Bulky Domestic Waste

Waste Management Services’ (WMS) staff have noticed bulky domestic waste – old electrical items, furniture and textiles – being placed next to communal wheelie bins in the Ladder Hill Complex and behind Parish Block in Jamestown.

The public is reminded that the free bulky waste collection service previously offered by WMS has been cancelled. Members of the public are therefore advised to make private arrangements for the collection and disposal of any bulky waste.

Inappropriate disposal of bulky waste can cause environmental pollution as well as make landscapes unsightly. To protect the environment, WMS will collect and dispose of these bulky wastes on this occasion, but all future occurrences of bulky domestic waste being disposed of next to communal bins will be regarded as fly-tipping and may be investigated by enforcement authorities for consideration of prosecution.

Litter Bins

In late November 2017, a brown wheelie bin with a ‘Please Do Not Litter’ sign located for public use at the bus stop at the bottom of Sunnyside was removed. WMS staff have searched the immediate area but the bin has not been located.

The public is advised of the following under Section 78 of the Environmental Protection Ordinance:

  1. Provision and maintenance of litter bins.

(1) The Committee may provide and maintain in any street or public place receptacles for litter (in this section referred to as ‘litter bins’).

(3) Any person who wilfully or recklessly removes or otherwise interferes with any litter bin or notice board provided or erected under this section is guilty of an offence for which the maximum penalty is a fine of £1,000.

Any person with information in relation to the missing bin is requested to contact Environmental Risk Manager, Mike Durnford, on tel: 24724 or e-mail: mike-durnford@enrd.gov.sh

Communal Wheelie Bins

WMS staff have noted that several concrete bollards were left in a communal wheelie bin at the Wharf (near the Customs Shed) earlier this week. The public is reminded that construction waste is not permitted in communal or domestic wheelie bins as this could damage the Refuse Collection Vehicles, which in turn could impact collection services. Any waste from construction works e.g. rubble should only be disposed of at the Horse Point Landfill Site.

WMS do not currently have any communal or domestic wheelie bins available for issue and any existing bins that become damaged from inappropriate disposal of construction waste will not be able to be immediately replaced.

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5 January 2018

The Charity Commission for St Helena and the Attorney General invite representatives of all local charities to attend a consultation meeting at the Jamestown Community Centre on Wednesday, 17 January 2018, at 6pm.

Who should attend?

This meeting is open to all, in particular board/committee members of Non-Government Organisations registered as Charities.

What is going to be discussed? 

The main issue is a proposal to amend the Charities Ordinance requiring charities to have policies to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are reasonably protected from harm and the risk of abuse.

Who are the speakers?  

The meeting will be chaired by the Charity Commission and the Attorney General.  There will also be guest speakers.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

To book your place and for more information, contact Charity Commissioner, Nikita Crowie, via email: nikita.crowie@sainthelena.gov.sh

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5 January 2018

The St Helena Supreme Court will formally open on Monday, 8 January 2018.

This will be the tenth anniversary of Chief Justice Ekins’ appointment as Chief Justice of the St Helena Supreme Court and, to mark this occasion, a marchpast of uniformed contingents will take place at 10am on Monday, 8 January. The Supreme Court will commence thereafter.

Both Civil and Criminal cases will be heard by the Supreme Court during this session which will continue until Friday, 26 January 2018.

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4 January 2018

St Helena Police continue to consult with the public as part of their Neighbourhood Policing Programme. A series of meetings and surgeries were held in various districts during December 2017, with a range of subjects discussed.

Concerns raised included:

Levelwood

Concerns were raised about vehicles speeding outside of Silver Hill Shop. Members of the public felt that speed bumps would help as a public safety measure.

 This repeated issue has been put to the Highways Authority who are waiting on funding. In the meantime, Police will continue to visit this area, and appeal to all vehicle owners to drive responsibly with care and abide by the speed limits.

 Sandy Bay

Concerns were highlighted about flax overhanging the roadside. This issue is considered a danger to road users, especially to motorcyclists who have to manoeuvre to the centre of the road to avoid the flax. This act is likely to cause accidents.

 This matter has been forwarded to ‘Report It, Sort It’ who will provide an update.

The road leading to Sandy Bay Beach is in need of repair; it has a lot of ditches and is considered a danger to vehicles and pedestrians.

 This issue has been forwarded to ‘Report It, Sort It’ who will provide an update.

Alarm Forest

There are continued concerns of vehicles speeding in the Alarm Forest area.

Police are patrolling at busy times to have an overt Police presence as an effective deterrent.

Members of the public feel there is a lack of road signage in the Alarm Forest area.

This repeated issue has been sent to the Highways Authority. Police are awaiting a reply.

Children are being transported in vehicles on passengers’ laps without any restraint.

There is currently no legislation preventing drivers from carrying children on passengers’ laps.  However, this is not a safe practice and any drivers seen carrying children in this manner will be advised about safer  methods  and will be given details of the Child Seat Scheme (if appropriate and applicable to the driver).

Contact:

 Team 1 – leave a telephone message on: 25301 or email: Team1@sainthelena.gov.sh

Team 2 – leave a telephone message on: 25302 or email: Team2@sainthelena.gov.sh

Team 3 – leave a telephone message on: 25300 or email: Team3@sainthelena.gov.sh

 

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4 January 2018

 

A formal session of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will take place on Monday, 15 January 2018, in the Council Chamber at 9.30 am. The purpose of the meeting will be to examine Sessional Paper 40/17 – Statements of Expenditure in Excess, Financial Year 2016/17.

Members of the public and interested persons are invited to attend.

The meeting will also be broadcast live via SAMS Radio 1.

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3 January 2018

A new draft Sustainable Economic Development Plan (SEDP) has been developed for St Helena. This has been published on the SHG website at:  http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/publications/

The objectives of the SEDP are to:

  • Provide a vision for the Island’s economic growth
  • Help investors understand St Helena’s strengths as a place to do business
  • Provide direction for decision making, to make it easier for businesses which contribute to economic development
  • Help set direction for Enterprise St Helena

To develop the draft SEDP, feedback was used from the public survey which ran between July and September 2017 and targeted discussions with the Chamber of Commerce and business owners.  The SEDP brings many existing economic concerns together in one document and provides actions to help overcome challenges.

Government Economist, Nicole Shamier, said:

“I want to thank all of you who have inputted into the writing of the draft Sustainable Economic Development Plan so far. We know that to see economic prosperity on St Helena it is imperative that more money enters and is retained on the Island. The big questions which contributors to the writing of the SEDP have grappled with is ‘how can we export more?’ and ‘how can we import less?’. The SEDP summarises the responses and I hope that the Plan provides a good framework which we can use to move forward.”

Chairperson of the Economic Development Committee, Councillor Lawson Henry, added:

“I would like to thank Nicole the SHG Economist for her work on the Plan and to those who have contributed to it so far.  It is as Nicole has pointed out that for St Helena to have the prosperity we all want it is important to have more money coming in and less going out.  Our emphasis must therefore be to produce more locally and make it affordable to all especially the lower wage earners. To make this work it will require commitment from both producers and retailers and a change in the way we do business with each other, importantly more sharing of the risks involved.  I look forward to hearing your views during the consultation process.”

The Economic Development Committee will be holding public consultation meetings on the draft Sustainable Economic Development Plan as follows. All meetings will start at 7pm.

 

Venue Date
Half Tree Hollow Community Centre Tuesday, 9 January
Blue Hill Community Centre Wednesday, 10 January
Kingshurst Community Centre Wednesday, 10 January
Harford Community Centre Thursday, 11 January  
Sandy Bay Community Centre Monday, 15 January
Jamestown Community Centre Tuesday, 16 January
St Michael’s Church, Rupert’s Wednesday, 17 January
Silver Hill Bar, Levelwood Wednesday, 17 January

 

Alternatively, if you would like to respond to the consultation by email, please contact the Government Economist via: nicole.shamier@sainthelena.gov.sh by Monday,12 February 2018.

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2 January 2018

JANUARY 2018

As part of their Neighbourhood Policing Programme, St Helena Police Officers will continue their ‘beat surgeries’ in various places around the Island throughout 2018.

These surgeries are designed to take place in busy areas where it is easier for more people to attend. Please see below the dates and times for January.

Beat Surgeries – Dates & Times

Date Time Venue
Friday, 5 January 10am-12noon Marcus Fowler’s Shop, Levelwood
Saturday, 6 January 10am-12noon The Market, Jamestown
Friday, 12 January 2pm-4pm Phillip John’s Shop, St Paul’s
Monday, 15 January 10am-12noon Alarm Forest Bus Shelter
Tuesday, 16 January 12noon-2pm Maisie’s Shop, Longwood
Friday, 19 January 3pm-5pm Briars/Upper Jamestown
Saturday, 20 January 2pm-4pm Blue Hill
Sunday, 21 January 9.30am-11.30am Francis Plain
Monday, 22 January 11am-1pm Thorpe’s Shop, Sandy Bay
Friday, 26 January 1pm-3pm The Flagg, Levelwood
Friday, 26 January 7pm-9pm Rupert’s
Monday, 29 January 10am-12noon HTH Supermarket/Sydneyrays Shop

 

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2 January 2018

 

 

The container ship carrying transhipment containers for St Helena has been delayed due to bad weather.

The earliest date the vessel can berth in Cape Town is on Friday, 29 December 2017.  The containers for St Helena will not be off-loaded before 2 January 2018.

Due to the impact a five day delay will have on the RMS’ onward schedule, the decision has been taken for the RMS to sail as scheduled on 29 December without the transhipment containers for this voyage.

The transhipment containers will be picked up by the RMS on her next call to Cape Town on V268 departing on Wednesday, 24 January 2018, and arriving at St Helena on Monday, 29 January 2018.

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27 December 2017

A male person has been arrested and charged in relation to two recent burglaries in Jamestown.

The male appeared before the Magistrates Court today, Thursday 21 December 2017, where he was further remanded into custody by the Court.

St Helena Police continue to appeal to the public for any information. Members of the community who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area of the ‘Geek Boutique’ and ‘Sharon’s Shop’ in Upper Jamestown between 5.30pm on Friday, 15 December 2017, and 9.30am on Saturday, 16 December, are encouraged to contact the Police with any information related to these burglaries, regardless of how minor they may consider their information.

The Police can be contacted via tel: 22626 or email the Criminal Investigations Department via: cid@sainthelena.gov.sh or jonathan.clark@sainthelena.gov.sh

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21 December 2017

The public is advised that Solomon & Company (St Helena) Plc and their Contractor, AMD Engineering, have now vacated the parking area behind the Canister and Henry’s Car Park. A container still sits within Henry’s Car Park but will be barricaded.

The parking area behind the Canister that was previously marked for taxis will for the foreseeable future be used for public parking to allow members of the public to access additional parks within this area. Designated areas in front of the Canister and on the main Stand will continue to be used for taxis. This will remain in place until further arrangements can be approved by the Roads Section of ENRD and the Highways Authority.

The Disabled Park behind the Canister will remain demarcated.

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21 December 2017