Maughold Parish Day! Saturday 21st July

All the usual fun and frolics from 2.00 pm this Saturday starting on the Village Green! Fancy dress, knobbly knees, children’s sports and light refreshments. Lots of entertainment!
…then from 7.00 the sports continue for the older ones, including the Maughold Head Race, etc. Fantastic BBQ from 7.00 too! not to be  missed – All Welcome!

It will seem a little strange this year without the energy and drive of two of the many stalwarts of past Parish Days, having lost both Hazel Lace and Bobby Moughtin during the preceeding year.

All the more reason to crack on and make a great day of it – just what they would have wanted us to do!

New Sea Defences for Laxey?

New Sea Defences for Laxey Promenade and Harbour – Opportunity to view proposals
 
The Department of Infrastructure will have engineers on hand to discuss their proposals for new sea defences along Laxey Promenade and around the harbour area next week on Thursday the 19th of July 2018. They will be available from 2.00 pm until 6.00 pm at the Commissioners’ Offices on 35 New Road.
For further information please call the Commissioners on 861241 or at garff@manx.net. 

Kate’s Race & English Fell Running Championships…this Saturday 14th July!

Get yourself and your family down to Laxey this Saturday (14th July) and cheer the runners on for the Sea to Summit race. This year is extra special as it’s a round of the English Fell Running Championships, it all starts at mid-day on the Laxey promenade.

While you’re in Laxey come and enjoy the sun by getting an ice cream on the promenade. There will be Bands playing with Bouncy Castles for the kids and food such as the Ballakelly Hog Roast along with Black Dog Pizza, as well as drinks by the Hooded Ram Brewery. The entertainment runs from 10am to 10pm.

Another great day out in Laxey!

Don’t Miss ‘Prash Laxaa’ The Great Laxey Brass Band Festival 2.00 pm Sunday May 6th 2018

Don’t forget to plan a visit to Laxey on the afternoon of Sunday 6th May when the New Road section of the Village will be echoing and reverberating to the wonderful sounds of Brass Band Music.

Castetown Metropolitan, and the Town Bands of both Ramsey and Douglas will be entertaining throughout the afternoon at the pubs along New Road and on the Village Square.

All Part of ‘Prash Laxaa’, the Great Laxey Brass Band Festival!

        

Another Great Day Out in Laxey! See you there!

Notice Of By-Election

LOCAL ELECTIONS ACT 1986

GARFF PARISH DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION (CASUAL VACANCY)

Notice is hereby given that a election of ONE member of the Garff Parish District Commissioners for MAUGHOLD WARD, will be held on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

Forms of nomination may be obtained from the undersigned at the Commissioners’ Office, 35 New Road, Laxey, during normal office hours during the period up to and including the Tuesday 27th February 2018.

The form of nomination paper includes instructions as to its completion and signing. A nomination paper duly completed must be delivered to the undersigned before 5.00pm on the Tuesday 27th February 2018 at the Commissioners’ Office, 35 New Road, Laxey, IM4 7BG.

In the event of a contested election, polling will take place on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

Nominated candidates may obtain one copy of the register of electors for Maughold Ward from the undersigned free of charge.

Copies of the Local Elections Act 1986, the Representation of the People Act 1995, the Local Election Rules 2003 (as amended) and the Local Elections (Absent Voters) Regulations 2008 (as amended) are available from the Tynwald Library, Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW and the Department of Infrastructure Website.

ABSENT VOTERS

Absent voter’s ballot papers can be obtained only by means of an application duly completed and received by the returning officer –

  • where the absent voter’s ballot paper is to be marked in the Isle of Man, at least 7 clear days before the day fixed for the poll; or
  • where the absent voter’s ballot paper is to be marked elsewhere than in the Isle of Man, at least 9 clear days before the day fixed for the poll;

Absent voter’s ballot papers will be issued to persons whom the returning officer has accepted as being entitled to vote as such at the address in the Isle of Man or elsewhere as notified to the returning officer –

  • where the ballot paper is to be marked in the Isle of Man, at least 5 clear days before the day fixed for the poll; or
  • where the ballot paper is to be marked elsewhere than in the Isle of Man, at least 7 clear days before day fixed for the poll.

Provided thatwhere the absent voter’s ballot paper is to be marked in the Isle of Man the ballot paper may be delivered to the absent voter at any time before the close of the poll.

Application forms are available from the Returning Officer and at any police station in the district during normal office hours.

The Representation of the People Act 1995 (Section 26) provides that a person who is or will be entitled to vote at an election may apply to the returning officer of the district or ward in which that person seeks to exercise his or her vote to be treated as an absent voter.

TAKE NOTICE that all persons who are guilty of bribery, treating, undue influence, personation or other corrupt practices at the election are, on conviction  of such offence, liable to the penalties mentioned in that behalf in the Representation of the People Act 1995.

By Order: P.M. Burgess Clerk to Garff Parish District Commissioners,

Commissioners Office, 35 New Road, Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7BG,

Dated: 13th February 2018