Malew War Memorial

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.



Combined Housing List Application Goes Live


From Monday 12th September applicants seeking Public Sector Housing in the south of the island will have access to a much wider choice of properties than ever before as a Combined Housing Waiting List for the Southern Region is launched.


The Combined List, which has also been offered to all existing applicants, unlocks the opportunity for applicants to have a choice of housing from over 1,000 properties across the Local Authority areas of Port Erin, Castletown, Rushen and Malew, together with the Department of Infrastructure (DoI) housing in the southern parish areas. This will help to reduce applicants waiting time on the housing lists as they will now be considered for housing across the four Housing Authority areas and DoI rather than just one area, as was previously the case. This has been achieved by partnership working between the Local Authorities and the Department of Infrastructure.


From Monday applicants will be able to submit their Housing Application Form by post or by hand to any of Arbory, Castletown, Malew, Port Erin, Rushen and Santon or Department of Infrastructure Housing Division who will process the application according to the applicant’s choice of area.


Clerk to Port Erin Commissioners and officer lead for the Group, Jason Roberts, said


‘Early feedback from existing and prospective applicants has been very positive. Following an earlier press release we’ve seen an upturn in the number of new applicants wishing to be housed in areas where they previously were unable to be considered for, as well as a number of applicants wishing to transfer from other housing waiting lists in order to take advantage of the wider choice which will now be available for them’.


The Combined Application form and an FAQ sheet can be downloaded from any of Castletown, Port Erin, or the Department of Infrastructure Housing Division websites and will pilot initially for a period of 3 months.


Port St Mary Commissioners have declined to be a part of the Southern Area Housing Working Group so therefore any applicants who wish to live in Port St Mary should apply directly to the Port St Mary Commissioners Offices and cannot be included on the Combined Housing Waiting List.


The application form can be downloaded here:



Issued on behalf of the Southern Area Housing Working Group on 12th September 2016.

The Southern Area Housing Working Group comprises of the Department of Infrastructure, Arbory, Parish Commissioners, Santon Parish Commissioners, Rushen Parish Commissioners, Malew Parish Commissioners, Castletown Commissioners and Port Erin Commissioners.


For further information please contact:

Jason Roberts, Clerk, Port Erin Commissioners  Email:  Tel (01624) 832298

By Election Result

ACT 1986

FINCH Andrew John 7 The Crescent, Derbyhaven

I hereby declare that the above named has been elected to serve as the Board of Commissioners for the Parish of Malew for a period expiring 1st May 2020

Mr. B.J. Powell
Returning Officer
Dated 17 August 2016

Shared Waiting Listings for Southern Authority’s Housing Stock

As part of its ongoing review of service provision, the Department of Infrastructure Housing Division and Public Sector Housing providers in the South of the island have formed a Southern Area Housing Working Group to work closely together in order to investigate, modernise and improve service delivery of Housing.

One of the initiatives being explored by the Group is that of a Shared Waiting List and Shared Allocations, meaning that in the future applicants may have considerably more choice over the number, location and type of property available to them.

Terms of Reference have been signed by Arbory Parish Commissioners, Castletown Commissioners, Malew Parish Commissioners, Port Erin Commissioners, Rushen Parish Commissioners, Santon Parish Commissioners and the Department of Infrastructure is at present exploring how to make this a reality.

During the initial stage of this review, each of the aforementioned Housing providers in the South will be writing to applicants held on their respective Waiting Lists during the week of 15th February to explain how this will be conducted.

Another aspect the Group is actively exploring is opportunities within the procurement of repairs and maintenance of the housing stock of more than 1,350 dwellings within the South.

Rates 2016

Malew rates remain at 175p

Malew Parish Commissioners are pleased to announce that the rates levied for the forthcoming financial year 2016/17 will remain at 175p.

It has been 10 months since the Commissioners took over the transferred services from the Department of Infrastructure. The Commissioners now have control over the road sweeping, weed spraying and hedge cutting (except for the A3 & A5) which the Board believes have been a very positive step and has resulted in programme of sweeping and spraying that hasn’t been seen for some time. A major capital project in the addition of street lighting in the Balthane Estate has been completed. This has proved to have been welcomed by the businesses and visitors of the Estate. The administration at Malew Commissioners has continued to demonstrate efficiency improvements, whilst also delivering new initiatives.

Looking forward to the next financial year we will continue with improvements to the transferred services and target those areas of need. There are changes to the structure of how Local Authorities are charged for waste and this has shown a slight increase in cost to Malew. However, it is positive that domestic waste will no longer be subject to the Waste Escalator charge which included the capital costs for providing the EfW plant which would have seen domestic waste taken to the plant being charged at around £170 per Tonne by 2018/19. Commercial waste disposal is to rise to £165 per Tonne. The contribution made by Malew to the Southern Civic Amenity Site remains unchanged.

Malew Commissioners encourage local residents to take a keen interest in our business. The updated website has attracted a large number of views since its launch in October 2015.

The Commissioners would like to remind all residents of the Local Authority General Elections that are taking place on 28th April 2016. Please ensure you are registered to vote. You can do this by calling into the Commissioners Offices.