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





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


CUSSONS LEO                                                      131


OILPHANT-SMITH KEVIN                            79

ROOSEN KURT HEINZ                                     30


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





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

Malew rates rise to 185p

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