25 March 2020 – Braddan Commissioners Covid 19 Update

BRADDAN PARISH COMMISSIONERS – Contact 852808 or braddan@braddan.im


Unfortunately we must announce that after today’s recycling collection (Wednesday 25 March 2020), Braddan Commissioners’ recycling collection will be suspended until further notice.

Douglas Borough Council had been awarded the recycling contract from 1st April 2020, however due to the pressures on staff with the developing Covid 19 Pandemic, it is simply not possible for them to carry out the recycling at this time. We hope to resume the recycling service in the future.

In the meantime, if you are able to leave your property to go shopping or another essential activity, please consider taking your recycling with you and placing it in one of the many recycling bring banks on the island. If these are closed and you are unable to store your recyclable material, then regrettably you will have to place your recycling in your refuse bin.


Unfortunately the Commissioners have decided to close their play areas in Clybane and Snugborough Housing Estates and Cronk Grianagh Park with immediate effect, in line with the current social distancing recommendations and to curb the spread of Covid 19. Cronk Grianagh Parkland will remain open for the time being. Please respect this decision and keep your children away from others and the playground equipment until further notice. Signage will be put in place to this effect.


At the moment, we do not anticipate any disruption to the refuse collection, however this could be subject to change in the future, depending on how the Covid 19 situation develops.

Domestic refuse collections will continue as normal on a Tuesday for the majority of residents. Certain areas in Braddan are changing to a Thursday collection from 1st April 2020. Letters have already gone out to those areas that will be affected by this.

Our refuse contractors will follow the recommended government guidelines to assist with preventing the spread of disease.

Please note that there should be no side waste (ie bags of refuse) left next to the wheelie bin and bin lids should be closed to prevent rubbish blowing around. All waste should be bagged and placed in your bin.

COMMERCIAL REFUSE COLLECTIONS – There is no change to Commercial Refuse Collections.


If you believe you, or a member of your household have Covid 19, please take note of the following steps to protect our refuse contractors.

Cleaning and disposal of waste

  • Use your usual household products, such as detergents and bleach, as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces. Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags.
  • These bags should be placed into a second bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste in the room in which you are self-isolating.
  • Keep all bagged waste aside for at least 72 hours before putting into your usual external household waste bin.
  • All waste must be bagged and inside the bin. No side waste will be collected throughout this crisis.

The most up to date and accurate health guidance on Covid-19 is available on the Government’s website:-



Recycling calendar 2020

Our new recycling calendar for 2020 will be posted out to all residents tomorrow (8 January).

We also have more recycling trolleys available for residents after our successful trial. If you would like to request a trolley, please contact the Commissioners’ Office on 852808 or by email braddan@braddan.im

Recycling calendar 2020

Advance Notice – Resurfacing of side roads – Snugborough Housing Estate, Union Mills

We have been advised by the DOI that they are planning to resurface the side roads within the Snugborough Housing Estate starting next week (W/C 28 October 2019).

The main part of Snugborough Avenue from the junction with the Peel Road will just be patched at this time. It will be resurfaced properly after we have completed the building works at Mullen Doway.

The Department will send out a mail drop to affected residents a week in advance with more information.

Charity Donations to the TT Riders Assocation & The Dan Kneen Charitable Fund

Braddan Commissioners’ Chairman, Andrew Jessopp presented representatives from the Dan Kneen Charitable Fund and the TT Riders Association with cheques for £361.50 each at their meeting on the 17 October.

The money was raised from racing fans during this year’s TT and Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling at the Commissioners’ Memorial Hall in Union Mills. The garden is always popular with spectators and the Commissioners open the hall for the use of Marshalls and fans free of charge.

Andrew Jessopp said “Braddan Commissioners have organised charity collections at the Memorial Hall for several years and we’re grateful to the fans who donated so generously to these worthwhile causes”.

(Pictured: Gillian Woodard & Leanne Harper from the Dan Kneen Charitable Fund & Frances Thorp from the TTRA with Christina Corkill, Andrew Jessopp, Neal Mellon & David Dentith from Braddan Commissioners)

Advance notice of playground closures

We will be carrying out some refurbishment works on our playgrounds shortly and access will be restricted as follows:-
* 28th June – 13th July – Clybane Playground – the whole playground will be closed with fencing being erected to all boundaries.
* 8th – 15th July – Cronk Grianagh Park – the slide on the grassed area will be closed and fenced off
* 9th – 19th July – Snugborough Playground – the whole playground to be closed from main gates
The intention is to complete the works before the schools break up for the summer holidays. Please contact the Commissioners’ Office if you have any queries.

Mobile Family Library Cheque Presentation – 23 May 2019

Braddan Commissioners were delighted to present the Mobile Family Library with a cheque for £1000 towards the service they provide for Braddan residents at their meeting last week

L-R: Neal Mellon, Laura Jones, Christina Corkill, Andrew Jessopp, David Dentith & John Quaye.

For details of the library’s routes & more info about the Family Library, please see the links below:-

Recycling Collection over TT Week Postponed until Wednesday 12 June 2019

The recycling collection that was due to take place on Wednesday 5 June 2019 during TT Race Week has been postponed until Wednesday 12 June 2019 instead.

The next recycling collection will then take place on Wednesday 19 June 2019, and then continue on a fortnightly basis in line with the recycling calendar.

Please ensure your boxes are left out before 6am.

We hope that these changes do not inconvenience people too much. If you have any queries or issues, please feel free to contact us.

Recycling facilities can be found at the following sites should you need them:-

Rear of Braddan Commissioners’ Office, Union Mills
Trading Estate opposite Union Mills Spar Shop
Eden Park Garden Centre
Eastern Civic Amenity Site, Middle River, Douglas