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.

Office Hours Christmas 2016

The office will be closed from 12noon on 22nd December until 4pm on 3rd January. For urgent enquiries only, please contact the Constable or a Douzenier.

There will be no changes to rubbish and recycling collection days and times over the festive period.

Black bag waste – put out for collection on the evening of 27th December

Clear bag recycling – put out for collection on the evening of 28th December (Please do not put glittery gift wrap and cards in with your recycling)

Blue bag recycling – put out for collection on the evening of 21st December or 4th January

RECYCLING

For the 2017 kerbside calendar, see here: recycling-calendar-2017

2017 Calendar

2017 Calendar

For more information about recycling and other waste, click here

Election Results 2016

The Electors of the Parish of St Pierre du Bois met at La Salle Paroissiale, Les Buttes, at 7.30pm on Wednesday 4th November 2015.

THE FOLLOWING WERE ELECTED:

For the Office of Constable to complete the term of Office until December 2017

Mr TREVOR JOHN PEARSON

Proposed by Mr P A Martel                      Seconded by Mrs G P Dudley-Owen

For the Office of Constable

Mr MICHAEL DE LAUNE

Proposed by Mr A H Brouard                  Seconded by Mr T J Pearson

For the Office of Douzenier (3 seats)

Dr DAVID DE GARIS DE LISLE

Proposed by Mr B H Roussel                   Seconded by Mr P A Martel

Mr MATTHIEU NICOLAS THOMAS LE POIDEVIN

Proposed by Mr S L Langlois                 Seconded by Mr J M Truelove

Mr JULIAN DE GARIS PARKER

Proposed by M A Ozanne                      Seconded by N D Lewis

For La Houguette Primary School Committee to complete the term of Office until December 2018 (1 seat)

Mrs GLORIA PEARL DUDLEY-OWEN

Proposed by Mrs F R Elliott                      Seconded by Mrs F R P Le Tissier

For La Mare de Carteret High School Committee (1 seat)

Mr TIMOTHY RONALD LANGLOIS

Proposed by Mr R W Place                       Seconded by Mrs A M Thomas

Parish Elections 2016

Meeting at La Salle Paroissiale, Les Buttes, on 2nd November at 7.30pm, to elect:

One Constable to replace Mr T J Pearson

One Constable to complete the term of office of Mr R K Varley, who is leaving the parish, until 31st December 2017

Three Douzeniers to replace Dr D de G de Lisle, Mr J de G Parker and Mr M N T Le Poidevin

One Member of La Mare de Carteret High School Committee to replace *Mrs K Piriou

One Member of La Houguette Primary School Committee

Nomination forms are obtainable from the Douzaine Room, Les Buttes, and completed forms must be returned thereto by 4pm on 24th October 2016.

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

 

Beach Rules

Restrictions are in place for activities on Guernsey’s beaches, please see this link for more information, including horses and dogs on beaches.

http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/dog-horse-restriction-beaches-guernsey

https://gov.gg/article/120219/Dogs-on-beaches

Election Day Arrangements

Please click this link to find out about Polling Stations and how to vote: http://election2016.gg/article/152997/Election-Day-Arrangements

 

Election Hustings

The hustings for the WEST are as follows:

La Houguette School – Wednesday 13 April – 7.00pm

AND

Le Rondin School – Thursday 21 April – 7.00pm

 

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/