Arbory and Rushen Commissioners Connect – Here to Help.

Further to the Chief Ministers’ announcement of a 21 day Circuit Breaker Lock Down, Arbory and Rushen Connect volunteers are ready and here to help you.
We will not be doing the monitoring scheme this time.
So if you need assistance with shopping, collecting of prescriptions or simply would like to talk to someone please contact us at the details below:-
Email our clerk, Phil Gawne, or our Chair Jane Glover
Phone Phil on 834501 or Jane on 492010.
We have got through this together before and will again!

Closure of Arbory Parish Hall.

Further to the Chief Ministers’ announcement of a 21 day circuit breaker lockdown, Arbory Parish Hall will be closed with immediate effect for the duration of the lockdown.
Once restrictions are lifted and we can safely reopen, we will confirm details of the reopening date.
For further information please contact our Deputy Clerk, Colin Kniveton on 836454.
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Community Support across the parishes

In light t of the Isle of Government’s announcements on Tuesday 5th January 2020, Arbory and Rushen Connect will be reactivating their support network for parishioners.

A 21 day circuit breaker lockdown has been announced.
This commences from 1 minute past midnight on Thursday 7th January 2021.

If you need assistance with shopping or other errands, please email as the ideal contact method.
Otherwise message Facebook messenger or phone 834501.
This phone will not be answered immediately so please leave a clear message.

Similarly, if you would like to be a volunteer and can safely offer assistance, please contact as above.

If you simply want a chat to break the monotony of isolation, please call Jane on 835013 or 492010.

We have survived this before and by working together will do again.

Please follow the latest Isle of Man Government guidance which can be found on their Covid website

#stayathome #keepsafe #inthistogether




Climate Change Public Consultation and Drop In Sessions

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 
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

Rowan Henthorn


Ecosystem Officer
Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Thie Slieau Whallian, Foxdale Road, St John’s, Isle of Man, IM4 3AS.
Tel: 01624 695738

Arbory Parish Hall Reopening 29th June

Arbory Parish Hall Reopening.
Arbory and Rushen Commissioners are pleased to confirm that Arbory Parish Hall will be reopening on Monday 29th June.
Some of our regular users will be running their session from this date whilst others are waiting until September to recommence.
New regulations that have been implemented by the Trustees in accordance with official advice are as follows:
1. Hand sanitiser must be used at entrance and in toilets or kitchen;
2. Space for social distancing must be made available for those who request it;
3. Cash cannot be used for payment purposes, which should be by electronic transfer;
4. A register of all attendees must be kept and retained by the person in charge of any hiring Group, with date, name and contact details of attendees. Hopefully, this will be reviewed and discontinued as soon as Trustees are advised.
New booking for parties etc are being administered by Deputy Clerk, Colin Kniveton. He can be contacted by phoning 824049 or emailing

Would You Like to Invest in a Compost Bin?

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 and we will get in touch to make arrangements.

Quing TV

Quing TV is a community driven project helping people in the present crisis.  Offering a place to connect, interviews, education, workshops and a global network of community projects and learning conversations so people from around the world can connect and learn of each other. There are also daily wellbeing practice workshops.

Quing is co-producing content and education packages to meet the  needs of the community through the forums in our members area. We ask people who want to connect with us to set up an account and receive a weekly email with the schedule. This can be found here: