LOCAL ELECTIONS 22 APRIL 2021
- Do you have lots of ideas about how to improve your community?
- Do you have the time to make a difference?
- Do you enjoy debating important issues?
By serving as a Braddan Commissioner you can make your voice heard and influence decisions that will help shape the future of Braddan
THE ELECTION PROCESS
Local Authority Elections will take place on Thursday 22 April 2021 and there are 5 vacant seats available on the Board of Braddan Commissioners.
To stand as a local authority member, you must appear on the Register of Electors as of 1st January 2021 — you do not have to be registered in the Constituency for which you are standing. To check you are registered, visit www.gov.im/registertovote or call the Crown and Elections Unit on 685754.
The term of office is 4 years.
Nomination forms and information packs will be available in March 2021 for collection from Braddan Commissioners’ Office.
If you are over 18 and interested in standing, to find out more, you can:-
- Attend Commissioners’ Meetings – generally held every two weeks.
- Read the Agendas and minutes which are available at:- facebookfacebook.com/braddancommissioners and our website — www.braddan.im
- Speak to one of our existing Commissioners to find out more about the role
- Contact the Clerk to the Commissioners, Colin Whiteway on 852808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Elected members are required to attend regular Commissioners’ Meetings together with other meetings from time to time.
Board meetings may be held during working hours and rarely last longer than 4 hours. An attendance allowance can be claimed as follows:-
- Daytime rate — £12.50 per hour (to a maximum of £50 per session
- Evening rate – £7.50 per hour (to a maximum of £30 per session
- The maximum allowance payable to a member per annum is £6,000
- Travel allowance may also be claimed if agreed by the authority
WHAT WE DO AS A LOCAL AUTHORITY
Refuse & recycling collection
- Street Cleaning
- Gully emptying
- Public conveniences
- Public information and advice
- Environmental health
- Parks, playgrounds and other leisure facilities
- Control of dogs
- Hedge maintenance
- Weed spraying
- Abandoned vehicles
- Byelaw enforcement
All these activities are funded from the rates which are fixed by the Board of Commissioners each year.
ISSUES WE’RE CURRENTLY DEALING WITH INCLUDE:-
- Strang Corner Field Community Development
- Allocation of tenants into new 30 unit housing development at Mullen Doway
- Declaration of a Climate Change Emergency
- Construction of public toilets in Cronk Grianagh Park
- Recycling campaign