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Community Flower Festival

Office Closed Easter 2017

The Douzaine Office will be closed from

12th-19th April

(Next open 10am 20th April)

For urgent enquiries please contact the Constables or a Douzenier

Dog Tax 2017

If you live in the parish of St Pierre du Bois and own a dog (dogs must be taxed from 6 months of age), it is a legal requirement for you to pay dog tax, this is £10 per dog per year, due in January, and can be paid by cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to Constables of St Pierre du Bois and either deliver by hand or send along with a stamped, addressed envelope for us to post your tax card to: La Salle Paroissiale, Les Buttes, St Pierre du Bois, GY7 9SD

As of 2017, St Pierre du Bois have followed several other parishes and have introduced dog tags to be issued upon payment of dog tax, with a different colour for each year. The use of these is not currently compulsory.

Refuse and Recycling

From 1st April 2016 we have a new contractor collecting our refuse and recycling, and the collection day for kerbside recyclables will be changing. There will be no change to the collection of black bag waste.

Black bag waste – put out on a Tuesday night, collection will be after midnight.

Blue/Clear bags – put out on a Wednesday night, collection will be after midnight.

For more info: https://stpierredubois.org/the-douzaine/refuse/

Register to Vote – 2016 General Election

If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to register to vote in the 2016 Guernsey States Election. It only takes two minutes and you can do it here:

Register To Vote

2015 Festive Season

The Douzaine office will be closed from 12pm on 23rd December 2015, until 12pm on 4th January 2016. If you have urgent queries during this time, please see the Contacts page for Constables and Douzeniers. If your query is not urgent, please email constables@stpierredubois.org or leave a message on 264638.

Christmas Recycling –  for information, particularly noting materials which should not be included with your recycling, please see this link: http://gov.gg/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=99523&p=0   There will be no change to the days on which you put your rubbish and recycling out over this festive season.

Primary School Admissions – September 2016

Scan0001If you can’t read this poster clearly, or want more information, please visit http://www.education.gg/admissions or call 733000

September 2015

The time is here once again, for you to cut back any roadside hedges, banks and trees, and to cut/clean/repair any streams, douits and watercourses which may pass through your property. Please ensure that the work is completed before the 30th September, after which the Constables and Douzeniers will carry out the required inspections.

As a little reminder, the hedges and trees must be cut up to a height of twelve foot from the road (where the road is ordinarily used by vehicular traffic) or eight foot (where the road is not ordinarily used by vehicular traffic).

All cuttings must be removed from the roads and pavements immediately after cutting, those left can lead to blocked drains, flooding, and can be a danger to road users.

Watercourses should be cleaned, obstructions cleared to allow free flow, and banks should be repaired.

Should you fail to carry out the required work, a warning notice may be issued, including a description or indication of the alleged failure. After such a notice, you would have seven days to remedy this failure, at which time the issues highlighted will be re-inspected – please contact the office at your earliest opportunity if you have any questions or wish to discuss the alleged failure with one of the inspectors. If the work has still not been completed after this time, you shall be liable to a civil penalty of £50, which shall increase by £5 per day, for every day in which the failure continues.

You can find more information on the changes to the Law here:

http://gov.gg/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=97263&p=0 or you can contact the office for more information.

In other news, it won’t be long before the November Parish Elections are upon us, and this could be your opportunity to have a greater involvement in parish matters. Three Douzeniers will be reaching the end of their terms, and positions on both La Houguette Primary School Committee and La Mare de Carteret School Committee will also become available. Nomination forms can be collected after the 9th October, and further information can be provided by contacting the office.

In order to nominate or vote in the November Parochial Elections, you must register on the new Electoral Roll by 15th October 2015 – this only takes a couple of minutes, go to http://www.election2016.gg/

 

Parish Elections

Islanders should have received, by post, Household Registration Forms for the General Election 2016.
Please note that you need to register by 15th October 2015 if you wish to vote in the November 2015 parish elections. The current Electoral Roll ceases to be valid in October 2015 so everyone who wants to vote must complete the form.
Register online or by post – it only takes a couple of minutes. Please see http://www.election2016.gg/ for more details and to register online.

Beach Clean

La Houguette School are organising a Beach Clean at L’Eree.

Meeting at the ice cream van at 11.00am on Saturday 4th July, please bring a carrier bag or bin sack and wear gardening or rubber gloves.