SOS Jersey wish you a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year that includes time around our beautiful coastline! Here’s a letter to you all from SOSJ’s founder and Co-ordinator, David Cabeldu.
Up until now, our ‘Ramsar’ information has been under the ‘Concern’ category. Following two successful meetings with interested parties, we seem to be back on track, and we’re tentatively upgrading this to ‘OK’.
You are cordially invited to a short presentation and Q&A session at The Town Hall on Thursday 19th October, from 19.00-21.00.
The States of Jersey hosted an international conference on sea lettuce on Thursday 05 and Friday 06 October 2017. SOS Jersey weren’t invited, but went nonetheless; our representative, environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel’s details weren’t included on the delegate list either;
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
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
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
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 Dave Cabeldu, SOS Jersey’s Co-ordinator, gets an honourable mention:
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.
Water Quality in St Aubin’s Bay over the Summer of 2016 ~ A Study Summary by SOS Jersey, September 2016 ~
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:
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
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
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.
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
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
Following several months of complaints sent to SOS Jersey by members of the public relating to possibly contaminated dust and water escaping from the Esplanade site, the Environment Department have finally responded following an internal investigation.
Here is some of the coverage so far.
‘The Jersey International Finance Centre as presently constituted is not considered viable and is unlikely to to even fund the cost of the underground car park needed to replace the parking on site, let alone generate the previously step return
SOS Jersey yesterday lodged a complaint to the Planning and Environment Department with regard to breaches in the Planning Conditions set out for Building 4, the Esplanade car park. This comes after months of complaints received by our organisation from