Skip to main content Skip to accessibility
This website is not compatible with your web browser. You should install a newer browser. If you live in Jersey and need help upgrading call the States of Jersey web team on 440099.
Government of

Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

  • Choose the service you want to log in to:


    Update your notification preferences


    Access government services


    Clear goods through customs or claim relief

  • Talentlink

    View or update your States of Jersey job application

Buildings at Overdale Hospital and the Crematorium (FOI)

Buildings at Overdale Hospital and the Crematorium (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 09 December 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Buildings at Overdale Hospital and the Crematorium.

Please confirm the following details for the Sameres Ward, The Poplars, William Knott Building and the Crematorium:

  1. the date that each of these were built

  2. the builder in each case

  3. the original cost in each case

  4. the dates of any alterations or refurbishments in each case

  5. the builder in each case

  6. the additional cost in each case

  7. the square feet of each building

  8. any terms and conditions attached to the gift of the William Knott building to the people of Jersey


The States Greffe has undertaken a search of the former Committee minutes which it holds, but it has not been able to identify relevant information to provide a response to Parts one to seven of the request. Information is therefore not held and Article 10 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law applies. 

The response, as per link below, to a previous Freedom of Information request addresses Part eight of this current request. As the information requested is accessible by other means, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information(Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 

Funding of Overdale Day Care Centre by William Knott (FOI)

Outside of the minutes of the former Committees, the States Greffe does hold the following information from research that has otherwise been undertaken:

  • the Crematorium was opened in 1961 and a new roof was constructed in 2017

  • some information regarding expenditure on Samarès Ward has previously been released in response to an earlier Freedom of Information request: Samares Ward (FOI)

  • on 7 November 2000, the States Assembly adopted the proposition ‘Poplars Day Centre Extension: Approval of Drawings’ (P.180/2000), as per the attachment below

Poplars Day Centre Extension: Approval of Drawings (

Planning applications are available online for the following matters:

  • the construction of hardstanding and a canopy for the Westmount Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre

Planning application: P/2015/0593 (

  • various works in respect of the William Knott and The Poplars Day Care Hospital

Planning application: P/2016/0369 (

  • the construction of parking to the south of the William Knott and Poplars Day Care Hospital

Planning application: P/2016/0359 (

  • the creation of additional floor space on the first floor of the Poplars Centre

Planning application: P/2017/0923 (

Article applied

Article 10 - Obligation of scheduled public authority to confirm or deny holding information

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if –

(a) a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority; and

(b) the authority does not hold the information, it must inform the applicant accordingly.

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

Back to top
rating button