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


Guided Tour of Kirk Maughold & Churchyard

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 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

Brass Band Festival Parking

Additional Brass Band Festival Parking…will be available at the former Princes Motors Site at the Ramsey end of the village, and at the Lower Glen Gardens Car Park. Further parking is also available behind the Doctor’s Surgery on New Road.
Usual parking also available on New Road, Mines Road, & on Captains Hill. (see yellow areas on map below).

‘Prash Laxaa 2019’ The Great Laxey Brass Band Festival, Sunday May 5th!

It’s Here Again!…


‘Prash Laxaa’ The Great Laxey Brass Band Festival returns to the Village for a second year on the afternoon of Sunday 5th of May (the first May Bank Holiday

weekend). Five of the Island’s very fine Brass Bands will be playing in rotation in 5 locations throughout the Village, at The Mines Tavern, The Bridge Inn, The Queen’s Hotel & the Laxey Glen Pavilion.
Further details to be announced.
Last year’s event was greatly enjoyed by the Bands and Public alike, making for an excellent day out in Laxey.   

Great Music! Great refreshments in the pubs and cafes – a great free show!     Don’t miss it!

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 or in writing to Commissioners’ Offices, 35 New Road Laxey IM4 7BG.

Lonan By-Election – Call to Candidates! Manifestos

The Commissioners are encouraging all five candidates in the forthcoming Lonan-By-election to submit their manifestos to the Commissioners’ Office as soon as possible. If all five are received they will be published on our social media sites.

The Commissioners cannot publish any manifestos until all five candidates have made their submissions.

Statement from the Commissioners re. the Legal Title of the Local Authority

Garff Commissioners have been advised that a social media site is operating with a branding title very similar to the Commissioners’ legal title as an Isle of Man Local Authority.

A disclaimer is embedded deep within the site, but would appear not to be being noticed by Members of the Public.

In the past this has resulted in Members of the Public contacting the Commissioners under the impression that the site has some official status and is administered by the Local Authority. This is not the case.

In the interest of transparency, the Commissioners wish to distance themselves from the perception that they have any connection to the material published on this site.

  • This site is the only web-site administered by the Commissioners.
  • The only official social media site adminisistered by the Commissioners can be found at

By Election 7th February 2019 – Notice of Nominated Candidates.

Following attendance by the Returning Officer on 17th January 2019, seven nominations papers were received and two notices were delivered from candidates requesting withdrawal.   Therefore, Five candidates will contest the Election on Thursday 7th February 2019.  Please find Link to Notice of Nominated Candidates below: