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Golfers set to tee off for autism charity

Johanna Carr

BBC News Online

Golfers are being asked to tee off for charity after 2018's annual event raised a record-breaking £28,000.

The Autism Jersey Annual Golf Day is set to take place on Friday and will feature 25 competing teams of four players.

It was booked out faster than any other year and organisers are hoping it will raise even more than last year.

Funds raised will go towards a new residential, community-based autism centre.

Nick Winsor, chairman of Autism Jersey, said: “The golf day has become the biggest annual event in our calendar and is our largest single fundraiser.

"The longstanding partnership with JT as corporate sponsor has played a big part in the continued success and growing popularity of the event."

Visitor numbers increase by 27,000 in six months

BBC Radio Jersey

Twenty-seven thousand more visitors came to Jersey in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period in 2018.

The figures come from Visit Jersey, the body that promotes island tourism.

Holidaymakers from the UK made up two-thirds of all visits from January to June - with tourist numbers from Ireland, Germany and Guernsey also on the up.

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Parish votes for new recycling scheme

Johanna Carr

BBC News Online

Parishioners voted in favour of a kerbside recycling scheme in the Parish of St Saviour this week.

The Constable of St Saviour, Sadie Rennard, said 120 residents of attended a vote on the subject.

"I can confirm that my proposal to introduce a recycling scheme has been supported by 88% of my parishioners in attendance," she said.

"I am delighted to have such a great turnout at an assembly; it really showed how passionate our parishioners were about recycling."

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Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft, said the parish of St Helier would work with St Saviour to offer the service, which will start in October.

Collections will take place every other week.

Population plan 'needed by autumn', deputy says

BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey's environment minister wants more land to be owned by the public, amid fears the island's increasing population is putting pressure on the environment.

Deputy John Young wants to protect more rural areas from housing development.

The minister responsible for drawing up population policy, Constable Chris Taylor, said a vote on a new population plan was likely by next spring.

But Deputy Young said proposals must come forward by the autumn.