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Accounts booklet introduction: It is a particular pleasure for me to introduce the annual Rates Assembly booklet this year, as it gives me the opportunity to express my sincere thanks to the team at the Parish of St Helier whose hard work and commitment is what enables the Parish to present a remarkable set of accounts and estimates. It is 'remarkable', of course, in that the Parish has managed to maintain its range of services to parishioners in spite of the pandemic that has occurred, with all the impacts that this has caused to our organisation. Not only has our staff managed to keep our services going by a combination of determination, flexible working, teamwork and innovation, but they have enabled us to present a budget for the coming year which can be achieved without asking for any increase in the Parish Rate. If our proposed level of Parish Rate is supported by ratepayers at the Rates Assembly on Wednesday 29th July, it will be the 7th year in a row that we have kept the Parish Rate the same - a remarkable feat given the fact that over the same period there will have been a cost of living (including staff wages) rise of over 18%. In doing their valued work, our staff have been tremendously supported by our helpers, especially the Honorary Police who make such an important contribution to the maintenance of law and order in St Helier, and our other voluntary groups – too numerous to mention individually – which do so much to maintain our quality of life in St Helier. To everyone involved in the administration of St Helier in these difficult times I offer my heartfelt thanks, and I commend the Parish accounts and estimates to all ratepayers.

Simon Crowcroft, Constable of St Helier