Archive for July, 2012

Europe campaigning for sustainable urban mobility

July 31st, 2012 by European Commission

The European Commission’s Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign is a three-year initiative aimed at supporting sustainable urban mobility campaigners in 31 countries.

Activities began with the opening of a registration system to support outstanding actions for fostering positive change in attitudes and behaviour.

The central objective of the campaign is to promote the advantages of combining different modes of transportation.

Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, said “we want to encourage people to vary the way they move around so our slogan invites people to “Do the Right Mix”. Continue reading

Public to vote until 9 September for Guernsey charity to receive Lloyds TSB Community Fund donation

July 31st, 2012 by Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund

The Lloyds TSB Banking Group Community Fund aims to support communities by awarding local organisations with £5,000. In every community across Britain there are lots of local good causes that inspire, support and unlock the potential of young people.

Lloyds TSB staff nominated the organisations that matter most to them. A public vote will decided which of the following two Guernsey charities will receive £5,000 each:

KPMG employee volunteers and sees Tumaini Fund work firsthand

July 30th, 2012 by KPMG

Glenda Bosha of KPMG with widows supported by the Tumaini Fund (click image to expand - image courtesy of KPMG)

Glenda Bosha, assistant audit manager at KPMG in the Channel Islands, recently returned from a trip to Tanzania to review the Tumaini Fund’s financial year accounts.

Miss Bosha volunteered to do the work in response to an appeal by the charity, which looks after AIDS orphans in Tanzania. KPMG supported her aims as part of the firm’s corporate citizenship programme.

During the ten day visit, Miss Bosha put the accountancy skills to the test reviewing the charity’s financial reports from 2011, against supporting statements and invoices, to assure that everything was in order ahead of the annual audit, which is conducted every year to international standards, and is signed off by Roger Arundale, Tumaini Funds honorary auditor. Continue reading

Chris Piper of Bank of England to speak in Guernsey about UK economy on 7 September 2012

July 30th, 2012 by Events

(Please click on the flyer image to register to attend the presentation)

Chris Piper, Bank of England‘s Agent for Central Southern England, will provide a presentation on the UK Economy followed by Q&A from 12.00 pm to 2 pm on Friday 7 September 2012 at the St Pierre Park Hotel, St Peter Port.

A free light lunch will be provided.

A maximum of two attendees per company.  Registration for tickets closes at 5 pm on Wednesday 5 September 2012.

Please download the PDF flyer or if you have any queries please contact Sarah Watson or Andrew Carey at the States of Guernsey Commerce & Employment Department on 234567.

 

Guernsey wastewater charge collected to maintain infrastructure

July 30th, 2012 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water would like to clarify to customers that the wastewater charge agreed by the States of Guernsey in January 2009 will continue to be charged as set out in the original States Report.

However, customers will no longer have to pay the ‘sewage treatment investigation’ portion of the charge, which was removed from the charge with effect from 31st March 2012.

This additional charge, which was originally set at £50 per household per year, was used to fund the study carried out by marine experts Intertek METOC in 2011 and some other sewer pipe repairs necessary to reduce the amount of seawater entering the system. The result of the marine study informed the States Report which was approved by the States of Guernsey at their January 2012 meeting. Continue reading

BMW i London showroom promotes sustainable mobility concepts

July 30th, 2012 by BMW Group

The BMW i Park Lane showroom (click image to expand - image courtesy of BMW Group)

The ‘BMW i showroom‘ on Park Lane, London is displaying the lightweight all-electric BMW i3 Concept car, and the BMW i8, the revolutionary plug-in hybrid sports car, from 25 July 2012.

Ian Robertson,  Member of the Board of BMW AG, said “BMW i Park Lane marks a completely new approach to the display and explanation of premium electric cars.”

“It gives people a perfect opportunity to learn more about electromobility and to take a close look at our future electric and plug-in hybrid BMW i vehicles. This is an important next step in bringing these revolutionary new vehicles to market, beginning with the i3 late in 2013.”

BMW i Park Lane will become a retail outlet for the model range as the new models come to market.

London was chosen as the venue for the first BMW i Store because of its importance as Europe’s only megacity and its influence as a global trend-setter. Continue reading

Jeremy Thompson to chair Guernsey Renewable Energy Team

July 27th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department

Jeremy Thompson is to be the new Chairman of the States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department’s Renewable Energy Team (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Jeremy Thompson is to be the new Chairman of the Renewable Energy Team (RET), which is a part of the States of Guernsey‘s Commerce and Employment Department.

Jeremy Thompson has been involved in RET (and predecessor groups) from the outset in 2008.

He has gained significant expertise in renewable technologies, the opportunities for Guernsey, and the challenges which the industry faces.

Mr. Thompson is involved in a number of other ventures in Guernsey and has significant commercial experience which will be of significant use to the Renewable Energy Team.

He is joined by new political members, Deputy Al Brouard, Deputy Minister for Guernsey’s Commerce and Employment Department; and Deputy David de Lisle, Department of Continue reading

South Show at Shaw Community Centre on 10 and 11 August 2012

July 27th, 2012 by Events

(please click on image to download flyer as a PDF file to your computer)

The 2012 South Show takes place at the Professor Shaw Community Centre (St Martin’s Community Centre) on Friday 10 August from 1 pm to 8 pm and on Saturday 11 August from 10 am to 7 pm.

The show exhibits include fruit and vegetables, floral displays, arts and crafts, children’s entries, Face Painting, Balloon man, bouncy castle, stalls, and refreshments.

Please visit the 2012 South Show website to learn more about the history of the show or how to display your entries or the Continue reading

RSPB Guernsey Bat Walk with Pat Costen on Friday 27 July 2012

July 27th, 2012 by RSPB Guernsey Group

(click on the image to download PDF poster to your computer)

The RSPB Guernsey Group invite you to join Pat Costen on a Bat Walk to learn about bats.

The Bat Walk begins at 8.30 pm on Friday 27 July 2012 at La Houguette School, St Pierre du Bois, Guernsey (Perry’s page 21 E2).

WEX and Phoenix members are welcome to join the walk.

Children should be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. The walk will be on public lanes, roads and paths. Please wear suitable footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions at the time.

Return Connie the cow milk cartons with loose change for Les Bourgs Hospice by end of July 2012

July 27th, 2012 by Les Bourgs Hospice

Connie the cow outside the entrance to Les Bourgs Hospice (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey residents are being urged to return their Connie the cow milk cartons as the fundraising initiative for Les Bourgs Hospice draws to a close.

Cartons returned so far have raised over £21,000 but now organisers are appealing to islanders to help them increase that total by returning cartons, no matter how many coins they contain.

“It doesn’t matter how full or empty the cartons are, literally every penny counts. People can also include foreign currency notes as well, all we ask is that they are put in a bag or envelope to keep them separate,” said campaign organiser Helen O’Meara.

“We are hoping that July 2012 will see a record number of cartons collected and more importantly it being the month when we raise the most money.” Continue reading