Here is a post from a year ago today – let’s find out how we’ve progressed (or not) since then. First, however, look at this picture taken today (and weep), and go down and smell the sulphurous odours in St Aubin’s
Today SOS Jersey will be represented up at Groove de Lecq, in the Grève de Lecq Barracks ‘Utopia’ area – this area is free to attend. Do come and chat with us at our table! We will be giving two short talks
Today the States’ Environment Department have stated furrowing will not work to help alleviate the sea lettuce problem, so the project will not continue. It appears, however, they will carry on with the ‘dumping at sea’ project. Save Our Shoreline
The official population of Jersey is now 104,200 – and we don’t know how many are here unofficially. This, of course, has an effect on our environment. In terms of our SOSJ remit, we’ll briefly outline our concerns as to
Our roving reporter had a look at the furrows just after lunch when the furrows were beginning to be exposed after a second high tide since the initial ploughing was carried out, and then again at low tide. Our thoughts
Thanks to a tip-off from a helpful member of the public, we were able to get down to La Haule in St Aubin’s to watch the furrowing commencing. Here’s what we saw, and why, and our thoughts on it.
Basically there are various strands to what’s going on; there is more detail but, in essence:
We hope to be wrong, but we fear the sea lettuce blooms, which are the scourge of St Aubin’s Bay, will be back in force this year. Here is a brief report on what’s happening (or not) at the moment
SOS Jersey are moderately pleased to report that the pile of contaminated soil at the IFC was at least (mostly) covered today. We wonder why, however,
ASBESTOS – HOW MUCH & WHAT PROTECTION? …And what is Environmental Health doing? SOS Jersey are strongly concerned with the asbestos situation regarding the SoJDC excavations for the International Finance Centre.
If you saw our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel on the news earlier saying we think on the face of it hotelier Steve Beddoe’s plans for developing the area alongside the Avenue at West Mount are good, she did say that.
Earlier today we were contacted by Channel 103, asking us about our thoughts in the latest planning submission on the area around Kepple Tower. As you may recall, we helped 96-year-old Mary Herold with her dispute
Jacqui is in today’s JEP (p6, Fri 17 Feb 2017) giving our thoughts on using boats to take the sea lettuce piles out to sea. While the JEP gives accurate quotes, they aren’t assigned to right bits in all cases!
Yesterday, SOS Jersey looked at the proposed plans for a new boardwalk around La Folie. Currently, unless you are in a car, nimble on your feet, or a confident cyclist, it’s a dodgy area to negotiate.
It’s been busy media-wise. Our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel has been on Channel TV on various subjects three times over the last week and is due to speak on Radio Jersey tomorrow morning (Wed 15 Feb). Here’s a brief overview of what
Thanks to the Infrastructure Department (DoI) for inviting SOS Jersey to see the new Sewage Treatment Works (STW) plans. There are pros and cons for any design and this has been the one chosen to go with, assuming all planning
Jersey States Ministers to do with the environment have issued a media release in response to our last report. They have also issued a more detailed statement. As expected, the releases are
In this short report, we will look at the problems we are experiencing with the Island’s water supplies and marine environment.
We are in today’s Times newspaper, and Jacqui Carrel, SOS Jersey’s environmental scientist, gets an honourable mention:
Given how we were attacked last summer by the DfI (formerly TTS) for being alarmist, we think its important to point out that the warnings (headlines) from this article in The Times aren’t ours and come from French toxicologists.
We are in today’s Times newspaper, and Dave Cabeldu, SOS Jersey’s Co-ordinator, gets an honourable mention:
With over 350 photos put up this year, we thought we’d link to the monthly albums rather than load them all here 🙂 You can also check out the Top 3s for each month by following our daily Facebook posts
We’ll be putting in a new report for Scrutiny review in the New Year. In the meantime, here is composite of two photos taken 60 years apart, in 1956 and 2016 in exactly the same place at Havre des Pas.
SOS Jersey are about to submit a major body of work as part of a submission invited by the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel on Water Quality. This will be our 4th Scrutiny submission to date:
This letter appears in today’s Jersey Evening Post – it doesn’t need any further explanation, but you can look through our archives to get salient details on the appalling practises and cover-ups:
Today saw an oral question from Senator Sarah Ferguson (plus supplementaries from Deputies Andrew Lewis and Monford Tadier) on the levels of nitrates being discharged from the Bellozanne sewage effluent outflow into St Aubin’s Bay and the legality of the levels.
As reported in today’s JEP (which was nearly accurate), SOSJ are going to work with the French, collecting data about sea lettuce, and pooling the two countries’ knowledge.
SOS Jersey are to help and work with Environmental Science students from Brittany with their coastline studies, including sea lettuce research.
This response is with reference to the article in the Jersey Evening Post (Monday 03 October 2016), ‘Environment hit back over alarmist pollution claims’ and a couple of other erroneous statements we have heard/seen on the media.
Water Quality in St Aubin’s Bay over the Summer of 2016 ~ A Study Summary by SOS Jersey, September 2016 ~