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Public meetings to explain Jersey's Government Plan

Islanders will be able to put questions to ministers about the Plan, which is due to be debated in the States Assembly in November. Credit: ITV Channel TV

A series of public meetings to explain Jersey's Government Plan will begin.

Islanders will be able to ask Government ministers questions about the plan, which is due to be debated in the States Assembly in November.

The first meeting, held on Wednesday 18 September, will focus on the Government's aim of 'protecting and valuing the environment', but islanders will be able to ask about other aspects of the plan.

The meeting will be held at the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondré, Assistant Chief Minister Deputy Carolyn Labey, Environment Minister Deputy John Young and Minister for Infrastructure Deputy Kevin Lewis will be in attendance

These meetings are opportunities for members of the public to understand more about the proposed Government Plan and hear directly from the Ministers. I hope that as many people as possible will attend.

– Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondre

Other meetings will focus on the government's strategic objectives, including putting children first, improving mental and physical health, the developing the workforce and building the economy and reducing inequality.

The plan, which was published in July, is the first document of its kind to be published by the Government.

It sets out their intention to make £100 million worth of efficiencies over four years. However, it remains unclear where these savings will be made and they have faced calls to provide more details on the plans.

The Government says it will outline its proposals in a report in October, ahead of a debate in the States Assembly on 26 November.