The Isle of Man planning system seeks to manage development and balance sometimes competing interests. In recent months issues have been highlighted in a review carried out by officers for the Council of Ministers and in light of this some changes are clearly necessary.
This is your opportunity to help Government make the right decisions for the planning system and prepare properly to bring these changes into operation. Your views will be helpful whatever your experiences of the planning system – for example making or commenting on planning applications, participating in the preparation of planning policy, or the environmental and heritage aspects of our Island.
The deadline for comments is 15th December 2017
Following a number of requests received by Marown Parish Commissioners, a Public Meeting has been arranged for the 3rd April, 7pm in Crosby Methodist Church Hall to discuss the recent Eastern Area Plan 'Call for Sites' applications and proposed land for zoning.
The meeting will be Chaired by Captain of the Parish, Mr Charles Fargher JP.
Middle MHK's, Howard Quayle and Bill Shimmins have agreed to attend and we are hopeful that a representative from 'Planning' will also be in attendance.
This is the chance for Marown residents to voice any concerns and to have questions answered.
Everyone is welcome.
Click here for a map of the proposed developments (PDF)
Marown & District Branch of IOM Anti-Cancer Association are holding their Spring Coffee Morning at Union Mills Chapel on Saturday 11th March 2017 between 10.30 am and 12.00 noon.
Tickets at £2 each will include coffee and hot-cross buns.
There will be a raffle, cakes for sale and various other stalls.
For further information ring Gill on 851115
In an effort to tackle the irresponsible behaviour of some dog owners within our parish, the Commissioners have recently drafted, amended after consultation and now submitted, a Marown Dog Control Bye-law to be approved by Tynwald.
This bye-law will impose controls on dogs in certain parts of the Parish of Marown. Dogs will be prohibited from specified open spaces and must not be at large in specified places. Dog owners will also be responsible for ensuring the removal of dog faeces.
Contravention of these bye-laws will be an offence by the keeper of the dog, punishable by a fixed penalty of £50 or, upon summary conviction, a fine of up to £1,000. You have been warned!..........a copy of this bye-law will be posted on this website shortly.
In an effort to save costs which will benefit the ratepayers of Marown, the Commissioners have decided that, come 2017, the quarterly newsletter shall cease in its current form and be replaced with an Annual Newsletter that will be sent to houses in June of each year along with details for the forthcoming Parish Day.
You are encouraged to regularly check this website for the most current news and information on services within the community.This, along with our Facebook and Twitter pages, will be kept up-to-date and you are advised to use this as your first port of call.
In an effort to keep this site and it's content fresh, we would like to request that if you have any photographs of Marown that could be used in our 'Photo Archive' page, as well as on our the homepage of revolving pictures (landscape only), please feel free to email the Chairman, Alex Toohey, with your submission.
If we come across any ourselves, via socail media etc, we will always request the permission of the owner before publishing.
You can contact Alex on email@example.com
Marown Church Annual pre-Christmas coffee morning will be held on Saturday 19th November between 10-12noon.
There will be Christmas goods on sale along with cake and bric a brac stalls. Plus there will be entertainment and a raffle. Tickets are 2 pounds each to include refreshments.
We look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to our annual event. Enquiries to Eve Berridge Tel: 852980.
Tuesday 27th December Christmas Bingo
Saturday 4th March Eisteddfod
Saturday 15th April Easter Bingo
There are weekly classes for Pilates and Ballroom dancing in addition to a spiritualist meeting.
For further information contact 476327 by voice call only (no text messages). The hall is available to hire for parties, meetings etc.
Contact the Facebook page or text message to 476327.
26th Nov – Chapel Xmas Fair 2:30pm in the Chapel Hall
Saturday 10th December 2016
Christmas Afternoon Tea 1.30pm - 3.00pm Tickets are £5.00 and include a fabulous afternoon tea. There will be a Raffle & Bottle stall.
Please contact Lorraine Quayle on 472767 or Gill Eaton on 420711 for tickets to both of these events.
Tickets are limited to 70 at each event. Any donations of chocolates or bottles would be gratefully received.
Marown Church Choir will meet each Thursday at 6pm for 1 hour. The choir sings in the 10am service each 3rd Sunday in the month.
New members of all ages are very welcome. Young singers will be given free singing lessons. The first practice will be on 8th September 2016 at 6pm.
Please ring Ann Williams on 852721 for further details.
Marown Players are starting work on their forthcoming production. As always, it’s top secret, but just for the little people in the Parish, here’s a clue… Would you like an Adventure somewhere Wonderful now or shall we have a Cup of Tea first? Maybe even a Happy Unbirthday party?! Grownups!
The Players would be so grateful for your help with finding the following: Old fashioned everything that you don’t need to be returned, as we’ll be painting most things in very bright colours!: Bistro and wooden chairs. China tea cups and saucers, Teapots, Cake stands, Clocks, Picture frames Thanks so much in advance for your help.
Can’t wait to see you all in February. Don’t be late for this very important date! Please contact Alison Lodge for more information tel: 470366 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to this website, you can now follow us on Facebook (Marown Parish Commissioners) and Twitter (@MarownPC) for news and updates on Parish Services etc.
As with previous summers, we are pleased to be able to offer a garden waste refuse service.
Kinrade Brothers will be situated in the car park of Marown School every second Saturday between 9am and 11am from the 18th June to the 20th August inclusive. This is a service strictly for Marown ratepayers and identification may be requested to this end when depositing your grass cuttings and hedge clippings.
This has proved reasonably successful over the years and I strongly encourage you to utilise the service as this will reduce the cost passed on to yourselves from the Energy from Waste Plant in the future.
Following the recent local authority elections, two of the five available seats on the Board of the Marown Parish Commissioners were filled by the original notice date. Returning unopposed were Mr Alex Toohey and Mrs Alison Lynch.
Following notice of a by-election to fill the remaining three seats, all five seats have now been filled, and returning to the Board are Mr Tim O'Hanlon and Mr Terry Miles.
There is one new face to the Board - Ray Sloane, a 46 year old civil servant, was elected to the Board unopposed and will serve as Commissioner for the next four years.
For all the latest news and updates on services within the Parish, please feel free to follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Our Facebook page is - Marown Parish Commissioners
Our Twitter handle is - @MarownPC
Marown Commissioners are pleased to announce that they have been able to reduce the Parish Rates for the forthcoming financial year 2016/17 from 155p in the pound to 150p in the pound. This equates to a 3.22% reduction.
Despite taking on responsibilies for street cleaning, gulley emptying and maintaining hedges, the Commissioners are confident that they have, with careful management of finances, upheld the services of the Parish in the interests of all who reside therein, without additional costs to the parishioners.
Representatives from Local Authorities across the Island have also recently worked with Government regarding charges incurred from the Energy from Waste Plant and can take credit for stopping an extra £3 million being put on to Island wide rates.
Following on from the recent tender process for waste collection services in Marown, we are pleased to advise you that Kinrade's have once again been successful in securing the contract for a further 5 years.
The Commissioners regularly receive fantastic reports about Kinrades from the parishioners and believe that, by entering into an extended contract period, provides excellent value for money for the local rate payer.
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The amount of money charged to local authorities for using the incinerator is to be frozen.
Changes, which will come into effect from April 2016, will see the Department of Infrastructure freeze the overall rate paid by local authorities for the disposal of residual domestic waste at the incinerator, which it calls the or Energy from Waste (EfW) plant, for the 2016-17 financial year.
But it will also provide new incentives for local authorities to recycle.
The department says the new charging mechanism is intended to help local authorities to plan their finances with more certainty.
Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne MHK said: ‘This important change means that local authorities will not face continuing increases in their total EfW gate fees in the years ahead.
‘This will be welcome news for local authorities and their ratepayers. The financial challenges faced by government are also being felt by local authorities and many people in the Isle of Man. By freezing waste disposal fees and capping the increase to public sector rents in line with inflation, the department is recognising these budgetary pressures.’
He added: ‘The collaborative work on waste management is a key part of efforts to modernise the relationship between central and local government. All parties are seeking to improve service delivery and achieve greater value for money for the Manx public.’
The Waste Management Working Group, made up of the DoI and representatives of the island’s 24 local authorities, is ‘exploring ways of encouraging local authorities to refocus their approach to recycling on achieving better environmental outcomes’.
This will include a higher level of charges for local authorities who do not meet proposed new standards for removing incombustible and environmentally damaging items from household waste.
Mr Gawne said: ‘The current charging regime has led to local authorities concentrating their efforts on recycling heavy materials, rather than those that may be more beneficial for the environment.
‘For example, green garden waste is capable of being recycled into high quality compost, which reduces the need to import such products.
‘New incentives will put the emphasis on doing what is best for our environment.’
Charges to local authorities for the disposal of residual domestic waste at the incinerator are calculated by multiplying the number of tonnes delivered by the rate per tonne.
The rate per tonne includes a variable element and a contribution to the fixed costs of operating the plant.
The current rate (£79.50/tonne for domestic waste) comprises 100 per cent of the variable cost of operating the plant (£20.49/tonne) and a contribution to the fixed costs of £59.01/tonne.
In future, local authorities will pay a proportion of the fixed costs of operation, calculated on a per capita basis, as a fixed annual charge – and a per tonne charge of £20.49.
Commercially derived waste will continue to be charged at the current commercial rate of £160/tonne.
The hall is run by Braaid Young Men's Club, which organises events during the year. The hall is also available to rent for one off events or regular bookings at a very reasonable cost.
Enquiries can be made to email@example.com, call 476329 (no text messages) or via the Braaid Hall Facebook page.
The Hummingbirds Ladies' Choir meet each Thursday evening at 7.15 until 8.45 pm in Marown Church. If you are interested why not come along and have a go. All ladies from 10 to 100 are welcome. Previous experience not necessary. Contact Ann Williams for further details on 852721.
Please send keep sending us your local photographs.
Don't forget if you are involved in a community group please check that our website has the latest information on your meetings and events. Please contact the clerk if you wish to advertise your group or make any changes or update existing details.
Please cut back hedges and branches that cause problems for those using the highway and pavements. It is an offence to have foliage overhanging pavements.
Marown Commissioners have identified every past Chairman of the authority since it was established in 1884 with the exception of the very first one. We know his name was R Gelling who was Chairman from 1884 to 1896, but we have no idea which branch of the Gelling family he hails.
We would love to complete our records; so if you can help, please contact the clerk or the current Chairman, Alex Toohey.