No rise in rates for Malew

Malew Commissioners unanimously agreed that this year’s rates will remain at 199p after careful consideration of the current and projected finances.

Like many, the Commissioners is not immune to the increases in costs, and this is reflected in the increases in contributions to the Civic Amenity Site, the gate fee at the Energy from Waste Plant and a provision for the Southern Swimming Pool.

A rise in the total rates collectable due to new residential and commercial developments coming on stream and a reduction in operating costs, has assisted to offset these increases. However, these new developments still require to be serviced and we will do so with our current provision in conjunction with out sourced contractors.

This should be some comfort to residents of the parish that we are not adding to cost of living increases that continues to affect all ratepayers’ budgets.

Additionally, the Commissioners is aware of the recent press release regarding Ballasalla Medical Centre. The provision of GP services within the parish is extremely important and we will be discussing the situation with Manx Care in due course.

Refuse Collections 23 March

Unfortunately our vehicle is unlikely to be fixed until Thursday at the earliest, therefore there will be delays in emptying all bins this week. It is likely that these delays will extend into next week.

As soon we have further information, we will post an update. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Memorial Benches

One way to remember the life of a friend or loved one after their death is through the arrangement of a long-standing tribute, a
reminder they are not forgotten.

A memorial seat or tree has always been a popular choice. You can visit the memorial seats and trees at a loved one’s favourite
viewpoint, either in a park or some other place where they liked to relax and let time pass by.

Malew Parish Commissioners can only authorise benches on land which is in it’s ownership. Unfortunately, this means that we are unable to assist with requests for benches at Langness, Scarlett, Derbyhaven, Fort Island or Cringle Reservoir. Contact should be made to the land owners of these areas should you wish a bench to be located there.

Please contact us for advice on other locations within the Parish.

Christmas Refuse Collections

If your bin is due to be collected on Christmas Day or New Years Day, please put it out on Christmas Eve / New Years Eve (Thursday)
Bin collections usually due on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will collected as normal over the festive period.

Geoff Taggart

We are saddened to hear of the death of former Commissioner and Chairman Geoff Taggart who passed away on Friday.
Geoff served several terms before standing down in 2012. One of the many highlights during his term of office was the Official Visit of the Lieutenant Governor to the Parish. Geoff proudly escorted the Governor on a guided tour of Billown Farm.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Geoff’s family at this sad time, he will be greatly missed.