States members and Jurats parking
States members and Jurats parkingProduced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 14 September 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Where do States members currently park?
How many spaces are available?
Do they pay for parking?
How many Jurats spaces are there by the Royal square also available to disabled drivers on some days?
Which days can disabled drivers use those spaces? Sunday obviously, but also Saturday and Bank Holidays?
Do the Jurats lose their parking permits and return them when they retire as Jurats?
Each States Member is entitled to apply for a parking permit which allows them to park in any of the Government of Jersey public car parks whist they are on States business.
There are no designated bays set aside for States Members in public car parks.
Free parking is provided to States Members whilst on States business.
There is provision for approximately eight vehicles depending on size and how they are parked since the parking bays are not individually marked.
The information requested is exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011as the information is accessible on www.gov.je on the disabled parking page linked below.
Disabled parking (blue badge) (gov.je)
The Jurats are allowed to keep their permits once they retire in recognition of what is considered their service to the monarch.
Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.
(2) 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.