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’.
One
of the Island’s Great Community Events – Don’t miss it!

Date for Requisition Meeting Announced

The Captain of Lonan Parish has advised a date for the Requisition meeting to discuss the decision made by the Commissioners to lease the Changing Cubicles to The Shed Company Limited.  The meeting will take place at 7.00 pm on Friday the 3rd of July 2020 at the Laxey Working Men’s Institute. The meeting is open to any person to attend.

The Commissioners welcome this further opportunity to reiterate the reasons for the decision made by the Board.

These reasons and the rationale for the decision were recorded in the three documents below:

Summary changing cubicles 16.02.20 in public domain 14.05.20 Amended 16.06.20

05.02.20 Meeting Draft Minutes amended 06.06.20

19.02.20 Public Draft Minutes

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.

Laxey Promenade Changing Cubicles – Presentation of Fact in regard to the decision made…

The Commissioners have been made aware that a request for a requisition meeting has been accepted by Captain Stephen Carter in regard to the decision made by the Board in regard to the Changing Cubicle Building on Laxey Promenade.

It is disappointing that the wording of the statement made in the newspaper notice could be interpreted in a way that suggests that the Commissioners have acted without Legal Vires in this matter.

It is more pleasing to report that in fact the legislation dictates that any lease granted on local authority property for a period of less than seven years does not require a petition to the Local Government Unit. It is also to be noted that full documentary evidence was submitted to the Local Government Unit in February 2020 in regard to the decision made by the Commissioners in this instance.

The decision made by the Commissioners has been set out in the minutes of various meetings over the years. A report on how the decision was made can be accessed via the links below. Any further questions can be forwarded to the Commissioners’ Office via admin@garff.im or by telephoning 861241 or 422148.

The Commissioners look forward to a Requisition Meeting taking place as it will provide a further opportunity to re-iterate the facts regarding the decision that was made, and how that decision was made in the interests of developing Laxey as a tourist destination and to protect the ratepayer from the considerable costs of refurbishing or demolishing the structure (30k+).

It is noted that after consideration of the review documents the decision to lease the structure to the Shed Company Limited was supported unanimously by the eight Members of the Nine-Person Board who were deemed to hold no pecuniary or personal interest in the matter.

Summary changing cubicles 16.02.20 in public domain 14.05.20

05.02.20 Public Draft Minutes

19.02.20 Public Draft Minutes

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.