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67 petitions

  1. Repeal the Social Security (Overlapping of Benefits) (Jersey) Order 1975

    Ministers responded – 26 November 2021

    The Minister acknowledges the vital role of carers and is planning extra support. The Order is key to the rules of Social Security scheme. The Minister is not prepared to consider its repeal.

    1,615 signatures

  2. Save the parking spaces in front of Le Marquand Brothers Ltd (Pets Paradise)

    Ministers responded – 28 September 2021

    Consultation is underway, including with Pets Paradise, and the team are working to find a solution for the business and its customers that maintains good access to the shop.

    2,055 signatures

  3. Stop work and spending at Overdale hospital until Planning consent received

    Ministers responded – 1 September 2021

    Detailed documentation is required so that a planning application can be submitted. Stopping work on the project would mean the necessary information could not be collected or provided to Planning.

    1,097 signatures

  4. Give us BACK our FREEDOMS. It is time to live with Covid-19 - time to MOVE ON !

    Ministers responded – 27 July 2021

    The Government of Jersey does not rely on only a single metric (such as case numbers) when making population level decisions on COVID-19.

    1,693 signatures

  5. Change the sex offenders register to start the day of release from prison.

    Ministers responded – 23 July 2021

    The Minister supports the principle of this petition, however the necessary legislative amendments require consultation with relevant parties and are unlikely to be achievable within this term.

    1,162 signatures

  6. Protect the 18 Green Field sites identified in the Island Plan from development.

    Ministers responded – 22 June 2021

    To help shape the Island Plan, islanders are encouraged to make representations about the draft bridging Island Plan, in writing, before 12 July 2021 at https://haveyoursay.gov.je/consult/islandplan/.

    372 signatures

  7. Stop urban sprawl - Save St Helier fields from the Island Plan

    Ministers responded – 22 June 2021

    To help shape the Island Plan, islanders are encouraged to make representations about the draft bridging Island Plan, in writing, before 12 July 2021 at https://haveyoursay.gov.je/consult/islandplan/.

    1,004 signatures

  8. Stop the double taxation of the Jersey pension

    Ministers responded – 3 June 2021

    Personal tax allowances exceed the maximum amount someone will receive for a Social Security pension. Making old age pensions tax exempt would not benefit the 50% of pensioners that do not pay tax.

    2,743 signatures

  9. Do not roll out Covid-19 vaccine passports in Jersey

    Ministers responded – 30 April 2021

    The Government is exploring a number of potential policy options for COVID Status Certification. Full consideration is being given to the ethical and legal implications as part of this process.

    2,524 signatures

  10. Open the pubs before Easter weekend

    Ministers responded – 9 April 2021

    From Good Friday 2 April, alcoholic drinks table service resumed, without the need for an accompanying meal.

    2,800 signatures

  11. Close schools as they are a breeding ground for covid.

    Ministers responded – 22 February 2021

    Covid related school closure by the Minister for Education must be necessary and proportionate, agreed by the Minister for Health and Social Services and supported by medical advice.

    1,004 signatures

  12. Support a proposal to improve the unused recreational sporting area at FB Fields

    Ministers responded – 17 February 2021

    The proposed lease of the site to a third-party business venture and the creation of five-a-side football pitches is considered a breach of conditions created when the land was gifted to the Public.

    3,473 signatures

  13. Change the law to protect all vulnerable road users - Introduce Freddie’s Law

    Ministers responded – 10 February 2021

    The built environment, legislation, education and publicity all contribute to improving road safety. The STP will include consideration for how new liability laws could encourage change .

    3,737 signatures

  14. Make St Brelade's Bay Jersey National Park with protected Tourist sites

    Ministers responded – 11 February 2021

    The current Island Plan Review affords an opportunity to improve the planning policy regime that will shape the future of St Brelade’s Bay and its role in the island’s tourism industry.

    1,175 signatures

  15. Offer one-off grants for the worst affected industries due to forced closures.

    Ministers responded – 15 February 2021

    A new financial support scheme was launched on 9th February to provide extra financial support for the worst affected businesses though a monthly lump sum payment or grant.

    1,608 signatures

  16. Teachers should be included in the first wave of the Covid-19 Vaccine Programme.

    Ministers responded – 8 February 2021

    Teachers in an at-risk category will be captured in the 1st wave of the COVID vaccination delivery schedule. Further prioritisation by occupation has not been recommended by the UK’s JCVI at present.

    1,319 signatures

  17. Allow companions to Ante-natal Scans.

    Ministers responded – 8 February 2021

    The importance of the support that partners and relatives can provide to pregnant women is recognised but this needs to be balanced against the need to keep women and staff safe from Covid.

    1,455 signatures

  18. Keep gyms open and enforce masks and 2-metre distancing for extra protection.

    Ministers responded – 19 January 2021

    Decisions about when to apply measures are based on the specific infection patterns observed. This targeted approach led to the difficult decision to temporarily close indoor sport and exercise venues

    4,433 signatures

  19. Reconsider the childcare memorial.

    Ministers responded – 5 January 2021

    Following my appointment as the new Minister for Children and Housing on 17 October 2020, I have committed to re-examine the proposed Jersey Care Memorial.

    1,832 signatures

  20. Allow Christmas Eve gatherings for communities that celebrate this holiday

    Ministers responded – 29 December 2020

    While an individual household can celebrate Christmas Eve, based on medical advice, and although difficult for many of us, different households should not gather. This will keep us all safer.

    1,130 signatures

  21. Break up from school a week earlier

    Ministers responded – 24 December 2020

    Many families are naturally concerned about Christmas, but the legal powers to close schools depend on the risk of spreading the virus and medical advice has not supported closure on these grounds.

    4,259 signatures

  22. Follow Scotland and make period products free for all.

    Ministers responded – 21 December 2020

    The Minister welcomes this petition and recognises that everybody should be able to access menstrual products, but cannot commit to following the approach taken in Scotland.

    2,231 signatures

  23. Stop residential planning permission at Seaside Cafe, Greve de Lecq.

    Ministers responded – 17 December 2020

    The Development Control team within IHE, at time of writing, have not received any recent planning applications for the site in question.

    2,076 signatures

  24. Ban any fireworks for sale in Jersey unless they are low noise fireworks.

    Ministers responded – 11 December 2020

    The Minister is unable to support this petition, but new fireworks Regulations will be brought in due course seeking to achieve a balanced approach to regulating the use of the noisiest fireworks.

    1,742 signatures

  25. Review the Law surrounding the Child Personal Care Benefit.

    Ministers responded – 23 November 2020

    Ministers will review support for children with serious medical conditions requiring feeding equipment. The CPC benefit provides fair assessment of personal care needs; there are no plans to review it

    1,168 signatures

  26. Remove People's Park, St. Andrew's Park & Millbrook site from hospital shortlist

    Ministers responded – 23 October 2020

    To remove People’s Park, St. Andrew’s Park and Millbrook sites from the Hospital Shortlist. The petition received 1,006 signatures which requires a Ministerial response.

    1,023 signatures

  27. Reopen Broad Street to traffic

    Ministers responded – 4 September 2020

    Broad Street will remain closed as long as there is health advice to support physical distancing in town.

    1,506 signatures

  28. Write off income tax liability for prior year if moved to current year basis.

    Ministers responded – 26 August 2020

    The Minister for Treasury and Resources does not support this petition and has made it clear that the Government is not in a position to write off the tax liability for 2019.

    5,774 signatures

  29. Emergency support for self employed business affected by coronavirus epidemic.

    Ministers responded – 2 April 2020

    "Support for Self-employed People" - Statement made by the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture.

    5,876 signatures

  30. Revoke the Bay of Granville Fishing Agreement

    Ministers responded – 5 August 2020

    The Bay of Granville Agreement establishes the fisheries management regime in the Normano-Breton Gulf. Ministers have agreed that some aspects need reviewing and that process is currently ongoing.

    1,231 signatures

  31. Adopt a strategy of COVID-19 elimination in Jersey with border controls/testing.

    Ministers responded – 31 July 2020

    Since this petition commenced, the States Assembly has adopted three propositions which set out the detail of the Government's Covid-19 strategy and border policy.

    1,166 signatures

  32. Stop the de minimis level being reduced from £240 to £135

    Ministers responded – 24 July 2020

    The Treasury & Resources Minister does not support this petition. She considers the planned reduction strikes the right balance between the competing needs of consumers and those of local retailers.

    2,597 signatures

  33. Keep Patriotic Street car park free for health workers after Lockdown

    Ministers responded – 16 July 2020

    Patriotic Street is needed as a public income generating carpark. The free use for health workers was only ever meant to be a temporary measure while the hospital was under pressure from Covid 19.

    1,224 signatures

  34. Extend winter beach times to allow dogs to be walked offlead all day in lockdown

    Ministers responded – 21 May 2020

    Stay at Home restrictions have now been eased to allow islanders to be out for six hours resulting in beaches being used more normally. The Regulations, therefore, need to remain in place.

    1,344 signatures

  35. Say no to 5G

    Ministers responded – 19 May 2020

    Since 2019 (https://petitions.gov.je/petitions/200196) no new evidence has emerged on safety of 5G networks. There are still no substantiated health impacts from mobile phone services, including 5G.

    1,361 signatures

  36. Key workers to be paid 30% extra during Covid-19

    Ministers responded – 14 May 2020

    The Government recognises the significant contribution of public service workers. However, we are not in agreement that public service workers should receive a 30% uplift at this time.

    1,288 signatures

  37. Legalize, Decriminalize and regulate Cannabis for Islanders

    Ministers responded – 1 May 2020

    The Minister, having taken into consideration factors including those listed in full below and the position of the World Health Organisation, rejects the petition.

    3,021 signatures

  38. Freeze personal tax until 2021 and move all onto 'pay as you earn'.

    Ministers responded – 1 May 2020

    The Minister is sympathetic to calls to move all taxpayers onto a current year payment basis. The Minister does not support the part of the petition calling for Government to freeze tax immediately.

    1,673 signatures

  39. Put Jersey on a lockdown during the Coronavirus outbreak.

    Ministers responded – 8 April 2020

    Jersey entered 'lockdown' on 30 March so there was no need to debate the e-petition. However, the Assembly met on 2 April (online) to debate legislation to enforce the lockdown.

    6,048 signatures

  40. Provide support for on going childcare payments during closures due to Covid-19

    Ministers responded – 20 April 2020

    The Minister for Education recognises parent and carer concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on childcare provision. Childcare providers can apply for a range of Government support measures.

    1,261 signatures

  41. Close School and colleges in Jersey during the outbreak of the COVID-19

    Ministers responded – 8 April 2020

    The Minister decided to close Government provided schools and colleges from 23rd March 2020. Her decision, made on 18th March 2020, was based on medical advice presented at the Emergencies Council.

    1,781 signatures

  42. Reverse the decision to spend £200,000 on the child abuse memorial

    Ministers responded – 12 March 2020

    We understand and appreciate Islanders’ concerns. As a key part of our response to the Care Inquiry, the memorial must be a sensitive focus for reflection and an enduring promise to Jersey’s children.

    2,886 signatures

  43. Ban all new plastic carrier bags from being given out or sold in Jersey

    Ministers responded – 11 March 2020

    Whilst fully supportive of the principle to reduce the use of avoidable single use plastic, further investigation is required to assess if a plastic ban is the best way forward.

    1,213 signatures

  44. STOP the government extending car park charging hours from 8AM-5PM to 7AM-6PM.

    Ministers responded – 21 November 2019

    The Government has amended the original proposal and is now proposing to extend chargeable parking hours until 6pm and increase the unit cost of parking by 5p.

    4,986 signatures

  45. Make Monday 11 May, 2020, a public holiday to fully celebrate Liberation 75.

    Ministers responded – 24 July 2019

    The Council of Ministers recognises the importance of Liberation 75 and is proposing the 8th May as a bank holiday in addition to the 9th. As such, a bank holiday on the 11th May is unnecessary.

    1,179 signatures

  46. Demand for a full investigation into the safety of a 5G network in Jersey.

    Ministers responded – 17 July 2019

    Health and environmental protection is a priority for Government. There are no substantiated health impacts from mobile phone services including 5G. 5G services are being implemented around the world.

    1,116 signatures

  47. Introduce plant based plastic islandwide to reduce usage of single use plastic

    Ministers responded – 21 June 2019

    Plant based plastics are readily available in Jersey from commercial suppliers and many establishments use these products. These plastics are single use items, thus reusable options are preferred.

    1,211 signatures

  48. Have an allocated beach in Jersey where dogs can be off their leads all year.

    Ministers responded – 20 June 2019

    The existing rules are fair and are reasonably generous to dog walkers. They take account of the broad range of other reasons why both residents and tourists visit Jersey’s beautiful beaches.

    1,542 signatures

  49. Scrap the idea to close the roads around liberation square permanently.

    Ministers responded – 15 June 2019

    As already announced, the amended improvements to the Square will ensure that the road will not be permanently closed and traffic flow, particularly at peak times, is not impeded.

    1,139 signatures

  50. Stop the strikes and support our teachers

    Ministers responded – 14 June 2019

    Throughout the negotiations, all reasonable steps were taken to resolve matters. There was never any reason to call strikes whilst talks were still happening, in the view of the SEB.

    1,250 signatures

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