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 ~
The election for a Senator is on Wednesday 7th September 2016. We put the following questions to all the candidates. Here are the (unedited) answers so far, given in alphabetical order of candidate; if it is blank, assume no answer
Here is an article from today’s Jersey Evening Post which includes a comment from Jacqui Carrel, SOS Jersey’s environmental scientist. We would like to see these microbeads banned forthwith.
In yesterday’s JEP, Jack Maguire had a short article on the idea of furrowing the beach to help prevent sea lettuce accumulation next season. There were some worrying mistakes in it, so here is the article and our correction:
Today, Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel, his Assistant Minister Deputy Richard Rondel and a phalanx of senior officers met with Deputy Jackie Hilton and Tony Legg of Jersey Sea Farms to talk about ways forward with Jersey’s sea lettuce problem. **SOS
TTS MINISTER AUTHORISED SEA LETTUCE SOLUTION…AND THEN…
SOS J member Jacqui Carrel, Environmental Scientist on our team was interviewed by Channel ITV and the BBC yesterday about the sea lettuce problem and how the Sates’ approach is wrong; here are the interviews:
In the wake of our sea lettuce report, SOSJ Committee Member Jacqui Carrel spent time on the beach this morning being interviewed by Channel TV and BBC TV (Jersey & SW UK) about the sea lettuce problem. Here’s a brief
Here’s why we think the ‘Big Blue Bobber’ won’t work:
St Aubin’s Bay on the south coast is blighted by sea lettuce, and the problem is spreading. Locals and tourists are being affected and businesses are being hit. So far, little has been done to sort out the problem. Read
We may have lost a battle – but we can win the war! Planning OK’d on B5, but future plans will need to be looked at.
The St Helier Waterfront Action Group have submitted an application for a Judicial Review in a bid to overturn the planning permission granted for Building 5 in the International Centre.
Monday 21 March and Tuesday 22 March 2016 saw a number of people at the Appeal against the proposed (and passed) construction of the imaginatively-named Building 5, one of the buildings planned for the hotly-debated Jersey International Finance Centre due to be
SOS Jersey are a party to the Third Party Appeal by Le Masuriers to be held tomorrow and Tuesday (21 and 22 March 2016) at the Radisson Hotel. This is open to the public, so you can come and watch the
The Planning Applications Committed have approved the new/revised planning application of Building 5 of the planned International Finance Centre on the Esplanade. SOSJ are considering requesting a Judicial Review.
Aerial view of the huge landslide by Cheval Roc Nursing and Residential Home at Bonne Nuit. The Jersey Evening Post report the fall was ‘metres away’ from Cheval Roc, but that is not what this picture, taken by aerial photographer Chris Brookes,
Today SOSJ committee members Dave Cabeldu and Jacqui Carrel attended the first of three briefings the States of Jersey are holding about building a longer-term Island Vision.
As readers may know, the States of Jersey Development Company (SoJDC) have re-applied for planning permission for ‘Building 5’, of the International Finance Centre. This would be their second building in a series of six in their many times altered
Following the resignation of Mark Boleat as Chairman of SoJDC, Nicola Palois will be the new Chair of the Board of SoJDC if the recommendation of Treasury Minister is approved by the States Assembly. What is the (potential) problem?
Readers of our posts and website will know of our quest to get to the bottom of the statement made to the States by the former Treasury Minister Senator Philip Ozouf.
SOJDC RESUBMIT PLANS TO TRY AND AVOID APPEAL, COSTING THE TAXPAYER OVER £100,000.
We are delighted to announce the 2015 winners of our informal and friendly annual photo competition!
It’s a long and involved story… so to cut it short, just know we have a new Facebook Community Page! Find us here: facebook.com/sosjersey/. Do join us and please spread the word! We put up 1-2 of your photos every day showcasing
The team at SOSJ would like to thank you for all your support in 2015 and wish you a happy New Year, and all the best for 2016.
As the sun ascends the clear skies into what promises to be a beautiful day, SOS Jersey would like to wish you all a very good Christmas time. The picture was taken on the winter solstice morning in Jersey’s south-east
The mystery of the missing cautions – Our integrity questioned – We respond. The 21st December saw two letters in the JEP (Jersey Evening Post): one from SOS Jersey Chairman Michael du Pré, regarding the results of the recent dossier of public