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12/07/2020Update from St Martins Parish Church 12 July 2020
  
10/07/2020The Government of Jersey are hosting an event on Wednesday 15th July at 1pm at the Salvation Army which will focus on financial advice, job seeking, wellbeing & housing support for islanders. 
  
07/07/2020Second Branchage in St Martin - 10 September 2020

Time to prepare for branchage inspections!

This year's first Visites du Branchage will go ahead from 24 June, and land occupiers are reminded that they are still responsible for adhering to the Branchage Law, even during Covid-19 restrictions.

Under the law, the occupiers of land bordering public roads and footpaths must ensure that overhanging vegetation is cut back and cleared off the road, and parishes organise the twice-yearly Visites du Branchage to ensure that the law is being met.

Government is backing an initiative by Jersey's environmental organisations to encourage the vegetation to be cut in a way that protects the needs of the environment.

The Chairman of Action for Wildlife Jersey, Chris Perkins said: "We want to ensure that landowners and occupiers understand how important it is to balance the requirements of the branchage with protecting the environment. There are leaflets and videos available which demonstrate best practice techniques for minimising the impact to wildlife, including nests, young fledglings and hedgehogs, as well as reducing the impact on flowering plants to allow for pollinators.

"The branchage guidelines were updated in 2019 and, since then, we have seen noticeable improvements to roadside banques and hedges, but there is still more to be done; the Jersey Hedgehog Preservation Group have already received a number of hedgehogs seriously injured by strimmers and it is hoped that the campaign will reduce this number, as well as protecting other wildlife."

Deidre Mezbourian, Connétable of St Lawrence and Chairman of the Comité des Connétables added: "The Connétables partnered with environmental organisations last year when the guidelines were updated. We are sympathetic to, and support, the management of banks and hedges to maintain a diverse vegetation and structure.

At the same time Connétables are responsible for ensuring the branchage is undertaken so there are no encroachments to pedestrians and vehicles. Anyone needing further advice can refer to the leaflets available on the parishes' website or contact their Parish Hall."

The Visites du Branchage, which include the Parish Connétable, members of the Roads Committee, Centeniers and Vingteniers, check that land occupiers have completed the branchage in accordance with the law.

Guidelines and more information on the next inspections, which will take place over three weeks from 24 June, is available on the parishes' website gov.je/parish and on gov.je/branchage

2020-06-09 Press Release - Branchage Reminder 7 July 2020.pdf

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14/07/2020Baby Clinic - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Public Hall
296Whist Drive - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
14/07/2020Whist Drive in the Public Hall starts 7:00 p.m.
5St Martin's W.I. - CANCELLED
20/07/2020Canasta afternoon commences 2:00p.m. till 6:00p.m. in the Public Hall
  
  
  
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12/07/2020Update from St Martins Parish Church 12 July 2020
  
10/07/2020The Government of Jersey are hosting an event on Wednesday 15th July at 1pm at the Salvation Army which will focus on financial advice, job seeking, wellbeing & housing support for islanders. 
  
07/07/2020Second Branchage in St Martin - 10 September 2020

Time to prepare for branchage inspections!

This year's first Visites du Branchage will go ahead from 24 June, and land occupiers are reminded that they are still responsible for adhering to the Branchage Law, even during Covid-19 restrictions.

Under the law, the occupiers of land bordering public roads and footpaths must ensure that overhanging vegetation is cut back and cleared off the road, and parishes organise the twice-yearly Visites du Branchage to ensure that the law is being met.

Government is backing an initiative by Jersey's environmental organisations to encourage the vegetation to be cut in a way that protects the needs of the environment.

The Chairman of Action for Wildlife Jersey, Chris Perkins said: "We want to ensure that landowners and occupiers understand how important it is to balance the requirements of the branchage with protecting the environment. There are leaflets and videos available which demonstrate best practice techniques for minimising the impact to wildlife, including nests, young fledglings and hedgehogs, as well as reducing the impact on flowering plants to allow for pollinators.

"The branchage guidelines were updated in 2019 and, since then, we have seen noticeable improvements to roadside banques and hedges, but there is still more to be done; the Jersey Hedgehog Preservation Group have already received a number of hedgehogs seriously injured by strimmers and it is hoped that the campaign will reduce this number, as well as protecting other wildlife."

Deidre Mezbourian, Connétable of St Lawrence and Chairman of the Comité des Connétables added: "The Connétables partnered with environmental organisations last year when the guidelines were updated. We are sympathetic to, and support, the management of banks and hedges to maintain a diverse vegetation and structure.

At the same time Connétables are responsible for ensuring the branchage is undertaken so there are no encroachments to pedestrians and vehicles. Anyone needing further advice can refer to the leaflets available on the parishes' website or contact their Parish Hall."

The Visites du Branchage, which include the Parish Connétable, members of the Roads Committee, Centeniers and Vingteniers, check that land occupiers have completed the branchage in accordance with the law.

Guidelines and more information on the next inspections, which will take place over three weeks from 24 June, is available on the parishes' website gov.je/parish and on gov.je/branchage

2020-06-09 Press Release - Branchage Reminder 7 July 2020.pdf

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84Family Nursing and Home Care - CANCELLED
14/07/2020Baby Clinic - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Public Hall
296Whist Drive - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
14/07/2020Whist Drive in the Public Hall starts 7:00 p.m.
5St Martin's W.I. - CANCELLED
20/07/2020Canasta afternoon commences 2:00p.m. till 6:00p.m. in the Public Hall