The Parochial Appeals Tribunal is an independent body that determines appeals against some Parish level decisions relating to breaches of the hedge cutting and watercourse clearing obligations, as well as decisions not to grant Bornements and civil penalty notices issued under the Parochial Collection of Waste (Guernsey) Law, 2015.
About the Parochial Appeals Tribunal
- The Parochial Appeals Tribunal is independent of any States' Committee or body. Its Members are appointed by the Royal Court. It operates within the provisions set out in The Parochial Administration Ordinance, 2013 (see the downloaded documents).
- The Parochial Appeals Tribunal is supported administratively by its own secretariat through the Office of the Policy & Resources Committee.
- The Parochial Appeals Tribunal's Secretary is available to answer any questions and can be contacted at Sir Charles Frossard House (telephone - 01481 717000) or by email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or by writing to The Secretary to the Parochial Appeals Tribunal, Level 5, Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1FH.
- The Tribunal members are:
- Advocate Peter Adkinson, President
- Advocate Mark Dunster, Vice President
- Mr Peter Burtenshaw
- Advocate Russell Clark
- Mrs Chrsitine Cowling
- Mrs Christine Goodlass
- Mr David Gorvel
- Mr David Hugo
- Mr Tim Langlois
- Mr Andrew Sauvarin.
- The Tribunal is supported by the Tribunal Clerk, Ms Elizabeth Dene.
- Where an appeal is made, the President or the Vice President will sit together with two other members of the Tribunal to determine the appeal.
What decisions can be appealed?
- The Parochial Appeals Tribunal hears appeals relating to the following matters:
- The issue of a formal warning notice or civilly penalty notice in relation to the cutting of hedges and the clearing up of the debris afterwards;
- The clearing of controlled streams;
- The refusal of an application for a Bornement;
- The recovery of costs where the Central Steams Committee has appointed a contractor to carry out work to clear a controlled stream;
- The issue of a civil penalty notice for failing to put waste for collection by a Parish waste collection and transfer service in accordance with the requirements specified by the Waste Disposal Authority.
How to make an Appeal
- Details of how to appeal a parochial decision, together with details of the relevant legislation, are on this web page. See the downloaded documents.
- Anybody considering making an appeal will find it helpful to first read the information leaflet and the guidance notes.
- Please note that there are deadlines within which appeals to the Parochial Appeal Tribunal have to be made. These deadlines are also specified in the information leaflet, the guidance notes and the Rules of Procedure.
- The appeal form can be downloaded from this site. The appeal form contains further details about the information and the administrative fee (£25) that must be included with any appeal.
- Paper copies and large print versions of most documents are also available on request from the Secretary.
- The contact details for Parochial Appeals Tribunal's Secretary are:
- Telephone - States of Guernsey, Sir Charles Frossard House - Switchboard - 01481 717000
- Email - email@example.com
- The Secretary to the Parochial Appeals Tribunal, Level 5, Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1FH.