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.
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.
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.