Serve the parish, St Sampson’s residents urged

PARISHIONERS are being urged to get involved in St Sampson’s.

St Sampson's officials, left to right: Douzeniers Brad Le Flock, David Hugo, Adrian Dilcock and junior constable Leonie Le Tissier. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 31289973)
St Sampson's officials, left to right: Douzeniers Brad Le Flock, David Hugo, Adrian Dilcock and junior constable Leonie Le Tissier. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 31289973)

The douzaine is inviting people living in the parish who may be interested in serving it too, to find out more about this autumn's elections

at an upcoming parish surgery.

Parochial elections are scheduled to take place on the evening of Wednesday 2 November, with parishioners asked to choose four douzeniers to serve for a four-year term, a constable to serve for a term of up to three years, as well as candidates to serve on various committees.

A parish surgery committee representative said: ‘In previous years we encouraged parishioners to call in to our October surgery to find out more about the many ways of helping make a difference to the parish. We are hoping that by staging this in September for the second year running, parishioners will have more time to consider whether they wish to stand, and if so, to secure a proposer and seconder.’

The douzaine is hopeful that the renewed interest in getting involved in parish affairs following the introduction of island-wide voting in 2020 will continue, and that there will be a similar level of interest this year.

Nominations for the posts will open from Friday 7 October and the deadline for receipt of completed nomination forms is 4pm on Monday 24 October.

Junior constable Leonie Le Tissier added: ‘We have been very pleased to note the growing enthusiasm in getting involved in parish life. The introduction of island-wide voting in 2020 has undoubtedly brought home the importance of representation at parish level. The roles on offer are varied and interesting, and present a great opportunity to help make a difference.’

The drop-in will also be a chance for parishioners to share their views on the Parc Le Lacheur development on the former Kenilworth Vinery site. The GHA planning application for 131 homes has been submitted and the consultation period is due to end in early October.

Members of the douzaine’s planning development forum will be

available to discuss the proposals.

The parish surgery will be held at the Douzaine Room, Le Murier, from 10am until noon on Saturday.

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