Normal service now resumed after short intermission

Caption: Media circus? THERE has been a short intermission to this service of news and opinion features relating to the rural and community life of Jersey. As they used to say on the television (and maybe still do – I haven’t really watched it since our own set was hijacked by our nine-year-old son – […]

The landscapes of an island home

The late Jersey resident, Sir Francis Cook (1907-1978), made Jersey his home , with his studio at what is now the Sir Francis Cook Gallery. MELISSA BONN profiles the artist  (This is an expanded version of the article that appeared on page 60 of the Spring issue of RURAL – Jersey Country Life magazine)   […]

Planning for the Future

Does Reforming our planning appeals system make sense? A view by our Planning correspondent, SONIA SMITH, a property lawyer at Lambert Legal This is an expanded version of the article that appeared in the Spring issue of RURAL – Jersey Country Life magazine  WE are all accustomed to reading about high profile planning appeals in the Jersey press. […]

Jersey Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

  THE spring concert took of the Jersey Symphony Orchestra took place last night (Saturday 12 April) at Fort Regent, Jersey. There must be many definitions as to what the term ‘civilisation’ might mean, but surely one of the best must be the capacity of a community to create a symphony orchestra. The majority of […]

National Butchers’ Week in Jersey

  THIS is National Butchers’ Week; it began on Monday 24 March and goes on to Sunday 30 March.  The plethora of national ‘weeks’ to mark or promote this, that and the other are not often marked in Jersey, but this year the St Peter-based  ‘Classic Herd’  invited the Atlantic Hotel’s executive head chef, Mark […]

Farmhouse bequeathed to National Trust for Jersey

The National Trust for Jersey has announced that it has been bequeathed a historically important farmhouse in the Parish of St Saviour. Located along La Route de Maufant, the main 5 bay 2 storey house dates from the mid to late 19th Century and includes a rear farmyard with an impressive range of surrounding outbuildings. It is […]

Protect our wildlife – don’t move spawn or tadpoles

JERSEY’S Environment Department is asking Islanders to help protect local amphibians now that the breeding season has started. In recent years, as the global trade in pond plants and animals has increased, so have a number of non-native ‘invasive’ species in the wild. These may be plants, animals, pathogens (bacteria, virus, or other micro-organism that […]

Subscribe to RURAL – Jersey Country Life magazine

This letter was sent to readers who subscribed to RURAL magazine  last year, on 19 March 2014: ‘VERY shortly the new ‘Spring’ issue will be available and will  be distributed around the Island before the Easter holiday. It will be available in a wide range of outlets, and with every issue RURAL magazine seems to become more widespread […]

Royal Progress – 4th update, 18 March 2014

By the sales and marketing director of the Jersey Royal Company, William Church: THE first outdoor Jersey Royals of the season were lifted on Monday afternoon by The Jersey Royal Company from a small, sheltered côtil on the East of the Island, near St Catherines. The patch that was planted in good conditions in December […]

Next steps for Jersey’s Coastal National Park

  THE formation of the Coastal National Park has taken another step forward. The Department of the Environment has invited fifty people, representing a wide range of organisations and interests to work together on how the national park will work in practice. The first workshop takes place on 13March. The day-long event will look at […]