Marown News

Invitation To Tender - Gulley Emptying, Hedge Trimming and Road Sweeping


The Commissioners invite interest from suitably qualified persons,companies or organisations in respect of the above functions. The areas tobe covered are roadways and attendant adopted footways in the Parish ofMarown but excluding the A1 road (the TT Course) and excludingGreenways and public footpaths in the countryside.

Full details and a form of tender to be returned by Tuesday December14th 2021 may be obtained from the Clerk to the Commissioners at theaddress below.


Ian Maule

Clerk to the Commissioners

Hall Caine Pavilion,

Old Church Road,CROSBY

Tel: 01624 851630


Crosby CO-OP


Marown commissioners advise that the new CO-OP will be open from 10th September 2021.

Also, the new car park is disc zoned and is striclty for the sole use for CO-OP and COSTA customers.

Vehicles will be immobilised if they do not adhere to the parking rules.

Local Authority Elections (LEA) 2021


Marown Commissioners (uncontested election)

Eliza Cox, Christian Henry Forbes, John Simon William Lovelady, Alison Ruth Lynch, Terence Anthony Miles

The new board will be effective from 1st August 2021 following the LEA Elections on Thursday 22nd July 2021.

Carol singing for charity


Marown school choir will once again be carol singing around the Ballagarey estate on the evening of Tuesday 17th December, between 6pm and 7.30pm. 
The school have a licence this year to collect door-to-door for the Joey Dunlop Foundation, so please listen out for them - and please give generously!

Marown & District Branch of Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association


Spring Coffee Morning at Union Mills Chapel on Saturday 30th March 2019.

10.30 am - 12 Noon

Tickets/entrance £2.50 to include coffee and hot-cross buns. Raffle, cake stall and more.

For further information please ring Gill on 851115 Many thanks Gill Joynson (Secretary)

Heritage Trail Closure (Crosby to Peel)


Click here for more information

Marown Christmas Fair


Thursday 6th December

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Marown Primary School

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Marown 1914-18 Commemoration Tea


Marown School, Saturday 10th November


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Proposed drainage and highway improvements, Garth Road, Marown


Click here to view a copy of the letter from the DOI

Operational Policy on Planning Enforcement


The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) have produced their ‘Operational Policy on Planning Enforcement’.

This document details information on how breaches in planning control are identified, responded to and enforced. It also provides information to those who have been accused of a breach.

We encourage you to read this should you find it of interest. Click here to open the document in a separate window

Marown Beavers, Cubs and Scouts carwash


Friday 25th May

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Marown Youth & Community Players - Treasure Island


14th - 17th Sep 2018

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Marown School Christmas Fair


Friday 15th December

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Carol Singing for charity


Marown school choir will once again be carol singing around the Ballagarey estate on the evening of Thursday 21st December, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. 
The school have a licence this year to collect door-to-door for the Joey Dunlop Foundation, so please listen out for them - and please give generously!

Government Consultation – Improve the Planning System


Have your say on the current planning system

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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

Marown Association Football Club - Mhelliah


Saturday 21st October @ 7:30pm

The Crosby Hotel

Please come along and join in the fun. Any donations would be more than welcome.

For more info please contact:

Cameron Avery -

Joey Rothwell -



Family Walking Treasure Hunt & BBQ


Sunday 2nd July 2017 @ 2pm

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Wanted: Group Scout Leader


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Family Bingo Night with Supper


Saturday 20th May 2017

Millenium Hall, Old Church Road, Crosby

Supporting Marown Memorial Playing Fields

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Recycling: Garden Waste Collection Service


Marown Commissioners are pleased to advise that the facility for the collection and recycling of garden waste will once again be available this year to the Ratepayers of Marown.

Kinrade’s will be situated in the Car Park at Marown Primary School between the hours of 9am and 11am on the following dates:

13th May, 27th May, 17th June, 1st July, 15th July, 29th July, 12th August and 19th August.

Identification may be asked for.


Public Meeting - Monday 3rd April 2017


Saturday 3rd April at 7pm 

Crosby Methodist Church Hall 

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)

Spring Afternoon Tea


Saturday 29th April 2017

Millenium Hall, Old Church Road, Crosby

Supporting Marown Memorial Playing Fields

Click here for details (PDF)

Marown & District Branch, IOM Anti-Cancer Association Spring Coffee Morning


Saturday 11th March 2017


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

Marown Dog Control Bye-law


Dog owners beware!

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.

Future of the quarterly newsletter


So long, farewell......

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.

To all budding photographers


Your Parish needs you

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

Marown Church pre-Christmas coffee morning


Christmas, Coffee and Cake

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.

Braaid Hall


Dates for you diary!

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.

Crosby Methodist Chapel Christmas Fair


Date for you diary

26th Nov – Chapel Xmas Fair 2:30pm in the Chapel Hall

Marown Memorial Playing Fields


Some dates for your diary

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


Do you have the voice of an angel?

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


It’s that time of year again! ....Oh yes it is!!

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:

Facebook & Twitter


Follow us for all the very latest updates

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. 

Garden Waste Refuse Service


Help us to help you reduce your rates

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.




Local Authority Elections


One new board member for the Marown Commissioners

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.

Marown Parish Commissioners are on social media


Follow us in Facebook and Twitter

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

Parish Rates 2016/17


Marown Parish Commissioners announce rate reduction for 2016/17

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.


Waste Collection Services


Kinrades successful in Waste Collection tendering process

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.


Good news for ratepayers - Fees for using incinerator frozen


The government has announced some good news for ratepayers. 

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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.

Braaid Young Men's Club


Braaid Hall now has a Facebook page where details of all events are available.

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, call 476329 (no text messages) or via the Braaid Hall Facebook page.

Hummingbirds Community Choir


The Hummingbirds Ladies' Choir meet each Thursday evening ...

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.

Parish Photographs...


Thank you to those who sent in photographs for the Photo Archive, they have now been added to this website. 

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.

Trees and Hedges


Be proud of your Parish......

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.


Who was the first Chairman of Marown Parish Commissioners?


Please help..........

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.

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Hall Caine Pavilion, Old Church Road, CROSBY
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