In conformity with the Loi relative aux Douits, 1953 and the Parochial Administration Ordinance 2013, streams inspections are carried out twice yearly at the same time as the hedge inspections. Streams are required to be clear of all debris, weed growth etc. to ensure that they flow in an unobstructed manner. It is vital that riverains complete their inspections and any necessary work at the proper time, i.e.

during the first fifteen days of June
during the last fifteen days of September


The Douzaine’s Streams Committee will inspect the watercourses thereafter and defaulters will be reminded of their obligations under the Law. A further seven days will be given for work to be undertaken before the area is re-inspected.

Any persons defaulting in the above requirements could be liable to a Civil Penalty of £50.00 with an additional fine of £5.00 per day in which the failure continues.

DON’T FORGET – OVERGROWN AND DIRTY STREAMS ARE NOT ONLY UNSIGHTLY BUT CAN RESULT IN FLOODING