Littering at La Pulente slipway (FOI)
Littering at La Pulente slipway (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 19 February 2021.
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After being confronted with rubbish strewn along La Pulente from a fast food outlet planted on the Slipway. I would like to know the following
Who is responsible for the upkeep of La Pulente and Jersey beaches in general when it comes to littering?
What fines can be imposed when paper bags and half eaten food linked to slipway fast food outlets accumulate on nearby beaches?
Why are food outlets allowed to operate from slipways in the first place bearing in mind that they attract wasps, seagulls and vermin?
How often are such outlets visited by Environmental Health?
Infrastructure Housing and Environment (IHE) department of the Government of Jersey are responsible for the cleaning of all the Islands beaches. The tarmacked part of the slipway is a Parish road and therefore its upkeep is the responsibility of the Parish of St Brelade. The food outlet sits on Parish land and is licenced by the Parish.
Fines can be imposed under the Policing of Roads (Jersey) Regulations 1959 and the Policing of Beaches (Jersey) Regulations 1959 when an offence is committed. Reference should be made to the Policing of Roads, Parks and Sea Beaches (Application of Fines) (Jersey) Law 1957. All Places of refreshment food outlets have the following condition applied to their registration:
‘The registered proprietor / registered manager are responsible for the collection and disposal of all litter within the area of the premises or unit’.
Food outlets have the relevant permissions / licenses to operate in these locations. They don’t generally attract wasps, seagulls or vermin. It is likely that any such issues would be as a result of poor practices within the units or from the actions of those buying from the units.
Food outlets are visited on a regular basis by officers from Environmental Health. The frequency of the visits is based on the risk associated with the business and processes carried out within. There is no set frequency based on the type of premises.