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Welcome to the Environment section.


Who owns the beaches and what laws apply? The ownership of Jersey’s foreshore and seabed was transferred from the Crown to the public of Jersey in 2015. The Island’s foreshore and seabed includes all of Jersey’s beaches and the seabed beneath its territorial waters. What can and cannot be done on beaches and slipways is […]

Conservation Groups

Jersey Trees for Life The Frances Le Sueur Centre La Mielle de Morville St Ouen JE3 2FN Tel: +44 1534 857611 E-mail: admin@jerseytreesforlife.org Website: www.jerseytreesforlife.org National Trust for Jersey The Elms St Mary JE3 3EN Tel: +44 1534 483193 E-mail: enquiries@nationaltrust.je Hedgehog Preservation Group Tel: +44 1534 734340 Website: www.jerseyhedgehogs.co.uk Societe Jersiaise Tel: +44 1534 […]

Conservation of Wildlife

If you have problems with seagulls, pigeons etc on roofs etc. See Pest Control – Moles, wasps, rats, mice and bird species Social Housing – Andium Homes Tenants in Social Housing with gull problems can contact their estate management department for advice. Legal Position Wild birds and wild animals are protected under the Wildlife [Jersey] Law 2021.

Environmental Protection

The Environmental Protection Department officers are based at Howard Davis Farm. For more information see here. The Department carries out the following functions: Air quality monitoring and pollution Air pollution and your health Air quality monitoring Indoor air pollution Controlling problem species in the environment Colorado beetle Japanese knotweed Plant health control Processionary moth Ragwort […]

Parks and public areas

What is the Law? The Policing of Parks (Jersey) Regulations, as amended, gives a list of what can and cannot be done in the various parks and other public areas. Who polices the parks and public areas All parks and other public areas are policed by the States Police and relevant parish honorary police. Anyone […]

Pest Control

Asian Hornets Growth, Housing and Environment have a dedicated Asian Hornet Coordinator for reporting possible sightings to. Tel: +44 1534 441633 and leave your name, number, Parish and a brief description of what you saw E-mail: asianhornet@gov.je with a location and photograph Honeybee Swarms If you suspect a honeybee swarm, call one of the Jersey […]

Problems with trees and hedges

Overhanging trees Who owns trees must be established, as it is the duty of the owner to trim back branches which grow over the land of a neighbour. Jersey common law suggests the neighbour has no right to trim back branches which grow over their land. Trees may sometimes be a shared responsibility when they […]

Refuse Collection and Glass Disposal

Household refuse Household Refuse collections are organised by the Parishes. Household refuse must be stored in suitable bins and must not be left in plastic sacks or boxes. Pests such as seagulls and rodents easily rip the plastic bags and any rubbish spread by animals will be the responsibility of the householder. Your bin collector […]
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