Maughold Parish Day 25th July 2020

Maughold Parish Day!
As resilient and exciting as ever, Maughold Parish Day is going ahead on Saturday 25th of July from 2.00 pm with the crowning of the Parish Queen initiating proceedings. This will be followed by the usual fun, shenanigans, and high jinx.
There’s Fancy Dress in all categories, Knobbly Knees, etc, followed by sports events for the young people on the Parish Field.
At somepoint around 5.00-ish there’s an interlude for high tea and refreshments in the Parish Hall.
There’s more in the evening from 7.00 pm with a Barbecue and sports events which conclude with the legendary ‘Maughold Head Race’.
of the Island’s Great Community Events – Don’t miss it!

Reminder – Bonfire Nuisance

The Commissioners have received contact from residents in regard to neighbours who have lit bonfires in recent days. Please could all residents note the following advice from the Government’s Covid-19 web information site:

“The Isle of Man Government is appealing for people to support their neighbours as well as the emergency services by not lighting bonfires during the COVID-19 crisis.

“”The Isle of Man Government is not looking to ban garden fires at this time but people are asked to avoid burning domestic and garden waste as it can be dangerous and cause a nuisance to those living nearby.

“Bonfires can cause a problem for neighbours, who might be self-isolating, and at home more often than usual. The Isle of Man Government is urging residents to temporarily store any excess waste until restrictions are lifted and it can be disposed of at their nearest amenity site.

“Although household bonfires are not illegal, household waste including DIY waste, plastics and treated wood should not be burnt as they can produce toxic smoke.

“If you do have a bonfire, the simple act of informing the Emergency Services Joint Control Room (ESJCR) reduces the risk of crews turning out to false alarms.

Bring Banks to be re-opened from Friday 24th April

Bring Banks to be opened by DoI over the next few days. They are currently taped up. Please do not access them until the tape is removed.
Please use them wisely and do not leave recyclables beside them if they are full. Your assistance will be much appreciated by DoI and our staff who will have to be diverted to clear them up if misused.
DoI understand how frustrating this has been for everyone and thank you for your co-operation.

Thank You! Refuse Collection Update 17.04.20

17th April 2020 Refuse Collection Update

A great big thank you to all residents from the Commissioners and the Kinrade Brothers for assisting with the delivery of the refuse collection. Allan and Dave report that although tonnages have increased – as expected – everyone is doing their best to ensure their bins can be collected easily and safely. Our aim is to make sure that the crew only have to touch wheelie bin handles to get the bin on the hoist – cleaning your bin’s handles before and after collection will also be a big help.
All your efforts will help to ensure that the excellent service given by the Kinrade crew is maintained without resort to the planned contingencies.
If you have any queries with the refuse collection, please contact Martin or Pete by emailing or telephoning 861241 or 422148.
Once again, a Great Big Thank You to all Residents!

COVID-19 Contacts & Information

Covid-19 Update – Information at a glance (For full guidance go to

Useful Numbers

                                            Helpline                 Telephone Number
Symptoms & Testing   111      
Non-medical Government Information Line   686262


Garff Commissioners Office Services    861241 / 422148
Laxey Lifeline – Community help group serving Laxey, Lonan, & Maughold residents, assistance with shopping, getting medication, and any other matters.    474747


Covid Business Support line     686455
Ramsey Police Station   



Lists of food businesses on the Island that are providing home delivery/collection services in the East and across the Island can be accessed via this link:


Refuse Guidelines – to minimise the contact with waste materials for our contractor’s roundsmen, please observe the following:

  • No side-waste / Lids down
  • bag your waste securely in robust bin bags
  • Compact burnable waste, cardboard, plastic bottles, etc before putting in the bin
  • Store your recyclables if possible
Bring Banks Currently Closed – please store your recyclables if possible to avoid running out of space in your wheelie bin
Civic Amenity Sites Currently Closed 
Garff Commissioners’ Office Closed – please call 861241 or 422148 (email if you have any query. We are operating full office support remotely from home and can respond and resolve  any concern or request for information.


Self-Isolating & Self-Distancing

Information on Self-Isolating can be found on the Government’s Covid-19 Web Site:                  

Information on Social-Distancing can be found on the Government’s Covid-19 Web Site: 




Covid-19 Helpline for residents in Laxey, Lonan, & Maughold

Residents of Maughold, Lonan, & Laxey

If you are self isolating or need advice. If you know someone who’s is self-isolating and needs help in any way, then call 474747

This will get you through to the ‘Laxey Helpline’. If this is busy please call Garff Commissioners on 861241, they will also assist with practical help or advice.

The volunteers and the Commissioners are particularly keen to hear from any Members of the community whose friends or family are unable to assist them at this difficult time. (full details in the leaflet below).

2020 Summer Events in Garff Cancelled or Under Review

2020 Garff Events
For obvious reasons several events across the Sheading will not be going ahead this year.
Laxey Fair has been cancelled, as has the Duck Race, ‘Prash Laxaa.The Great Laxey Brass Band Festival’. The fledgling ‘Summer Concert Series’ is also looking unlikely.
Maughold Parish Social Club advise that a decision on Maughold’s Parish Day scheduled for July 18th 2020 will be made in the coming weeks.
For 2020, Laxey Central and Laxey Lifeline have become a great source for live entertainment – take a scroll down their pages for some great local music!