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
Ecosystem OfficerDepartment of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Thie Slieau Whallian, Foxdale Road, St John’s, Isle of Man, IM4 3AS.Tel: 01624 695738E-mail: email@example.comWeb: https://www.biosphere.im https://www.gov.im/about-the-government/departments/environment-food-and-agriculture/ecosystem-policy-and-energy/plastics/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Create Community History
Use your creative talent to capture your experiences of Covid 19 you could win a £50.00 in Arbory and Rushen Parish’s “Creative Covid 19 Community Competition” !
This community art project for the parishes will hopefully record for posterity our many experiences of living through this remarkable time.
All we are looking for is something you have created which would fit on an A4 sheet of paper that reflects your experiences of living through the Covid 19 lockdown and restrictions.
Any medium is acceptable. It might be a short story,poem, drawing, painting, mosaic or even a photograph of a floral art display.
Once restrictions allow, all entries will be displayed in an exhibition in Arbory Parish Hall.
There are 2 categories as follows:-
Adult (16+) 1st prize £50.00 Sound Café Meal Voucher.
2nd prize bottle of wine and a box of chocolates.
3rd prize box of chocolates
Children (Under 16) 1st prize £20.00 Bridge Bookshop Book token.
2nd prize £10.00 Bridge Bookshop Book token
3rd prize £5.00 Bridge Bookshop Book token
Once your creative piece is done, take a photograph and email it to email@example.com and your entry will be posted onto Arbory and Rushen Parish Commissioners’ facebook pages.
Deadline for submission of entries is 31st July 2020.
Over the next few days the local authorities will be ready to re-open the four Civic Amenity sites around the island.
The Eastern and Western sites will open at 8am on Friday morning and the Northern and Southern sites at 10am on Saturday morning.
Please be aware that the Northern site will operate on an appointments system accessed using their website or by ringing 810100, whilst the Eastern, Southern and Western sites will operate on a queuing system using the roadway leading to the site.
Due to operational issues the opening hours and the types of waste that can be disposed of may vary slightly, but they will all take burnable household waste and green waste. This is not business as usual, so to avoid an unnecessary journey please ring your local authority or check their website or Facebook page for details.
It is important that people work within the social distancing guidelines and therefore there will be a restricted number of vehicles on site.
The staff will do everything possible to manage this situation smoothly but they will not be able to assist you with your items so please bring a household member to help you if you cannot manage on your own.
The Re-use sheds will remain closed for the time being but the recycle Bring Banks around the island will open on Friday.
Please be careful when driving in these areas, expect queues over the first few weeks and be patient.
The Authorities understand how frustrating this has been for everyone and thank you for your co-operation.
Thanks to everyone who has ordered a compost bin. There has been a fantastic uptake!
Our first batch of deliveries will be made this morning. For those who have not yet received a delivery confirmation, we will be in touch to confirm payment and delivery date in the next day or so.
If you are interested in having a compost bin delivered to your home, please email your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch to make arrangements.