Tag: department of the Environment

Clean bill of health for Jersey’s seas

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Test results published today have shown that bathing waters at the Island’s most popular beaches were cleaner than the UK average in 2013. The tests are carried out between May and September each year by the Department of the Environment. Officers sample bathing water from 16 Island beaches, in accordance with strict European standards. The […]

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Pollution risks highlighted in Blue Fish fortnight

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Swimmers, surfers and school children are among those involved in highlighting the risks of polluting Jersey’s waters during Blue Fish fortnight. The Blue Fish Campaign, run by the Department of the Environment, Eco-Active and Jersey Water, is a hands-on way of raising awareness about pollution. Blue Fish fortnight, which takes place between Monday 31 March […]

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Switch off this weekend

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Islanders are being asked to join millions of people around the world in turning their lights off as part of Earth Hour 2014. The World Wide Fund for Nature is holding its annual Earth Hour on Saturday 29 March between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite […]

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Enforcement notice on data protection for Environment Department

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of the Environment has received a formal enforcement notice from the Data Protection Commissioner for breaching data protection principles. It follows a complaint received by the Commissioner concerning sensitive personal information held by the department about an individual. The information was received by the department from a third party source in relation to […]

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New rules safeguard animal welfare during transport

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

New rules governing the welfare of animals being transported for commercial reasons come into force in Jersey next week. The new regulations mean anyone moving animals by car or van, plane or boat, as part of their job, or to sell them, must have authorisation from the Animal Health and Welfare Section at the Department […]

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Jersey starts talks with UK for improved fish quotas

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jersey is to ask the UK to consider agreeing to a better way of managing fish quotas for local commercial fishermen. A team of officers has been set up to lead the talks. It includes representatives from the Department of the Environment, and the Economic Development, Chief Minister’s and the Law Officers departments. The process […]

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Paramyxovirus found in wild pigeons

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of the Environment is contacting Jersey’s racing pigeon club to remind them to maintain up to date vaccinations for paramyxovirus. It follows laboratory confirmation that the virus was present in a flock of about 30 wild pigeons in St John in November. There have been no reports of the disease, or suspicion of […]

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Planning revamps pre-application advice

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of the Environment is to introduce a new way for people to get advice before they submit an official planning application. A new two track approach will mean people get the department’s clear view on a proposal to build, extend or change the use of land or buildings before they submit their application. […]

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Care home residents wrapped up warm

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jersey Cheshire Home residents are feeling warm and cosy since works were carried out by the Energy Efficiency Service. As a direct result of these works, Jersey Cheshire Home has saved more than £9,000 on its energy bills since 2011, and is set to keep on saving. Since 2010, Jersey Cheshire Home has been receiving […]

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Second offshore weather station installed

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Work to install a second automatic weather station on Jersey’s offshore reefs started at the weekend. The mast and communications kit for the first station, on the small islet Grand Rousse on the outer reaches of the Écréhous, were put in place at the end of August. But work on Les Maisons, some six kilometres […]

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