The Info List - Parishes Of Jersey

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The Channel Island of Jersey
is divided into twelve administrative districts or parishes. All have access to the sea and share a name with their ancient parish churches.


1 The parishes 2 Map of parishes 3 Municipal structure

3.1 Constable 3.2 Procureur du Bien Public 3.3 Roads Committee 3.4 Vingtaines 3.5 Honorary Police 3.6 Roads Inspectors 3.7 Parish

4 External links 5 References 6 See also

The parishes[edit] This is a list of parishes of Jersey. The population figures are as reported in the 2011 census.[1]

Parish Population Area in km²(mi²) Rank by area Density (people/km²) Notes

Saint Helier 33,522 7001106000000000000♠10.6 (4.1) 5 3,200 Incorporating the island's capital

Grouville 4,866 7000780000000000000♠7.8 (3.0) 10 620 Historically Saint Martin de Grouville; incorporating Les Minquiers

Saint Brélade 10,568 7001128000000000000♠12.8 (4.9) 2 830

Saint Clement 9,221 7000420000000000000♠4.2 (1.6) 12 2,200

Saint John 2,911 7000870000000099999♠8.7 (3.4) 9 330

Saint Lawrence 5,418 7000950000000000000♠9.5 (3.7) 7 570

Saint Martin 3,763 7001103000000000000♠10.3 (4.0) 6 370 Historically Saint Martin le Vieux; incorporating Les Écréhous

Saint Mary 1,752 7000650000000000000♠6.5 (2.5) 11 270

Saint Ouen 4,097 7001150000000000000♠15 (6.0) 1 270

Saint Peter 5,003 7001116000000000000♠11.6 (4.5) 4 430

Saint Saviour 13,580 7000930000000000000♠9.3 (3.6) 8 1,500

Trinity 3,156 7001123000000000000♠12.3 (4.7) 3 260

Map of parishes[edit]

Municipal structure[edit] Constable[edit] Each parish is headed by a Constable
(French: Connétable; Jèrriais: Connêtabl'ye) who is elected for a four-year period by the residents of the Parish. The Constable
(or Connétable) also represents the municipality in the States.[2] Procureur du Bien Public[edit] The Procureur du Bien Public
Procureur du Bien Public
(two in each parish) is the legal and financial representative of the parish (elected at a public election since 2003 in accordance with the Public Elections (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2003; formerly an Assembly of Electors of each parish elected the procureurs in accordance with the Loi (1804) au sujet des assemblées paroissiales). A Procureur du Bien Public
Procureur du Bien Public
is elected for a mandate of three years as a public trustee for the funds and property of the parish and to be empowered to enter into contracts on behalf of the parish if so authorised by a Parish
Assembly. Centeniers are elected at a public election within each parish for a term of three years to undertake policing within the parish. The centenier is the only officer authorised to charge and bail offenders. Formerly, the senior centenier of each parish (known as the Chef de Police) was the Constable's deputy in the States of Jersey
when the Constable
was unable to attend a sitting of the States — this function has been abolished. Roads Committee[edit] A Roads Committee
Roads Committee
of five elected principals is also available to offer advice on a range of issues; chiefly related to the roads. Centeniers are the highest ranking police officers in Jersey
and are elected.

Road marker stone in Saint Ouen dated 1935 inscribed with the names of the Roads Committee

In Jersey, the Roads Committee
Roads Committee
(French: Comité des Chemins) is the highway authority for parish roads in each parish. In accordance with the Loi (1914) sur la Voirie it superintends the repair and maintenance of by-roads in the parish, establishes boundary stones, issues Choses Publiques licenses, examines planning applications that fall within its responsibilities, supervises refuse collection, adjudicates fines during the Visite du Branchage, and proposes new road names, as may be necessary, for approval by the Parish
Assembly. The Connétable presides over the Roads Committee
Roads Committee
which also includes the Rector and three Principals of the Parish
[five Principals for St Helier] elected for a term of three years by the Parish
Assembly. Instructions are passed to Roads Inspectors whose duty it is to ensure that the repairs are carried out. In St. Helier, the larger Roads Committee
Roads Committee
also undertakes additional non-statutory responsibilities with regard to parks and other matters, and acts, in the absence of a municipal council, as an advisory body to the Connétable. By convention, the two Procureur du Bien Public
Procureur du Bien Public
of St. Helier attend meetings of the Roads Committee, but cannot vote.

Vingtaines[edit] The Parish
is further divided into Vingtaines (or in Saint Ouen cueillettes). Each vingtaine is represented by two Vingteniers, two Roads Inspectors and three Constable's Officers. All are elected and sworn officers of the Royal Court. Honorary Police[edit]

A recruiting banner for the Honorary Police
showing the arms of each parish: (from left to right) Grouville, St Brelade, St John, Trinity, St Saviour, St Ouen, St Helier, St Mary, St Lawrence, St Clement, St Peter, St Martin

There is an Honorary Police
(French: Police
Honorifique) force in each parish in Jersey. Honorary Police
officers have, for centuries, been elected by parishioners to assist the Connétable of the Parish
to maintain law and order. Officers are elected as Centeniers, Vingteniers or Constable's Officers
Constable's Officers
each with various duties and responsibilities. The Honorary Police
provided the only law enforcement prior to the appointment of paid police officers for the Parish
of Saint Helier
Saint Helier
in 1853 and later to serve the whole Island. The Honorary Police
still provide an essential and very valuable service to the parish and community. These officers are elected for a period of three years and take an oath in the Royal Court. All Honorary Police
officers must live in the Parish
at the time of their first election or, in the case of St Helier, be a ratepayer or mandataire of that Parish. If an officer moves out of the Parish during her/his term of office, s/he may continue her/his term of office with the approval of the Attorney General and the Connétable of the Parish
and may stand for re-election provided there is no break in service. A person may be nominated for election as a member of the Honorary Police
if, on the day of nomination, s/he is at least 20 years of age and less than 70 years of age. Honorary Police
officers are on duty for one week at a time, usually every 3 or 4 weeks depending upon the roster within the Parish, and are on call 24 hours a day during that period. Honorary Police officers are elected to serve the Parish
but in certain circumstances may assist or operate outside the Parish. Anyone standing for election as a member of the Honorary Police
will have to undergo a criminal record check. Roads Inspectors[edit] The Parish
Assembly elects two Roads Inspectors for each Vingtaine
[or Cueillette in St Ouen] for a three-year term of office in accordance with the Loi (1914) sur la Voirie. Roads Inspectors are responsible for the repair of by-roads of the Parish
and have to ensure the instructions of the Roads Committee
Roads Committee
are carried out. In the Parish
of St Helier, the Roads Inspectors also undertake additional non-statutory responsibilities with regard to the policing of infractions of the Road Traffic Act (Jersey) and other areas of the law within the parochial remit such as dog licensing and fly posting. They also serve as conduits of information to the Honorary Police. They chief role is the annual Visite du Branchage
Visite du Branchage
and the triennial Visite Royale. Supplementary bodies are also elected to serve specific needs; in the largest parish St Helier
St Helier
these include; the Accounts Committee, the Welfare Board, and the Youth Council. Matters of import are brought before a gathering of the municipality and members of the public for consideration and vote. In order to maintain the historic ties to the Church of England
Church of England
a Rectorate comprising the Connétable and Procureurs, and the Rector and Churchwardens. Overseas the operation of the largest church within the Parochial boundary. Parish
Assembly[edit] A Parish
Assembly in Jersey
is the decision-making body of local government, comprising ratepayers (including mandataires) and electors of the parish. The Parish

sets the annual domestic rate according to the budget proposed by the Connétable; elects members of the municipality, including the Roads Committee, Roads Inspectors, Vingteniers, Constable's Officers; recommends liquor licences to the licensing bench; adopts road names; authorises the Procureurs du Bien Public to enter into contracts in the name of the parish; may discuss other matters as proposed by the Connétable, or at the written request of a number of members of the Assembly

External links[edit]

Official website


^ Report on the 2011 Jersey
Census Archived 1 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

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Vingtaines by parish

Saint Helier

de la Ville du Rouge Bouillon de Bas du Mont au Prêtre de Haut du Mont au Prêtre du Mont à l'Abbé du Mont Cochon


des Marais de la Rue de Longueville de la Rocque Les Minquiers

Saint Brélade

de Noirmont du Coin des Quennevais de la Moye

Saint Clement

Grande Vingtaine du Rocquier de Samarès

Saint John

du Nord de Hérupe du Douet

Saint Lawrence

de la Vallée du Coin Hâtain du Coin Motier du Coin Tourgis Nord du Coin Tourgis Sud

Saint Martin

de Rozel de Faldouet de la Quéruée de l'Église du Fief de la Reine Les Écréhous

Saint Mary

du Sud du Nord

Saint Ouen

Petite Cueillette Grande Cueillette Cueillette de Grantez Cueillette de Millais Cueillette de Vinchelez Cueillette de Léoville

Saint Peter

du Douet de St. Nicolas Grand Vingtaine des Augerez du Coin Varin

Saint Saviour

de Maufant de Sous la Hougue des Pigneaux de la Grande Longueville de la Petite Longueville de Sous l'Église


de la Ville-à-l'Évêque de Rozel du Rondin des Augrès de la Croiserie

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