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Beaches ( 11.15.6 )
Commercial Leases ( 11.8.4 )
Conservation Groups ( 11.15.4 )
Conservation of Wildlife ( 11.8.52.L5 )
Control of High Hedges (including Cupressus Leylandii) ( 11.8.52.L8 )
Department for Infrastructure (formally Transport and Technical Services) ( 11.15.1.L7 )
Destitution ( 11.1.1.L1 )
Disabled persons - Housing adaptions for people with disabilities (11.8.22)
Environmental Protection (11.15.2 )
Estate Agents, rules ( 11.1.35 )
First Time Buyers/ Jersey Homebuy Scheme ( 11.1.33.L2 )
Hostels ( 11.1.1.L2 )
Housing repairs ( 11.8.18 )
Housing Trusts and Associations ( 11.1.20.L1 )
Jersey Chartered Surveyors ( 11.1.38 )
Jersey Cottage Homes - ( 11.1.62. )
Leases – General Information / Notice / Evictions ( 11.8.1.L1 )
Lodgers and Lodging Houses ( 11.8.10 )
Lodging House Association ( 11.1.8.L7 )
Lodging House Information ( 11.8.10.L3 )
Mortgages ( 11.1.30.L8 )
Parks and public areas ( 11.15.9 )
Pest Control - Moles, wasps, rats, mice and bird species ( 11.8.52.L4 )
Planning and Building Services ( 11.15.1.L2 )
Private sector accommodation via agencies ( 11.1.8.L2 )
Problems with trees and hedges ( 11.8.52.L3 )
Property - Moving Checklist (11.1.30.L9)
Public Sculpture Trust ( 11.15.9.L1 )
Refuse collection / Glass disposal / General information ( 11.15.8 )
Registered Lodging Houses List ( 11.1.8.L3 )
Rental Deposit - Getting a deposit back - Tenancies & Lodgers NOT protected under the Deposit Protection Scheme (Mydeposit Jersey) (11.8.1.L4)
Rental Deposit - Getting a deposit back - Tenancies protected under the deposit protection scheme introduced on the 2nd November 2015 ( 11.8.1.L3 )
Restraint on assets ( 11.12.12.L8 )
Social Housing Accommodation ( 11.1.17. )
Social Housing Rents - ( 11.1.17.L1 )
States Loans ( 11.1.33 )
Tenants Associations ( 11.8.1.L5 )
Tenants problems / Access by landlords ( 11.8.1.L2 )
The Affordable Housing Gateway (11.8.1.L8)
Tied accommodation ( 11.5.14 )
Use of water - Customary Law ( 11.8.52.L1 )
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LOCAL INFORMATION

11.15.9
Parks and public areas

Extent: Jersey
February 2000
Updated 11 November 2013
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Relevant Law

1. The Policing of Parks (Jersey) Regulations, as amended, details what can and cannot be done in the various parks and other public areas listed in the schedules below.

Who polices the parks and public areas

1. All parks and other public areas are policed by the States Police and relevant parish honorary police. In addition, employees of the two administrating organisations may be authorised to police the regulations of the Law. These organisations are the Department of Infrastruture, and the Education Department.

 2. Anyone authorised by an administrating organisation to police the regulations must have an identity card to show to the public as evidence of her/his authority. Any members of the public who has contravened any of the regulations must give her/his name and address, if asked to do so, by an authorised person.

What can't a person do in parks and other public areas

1. Entering or being in, a park or area which is 'closed'.
2. Bringing an animal into a park or area, except for dogs, horses and ponies under the limits set in the schedules below. Guide dogs excepted.
3. Allowing a dog to deposit faeces and failing to remove them.
4. Going on any shrubbery or flower bed, or other prohibited area.
5. Handling, cutting or damaging any plant material.
6. Damaging or defacing any structure or part of any park or area eg seats, railings, buildings.
7. Leaving litter
8. Behaving or being clothed in a manner reasonably likely to offend public decency.
9. Causing annoyance to any other person.
10. Throwing stones or discharging other missiles.
11. Disturbing or otherwise injuring any animal, bird (including their eggs) or fish.
12. Using ornamental waters for any purpose.
13. Entering or leaving except by established entrances indicated.
14. Climbing trees, railings etc.
15. Playing games or sports when this has been prohibited.
16. Using any vehicle except:-

1. Wheelchairs, toy cycles and scooters, prams;
2. Motor vehicle driven in approved areas for parking;
3. A pedal cycle ridden on road or cycle track;
4. A road train being used on approved track.

What can't a person do without permission

1. The written permission of the relevant administrating organisation must be received if a person wishes to:-

1. Put up signs or notices;
2. Play musical instruments or broadcast music, speech or images transmitted electronically or mechanically;
3. Perform for the public, hold an exhibition or make a public address;
4. Collect money for charity;
5. Light a fire or fireworks;
6. Engage in trading;
7. Take photos or make paintings or drawings for sale;
8. Discharge any firearm;
9. Use a metal detector.

2. Permission granted may have conditions applied, or may be withdrawn at any time. A client should apply in writing to either the Department of Infrastruture, the Education Department, or the relevant parish.

Penalties

1. The penalty for contravening the regulations, as prescribed in the Law would normally be the fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale, currently £500 (as at August 2014). Fines may be levied by a Constable or Centenier, normally following a Parish Hall enquiry, in the Parish where the offence occurred, in this case the fine cannot exceed £50.

Schedule 1

Parks where dogs are permitted on a lead and on established paths only:

First Tower Park
Liberation Square
Lower Park
Mount Bingham Gardens
Springfield Gardens
People's Park
South Hill Gardens
Vallée des Vaux Gardens
Westmount Gardens

Schedule 2

Parks where dogs are permitted on a lead

Coronation Gardens, Millbrook
The Public Gardens, Gorey
Harvey Memorial Gardens
Seafront Gardens, St Brelades Bay
Winston Churchill Memorial Park

Schedule 3

Parks where dogs are permitted off a lead

Beaumont Perquage
Beauport Headland
Castle Green Gardens, Gorey
Glacies Field, Fort Regent
Cliff paths between Gronez and Plémont, and between Sorel Point and Greve de Lecq
Corbière Headland and La Rosière, including public land near the old Corbière Station (south side of Corbière Road)
The Corbière Walk (The 'Railway Track' from St Aubin to Corbière)
Le Côtil du Grouin, St Brelade Bay
Les Landes
Les Mielles
Le Parc de la Petite Falaise, above Bouley Bay
The promenade and gardens from St Aubin to St Helier, (including strips of land 2 metres wide on the seaward side of each of the areas of land between West Park and Bel Royal which are set aside for use as public parking places)
Noirmont headland, except part of Warren Farm, which is subject to a lease for agricultural purposes and is posted with signs to that effect
Public land on both sides of La Route du Nord
Sorel Headland.

Schedule 4

Parks where horses and ponies are permitted on roads or riding ways and where dogs are permitted off a lead:

Beaumont Perquage
Les Landes
Les Mielles
Cliff paths between Gronez and Plémont, and between Sorel Point and Greve de Lecq
Any section of the promenade between West Park and St Aubin leading directly to a slipway to the beach
Noirmont headland, except part of Warren Farm, which is subject to a lease for agricultural purposes and is posted with signs to that effect.