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The Constables of the Parish of St. Pierre du Bois hereby notify the Ratepayers and Electors that they will apply to the Royal Court on Friday 16th March 2018, at 9.30 a.m. for permission to levy the following sums in accordance with the deliberations of the said Ratepayers and Electors at their meeting on 7th March 2018, by means of:-

Refuse Rate, the sum of £103,984.16 at the rate of 51.9p per unit of Assessable Value of all dwellings and tenement houses in Cadastre Categories B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, B3.1, B3.2, B4.2; and

  1. Owners Rate, the sum of £53,960.01 at the following rates per unit of Assessable Value in Cadastre Categories – B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, B3.1, B3.2, B4.7, B7.1, B9.1, B13.1 @ 20p; B1.3, B2.3, L3.3, L3.4 @ 3p; B1.4, B2.4, B3.4 @ 10p; B4.1, B4.2, B4.3, B4.5, B4.6 @ 30p; B4.4, B6.1, B6.2, B10.1 @ 70p; B5.1 @ 278p; B8.1 @ 10p L1.3, L1.4, L1.5, L1.6, L1.7, L1.8, L1.9, L1.11, L1.12, L2.1, L3.1, L3.2, L3.6 @ 5p, for the following items:
  • ECCLESIASTICAL NEEDS:
  • Ordinary repairs to the Parish Church……………………………………………….£5,000.00
  • Quinquennial report on Parish Church………………………. £5,000.00
  • Insurance of Church, Rectory and Maison de la Cure………£5,500.00
  • Tax on Real Property on Rectory and land belonging to La Cure.. £1,500.00
  • Upkeep of bells and remuneration to bell ringers on public occasions.£80.00
  • Cost of publishing Parochial Notices……………………………………………………… …£800.00___                                                                                                                          £17,880.00

 

  • SECULAR NEEDS:
  • Ordinary upkeep of Parochial Cemeteries:
  • Gardening Contract…………………………………………… £13,132.20
  • General Maintenance……………………………………………. £3,900.00
  • Parochial Administration
  • Ordinary upkeep of other Parish Properties………………. £14,820.28
  • Administration, Clerical and Legal Expenses………………. £27,192.00
  • Cost of publishing Parochial Notices……………………… £3,800.00
  • Street Lighting……………………………………………………………… £760.00
  • Rente due to Rector…………………………………………………………… £9.53
  • Public Needs to be approved by the Parish
  • Grant to La Houguette Primary School Library………………… £450.00
  • Grant to La Mare de Carteret High School Library…………… £350.00
  • Grant to Floral St Pierre du Bois…………………………………. £1,800.00
  • Contribution to States Cadastre………………….. £1,265.00_
  • Less: Income from rents, grants, underspend, etc. 2016. £33,149.00                                                                                                                        £36,399.00
  •         Income from Cemeteries – burials, etc.3,250.00_                                                                                                                       £67,479.01
  • £53,960.01
  • (Reserve Funds) (Guernsey) Law, 1997, as amended………………………………………………………… £5,000.00

 

M DE LAUNE      J BRAY

Constables

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Church Publication for 7th March 2018

PUBLICATION

    PARISH OF ST PIERRE DU BOIS

The Rector and Churchwardens of the above parish request the Ratepayers and Electors to meet at La Salle Paroissiale, Les Buttes, on Wednesday 7th March 2018, at 7.30 pm, to transact the following business:-

  1. To pass the Trésor Accounts in the presence of the Dean of Guernsey, or his representative.
  2. To pass the Churchwardens’ parish accounts, which have been duly audited. *The accounts will be available in the Douzaine Room from 28th February, and at the meeting, for inspection by the Ratepayers.
  3. To appoint Auditors for the Churchwardens’ Accounts for the year 2018.
  4. To decide if they are in favour of voting the following sums of money to be levied by means of Owner’s Rate:-
  5. (a) Ordinary repairs to the Parish Church …………………… £5,000.00

(b) Quinquennial report on Parish Church……………………………….. £5,000.00

(c) Insurance of Church, Rectory and Maison de la Cure…………….. £5,500.00

(d) Tax on Real Property on Rectory and Maison de la Cure………… £1,500.00

      (e) Upkeep of bells and remuneration to bell ringers on public occasions. £80.00

      (f) Cost of publishing Parochial Notices………………………………………. £800.00

  1. To authorise the Constables to apply to the Royal Court to levy the above sums.
  2. To take all such measures relating to the above which the Ratepayers and Electors may deem advisable.

W PIPET

Retiring Peoples Warden                                                                                                                     C ATKINSON

Incoming People’s Warden

Parish Meeting 7th March 2018

                 

                  PUBLICATION

PARISH OF ST PIERRE DU BOIS

 

The Constables and Douzaine of the above Parish invite all Ratepayers and electors to meet at La Salle Paroissiale, Les Buttes, on Wednesday 7th March 2018, following the meeting of the Rector and Churchwardens at 7.30pm, to transact the following business:-

  1. To approve the accounts of the Treasurer of the Parochial Cemeteries Committee, which have been duly audited.
  2. To approve the accounts of the Trustees of the Parochial School Fund, which have been duly audited.
  3. To approve the Constables’ accounts, which have been duly audited. *The accounts will be available in the Douzaine Room during opening hours from 28th February, and at the meeting, for inspection by the Electors and Ratepayers of the parish.
  4. To approve the accounts of the Parish Procurers, which have been duly audited.
  5. To approve the sum of £103,984.16 to cover the cost of Household Refuse collection and disposal for the year from 1st January 2018, to be levied by means of Refuse Rate.
  6. To decide if they are in favour of voting the following sums to be levied by means of Owners Rate:-
  1. Ordinary upkeep of Parochial Cemeteries:
  1. Gardening contract                                                               £13,132.20
  2. General Maintenance                                                              £3,900.00
  1. Parochial Administration
  1. Ordinary upkeep of other Parish Properties                        £14,820.28
  2. Administration, Clerical and Legal Expenses                       £27,192.00
  1. Cost of publishing Parochial Notices                                       £3,800.00
  2. Street Lighting                                                                                  £760.00
  3. Rente due to Rector                                                                             £9.53
  4. Public Needs to be approved by the Parish:-
  1. Grant to La Houguette Primary School Library                        £450.00
  2. Grant to La Mare de Carteret High School Library                   £350.00
  3. Grant to Floral St Pierre du Bois                                           £1,800.00
  1. Contribution to States Cadastre                                                £1,265.00
  1. Transfer to Reserve Fund in accordance with the Parochial Taxation

(Reserve Funds) (Guernsey) Law, 1997, as amended ____5,000.00

  1. a) To authorise the Constables to apply to the Royal Court for permission to levy the above sums by means of the Refuse Rate and Owners Rate;
  2. b) To decide that the said Owners Rate, together with that approved at the meeting convened by the Rector and Churchwardens, shall be levied applying the relative factors (as approved at the Ratepayers Meeting on 11th March 2009) a copy of which is displayed on the Douzaine Notice Board at St Peter’s Post Office and available in the Douzaine Room.
  3. To elect two members to the Parochial Cemeteries Committee for three years to replace
  4. Mr N Colmer and Mr N Baudains, whose terms of office will expire in March 2018.
  5. To elect two rate payers to the Parochial Church Management Board to serve for an annual term.
  6. To take all such measures relating to the above as the Ratepayers and Electors may deem advisable.
  7.  Constables                                                                                                         27th February 2018

 

Dementia Friendly Guernsey

Approximately 1200 people in Guernsey live with some form of dementia. By understanding the condition you can help them stay connected to the community.

Upcoming free awareness sessions:-

6:30 – 8:00pm, Tuesday 26th September

6:30 – 8:00pm, Wednesday 11th October

6:30 – 8:00pm, Tuesday 17th October

Sessions are held at Les Cotils Reading Room. To reserve your space, call 245121 or e-mail: info@dementiafriendly.org.gg

 

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Drones

more information available here

Halls to Hire

We have three rooms available to hire for events, classes, parties, the details for each are as follows:

(Note: session bookings are taken for morning 8.30am – 12.30pm, afternoon 1pm-5pm, or evening 5.30pm onwards – NO BOOKINGS ARE TAKEN FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOONS – Room hire prices correct as at 31 May 2017.)

Committee Room – small room with tables and chairs, heating and electric included, small step at entrance – ground floor, public toilets via steps outside, £14/session

Community Hall – (hut in Rue des Brehauts, opposite playing field, also accessed down to the side of Post Office, parking on site beside hut or at the back of the Post Office car park) – medium hall with tables and chairs, two toilets, kitchenette suitable for snack and drink preparation, wheelchair accessible – metered heating and electric (£1 coins), £15/session

Parish Hall – (hall above Douzaine Office, La Salle Paroissiale, opposite the memorial at Les Buttes/Rue des Brehauts) – medium hall with tables and chairs, outdoor public toilets via steps, kitchenette suitable for snack and drink preparation, access only via steps, metered heating and electric (£1/£2 coins), £14.50/session

The playing field in Rue des Brehauts is also available for use by the public.

All of our rooms are booked by regular users for a variety of classes, etc., including YOGA, KARATE, BRIDGE, COMMUNITY MARKET, ARTS AND CRAFT, BRIDGE, SPIRITUAL GROUP,  so any bookings will be determined by availability at the time. Please email constables@stpierredubois.org or call 264638 to find out more – the office opening hours are detailed here

The Constables kindly request that all facilities are cleaned/cleared appropriately after use and failure to do so may result in future bookings being refused, or charges being incurred.

Stream Clearing

Please see this link to Guernsey Water for more information on the requirements for clearing streams and douits.

 

Defibrillators in Guernsey

A defibrillator or Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a piece of life-saving equipment which, when used with CPR, can aid survival after a sudden cardiac arrest. They are electrical devices that analyse the heart rhythm and administer an electric shock, if necessary, to restore normal heart rhythm after someone has had a cardiac arrest.

There are a number of Public Access Defibrillators (PAD) around Guernsey, these give verbal instructions to guide a member of the public through each step with no prior training required. If you are with someone who is unresponsive and not breathing, or not breathing normally, then follow the steps to use the PAD while the St John Emergency Ambulance Service are on their way.

You will find more information on this leaflet: guernsey-defibrillator-leaflet

As you will see from the leaflet, there are only a limited number of PADs in the Western Parishes. Those around the island are in place thanks to the generosity and support of many local businesses and community groups. If you, your group, or your business, would like to find more information about providing a PAD, please visit http://www.cag.org.gg

Hedges and Streams

hedges and streams

CUTTING OF HEDGES

In conformity with the Cutting of Hedges Ordinances and the Parochial Administration Ordinance 2013, the Constables and Douzaines of the several parishes of the Island hereby give notice to the occupiers of land bordering public roads, or, if the land is unoccupied, to the owners thereof, that they are required during the first fifteen days of June and the last fifteen days of September, to cut and trim the hedges thereof
(a) up to a height of 12 ft. from the road surface where that road is ordinarily used by vehicular traffic – N.B. this includes the road AND footpath.
and
(b) up to a height of 8 ft. from the road surface where that road is not ordinarily used by vehicular traffic
and IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER remove from such public roads and hedges all material cut from such hedges.
For the purpose of this notice, hedges shall be deemed to include trees and branches of trees, and all kinds of growth overhanging a public road at a height less than that specified above.
Any persons defaulting in the above requirements could be liable to a Civil Penalty of £50.00 with an additional fine of £5.00 per day in which the failure continues.
Note: “All kinds of growth” overhanging a public road also includes that which actually grows on roadside walls and banks. It is also necessary to ensure that the hedge is not only trimmed, but cut back so that no part of it less than the required height overhangs the boundary of the road or footpath.

STREAMS

In conformity with the Loi relative aux Douits, 1953 and the Parochial Administration Ordinance 2013, streams inspections are carried out twice yearly at the same time as the hedge inspections. Streams are required to be clear of all debris, weed growth etc. to ensure that they flow in an unobstructed manner. It is vital that riverains complete their inspections and any necessary work at the proper time, i.e.
during the first fifteen days of June
during the last fifteen days of September

The Douzaine’s Streams Committee will inspect the watercourses thereafter and defaulters will be reminded of their obligations under the Law. A further seven days will be given for work to be undertaken before the area is re-inspected.
Any persons defaulting in the above requirements could be liable to a Civil Penalty of £50.00 with an additional fine of £5.00 per day in which the failure continues.
DON’T FORGET – OVERGROWN AND DIRTY STREAMS ARE NOT ONLY UNSIGHTLY BUT CAN RESULT IN FLOODING

Fireworks

Firework displays, especially those put on by professional firms for weddings, etc. can disturb neighbours and be very distressing for animals. Therefore the Constables would encourage responsible and considerate behaviour when organising such displays. In particular the displays should take place before 10pm.

The parish Constables’ permission is required to set off fireworks from public land e.g. the beach. It is not required for displays on private property however the Constables strongly recommend that use is made of the States information form at https://gov.gg/papermits In addition we advise circulation of display details to the Guernsey Press, local radio, and on social media, as well as direct notice to residents.

Please click this link to subscribe if you wish to receive information regarding displays https://gov.gg/fireworks