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Welcome to Vale Parish

This is the official website for Guernsey's Vale Parish. Here you will find essential information about the district and regularly updated news and material to help you make the most of living in the beautiful and ancient Paroisse du Valle, which is administered by the Vale Douzaine.
From the Constables - Latest Updates

'Brave decisions' needed to end Leale's Yard planning blight

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Brave decisions are needed to end the planning blight caused by the Channel Islands Co-op's ownership of Leale's Yard and its inability to develop the highly important site, the Vale's Senior Constable has said.

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What to put out for this week's 'bin night'

Mon 17 Sep 2018

In case you're still coming to terms with the new refuse and recycling collections - and many are from the feedback we've received - here's the forthcoming schedule while, below, is a round-up of experiences to date:

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This week's recycling and waste collection...

Mon 10 Sep 2018

...is a Blue Bag, for Tins, Cans, Plastic Bottles, Pots, Tubs, Trays, Foil, Milk and Juice Cartons please plus your weekly food waste caddy AND the 'glass bag' for recycling bottles and jars this week.

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Hunt for 'L'Ancresse Snake' scaled back

Sat 08 Sep 2018

A search for a suspected large snake that was seen earlier in the summer at L'Ancresse Common has been scaled back by the Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which was conducting it.

GSPCA manager Steve Byrne told the Vale Parish website that after many weeks of looking for the reptile daily, they had decided to ease back on the hunt but were still appealing for any information if anyone saw something.

The initial sighting was in June near the southern end of L'Ancresse. The exact location was not disclosed to prevent the site from being disturbed.

The original report was of a large snake although no individuals claimed ownership of such a missing animal.

Asked about possible danger, Mr Byrne said: 'It is unlikely that the size snake will pose a threat to dogs or cats as the amount of prey more suited, such as rabbits and birds in the area, would be much easier to predate, if indeed it is a snake of the size we have been informed.'

If it was a species of python as had been suggested then these rest for days or more between meals, often in holes, and with the number of rabbit holes in the area it could easily go unseen for some time.

Other stray reptiles that the GSPCA have had reported to them have been caught fairly quickly and subsequently reclaimed or remain in the Shelter's care.

'Both stray snakes we have had in this year were claimed after releasing the details and we have no sightings at this time that we are looking into other than the snake at L'Ancresse,' he said.

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Volunteers needed for island-wide voting referendum

Thu 06 Sep 2018

The Vale parish is looking for volunteers - and for a very special event. They are needed to assist parishioners vote in the forthcoming multi-option referendum on the method of electing People's Deputies to the States of Deliberation.

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