Garff Political Surgeries 2020

Political surgeries will take place across the full Garff Tynwald constituency during 2020.

Dates in Laxey are as follows:

January 11th      10.30 am  to midday Commissioners’ Office, 35 New Road, Laxey.

July 25th            10.30 am to midday  Commissioners’ Office, 35 New Road, Laxey.

November 7th   10.30 am to midday Commissioners’ Office, 35 New Road, Laxey.

There will be additional political surgeries at the following locations:

March 7th        10.30 am – midday Glen Mona Hotel.

May 6th           5.00 pm – 6.00 pm Archibald Knox Public House Meeting Room , Onchan.

October 3rd    12.00 – 1.00 pm       Archibald Knox Public House Meeting Room, Onchan

Both MHKs and a Commissioner will be in attendance at the meetings.

 

Deadline for submissions to the Laxey Independent Flood Review is the 6th of January 2020

 

As part of the Laxey independent flood review government are asking Laxey residents to complete an online form by Monday 6 January for an opportunity to share views and experiences that will inform the review and recommendations.

The form can be found using this link:

 

Submissions can also be made by:

• emailing laxey.independentfloodreview@arup.com
• writing to, Arup Laxey Flood Review Team, 78 East Street, Leeds LS9 8EE, United Kingdom.

Further details can be obtained from the Commisisoners’ Office on 861241 or email admin@garff.im.

Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR REFUSE COLLECTIONS –
All collections will take place as normal with the exception of Christmas day, Wednesday 25th December.

This collection will take place on Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December.

Areas affected by this change are:
Agneash
New Road
Laxey Village
Ramsey Road
Ard Reyart
Minorca Hill
Glen Road
Captains Hill, Mill Road Mines Road

Boost for Businesses – Your Ideas Needed! Meeting Laxey WMI, 7.00 pm Thursday 22nd August

The Commissioners are launching an initiative in conjunction with the Department for Enterprise to bring together Businesses owners and other stakeholders with an interest in seeing Laxey and Garff flourish.

Grants are available from central government to provide funding for improvements to the village and its facilities.  Money can also be made available to improve the way the area is marketed as a destination for both Isle of Man residents and for visitors from further afield.

What’s needed are locally generated ideas for a way of presenting Laxey as a ‘brand’ that will attract more visitors and increase footfall throughout the Village’s businesses.

To enable this, the Department of Enterprise seek the formation of a committee of a wide range of stakeholders committed to taking Laxey forward commercially and economically.

An initial meeting at the Laxey WMI will take place on the 22nd of August at 7.00 pm, which will include a presentation of the scheme by Senior Members of the Department for Enterprise.  The Commissioners encourage all interested parties to attend.

Further details can be obtained from either Martin or Peter at the Commissioners offices Tel: 861241  or email garff@manx.net.

                                                                                                                 

Guided Tour of Kirk Maughold & Churchyard

A GUIDED TOUR OF KIRK MAUGHOLD & CHURCHYARD
IN CELEBRATION OF ST. MAUGHOLD’S DAY!
Saturday August 3rd 2019 at 2.00 pm. Meet inside the church.

Afternoon tea available in the Church Hall
(with proceeds going to Church funds)
Hear the history of this Christian community founded in the
5th century

See the fourteenth century stone carving of the
Three Legs of Man. Understand the significance of the early crosses

Please email maugholdwardens@manx.net with your name, a contact number and numbers attending. To save on postage there will no tickets sent. We will contact you if you are not successful. This tour is on a “first come, first served” basis.

Make Music Day Isle of Man, Friday 21st of June 2019

To celebrate Make Music Day, a ‘Drop-in’ event has been arranged at Christ Church in Laxey between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm on Friday the 21st of June.

 Lots of musical instruments will be available to try out and there’ll be opportunity to try the church organ and have a go at playing some handbells.
The day is open to all, beginners or virtuosos. It would be great if you could come down and sing us a song or play a tune. For more information contact the Commissioners on 861241, email garff@manx.net.

Lonan Burial Authority

The Commissioners have Resolved to enter into initial discussions with the Church Authorities in regard to the feasibility of the transfer of responsibilities for the Lonan Burial Authority to the Local Authority.

The discussions are in their very early stages and include detailed investigation of the administration and maintenance of the Burial Ground.

Updates will be released on this website as more information becomes available.

The Commissioners welcome comment on these matters via email to garff@manx.net or in writing to Commissioners’ Offices, 35 New Road Laxey IM4 7BG.