Malew rates rise to 185p
Malew Parish Commissioners announce that the rates levied for the forthcoming financial year 2019/20 will be 185p. This is the first increase since 2015.
The Board has worked hard to keep risings costs to minimum over the past few years, but there are a number of increases on the budget for the forthcoming year, some as a result of Central Government policy, that are beyond the control of the Authority:
Increase in waste disposal charges of 5.79%
Increase in contribution to the Southern Amenity Site of 5.7%
Increase in employers pension contributions of 1%
Increase in Public Service Commission pay of 2.5%
Removal of the NI Contracted out rebate of 3.7%
Unfortunately, the cumulative effect of these has meant that we will have to increase the rates payable. The increase on the annual rate demand is approximately £15 for an average property.
The Board is keen to press on with improvements to the current services and facilities it provides. Recreational areas are important to the local community and it’s with this in mind that the children’s play equipment at the Commissioners field at Feigh Keign, Abbots Way, will be replaced and remodelled to create a great usable outdoor space. The proposals for the area can be seen on our website and Facebook page. The work is due to commence in the spring.
Also, the Board has entered into an agreement with Port Erin Commissioners to jointly purchase and operate a refuse collection vehicle which is scheduled to come into service in June of this year. Hopefully, this will be the first in a number of collaborations with our near neighbours.
Issued by Malew Parish Commissioners
30th January 2019
Malew Parish Commissioners Civic Sunday service is being held a the Abbey Church Ballasalla at 3.00pm on Sunday 4th March, followed by refreshments in the village hall. All welcome.
The Commissioners are pleased that after several months the repairs to the edge of pavement railings and adjacent limestone wall have been completed. The manufacture of the new railings has enable an additional handrail for the steps to be included. This has made access to the memorial itself much safer.
The Commissioners take their responsibilty for the mainentance of memorial very seriously. Last year prevenative repairs to the cross were made to stop further facturing of the stone. This was carried out as a result of recommendations received after an extensive survey by structural engineeners. Ways to further enhance the area are being considered and investigated.
The memorial was unveiled on Wednesday 18 July 1923 by the Lieutenant Governor Sir W. Fry. It was dedicated by the Vicar of Malew.
The memorial was designed by P.M.C. Kermode. It was carved from limestone by Mr W. Kissack, of Scarlett, assisted by Mr C.H. Cubbon, stone mason, of Castletown.