Problem with refuse collections

Unfortunately were not able to catch up completely with our refuse collections from last week and therefore some bins will not be emptied until Wednesday this week: the areas affected are St Marks. Ballamodha, Grenaby, Foxdale and Eairy.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Grass Collection to stop.

The Commissioners have taken the decision to not to continue with the Grass Collections using the orange bins.

This decision was made after a number of factors were taken into consideration: The grass that was collected in the orange bins had been taken to the Southern Civic Amenity Site where is was deposited free of charge. It was then composted and made available as compost for purchase. However, this is no longer the case. The green waste deposited is now charged for and is not composted. Therefore, there is no value in continuing with the dedicated orange bin collections. No other local authority in the island has a dedicates grass collection.

There are alternatives for residents for green waste. You could bag it and take it to the Southern Civic Amenity site where you will still be able to dispose of it free of charge or compost it in your garden ( a composter can be purchased from the Amenity Site or local garden stores).

When your orange bin is next full, please leave it out with your green bin on the usual collection day. Our staff will then empty the bin and take it away.

 

 

Resignation of Mrs Knighton

Please find following statement from Mrs Knighton. Mrs Knighton was to stand down after her term of office was due to expore at the end of April 2020, however due to the coronavirus emergency and the postponement of elections, the term of office for all Commissioners was extended until next April:

 

I am immensely proud of the time I spent as a Malew Commissioner and I would like to say that I enjoyed most of my time there.

From my first appointment I spent a lively time with the then Board.  I did not always agree with everyone, but nor should every Board member agree with all the others because it is a board of elected individuals who come into local politics with different views.

The large number of resignations last year severely affected the operation of the Board.  I was encouraged that it was my place to remain and guide the new members as much as I could.  This was difficult for me as my family and I were traveling backwards and forwards from Scotland as we were planning eventually to move permanently, all of which was done at my own expense.  I do not regret it at all I felt it was my duty to the people of Malew and I hope I managed to serve them well.

Being a Commissioner was not easy especially while trying to run 4 businesses, but I would happily do it all again.

I would encourage anyone wishing to become a Commissioner to put themselves forward in particular the younger residents, It can be very frustrating but it is also very satisfying, if I could give one suggestion to anyone I would say ‘stand up for whatever you believe and do not let anyone push you around.’

I wish the board all the best and I hope they will try and put the future of Malew first before their own agendas.

I thank the residents of Malew for giving me the chance to serve as a Commissioner.

 

Mrs J Knighton

Grass Collection to stop.

The Commissioners have taken the decision to not to continue with the Grass Collections using the orange bins.

This decision was made after a number of factors were taken into consideration: The grass that was collected had been taken to the Southern Civic Amenity Site where is was deposited free of charge. It was then composted and made available as compost for purchase. However, this is no longer the case. The green waste deposited is now charged for and is not composted. Therefore, there is no value in continuing with the dedicated orange bin collections. Other disposal routes have been explored, but unfortunately no viable alternative solution could be found.

When your orange bin is next full, please leave it out with your green bin on the usual collection day. Our staff will then empty the bin and take it away. Grass and other green can then in future be put in with your normal waste.

 

 

Kerbside collection of paper recycling to stop

The Commissioners have taken the decision to stop the collections of paper for recycling with immediate effect. In recent years the volume of paper collected has reduced dramatically and it is no longer viable financially or environmentally responsible to continue with kerbside collections. This will also free up resources that can be diverted to other tasks throughout the parish. The Commissioners are keen for residents to continue recycling their paper and encourage the use of the recycling ‘bring banks’ located throughout the parish. Paper, glass and metal can be deposited at these sites, which are located at: St Marks, Derbyhaven and in Ballasalla – Abbotswood, Lower Clagh Vane, Railway Station, Rushen Abbey and the Commissioners Offices. Additional bring banks will be introduced within the redevelopment of Upper Clagh Vane and the new Dandara development once completed.

The grass collections (orange bin) have also now finished for the year, a decision on when and if these recommence will be made in due course. Please do not use the orange bin in the meantime for general waste as these will not be emptied.

Notice of Candidates Elected

LOCAL ELECTIONS ACT 1986

ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS HELD ON 12th SEPTEMBER 2019

MALEW PARISH COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF CANDIDATES ELECTED (CONTESTED ELECTION)

I hereby give Notice that the total number of votes given for each candidate at the above Election, is as follows:

BAZLEY NIGEL IAN                                           321

CHAMBERLAIN TIMOTHY JOHN               272

CUSSONS LEO                                                      131

MACKRELL TANYA NATALIE GEORGIA    318

OILPHANT-SMITH KEVIN                            79

ROOSEN KURT HEINZ                                     30

 

Also, the names of the candidates elected are : ——

BAZLEY NIGEL IAN

CHAMBERLAIN TIMOTHY JOHN

MACKRELL TANYA NATALIE GEORGIA

 

The total number of voters voting at the Election was 452 ( 25% poll)

There were 2 ballot papers rejected for the following reasons:-

(a) want of official mark                                                                      0

(b) voting for more candidates than vacancies to be filled           2

(c) writing or mark by which voter could be identified                 0

(d) unmarked or void for uncertainty                                               0

Dated this 12th September 2019.

Returning Officer