Statement on Rates 2013-14
On 18th December 2012, the Isle of Man Government announced the charges for waste disposal at the Island’s ‘Energy from Waste’ plant for the next 5 years. At present the charge for household waste is £35.00 per tonne; from April 2013 this will rise to £57.35 per tonne. There will then be a year on year rise in excess of £20.00 per tonne until 2018 when the charge will be £161.35 per tonne. As Malew currently produces some 1300 tonnes of waste per annum, this increase will amount to nearly £30,000 each year, or equivalent to 7 pence per pound added to the rates payable.
The Commissioners have been considering for some months ways to reduce the cost of waste disposal, deciding on a number of measures including the extension of the ‘bring bank’ scheme. Sites that were identified where bring banks would be beneficial are Derbyhaven, St Marks and in Ballasalla at Abbotswood, Clagh Vane and The Paddocks/Silverburn Estates. Bring banks are already in place at Rushen Abbey car park and the Commissioners’ office car park. Also the Commissioners are looking to the rescheduling of the existing waste collection rounds and the kerbside collection of paper and grass (summer months).
In addition to the rise in waste charges we also need to meet increased energy costs of street-lighting and a further rise from £65,000 to £70,000 for the contribution of the ratepayers of Malew to the Southern Civic Amenity site in Port St Mary. These extra charges have over the past three years been met by continuing reviews of procedures and efficiency savings. With the introduction of further measures for waste recycling the Commissioners are able to restrict the rise in the rates to 3 pence to a rate of 155pp. This represents a 1.9% increase and will cost the average ratepayer no more than £5 per year.
The rate for the future years may well depend on how successful we are in reducing the volume of waste taken to the Energy from Waste Plant during this year.
Presentation of Paintings
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.
ELECTION 26TH APRIL 2012
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:
RATES SET FOR MALEW 2012-2013
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.
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