Agenda 24.05.23

The Agenda for the Meeting of the Commissioners taking place on the 24th May can be accessed here:

Lonan Refuse Collection Postponed 10.03.23 Due to Snow on Minor Roads

Todays refuse collection will not take place due to the weather.
Residents in Lonan will be most affected anywhere in the vicinity of Ballacannell, Church Road, All Saints Park, Croft e Quill, Ballacollister, Baldrine, Glen Roy, etc. Basically, if you’re due a collection today it will not take place.
The decision has been made following liaison with our contractor. It would be unsafe to put heavy vehicles out today in the current conditions.
If there is an adequate thaw in the next 24 hours the collection may take place tomorrow. A decision will be made either today or in the early hours of Saturday.
The Commissioners apologise for any inconvenience.
Further announcements will be made today regarding contingency measures that will be put in place.
The. Health & Safety of the Public and staff will be the primary factor in all decisions.

Draft Garff Dog Control Byelaws 2023 – Consultation Live (8th March 2023 to 20th April 2023)

The Draft Garff Dog Control Byelaws 2023 have now been published and have entered a six-week consultation period from the 8th of March 2023 to 20th of April 2023.

The draft Byelaws and a second document with supporting information can be viewed by clicking on the highlighted text.

Further clarification and information can be obtained from the Commissioners’ office at 35 New Road, Laxey, IM4 7BG or via


The following Notice will be issued through a range of media outlets and social media platforms:

Garff Parish District Commissioners hereby gives notice that it has prepared draft dog control byelaws following liaison with the Department of Infrastructure Local Government Unit and the Attorney General’s Chambers.

The Commission now seeks the views of the population of Garff District (Laxey, Lonan, and Maughold) on the draft byelaws which are due to be brought before Tynwald in due course.

Copies of the draft Byelaws are available to view as follows: –

The Commissioners website

• In person at the Commissioners’ Office, 35 New Road, Laxey IM4 7BG between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday inclusive.
• Copies can also be requested and sent by post or email by contacting the Commissioners’ Office.
• The Commissioners will consider any submissions made in writing regarding the byelaws no later than 12.00pm on Thursday 20th April 2023.

Submissions should be clearly marked with the title “Garff Dog Control Byelaws 2023” and sent for the attention of:

Martin Royle
Deputy Clerk
Garff Parish District Commissioners
35 New Road

Or by email to




Garff Commissioners set the Local Authority’s Rate at 168p for the Coming Financial Year

Garff Commissioners have announced hat its local authority rate for the forthcoming financial year will be set at 168p, an increase of 10.5% from the current rate of 152p. The Fixed Refuse Charge will rise to £189 from the current £171.

For an average Garff property with a rateable value of 164p the rise equates to around £3.68 a month – for those paying on a monthly basis it is equivalent to £44.13 over the full year.

The budget that the Board has approved reflects the significant increases in inflation experienced during the current year and anticipates a similar level of inflation in the coming period.

The December 2022 CPI inflation figure was 7.4% and clearly this has caused pressure on the resources of the local authority as on all public and private organisations.

It is the view of the Board that the budget they have agreed will ensure the financial integrity of the local authority going forward and will also allow the current level of services provided to continue to be maintained and developed for the benefit of ratepayers.

In addition to inflationary pressures, many of the Authorities costs are beyond the control of the Board. Some charges such as the EfW tipping fees are set by central government, whilst others charges, such as levies for the civic amenity sites are set externally by separate committees. Directly contracted service charges such as the refuse collection, hedge-cutting, and road-sweeping services are set by either negotiation or tender.

Please note: the Commissioners have also been advised that Manx Utilities will be raising their water and sewerage charges by 10%. These figures also appear on the Treasury Rate Demand which will be issued in May, but monies collected for these services are paid directly to Manx Utilities by Treasury.

A18 Mountain Road Closure and consequent Parking Restrictions on New Road, Laxey

The DoI are proposing two periods of closure of the A18 Mountain Road in April 2023 for enhancements to the TT Course.

The proposed parking restrictions will be between 3rd – 8th April and 11th – 28th April (with a contingency to go to 5th May in case of bad weather, etc).

The restrictions will result in heavier traffic on the full A2 from Ballure down to past the Liverpool Arms in Garff. This will affect our residential areas such as at Glen Mona and through Laxey Village to Baldrine. New Road will have parking restrictions at ‘rush-hour’ times.

The Department are requesting views on these matters at the moment.

The Commissioners have opposed parking restrictions on New Road in the past. If the proposals do go ahead, they plan to deploy their own speed indictor in Glen Mona, Baldrine, request enforcement by the Roads Policing Unit, and monitor and report driver behaviour as much as resources allow.

Latest Garff Planning (to be reviewed at meeting on 04.01.23).

22/01493/B Inglenook Fairy Cottage Laxey
Demolition and rebuilding of existing single storey outlet.

22/01526/B Sea Dawn Ballaragh Road Laxey Isle Of Man IM4 7PN
Erection of a poly tunnel for domestic use.

22/01506/B 7 Lower Cronk Orry Minorca Hill Laxey Isle Of Man IM4 7EG
2 storey extension to side of property to form new Family room with en-suite bathroom over.

22/01510/B Bronwyn Ballafayle Maughold
Erection of canopy to create covered walkway over existing external steps and replacement and additional doors and windows to basement floor.

22/01511/B Ardane (previously Known As Croit Ny Cabbyl) Ballamenagh Road Baldrine.
Construction of a garage block and alterations to the existing property including a replacement entrance porch, the removal of the conservatory, a secondary porch, a dormer window, and two chimneys along with alterations to the existing openings, replacement windows, and new external cladding and render finishes to the elevations.

22/01514/B Maughold Church Maughold
Replace existing east glazed screen with new glazed screen which incorporates ventilation to reduce damp build up inside the shelter.