Rate Remain at 199p for 2022

The Malew Commissioners unanimously agreed that this years Rates will remain at 199p after careful consideration of the current and projected finances.
Despite increased costs for this year notified from the Southern Civic Amenity Site (an additional £21k totalling £133k p.a.) and The Southern Swimming Pool (an additional £14k totalling £24k p.a.) which we as a Local Authority are obliged to pay. Both entities have the support of the Commissioners for their endeavours and services provided for the benefit of the Parish Communities.

Government waste disposal increased costs (1.95%) will be passed onto Commercial customers but our collection charge will remain the same.
An increase in our total rateable value income due to new residential and commercial developments coming on stream, will contribute to offset these imposed increased costs, although these developments still require to be serviced at cost.

Whilst we will be unlikely to expand our services as anticipated this year, we will be able to maintain our current services, along with out-sourced contractors.
Good economical planning of this years budget, which is set very tight with very little surplus, will be required.

The last rates rises in Malew were in 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 rising to 185p then to199p.

There should be some comfort that we are not adding to the burden of the “ Covid” increases ,that must have affected many ratepayers budgets moving forward into 2022

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.