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The Channel Island of Jersey
Jersey
is divided into twelve administrative districts or parishes . All have access to the sea and are named after the saints to whom their ancient parish churches are dedicated.

CONTENTS

* 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
Police
* 3.6 Roads Inspectors * 3.7 Parish
Parish
Assembly

* 4 References * 5 See also

THE PARISHES

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

PARISH POPULATION Area in km²(mi²) Rank by area Density (people/km²) NOTES

Saint Helier
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
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

MUNICIPAL STRUCTURE

CONSTABLE

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.

PROCUREUR DU BIEN PUBLIC

The 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 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
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
Jersey
when the Constable was unable to attend a sitting of the States — this function has been abolished.

ROADS COMMITTEE

A 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
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 (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
Parish
Assembly. The Connétable presides over the Roads Committee which also includes the Rector and three Principals of the Parish
Parish
elected for a term of three years by the Parish
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 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 of St. Helier attend meetings of the Roads Committee, but cannot vote.

VINGTAINES

The Parish
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

A recruiting banner for the Honorary Police
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
Police
(French : Police
Police
Honorifique) force in each parish in Jersey.

Honorary Police
Police
officers have, for centuries, been elected by parishioners to assist the Connétable of the Parish
Parish
to maintain law and order. Officers are elected as Centeniers, Vingteniers or Constable\'s Officers each with various duties and responsibilities.

The Honorary Police
Police
provided the only law enforcement prior to the appointment of paid police officers for the Parish
Parish
of Saint Helier
Saint Helier
in 1853 and later to serve the whole Island. The Honorary Police
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
Police
officers must live in the Parish
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
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
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
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
Parish
but in certain circumstances may assist or operate outside the Parish.

Anyone standing for election as a member of the Honorary Police
Police
will have to undergo a criminal record check.

ROADS INSPECTORS

The Parish
Parish
Assembly elects two Roads Inspectors for each Vingtaine 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
Parish
and have to ensure the instructions of the Roads Committee are carried out.

In the Parish
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
Police
.

They chief role is the annual Visite du Branchage and the triennial Visite Royale .

Supplementary bodies are also elected to serve specific needs; in the largest parish 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

A Parish
Parish
Assembly in Jersey
Jersey
is the decision-making body of local government, comprising ratepayers (including mandataires) and electors of the parish .

The Parish
Parish
Assembly:

* 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

REFERENCES

* ^ Report on the 2011 Jersey
Jersey
Census Archived 1 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ http://www.jeron.je/thatwasjersey/paremb.html

SEE ALSO

* Parishes of Guernsey
Parishes of Guernsey

* v * t * e

Jersey
Jersey
articles

* Geography * Geology

HISTORY

* Archaeology * La Cotte de St Brelade

* Dolmens

* La Hougue Bie

* Mont Orgueil * Grosnez Castle * Elizabeth Castle * Battle of Jersey
Jersey
* La Corbière Lighthouse * Windmills * Coastal fortifications * Jersey
Jersey
Railway * Jersey
Jersey
Eastern Railway

* German occupation during World War II

* Evacuation * Resistance * Relationships * Civilian life * Deportations * Sechsschartentürme * German tunnels * War Tunnels Museum * Battery Lothringen
Battery Lothringen
* Battery Moltke
Battery Moltke
* Channel Islands
Channel Islands
Occupation Society (CIOS)

* Jersey
Jersey
Heritage * National Trust * Maritime

POLITICS

* Bailiff

* list

* Chief Minister * Council of Ministers * Customs and immigration * Duke of Normandy
Duke of Normandy
* Elections * Lieutenant Governor * Parish
Parish
Assembly

* Political parties

* Democratic Alliance * Centre Party * Conservative Party

* Procureur du Bien Public * Royal Militia * States Assembly * Viscounts

LAW

* Courts * Greffier * HM Prison La Moye
HM Prison La Moye
* Jersey
Jersey
Legal French * Judiciary * Jurat

* Police
Police

* Honorary

ECONOMY

* Jersey
Jersey
Electricity Company * Jersey
Jersey
Post

* Jersey
Jersey
pound

* coins

* Livre (former currency)

* Roads

* Committee * Visite du Branchage

* Telecommunications

* JT Group Limited * Newtel Solutions * Sure * Airtel-Vodafone

* Transport

* airport

CULTURE

* Battle of Flowers * Demographics * Durrell Wildlife Park * Education * Eisteddfod * Jèrriais language * Jèrriais literature * Jersey
Jersey
cow * Jersey
Jersey
Royal potato

* Music

* Jersey
Jersey
Live * Opera House

* Religion * Sport * Theatre

MEDIA

* BBC Radio Jersey
Jersey
* Channel 103 * ITV Channel Television * Jersey
Jersey
Evening Post

SYMBOLS

* Anthem * Coat of arms * Flag * Liberation Day

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

GROUVILLE

* 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

TRINITY

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

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