Arbory and Rushen Commissioners’ Rate Set for 2021
The Arbory and Rushen Parish Commissioners have reluctantly agreed to a 6p in the pound rate increase for 2021/22. This decision was made after careful assessment of estimates and scrutinizing of all budget lines several times.
The Commissioners are acutely aware that many ratepayers may be struggling financially due to the impact Covid restrictions have had on their incomes. However, the above inflation rise has been deemed necessary due to a significant shortfall in the income rebate due to the Commissioners from the Southern Civic Amenity Site (SCAS).
Savings have been made in the authority’s administration as hoped following the merger. These cover increases in waste disposal and salaries. They also cover the anticipated loan charges for the major new recreational development at Ballakilley. The significant SCAS shortfall leaves the authority with little alternative but to increase the rate as agreed.
Media Contact: Mrs Jane Glover, Chair of the Authority – email@example.com or 492010.
A public consultation on the draft Climate Change Bill opens today on the Consultation Hub:The consultation will run for 6 weeks, closing at 5pm on Tuesday 1 September.To assist with responses, we are offering four drop-in sessions to meet with DEFA officers who will be able to answer questions and provide additional information on the Isle of Man Government’s climate action work.The drop-in sessions are as follows:
Ramsey Town Hall: 12-7pm Wednesday 5th August East
Henry Bloom Noble Library: 12-6.45pm Thursday 6th August
Peel Centenary Centre: 12-7pm Wednesday19th August
Port St Mary Hall: 12-7pm: 12-7pm Thursday 20th August
Everyone is welcome to the sessions and there is no need to pre-book a place. It would be helpful if those with a specific/technical query get in touch in advance, to ensure that the right people on hand to help.
It will also be possible to arrange other times to discuss the consultation and additional online sessions will also be organised.Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.Kind regards
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To mark Tynwald Day, and National Week this year, we have produced a special virtual concert featuring some of the talented performers from across the parishes of Arbory and Rushen.
🇮🇲 From midday today, join commissioners chair Jane Glover as she presents the spoken word of Peter Vernon and Noel Cringle along with the music of Meadowside Choral Society, the King Family, Phil Gawne and Annie Kissack, the Williams Family and the children of Arbory School.
🇮🇲 The virtual concert will be shared to our Facebook pages and a brand new YouTube Channel at 12 noon tomorrow.
Meadowside Choral Society are delighted to announce they are restarting on Monday 13th July 2020.
Sessions take place on Mondays from 7.45pm at Colby Methodist Hall.
Old and new members welcome.
For further information contact the secretary, Nora Lean, by emailing email@example.com