Public consultation was seen as essential for the vision to be compelling and have widespread support.
The consultation, which recently ended, took various formats, involved thousands of Islanders and ran for nearly two years.
The consultation process started nearly two years ago and the level of public participation stands comparison with the best seen elsewhere. This is testament to the importance of Jersey’s future to the community.
In March 2016, more than 150 stakeholder organisations were invited to briefings to introduce the new approach to planning Jersey’s future. Each organisation had unique insights into the Island’s way of life and an important contribution to make.
Presentations were made at briefings run by partner organisations, such as Jersey Business; the team attended events and manned pop-up stands around the Island; and the consultation was promoted on social media.
Then, over a period of six weeks in June and July last year, nearly 4,150 Islanders took part in the My Jersey survey, adding 8,000 comments, in one of the Island’s biggest public consultations. The survey asked Islanders to say what they thought of Jersey today and their hopes for the future.
This feedback was invaluable in taking the next step towards creating the long-term vision.
Future Jersey was the final phase of public consultation to shape the long-term vision and asked Islanders whether they felt the vision was heading in the right direction.
It took the views expressed in My Jersey and combined these with facts and figures on how Jersey is performing. It then proposed a series of long-term social, environmental and economic ambitions for the Island and asked residents if they agreed with them.
All public feedback given during the Shaping Our Future consultation process is being taken into consideration as the final vision takes shape.
The choices we make now will affect all of us in the future. We want as many people as possible to share their expectations for Jersey as a place to live, work and do business. Future Jersey is the last chance to add your voice.Find out more >
Crime, education, discrimination, mental health and sport - find out more about the long-term ambitions being proposed for these areas of community life in Jersey.Read more > >
Interested in the long-term ambitions being proposed to improve traffic congestion in Jersey? How about water quality, the protection of green space and energy use?Read more > >
Migration, the cost of buying a home, consumer prices and unemployment – there are proposed long-term ambitions for each of these economic issues.Read more > >
Our world is changing rapidly. Jersey must plan ahead to manage the impact of an ageing population, climate change, global economics, new technologies and the challenge of a growing population.Find out more >