Remembrance Services in Garff

Garff Remembers

There are a range of commemorations taking place across Garff this coming weekend to mark the end of the First World War and the cessation of hostilities at the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of November 1918.

On Sunday the 11th of November 2018 the services in Garff are as follows:

• Kirk Maughold, 10.30 am
• Laxey Valley Gardens at 10.45 am
• All Saints Church, Lonan at 2.00 pm.
• The Commissioners will be represented at all of these services.
• A walk will also take place on North Barrule up to the memorial to the 31 American airmen who died when their aircraft crashed close to the summit of the mountain in April 1945. The walk begins at 1.30 from a field on the A2 Coast Road opposite Ballaglass Farm. All welcome: although it is a strenuous walk requiring stout shoes, etc; and is weather dependent. Please call Marinda Fargher on 861039 for further details if you would like to participate.
• Members of the Island’s motorcycling community will also gather to pay their respects at mid-day down on the Laxey Promenade.

Garff Remembers

To mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War, the Commissioners have installed three commemorative benches and a new flagpole at the war memorial in Laxey Valley Gardens.

The benches have been installed at Kirk Maughold, in Laxey Valley Gardens, and at Baldrine Park. Special thanks to Julie Mattin at Cooil Roi for organising supply of the benches through her contacts with the Royal British Legion.

The Commissioners have also commissioned their staff to produce three commemorative installations which have been placed in prominent positions in Laxey, Lonan and Maughold. Thanks to Steve Partington and Sam Quilleash who created and installed these works.                                  

Help the Commissioners to plan new facilities for Glen Road, Laxey!

The Commissioners are seeking the views of residents on the provision of leisure/recreation/sports facilities at Glen Road in Laxey (on the opposite sided of the road from the Football Club).

Currently, there is a tennis court, a multi-use-games-court, some dated skateboard equipment and a lawned area.

The Commissioners are open to any ideas and have launched a survey which will be open until 5.00 pm on Friday the 16th of November 2018. Members are open minded and are keen to hear the views and ideas of residents.

The survey can be completed online via this link:

or by completing a questionnaire at several locations in Laxey. These are, The Promenade Cafe, The Shed, Bits & Bobs, Laxey Football Club and the Commissioners’ Offices.

Further details can be obtained from the Commissioners on 861241 or via

Proposed Laxey Sewerage Works – Public Briefing Wednesdayh 24th & Thursday 25th October

Manx Utilities are hosting a public briefing exhibition for the proposed development of the existing sewerage infrastructure at The Cairns site in Laxey. The exhibition is at the Laxey Sailing Club is open on Wednesday 24th October from 11.00 am until 6.00 pm, and on the Thursday from 1.00 pm until 8.00 pm. Engineers from Manx Utilities will be available to explain the proposals.

Two road closures in Laxey 3rd – 30th September

There will be two road closures in Laxey this month between the 3rd and 30th.

  1. Church Hill, Laxey, between its junction with New Road and its junction with Captains Hill, Laxey (alt. route New Road and Captains Hill).
  2. Old School Hill between its junction with New Road and the MER line crossing.

These closures are  for manhole and sewer repair.

The contractors are Watling Street Works and Insituform. Contact number 495166.

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