Tag Archive for 'States of Guernsey'

Guernsey Community Foundation facilitates a stronger partnership between HSSD and voluntary sector

July 2nd, 2015 by Guernsey Community Foundation

The Guernsey Community Foundation hosted a workshop at St Pierre Park Hotel on 30 June 2015, which looked at opportunities to benefit the community by building a stronger partnership between the voluntary sector and the States of Guernsey Health and Social Services Department (HSSD). The workshop attracted 76 delegates representing over 50 voluntary organisations as […]

Guernsey’s parishes agree to PSDs kerbside recycling scheme

June 25th, 2013 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Kerbside recycling could be launched in late 2013 or early in 2014 after all ten Guernsey parishes signalled they were keen to be involved. The States of Guernsey Public Services Department has been liaising with the Douzaines since March 2013, when it announced plans to introduce kerbside recycling for most materials currently collected through the […]

Guernsey’s food waste highlighted by the Public Services Department

June 25th, 2013 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department is highlighting just how much food is currently going in the bin to help encourage islanders to reduce this waste. The States of Guernsey department unveiled its latest campaign outside the Town Market, in St Peter Port where it has installed stacks of tyres and a pile of […]

Continued concern over incinerator emissions at Whispers Vinery

April 26th, 2013 by Paul Aitchison

The privately owned and operated Whispers Vinery waste wood incinerator at Vazon Bay had operated from March 2011 but following complaints from local residents about pungent smoke, and following emission testing, the plant was shut down after three months. In December 2012, the States of Guernsey gave the go-ahead for the waste wood incinerator to […]

Reduce weight of household waste to reduce the parish refuse rate

January 23rd, 2013 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department offers Guernsey residents the option of recycling a very large assortment of materials at the bring banks, at the Longue Hougue recycling facility, and at Chouet for green (garden) waste, but many people in our community do not use these facilities. The imperative to recycle is greater than […]

Sure sponsors Headway Guernsey’s cognitive brain training course

December 19th, 2012 by Sure

Cognitive brain training, which has benefited Headway Guernsey users, will continue after a donation from the Sure Community Foundation. The course, which supports people with a brain injury, has already proved successful. “It’s been extremely effective and those users who have been through the course have reported back to us on the positive impact it […]

Black plastic no longer accepted for recycling at Guernsey bring banks

December 4th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department aims to increase the amount of plastic recycled locally by simplifying the system for islanders. All plastic packaging will now be accepted at the bring banks, with the exception of any black items and thin films, such as the seals on food containers, polythene and carrier bags. Although […]

E-Si Ltd’s vision is for all Guernsey properties to have a heat pump and photovoltaics by 2032

November 14th, 2012 by Paul Fletcher

E-Si Limited installs heat pumps, photovoltaic, and solar thermal systems in Guernsey. As the leading micro-renewable energy installer, E-Si Ltd educates the community about micro-renewable energy systems, and informs opinion about the direction Guernsey should take with its energy policy. E-Si believes that to safeguard Guernsey’s economic future, it’s infrastructure and long term prosperity, the […]

Guernsey’s renewable energy roles discussed at House of Commons

October 25th, 2012 by Guernsey Finance

Guernsey’s capacity to act as a hub for renewable energy generation and to provide financial products and services to the cleantech sector has been discussed at an event held at the House of Commons. The Renewable Energy reception on Tuesday 11 September 2012 was attended by Rt. Hon. Ed Davey, MP, Secretary of State for […]

Les Bourgs Hospice reaches redevelopment appeal target but fund raising needs to continue

October 23rd, 2012 by Les Bourgs Hospice

Les Bourgs Hospice has completed its Redevelopment Appeal and raised the £4 million needed to replace the hospice with a purpose-built facility. At the start of 2010, Les Bourgs launched Guernsey’s biggest ever fundraising appeal to demolish the old building and develop a hospice facility fit for the 21st century. With a target of £4 […]