Sark Charter of Community Values
Help us to protect Sark's uniqueness
La Société Sercquaise was founded in 1975 to study, preserve and enhance Sark's natural environment and cultural heritage. The society's Council has identified areas of great importance to our way of life, hoping to find widespread community support.
1 Support and maintain traditional freedom of access to all bays and footpaths.
2 Support Sark's ban on cars and other motorised vehicles and support Sark's horse-friendly policies on roads.
3 Support the ban and control on helicopters and other aircraft overflying Sark.
4 Support protection of the coast and natural landscape from intrusive 'suburban' features (such as street lighting, kerbs, surveillance cameras, communication masts).
5 Support sensible building control laws, encouraging energy-saving, rain-water catchment and solar energy collection, design and planting that suit the environment.
6 Support a basic code to protect historic buildings and archaeological sites.
7 Support basic codes to protect coastal waters and foreshores, and to conserve agricultural and unspoiled land, pasture and cliff-top habitats, fresh water sources, and sites of special geological or botanical interest.
8 Support reduction of all forms of waste and pollution (including noise and light pollution) to land, air, and water.
9 Support the use of renewable energy sources and environmentally-friendly, sustainable economic activities.
10 Support policies to strengthen Sark's self-reliance and economic self-sufficiency.