Contested Local Authority Election in Lonan – No Contested Local Authority Elections in Maughold or Laxey

Four candidates have come forward for three seats in Lonan Ward. This means that if you are a resident of Lonan there will be a poll on July 22nd 2021.

Alphabetically, the Four Candidates are Mrs Mel Christian, Mr Stuart Clague, Mr Tim Kenyon, and Mr Andrew Moore.

The Commissioners will be publishing candidates manifestoes. Please see below…

There will be no poll for residents of either Maughold or Laxey. Three candidates came forward in each of these Wards; therefore the elections in these areas are uncontested.

Local Authority General Election 22nd July 2021 – Nomination Papers for Garff Sheading

Local Authority General Elections normally take place every 4 years, however due to Covid the 2020 elections were delayed until 2021.

General information about local authorities and elections can be found on the Isle of Man Government Website using this link.  The site includes details of the relevant legislation, guidance for candidates and links to information about local authorities, their functions and responsibilities.

There is also a useful Frequently Asked Questions page which can be found here.

Persons who have declared as candidates for election are entitled to obtain a copy of the Register of Electors for the electoral area which they are standing in.  Guidance on the Data Protection Act as it applies to candidates can be found here.

The form of nomination for local authority elections is prescribed by Regulations.  A copy of the nomination form and instructions for candidates for Maughold, Lonan, and Laxey Wards can be downloaded below and via the Documents tab on the Home Page.

Nomination papers for:            Maughold Here           Laxey Here           Lonan Here

Nomination forms can also be collected from Garff Commissioners’ Offices at 35 New Road, Laxey IM4 7BG, email or telephone 861241 for further details.


Thinking of standing in Garff in the forthcoming Local Authority General Election?

Thinking of standing in Garff in the forthcoming Local Authority General Election?  We have nine seats to fill, three each in the Wards of Laxey, Lonan, and Maughold. You can find out more about the roles and responsibilities of a Commissioner in the link to the government document below…better still why not pop in to the Commissioners’ Office at 35 New Road in Laxey and speak to Martin or Pete about what you’d be involved with as a Commissioner. We can also arrange for a meeting with a current Commissioner so that you can really get the full picture.
As a Commissioner you’ll be involved in shaping the future of your community, making sure your community gets the right services, representing the views of local people.
You’ll be involved in engaging with, supporting, and leading your community: it’s a special role, one that involves making often difficult decisions, reviewing local authority and government policy, and bringing forward projects for new public facilities.
If you want to find out more and discuss the role in more detail contact the Commissioners on 861241 or via Martin or Pete will give you lots of information and can arrange for you to speak to a current Commissioner to give you the full picture of what the role entails.

The Great Laxey Brass Band Festival 2021 – A Great Afternoon Out, Don’t Miss it!


Experience the thrills, drama and spectacle of Brass Band Music being played loud and free in the outdoors on Sunday May 30th!
Come down Laxey to hear beautiful, stirring sounds echoing and reverberating around the village throughout the afternoon.
Between 1.00 and 5.00 pm, five bands (Ramsey Town Band, Douglas Town Band, Castletown Metropolitan, Manx Concert Brass, & Onchan Silver Band) will be playing in rotation in three locations (The Mines Tavern, Glen Gardens Pavilion, and the Miner’s Statue) All followed by a big blast off in the Village Square from 4.00 pm when all five bands take to the stage!.
The Jazz Aces will also be entertaining in the Village Square from 1.00 pm Another Great Day Out in Laxey!

Jacks Lane, Maughold, Notice of Road Closure

The Department have advised that Jacks Lane, Maughold, will be closed to vehicular traffic between its junction with the Dreemskerry Road and its junction with the A15 Maughold Road between 9.00am and 4.00pm from 10 May 2021 up to and
including 12 May 2021.
This closure has been requested by Manx Telecom Limited for the purpose of constructing an access box in the carriageway. For queries relating to these works please telephone Manx Telecom on 624624.

Road Closure Notice – Glen Road, Laxey

Please note the communication from DoI in regard to works on Glen Road as outlined in the images attached. As described in the letter the works will commence on May 17th and are expected to be concluded by October 2021. Further details can be obtained via the contact details included on page two of the letter. DoI have advised that the letter will be distributed to residents this week.

21st April 2021 Commissioners Meeting Switched to Zoom

As a precaution, tonight’s Meeting of the Commissioners will now take place virtually following the announcement of further Covid cases earlier today. The public can attend the meeting virtually by requesting a link via email from
An increasing number of Governmental organisations have reverted to virtual meetings including the Planning Committee whose meeting scheduled for next Monday will be conducted on-line.

Better Protection sought for the Kirk Maughold Crosses…


A Requisition Meeting has been called to discuss the “better protection and promotion” of the crosses at Kirk Maughold. The current Cross-House contains a wide range of historically important stone carvings from the 6th to 13th Century, which covers the early Christian period, both Celtic and Norse.

The Cross-House contains an impressive range of  slabs found in Maughold including a carving representing the legend of Sigurd, and Juan the Priest’s Stone which was found in the Corony Valley.

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The meeting is set to take place at Kirk Maughold Church Hall on Friday 14th May at 7.30 pm (subject to the lifting of Covid restrictions).




The Church also contains a large number of historically important Celtic crosses from the early Christian period (6th-13th Century) and the ruins of three keills,

suggesting that it was the site of an early Christian monastery and the main pre-Norse religious community on the Isle of Man.

Nowadays, the crosshouse in the churchyard contains almost a third of all pre-Norse cross slabs found on the Island, including the Pillar Cross which is the only remaining parish cross on the island and depicts the oldest stone-carved example of the three legs of Mann symbol on the Island.

Find out more about the crosses and their context at….