Jacks Lane, Maughold, Notice of Road Closure

The Department have advised that Jacks Lane, Maughold, will be closed to vehicular traffic between its junction with the Dreemskerry Road and its junction with the A15 Maughold Road between 9.00am and 4.00pm from 10 May 2021 up to and
including 12 May 2021.
This closure has been requested by Manx Telecom Limited for the purpose of constructing an access box in the carriageway. For queries relating to these works please telephone Manx Telecom on 624624.

Road Closure Notice – Glen Road, Laxey

Please note the communication from DoI in regard to works on Glen Road as outlined in the images attached. As described in the letter the works will commence on May 17th and are expected to be concluded by October 2021. Further details can be obtained via the contact details included on page two of the letter. DoI have advised that the letter will be distributed to residents this week.

21st April 2021 Commissioners Meeting Switched to Zoom

As a precaution, tonight’s Meeting of the Commissioners will now take place virtually following the announcement of further Covid cases earlier today. The public can attend the meeting virtually by requesting a link via email from admin@garff.im
 
An increasing number of Governmental organisations have reverted to virtual meetings including the Planning Committee whose meeting scheduled for next Monday will be conducted on-line.

Better Protection sought for the Kirk Maughold Crosses…

 

A Requisition Meeting has been called to discuss the “better protection and promotion” of the crosses at Kirk Maughold. The current Cross-House contains a wide range of historically important stone carvings from the 6th to 13th Century, which covers the early Christian period, both Celtic and Norse.

The Cross-House contains an impressive range of  slabs found in Maughold including a carving representing the legend of Sigurd, and Juan the Priest’s Stone which was found in the Corony Valley.

The meeting is set to take place at Kirk Maughold Church Hall on Friday 14th May at 7.30 pm (subject to the lifting of Covid restrictions).

 

 

 

The Church also contains a large number of historically important Celtic crosses from the early Christian period (6th-13th Century) and the ruins of three keills,

suggesting that it was the site of an early Christian monastery and the main pre-Norse religious community on the Isle of Man.

Nowadays, the crosshouse in the churchyard contains almost a third of all pre-Norse cross slabs found on the Island, including the Pillar Cross which is the only remaining parish cross on the island and depicts the oldest stone-carved example of the three legs of Mann symbol on the Island.

Lockdown and Play Area Closures from 3rd March 2021

Please note that all enclosed play areas are closed now that
a further lockdown has been triggered.
Church Close, Lonan
All Saints Park, Lonan
Laxey Promenade Green
Laxey Football Club, Glen Road
The Corrany Estate, Maughold.
Please follow the latest directives from the Chief Minister and the appeals to ‘Stay at Home’ and observe social-distancing at all times, etc.

Lockdown and Refuse Collection in Garff

Whilst we are in lockdown please assist our refuse contractors, Kinrade Bros. Haulage.
Please note the following to assist the efficient continuity of the service:
The principal refuse vehicles have remote ‘tipping’ facilities, whilst properties in remote areas (or areas with narrow lanes, etc.) are serviced by a much smaller vehicle which does not have ‘tip’ facilities. This means that staff have to handle the waste by hand.
Please note the following if you live in a property serviced by the small vehicle:
1. It is vital that your all your refuse is enclosed in bags that are sturdy and fit for purpose. Please continue to bag securely and ensure that the bags are tied firmly and not punctured. It would assist further if double-bagging occurred.
2. For the duration of the current emergency, where possible, we are requesting residents to leave their wheelie-bin beside a road that can be accessed by a ‘tipping’ vehicle. This action will reduce the amount of ‘hand-contact’ that the roundsmen have with waste-bags.
– Side Waste will not be collected –
3. The Commissioners have instructed the contractor that they must not pick up side-bags or side-waste from beside wheelie-bins. If side-waste is put out it will not be collected, however a note will be left explaining that the waste can be placed into the newly emptied wheelie-bin by the resident prior to it being collected the following week.
– Wheelie-bin handles & lids –
4. Please clean your bin’s handles with bleach or a bleach based product prior to and post collection.
5. The Commissioners request that residents ensure that lids on Wheelie-bins are fully down prior to collection.
– Ensuring the current service continues —
All these actions are intended to safeguard the well-being of the roundsmen so that refuse collection can remain resilient and continue as normal throughout this very difficult period.
There are other contingencies that will be put into place if necessary, but the current provision is clearly the best option for delivery of this essential service through the coming weeks and months.
The Commissioners are acutely aware of the pressures, particularly on larger households, but request that every effort is made to compact refuse so that lids are down and wheelie bins do not overflow. Further contingency measures are
also being discussed across the local authority and government networks.
Further updates will be issued in due course.

 

The Commissioners thank you in anticipation of your assistance at this time

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PLEASE ASSIST OUR REFUSE CONTRACTORS

Following yesterdays Covid 19 briefing we have been in contact with the Commissioners’ Refuse Collection contractor, Kinrade Bros. Haulage.
As a consequence of yesterdays announcement, this update and request for assistance is being issued to residents:
– Reducing direct staff contact with waste materials –
The aim of the following measures is to ensure that the roundsmen are able to mechanically ‘tip’ the maximum amount of waste. This will reduce the amount of times they are asked to come into direct hand-contact with waste bags and materials.
The principal refuse vehicles have remote ‘tipping’ facilities, whilst properties in remote areas (or areas with narrow lanes, etc.) are serviced by a much smaller vehicle which does not have ‘tip’ facilities. This means that staff have to handle the waste by hand.
Please note the following if you live in a property serviced by the small vehicle:
1. It is vital that your all your refuse is enclosed in bags that are sturdy and fit for purpose. Please continue to bag securely and ensure that the bags are tied firmly and not punctured. It would assist further if double-bagging occurred.
2. For the duration of the current emergency, where possible, we are requesting residents to leave their wheelie-bin beside a road that can be accessed by a ‘tipping’ vehicle. This action will reduce the amount of ‘hand-contact’ that the roundsmen have with waste-bags.
– Side Waste will not be collected –
3. The Commissioners have instructed the contractor that they must not pick up side-bags or side-waste from beside wheelie-bins. If side-waste is put out it will not be collected, however a note will be left explaining that the waste can be placed into the newly emptied wheelie-bin by the resident prior to it being collected the following week.
– Wheelie-bin handles & lids –
4. Please clean your bin’s handles with bleach or a bleach based product prior to and post collection.
5. The Commissioners request that residents ensure that lids on Wheelie-bins are fully down prior to collection.
– Ensuring the current service continues —
All these actions are intended to safeguard the well-being of the roundsmen so that refuse collection can remain resilient and continue as normal throughout this very difficult period.
There are other contingencies that will be put into place if necessary, but the current provision is clearly the best option for delivery of this essential service through the coming weeks and months.
The Commissioners are acutely aware of the pressures, particularly on larger households, but request that every effort is made to compact refuse so that lids are down and wheelie bins do not overflow. Further contingency measures are also being discussed across the local authority and government networks.
Further updates will be issued in due course.
The Commissioners thank you in anticipation of your assistance at this time.