The Jersey Gazette is for the publication of official notices and other matters requiring to be brought to the attention of the public.
For nearly 60 years Jersey Gazette notices have been published in the Jersey Evening Post.
On 4 July 2017, the States Assembly will debate an Amendment to enable the Jersey Gazette to be published online.
The aim of this Amendment is to ensure that the arrangements for publishing official notices are cost-effective and efficient as a way of informing Islanders; and that this should be free of charge to the Public.
In preparation of this debate, the eGov programme put the online tools in place at www.gov.je/gazette.
The online publication system went live in February 2016, running in parallel with the Jersey Gazette in the Jersey Evening Post, and provides;
- on-site search
- mobile access
- email subscription
Official notices on www.gov.je are available via a RSS feed that allows us to publish official notices to Twitter and for 3rd parties, such as media outlets, to publish them too. Official notices are also available from our open data website. We also work hard to make sure that official notices are easily indexed by search engines.
Jersey Gazette notices in print
Gov.je makes printing official notices easy and clear to read, so you may see them on noticeboards or you can ask for a free copy from States buildings, Parish Halls or you can print it yourself at the library.
While the Amendment removes the legal requirement to publish the Gazette in a newspaper, parishes and government departments would still be able to advertise in printed and online publications as they see fit.
The aim of this draft Law is to ensure that the arrangements for publishing official notices are cost-effective and efficient as a way of informing Islanders, with an initial expectation of savings of up to £100,000 per annum as part of the move to an online platform for the Gazette.
The Draft Official Publications (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 201- is scheduled for debate on 4 July 2017, the full proposition can be read here [PDF].
To read more about the Official notices project and the other eGov initiatives visit www.gov.je/egov.