Wanted: staff for 'island's best' outdoor job

Mon 06 Sep 2021

Vacancies have arisen for one of the best outdoor jobs available in Guernsey – helping to maintain L'Ancresse Common, the largest area of open land in the island and used by thousands every year.

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Planners approve houses on flood plain after IPCC warns of more extreme weather events

Mon 30 Aug 2021

The Planning Department has approved its own development framework for the construction of more than 300 new homes on a St Sampson’s site situated at sea level and at risk of flooding. This comes just one week after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published warnings of increasingly extreme weather events, and it ignores multiple public representations, including that of St Sampson’s Douzaine, which details the potential dangers to public safety.

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New douzenier elected in big voter turnout

Thu 19 Aug 2021

A new Vale douzenier was elected last night following a deferred ballot which attracted possibly the biggest ever turnout for such an event.

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Commons Council responds to 'smelly bins' concern

Tue 17 Aug 2021

Concerns from some users of L'Ancresse Common that bins that have been put in place for use by dog owners to clean up after their pets are unsightly have been addressed by the organisation responsible for the area.

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Douzenier candidates present their manifestos

Mon 16 Aug 2021

Three candidates hoping to be elected to a single vacant seat on the Vale Douzaine on Wednesday have today published their manifestos and given further details of why they are running for public office.

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Douzaine election details are released

Thu 12 Aug 2021

Details of an election for a new Vale Douzenier to replace Mr Martyn Torode, who has ceased to live in the parish, have now been released.

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Something to rabbit on about...

Sun 08 Aug 2021

Reports of rabbits invading gardens and appearing to sunbathe on L'Ancresse Common in broad daylight have prompted parishioners to ask whether there are more of them around than usual. The short answer is, yes – but perhaps not for much longer.

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Contested election for new Vale douzenier

Mon 02 Aug 2021

A contested election will take place on Wednesday to select a new douzenier to replace Martyn Torode, who has left the parish. Three candidates have been proposed and seconded for the position.

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Amarreurs kayak application considered by Douzaine

Thu 29 Jul 2021

An application to use part of Les Amarreurs carpark to store trailers and for associated marine use so a local business can offer kayaking and paddleboarding from the area has now been considered by the Vale Douzaine.

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Unpaid rates: 90 facing court summons

Wed 21 Jul 2021

Up to 90 Vale residents face receiving a court summons to recover unpaid parish rates, the Constables' Office warned today. This "last resort" is necessary because the Douzaine has an obligation to pursue outstanding debts so those who have paid aren't disadvantaged.

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