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The Overseas Aid & Development Commission agreed to again match fund the monies raised by the 2017 World Aid Walk.
Wednesday 26 April 2017

The Commission's decision reflected its recognition as to how much part of Island life the World Aid Walk has become since its inception in 1970 and the huge difference the funds raised by countless walkers since then has made to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.

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UK Minister continues engagement with the Crown Dependencies on Brexit
Tuesday 25 April 2017

Minister for Exiting the European Union, Robin Walker, yesterday (24th April 2017) hosted the third meeting in a series of regular talks with the Crown Dependencies to ensure that their interests are taken into consideration in relation to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

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Aspire2Be supports local educators to attend British Isles Google for Education Summit
Monday 24 April 2017

Forty Bailiwick teachers and educators are being sponsored to attend the forthcoming British Isles Google for Education Summit thanks to the support of Education Services' edtech partner Aspire2Be.

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Neighbourhood Nuisances

Contact Us - Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation

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The Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation deals with complaints relating to neighbourhood nuisances including;

With ongoing or intermittent complaints the complainant is generally provided with 'nuisance log sheets'.  These sheets are used by the complainant to detail the times of the problem and to indicate briefly how it is affecting them.

Details of Guernsey's 'real time' air quality data can be found on this website

An out of hours emergency service is provided by the Department to respond to emergency complaints that occur outside normal office hours.  If a complaint is of an urgent nature then an Environmental Health Officer can be contacted via the Princess Elizabeth Hospital switchboard system.

  • Noise Nuisance

    • Complaints of noise nuisance can be investigated by the Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation but it should be noted that complaints that relate to certain antisocial behaviour (e.g. late night noise from people in the street) are dealt with by the Police. The department also has no powers relating to the noise from traffic on the public highway or aircraft noise.
  • Noise from Construction / Demolition Sites

    • 'Normal' working hours for construction sites are between 08:00 hours and 18:00 hours during weekdays and between 08:00 and 13:00 hours on Saturday. There should normally be no noisy work on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays. Under some circumstances it may be necessary for work to be carried out during these times but this should be a planned activity and measures should be taken to reduce the disturbance.
    • Where works are required to take place outside of the guideline hours it is advised that domestic neighbours are contacted. Further information is available in the downloads section.
  • Domestic Noise

    • Noise from neighbours can be very disturbing and can constitute a noise nuisance. Many noise problems can be resolved by talking to the person responsible, as they may not be aware that their activities are causing a disturbance. Usually this action can help to resolve the matter amicably, without the need for this Office to become involved. If this is not feasible or if this has not been successful then noise complaints can be investigated by this Office.
  • Noise from Animals

    • Persistent dog barking or other animal noise can irritate and disturb neighbours. Like neighbourhood noise problems, disturbance from a barking dog or other creatures can usually be resolved by talking to the person responsible, as they may not be aware of the situation.  In the event that you need to make a complaint then you should contact the Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation.
  • Smoke Nuisance - Domestic Bonfires

    • Domestic burning is not encouraged and only green waste (i.e. dry garden refuse) should be burned at domestic properties.  Toxic material (such as plastic) should never be burned.  Domestic refuse can and should be collected by the regular collection service provided by your parish. If you have extra refuse then the most suitable method of disposal is at Mont Cuet Landfill site. There is a green waste disposal site at Chouet Horticultural Site and you may dispose of green waste at this site. If you do intend to have a bonfire at home then you should be considerate of your neighbours and take into account the weather condition (e.g. don't burn when the prevailing wind is blowing towards a nearby property, don't burn in damp conditions etc.)
  • Smoke Nuisance - Commerical Bonfires

    • It is a legal requirement that all producers of commercial waste take reasonable measures to ensure that their waste is disposed of in an appropriate manner so as to protect the environment. Open burning of commercial waste is only permitted under very limited exemptions (relating to green waste) under local legislation.


Construction site guidance Acoustic consultants list 2016 Air Quality Survey Air Quality Screening and Assessment Document

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