday 17th April will be collected on Tuesday 18th April along with the normal collection.

Refuse due for collection on Monday 1st May will be collected along with the normal refuse on Tuesday 2nd May.

Refuse due for collection on Tuesday May 9th will be collected along with the normal refuse on Wednesday 10th May.

Refuse due for collection on Monday 29th May will be collected along with the normal refuse on Tuesday 30th May. 

Refuse due for collection on Monday 28th August will be collected along with the normal collection on the 29th August.

 

  
11/01/2017Reminder Notice to Owners

​Article 3(1) of the Law requires you to provide details of all the land, houses, buildings and other structures that you own in the Parish. Please complete and return your Annual Return by the 15th January 2017.

If you fail to make a return within the time allowed you may be liable to a penalty (maximum £500).

  
30/11/2016Renewal of Dog Licences

​Parishioners with dogs are reminded that they have until the 31st January to purchase their dog licences at £5 per dog. Licences purchased after that date will be charged at £10 per dog.

Licences may be bought at any time during the Parish Hall's normal opening hours, which are 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2:00pm to 4.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm.

 

  
07/11/2016Old School Cafe

​A new Cafe has recently opened at the Community Centre, St. Ouen. Open from 8am until 3.30pm daily and for late supper Tuesday to Thursday. Serving breakfast and lunches. Children's menu available.  Tel: 523255 www.facebook.com/oldschoolcafestouen

  
01/11/2016VOLUNTEERS WANTED

he Parish of St Ouën are considering entering a float in the Battle of Flowers and need your help.

A team of volunteers are needed to help build and decorate a float and undertake fund raising events, throughout the year.

We need designers, builders, electricians, carpenters, dressmakers, performers, people to stick on hare's tail's, flower cutters, gluers, sandwich & cake makers and general helpers. You name it we need your help.

If you would like to be involved in this community project, whatever your skills and have any spare time, please contact: Alyson Malzard Tel: 07797738128, email malzardracing@gmail.com or Mandy McCready on 0779777948.

  
20/09/2016Deadline Reminder Monday 31st October 2016

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

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

Payments not received by 4.00 p.m. on Monday 31st October, 2016 will be subject to a 10% surcharge which will automatically be added.

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

  
15/03/2016Health, The Environment & the Law

​Now the fine weather has arrived, many of you will be tidying up your gardens and burning the garden waste.

Air pollution in Jersey is an issue that should concern us all; garden bonfires can make it worse and the burning of waste is a common cause of complaint each year. Garden bonfires produce smoke and pollutants which can cause nuisance and be harmful to both health and the environment.

Rather than burning your garden waste it should be taken to the green waste disposal facility at Bellozanne. Other flammable waste such as timber and old fencing should be taken to La Collette bulk waste facility for reclamation or environmentally friendly disposal.

Brief exposure to bonfire emissions is unlikely to have a long-term detrimental effect on health; however, frequent exposure may adversely affect persons suffering from asthma, bronchitis, heart conditions, the elderly, the immuno-suppressed and children.

If a bonfire interferes with normal daily activities such as enjoyment of gardens, hanging out washing or opening windows, the Statutory Nuisances (Jersey) Law 1999 may be able to be used to prevent the nuisance occurring.

The Law on the lighting of bonfires is very strict. Further information is available by logging onto www.gov.je/environmentalhealth where you can download the Bonfire Advice Leaflet.