The Government plans to continue its 'Meet the Ministers' sessions each month, despite a lukewarm reception for the first event.
Just 20 people - less than two people per Minister present - attended the first session at St. Helier Parish Hall on Tuesday, which all members of the public were invited to attend.
Speaking at the event Housing Minister Deputy David Warr said he felt the event could have been better publicised by government in the run-up.
He said: "I think there could've been a bit more notice given to it, because I don't think that people were aware we were all tweeting out about it."
Want to talk to a Minister? Now’s your opportunity. Islanders are invited to speak with Ministers at the St Helier Town Hall tomorrow, Tuesday 24 January.— Government of Jersey (@GovJersey) January 23, 2023
There’s no need to book. Just turn up to the Assembly Room (1st floor) from 1.30pm - 2:15pm. pic.twitter.com/usTKStznFn
It is currently planned that one Council of Ministers meeting per month will be held in one of the parishes as part of a plan to improve engagement.
At the conclusion of business, parishioners will be given the opportunity to meet with the attending Ministers.
The next meeting will be held at St. Clement’s Parish Hall on 21 February 2023.
Chief Minister Deputy Kristina Moore commented: “The Council of Ministers is delighted to invite Islanders to meet with us and discuss the issues that are dear to them.
"This is part of our commitment to holding our Council of Ministers meetings in different Parishes, meeting with parish officials, and listening to the issues faced by parishioners.
"We look forward to welcoming Islanders to this session and many more.”
Islanders are also being given the opportunity to meet the Health Minister, Deputy Karen Wilson, to share their views on health and social care in Jersey. All will be held at the respective Parish or Public Hall, all at the same time of 18:30 to 20:00. The dates are as follows...
- 30 Jan - St. Mary
- 23 Feb - St. Brelade
- 1 March - St. Lawrence
- 8 March - St. John
- 15 March - St. Ouen
- 27 March - St. Saviour
-17 April - St. Helier (1)
- 4 May - Trinity
- 11 May - St Martin
- 18 May - St. Clement
- 7 June - Grouville
- 22 June - St. Helier (2)
- 26 June - St. Peter
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