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Parishioners voted 29:4 on Tuesday 11th July to take no further
legal action to overturn court rulings that the Bellozanne Covenant
The fight began last year, when the Royal Court decided that the
65 year old agreement, which exempts St Helier residents from
paying for waste disposal, was spent. The Parish unsuccessfully
appealed that ruling, before vowing to take the battle to the UK's
At the Parish Assembly parishioners voted to give up the
fight due to the uncertainty of a successful outcome and the
potential high cost to the Parish. The Constable said that he had
received assurances from the Chief Minister and the Minister of the
Department for Infrastructure that they would support a request
that the States pay their own legal fees.