Garff Commissioners – Statement re. Corona Virus & Critical Services

Garff Commissioners are “working hard” in conjunction with their Health & Safety Consultant (Pegasus Consulting Ltd) to adapt their Business Continuity Plan in response to the situation with the Corona Virus otherwise known as Covid-19.

Hopefully, its implementation will not be necessary.

The virus is having an influence worldwide and may pose a risk on Isle of Man.

The principal aim of the adapted Business Continuity Plan is to ensure that critical services such as refuse collection are maintained in the event of a wider outbreak of the corona virus on Island.

The Commissioners believe that we should be calm and proportionate in our response, but the Plan being developed is in place if circumstances change. It will be designed to ensure that robust measures are in place to secure delivery of key services in the Sheading.

You can find more information about COVID-19. A wide range of material is available on the Government website via this link:

https://www.gov.im/coronavirus#accordion 
Further NHS UK information can be accessed via:
www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

 

Brass Band Festival Parking

Additional Brass Band Festival Parking…will be available at the former Princes Motors Site at the Ramsey end of the village, and at the Lower Glen Gardens Car Park. Further parking is also available behind the Doctor’s Surgery on New Road.
Usual parking also available on New Road, Mines Road, & on Captains Hill. (see yellow areas on map below).

‘Prash Laxaa 2019’ The Great Laxey Brass Band Festival, Sunday May 5th!

It’s Here Again!…

 

‘Prash Laxaa’ The Great Laxey Brass Band Festival returns to the Village for a second year on the afternoon of Sunday 5th of May (the first May Bank Holiday

weekend). Five of the Island’s very fine Brass Bands will be playing in rotation in 5 locations throughout the Village, at The Mines Tavern, The Bridge Inn, The Queen’s Hotel & the Laxey Glen Pavilion.
Further details to be announced.
Last year’s event was greatly enjoyed by the Bands and Public alike, making for an excellent day out in Laxey.   

Great Music! Great refreshments in the pubs and cafes – a great free show!     Don’t miss it!



Lonan Play Equipment: Slides? Swings? Roundabouts?

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The potential for development of the ‘play area’ at Church Close in Lonan was raised at the meeting of Garff Commissioners last night. This followed on from the ‘tour’ of Lonan undertaken by the clerks last week . The Commissioners resolved that provision of new facilities should be investigated.

The views of local children, parents and residents will be sought in the next weeks but any comments would be very welcome now via garff@manx.net or on 422148. In particular, the Commissioners are keen to hear any good suggestions to give a sense of ‘ownership’ of the play area to the youngsters. Go on, get involved!

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