Malew Parish Commissioners Malew Parish Commissioners
Housing - Malew Parish Commissioners have eight local authority dwellings and a joint partner in the Sandfield sheltered housing, located in Castletown.
Street lighting and street cleaning
Refuse collection. For larger items please contact the office.
Environmental health in conjunction the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture
Recycling kerbside collections of paper and green waste.
Playgrounds, parks and other leisure facilities
Tourist Information
Public conveniences
Car Parks
Abandoned vehicles
Control of dogs
Community Bye laws.
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Ballasalla station
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Malew Parish encompasses an area from Langness and Scarlett up to Foxdale, and includes the villages of Ballasalla, St Marks and Derbyhaven.

The area includes both Ronaldsway and Balthane Industrial estates and, of course, the Isle of Man Airport.
The last census gave a figure of 2,304 population with 936 households. Administration of the Parish is undertaken from Commissioners Offices in the heart of Ballasalla Village.

What's On

December 2015

Thursday 17th Carol Concert






Invite applications for the post of:


Refuse Driver/General Hand

(Appropriate clean driving licence essential)


Rates of pay in accordance with Whitley

Council Manual Workers Agreement

Grade 5 + 10%

(37.5 hours per week)

Click here for job description

Application forms and further details

available from:


Mr B J Powell

Clerk to the Commissioners

Malew Parish Commissioners

Main Road


Tel 823522

Or click here to download


Applications close on

17th July 2015



Statement on Rates 2015-16

February 2015

Dear Ratepayer

The past year has been most challenging and The Commissioners continue to look for ways to improve operating efficiencies. You may recall that in the early part of the year the day that refuse collected was changed, this along with changes to the kerbside recycling scheme has enabled us to ensure the most efficient use of the vehicles and labour time. This has resulted in a reduction in our fuel costs and cut down on the number of trips to the Energy from Waste Plant (EfW).  Also the bring banks that are in place at Abbotswood, Clagh Vane, the Railway Station, Derbyhaven and St Marks continue to be well used. Nearly 50 tonnes of waste has been collected at these sites over the past year, reducing the amount sent to the EfW saving some £4,000 in charges.

The Isle of Man Government continues to review its functions and the services it provides. It has identified functions that it believes would be better provided at a local level by Local Authorities. These functions are road sweeping, gully cleaning, hedge cutting and weed spraying. The Commissioners have agreed to take over these responsibilities but obviously there will be costs associated with it. Although the gate fee for EfW has been frozen for a year, the net result has no benefit for the Authority.  Regrettably, we have no alternative but to increase the rates to cover these costs as, unlike some other Local Authorities, we do not hold large reserves. The increase is just over 5% and equates to approximately £15 per annum for the average ratepayer. However, we hope that there will be a noticeable improvement in the level of these services as a result.

Please remember that the Rates Demand that you receive includes amounts that are not due to the Commissioners. For example a Rates Demand for an average property last year in Ballasalla would be broken down as follows:

                 Commissioners: £247.50

                 Water:                 £460.50

                 Churchyard:        £    9.00

                 Sewerage:           £  50.00         


As you can see, the majority of your rates bill is due to Water & Sewerage Charges.

Over the coming year we hope to progress on a lighting scheme for Balthane, improvements at the Commissioners playing field ‘Keigh Keign’ and more recycling.

We do appreciate your continued support for our initiatives and sincerely hope that together we can make Malew a better and more desirable place to live.

Mrs B. A Brereton


Below are the collection dates for the Kerbside Recycling Scheme. Please note that there are no collections on Bank Holidays.


Don’t forget, please take your glass and metal cans to one of our ‘Bring Bank’ sites. You can also deposit paper at these sites should you not be covered by our Kerbside Scheme or have accumulated more than your bag can hold in between collections.




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Presentation of Paintings

Malew Commissioners

from left to right: Mrs Barabara Brereton (Chairman), Mr Bob Pilling, artist Mrs Barbara Lace and former Commissioners Mr David Allsebrook.

Former Commissioner Mr David Allsebrook and current Vice-Chairman Mr Bob Pilling , very kindly donated two paintings, especially commissioned, to the Parish of Malew. The paintings, by local artist, Barbara Lace, are of views of Malew, one from the bay at Derbyhaven and the other from Blackhill towards South Barrule.

The Chairman, Mrs Barbara Brereton on behalf of the authority, thanked both Mr Allsebrook and Mr Pilling for their kind generosity. The paintings have been hung in the Board Room of the Commissioners offices in Ballasalla.



BRERETON, Barbara Ann                     357

CORLETT, Mary Louise                         161

CRELLIN, Maureen Brenda                   299

KELLY, Gareth Charles Robert              308

PILLING, Robert Norris Whitney           352

POWER, Edward John                          275

Therefore the candidates elected are:

Barbara Brereton

Brenda Crellin

Gareth Kelly

Bob Pilling

Eddie Power.


The Board of Malew Parish Commissioners is pleased to announce that there will be no increase in rates for the coming year and the amount levied will remain at 152ppp for the fourth year running.

The Board and Officers have worked hard to keep costs down through efficiency savings and good budgeting and without cutting services.

This, along with a modest increase in revenue, has enabled the rates to be kept at the same level even though there has been an increase in costs borne by the Authority in particular fuel, Audit Fees and Waste Disposal charges.

For Futher information, please contact Barry Powell on 823522

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