The Maughold Parish Social Club’s Entry…

…on our ‘Local Groups and Societies’ page has been updated as below:

The club runs a wide range of social events in the Parish throughout the year. These events include Pancake Day Races, Parish Day (which takes place on a Saturday in July each year), Hop tu Naa celebrations and Bonfire Night. See the club’s facebook page for further events. Membership Forms are available from The Maughold Exchange (former telephone box), Port-e-Vullen, Maughold or from the Membership Secretary, Tina Hough, Cheu yn Chrink, Port Lewaigue Close, Maughold, IM7 1AH. Tel no: 815804 Email:

Further information on particular upcoming events will be posted regularly throughout the year on our home page.

Fancy Rock Pooling at Port Mooar?

Maughold Social Club are organising a ‘Shore Scavenge’ on Sunday 23rd April, 2.30 at Port Mooar Shore.
This will be a great way to round off your Easter Holiday. Join them at Port Mooar where Dawn Dicken, of Manx Wildlife Trust will guide you you through the treasures that can be found on our shores and rockpools .
Come suitably dressed (and shod!) for the weather and scrambling on the rocks. Children must be supervised. Refreshments will be available- £1 for a drink and cake.

Park on the shore front. Further updates will be given through social media.

Details of the Latest Planning in Garff can be accessed by the various links below:


7/00241/B Alterations, erection of an extension and creation of an extended dormer Thie Vooinjer Veg Croit E Quill Road Laxey Isle Of Man IM4 7JG GARFF 2 Mar 2017
17/00272/B Erection of a detached garage with playroom above and installation of replacement windows and door to dwelling Ballacregga Barn Agneash Isle Of Man IM4 7NS GARFF 8 Mar 2017
17/00283/B Erection of boundary fence (retrospective) Rhianfa Ballafayle Ramsey Isle Of Man IM7 1ED GARFF 13 Mar 2017
17/00284/B Variation of condition 1 of PA 12/01690/B for the erection of a replacement dwelling, to extend the period of permission for a further 2 years White Cottage Pinfold Hill Laxey Isle Of Man IM4 7HN GARFF 14 Mar 2017
17/00306/B Alterations including raising of rear lean to roof and installation of window and roof lights Hillcrest Cottage Old Laxey Hill Laxey Isle Of Man IM4 7BZ

Eastern Area Plan: find out more in Laxey!

The Commissioners are encouraging residents to visit their offices in New Road, Laxey to view information regarding the Eastern Area Plan.

The intention of the plan is to set out future uses for land and buildings in the designated Eastern Area which includes the Laxey and Lonan wards of Garff Sheading.

The public will be able to view maps and other information on sites that have been identified as having potential for development.

The display of information can be viewed on weekdays until closure of the consultation on April 21st 2017. The Commissioners recommend that an appointment is made by telephoning 861241 or via email on

The consultation documents can be viewed on the government website by following this link:

Fancy your own bit of the Garff Coastline?

Beach Buddies are asking residents to ‘adopt’ a small section of beach or coastline and provide some TLC. (See & hear on Manx Radio Here).

Environmental Titan, Bill Dale, and the wonderful Alex Bell particularly mentioned Laxey Beach and Port Cornaa this morning on Manx Radio as potential areas that could become your patch.
Beach Buddies will supply necessary equipment and guidance to anyone keen to take on an adoption – and its all paperwork and bureaucracy free.

The Commissioners currently support Beach Buddies in providing collection facilities for beach detritus at Port Lewaigue, Port-e-Vullen and Port Mooar on the Maughold ASSI coastline, and would also assist with provision of protective wear and consumables to residents taking up this new Beach Buddies Initiative in Garff. Contact Beach Buddies via their Facebook site, or call the Commissioners on 861241.

Maughold Social Club March Newsletter…

…reveals a myriad of marvelous events which mean you’ll have plenty to do over the next few months.

The events include a visit to the home of Dr Taylor at Arragon Mooar. The visits to see the clocks and collections of geological artefacts are always extremely popular, so please book early. There’s also a night of One Act Plays including supper, and a quiz with another ‘blooming good supper’ at Ramsey Horticultural.

Full details here.

Latest Planning Across Garff can be accessed here…


PA 1700172/B – Cooryn Varrey, Pinfold Hill, Lonan, IM4 7HN.  Alterations and extension to rear of property.

PA 17/00159/B – Creative Juices, Juicy Shedquarters, Laxey Promenade, IM4 7DD.  Change of use application for additional use of existing juice kitchen to Class 1 and takeaway.

PA 17/00194/B – Good Yard, Manx Electric Railway, Laxey – Alterations and installation of exhibits.

Fun for the Kids with Manx Birdlife in Laxey Glen Gardens!


Young people aged 5-14 years old and their families are invited to join Manx Birlife at Laxey Glen Pavilion for a variety of fun bird-themed activities led by Michelle Storton from Manx BirdLife and Dawn Dickens from Manx Wildlife Trust.

You can choose to take part on Tuesday 21st February or Thursday 23rd February at Laxey Glen Pavilion, IM4 7BE from 10.00-12.00am and 1.00-3.00pm each day.

There’ll be craft activities such as paper plate bird art, identifying birds of town and country, building a bird nest, making a bird feeder and a treasure trail of birds. Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits will be available.

Participation is free, though crafts activities require prior booking via Michelle on 01624 861130 or However, you can drop in anytime between 10.00am and 3.00pm on each day with your family team to have a go at the self-led bird trail to see if you can find all the birds. You can spot the real birds that live in the Glen and find the special bird cards hidden in along the trail.