Last night the Parish of St Helier broke new ground with its Parish Assembly by holding the largest Parish Assembly in decades, with well over 200 attending and voting. This was achieved through meticulous planning to ensure the limited number of people able to attend the Town Hall followed strict safety protocols agreed with Public Health, alongside more than 180 attending online.
The Assembly overwhelmingly supported the two propositions contained in the Requête, full details of which can be found on the Parish website, www.sthelier.je.
Following the vote, the Constable has this morning written to Senator Farnham, the Minister responsible for the hospital project, setting out the Parish’s position, withdrawing all existing permission from the Parish to undertake works of any nature connected with the future hospital on Parish land, and asking that the Minister, his agents, contractors and advisers respect the position of the Parish and refrain from ‘interfering’ with any area of Parish land connected with the hospital project.
Constable Crowcroft said: “It is obviously important that I make the Minister aware of the Parish’s position following last night’s Assembly. I have also instructed my officers to continue to engage with the hospital team to progress discussions to enable a proposal to be brought to a future Parish Assembly, and hope that the Minister and his advisers will be able to present these proposals to an Assembly in the near future.”
The Constable concluded his letter to the Minister, saying: ”I hope that we will be able to work together with colleagues and Parish Deputies to progress this matter with the urgency that I appreciate is important to all involved”.
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