Parish Administration

Parochial Administration of St Martin

Refuse Collection

The Law states that only two refuse bags, or refuse bins may be collected per week from each household. It would be helpful to you, your neighbours and our contractor if residents of estates would park carefully, particularly at night to ensure that the contractor has access, remembering that if the contractor’s vehicle cannot gain access then neither can the Fire Brigade nor Ambulance Service. We regret that if access is blocked then no collection will be made.Please note that glass and other sharp objects must be carefully protected before being placed in bins or black sacks. We request Parishioners not to use wheelie bins.

Parish Administration


Hedges and banks bordering a public road must be cut back between 1 and 15 June and between 15 and 30 September each year so that they do not overhang. Over a footpath (green lane) hedges/trees and banks need to be cut back to a height of 8ft and over the road and pavement to a height of 12ft. All cuttings and trimmings from hedges and banks must be immediately cleared. The hedges are then inspected by the Douzaine. Property owners with uncut hedges following re-inspection are reported to H M Procureur for prosecution.


Most of the streams in the Island are inspected twice a year (during the same periods as the hedge inspections). Owners must, therefore, ensure that streams are free from over-grown vegetation and that the water can run freely. Following inspection, property owners with un-cleaned streams are reported to the Public Services Department who in turn report to H M Procureur for prosecution.

Bornements or Permissions

A Bornement is required in respect of any building work (or change of alignment) within 9 metres of a private road or public way. Application must be made in writing to the Constables and a fee is payable for the Bornement or Permission.


These must be adequately fenced to ensure that they are not a danger to the public. The Constables inspect these each year. A report is made to the Court of Chief Pleas in October.

Barbed Wire

This must be at a height of at least 6 feet from the road surface when it borders a public place.


These must be covered or fenced in such a manner as to prevent any person or animal from falling in accidentally.