Braddan Commissioners’ Rates 2018/19

At the meeting of the Commissioners on Thursday 25 January, the Board voted to hold the Parish rate at £2 for 2018/19.

The Chairman, Mr Andrew Jessopp advised that whilst the Authority expects to benefit in the coming year from an increased rate income, due to a number of office and other developments being completed during the financial year, it has accepted a loss of £29k from commercial rents from garages which the Commissioners have agreed to demolish as part of their plans to develop 30 social housing units on the Snugborough Farm site.

He went on to explain as part of a 5 year strategy for Cronk Grianagh Park, the Commissioners plan in this first year to enhance both the children’s play area and around the skate park as well as undertaking general land maintenance. The scheme will be part funded from their reserves but plans include an improved playground surface, painting play equipment, a naturally formed viewing gallery for the skate park and a public toilet.

Money has also been budgeted to increase the amount of work undertaken on the services transferred from central government such as road sweeping, hedge cutting and gully emptying in order to further improve the service to residents and businesses in the Parish.

The Commissioners have also agreed to use monies from reserves to erect new bus shelters on the Cooil Road now that the roadway has been reconfigured.

As a precautionary step, funds have been earmarked in the reserves for use if the Authority feels that it needs professional advice in relation to the Eastern Area Plan..

Provision has also been made for smaller schemes include improving the external drainage and grassed areas of the Memorial Hall, money to support 2018 Year of Our Island project, more and newer hanging basket displays and the purchase of more festive decorations for the Parish. Further improvements to the playground surface at Clybane park are also planned.

In summing up, the Chairman said he was delighted to be able to hold the rate for the forth coming year whilst still making further investment in the Parish.

Constituency Surgery – Middle – Saturday 27 January 2018

Constituency Surgery – Middle – Saturday 27 January – Memorial Hall, Main Road, Union Mills

Braddan Commissioners are pleased to announce that a Constituency Surgery for Middle is being held on Saturday 27 January at the Memorial Hall, Main Road, Union Mills from 10am to 12pm.

Both MHKs for Middle; Mr Howard Quayle and Mr Bill Shimmins will be present, together with members from Braddan Commissioners to answer any questions or issues you may have.

No appointments are necessary, just call in. Light refreshments will be provided.

How to register to vote and information about the Electoral Roll

The Crown and Elections unit will shortly be sending a Household Enquiry Form to all households on the island to update their records of who is eligible to vote and serve on a jury.

It is important that the form is completed and returned, not only for the reasons already stated, but because it can affect your credit rating.

For more information, please see the attached brochure below:-

Elections Brochure

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From 1st January 2018, the Freedom of Information Act 2015 came into force for Local Authorities on the Isle of Man. It covers information held by authorities listed in Schedule 1 of the Act and which was created on or after 11 October 2011 with the exception of personal information about you.

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IOM Government Website – How to make a FOI Request

Once you are satisfied your request is valid, you can submit your form either by downloading the request form below, or electronically via the IOM Government website.

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