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


March 2015

Sunday 8th March Civic Service, 3.00pm at the Abbey Church Ballasalla



Christmas Refuse Collections.

Wednesday round will be collected on Monday 22 & 29 December

Tuesday collections will be as normal

Friday round will be collected Wednesday 24 & 31 December

Statement on Rates 2014-15

March 2014

Dear Ratepayer

It only seems like yesterday that I last wrote to you, but much has happened since January 2013:

In that letter I explained that the Commissioners were considering placing ‘Bring Banks’ in a number of locations within the parish in order reduce the burden of the costs from the Energy From Waste Plant (EfW) for ratepayers. I am pleased to say that the bring banks are now in place at Abbotswood, Clagh Vane, the Railway Station, Derbyhaven and St Marks and take this opportunity to thank you for using them. This has enabled nearly 50 tonnes of waste to be removed from the EfW saving some £2,500 in costs.

The Isle of Man Government continues to increase the charges for the use of the EfW facility: The cost per tonne for 2013 was £57.35, now 2014 £79.50. This increase equates to £30,000 per annum for Malew. Regrettably, we have no alternative but to increase the rates to cover these costs. You may recently have read in the local newspapers that the Government has produced a document entitled “Alternative Means of Service Delivery: Municipal Waste Management”. Having considered this document your Commissioners are of the opinion that this document is seriously flawed as it contains many assumptions and inaccuracies. Of particular concern is that our actual costs for refuse collection are considerably less than those indicated in the Government document.

We are furthering our efforts with the Dept. of Infrastructure to ensure a more equitable charge to Malew for the costs of the use of the Southern Civic Amenity Site than presently exists.

Your Commissioners are keen to continue to try and reduce costs, whilst keeping up levels of service that you, the ratepayer, expect. We have identified that by carrying out our Kerbside Recycling Scheme on an alternating fortnightly collection basis, savings can be achieved and therefore from 31st March 2014 the paper and grass collections will be carried out separately on alternate weeks. For convenience, the dates of collections for paper and grass are listed overleaf. We are also looking for the continued and increased use of the bring banks. A suggestion made is the provision of coloured bags to householders, similar to those currently used for paper, to enable them to collect and take glass and cans to the bring banks. We value your comments on this suggestion.

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



Collection Schedule for Grass & Paper



31st March 2014

24th March 2014

14th April 2014

7th April 2014

28th April 2014

28th April 2014

12th May 2014

19th May 2014

2nd June 2014

9th June 2014

16th  June 2014

23rd June 2014

30th June 2014

14th July 2014

21st July 2014

28th July 2014

4th August 2014

11th August 2014

18th August 2014

1st September 2014

8th September 2014

15th September 2014

22nd September 2014

30th September 2014

6th October 2014

13th October 2014

20th October 2014

27th October 2014

3rd November 2014

10th November 2014


24th November 2014


8th December 2014


22nd December 2014


5th January 2015


19th January 2015


2nd February 2015


16thFebruary 2015


2nd March 2015




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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