Vacancy – Clerk to Arbory Parish Commissioners

Arbory Parish Commissioners have a vacancy for the position of The Clerk, which includes Responsible Finance Officer.

This post is part-time and salaried. Due to the varied nature of the work involved, the applicant will need to be able to work flexible hours.

The applicant will need to provide an office in their home. The ability to drive and to own a vehicle is essential.

Ideally, applicants should have a good knowledge of the Parish of Arbory and have an interest in Local Authority affairs. He/she should live either in or close to the Parish District of Arbory.

Technical skills required include:-

  • Computer literate
  • Working knowledge of accounts or book-keeping.

Desirable attributes include:-

  • Self motivation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Sense of humour

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th October 2017.

For further information and job description please contact the Chairman, Mrs Jane Glover, Ash Cottage, Main Road, Colby, IM9 4NS                                                                                         Phone 835013 or Email – janeglover68@gmail.com

Ian Lowey

It was with great shock and sadness that Arbory Parish Commissioners learned today that their Clerk, Ian Lowey, had suddenly passed away on 31st August 2017.
Ian had faithfully served the parish as clerk for 40 years and his knowledge, experience and commitment will be greatly missed by the current Board.  Sincere condolences are sent to Ian’s family and many friends at this difficult time.
Any enquiries for Arbory Parish Commissioners should be directed to the current Chairman, Jane Glover, by telephoning 835013 or 492010 or by emailing janeglover68@gmail.com

Commissioners Rates 2017/18

The Commissioners have decided to increase the rate for next year to 117 pence in the pound, that is an increase of 2 pence or 1.74%.   The reason for the increase is a general rise of 1% in Manx inflation, the necessity to replace ageing lighting standards on Ballacriy and elsewhere, the increased areas and frequency of grass cutting on public open spaces, an increase in refuse disposal costs at the Incinerator from £79.50 to £82.87 per tonne, and an increase in the costs of the Southern Civic Amenity Site.   These increases have been partly offset by rates on the new houses on Cronk Cullyn, but the rates income from the two quarries in the Parish, based on tonnages extracted,  has reduced quite significantly this year.

 

Commissioners Accounts

In accordance with the Isle of Man Audit Act 2006 and Section 17 of The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2013 , Arbory Parish Commissioners advise all interested parties that their accounts for 2015/16 have now been received.

The accounts have been posted on this website and can be inspected at the office of Arbory Parish Commissioners by appointment at any reasonable time.

Arbory Badminton Club

Arbory Badminton Club have started their new season. Meeting at Arbory School on Tuesday evenings between 8pm and 10pm, sessions run during term time from September to June.   New members would be warmly welcomed.  Come and join us for Social Badminton fun.  Phone Liz Leece on 466370 for details.

New Play Area at Cronk Cullyn

An excellent new play area is now available on the village green in the new Cronk Cullyn Phase 2 development.   Thanks go to Hartford Homes for providing and equipping the play area.   Later in the year the  area will be taken over and maintained  by the Commissioners.  Although primarily provided for the children of Cronk Cullyn,  it will be available for all Arbory children to use.

Judo Classes in Ballabeg

Adult sessions run on  Monday and Friday evenings at the Parish Hall, Ballabeg.  We also have  sessions for younger members each Friday evening –  The Kano Class, for 6 to 8 year olds, a junior class for 8 to 11 year olds and novice 11 to 14 year olds prior to their first grading, and finally the senior class for 14 year olds and including adults.  Contact Richard Lloyd on Mob 310553 or iomsouthernjudo@wm.im

Judo Group 08