More than 1,300 householders in the St Sampson have yet to pay their parish rates – and the deadline is on Friday, 14 June.

£25 Late Payment Penalty

This reminder has been issued because anyone in arrears faces being fined, something the Douzaine always seeks to avoid having to do. Mr Le Pelley said that failure to pay on time meant parishioners were liable to a fine of £25 a month or 10% of the amount outstanding, at the discretion of the Constables.

Rates can be paid online, Senior Constable, Paul Le Pelley said the office revealed that 1,300 households have yet to clear their bills out of the 4,463 sent out. Parishioners are reminded that payment can be made via post, at the Constables’ Office (Via telephone with card) (Cash, Cheque or Card) or via BACS -Bank code – 60-09-20– and Account number – 06201601. The only other thing needed, which he stressed was vital, was the parochial rates invoice number, found at the top of the bill sent out to all parishioners in the post. Without that, matching up the payment to the household was extremely difficult.

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