Covid 19 Restrictions – Online Commissioners’ Meetings

Covid 19 restrictions – online Commissioners’ meetings
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Due to Covid 19 restrictions the Commissioners monthly meetings are being held online.
If you wish to listen in on the meetings please contact the clerk giving your email address so you can be invited to join the meeting. The Commissioners are currently using Zoom for their meetings and provided you contact the Clerk by 5.30 pm prior to the meeting he will make sure that you can listen in to the meeting.
Please email the Clerk at clerk@rushen.gov.im or clerk@arbory.gov.im

Local Authority Waste Services

 

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.

 

 

Hearing Aid Deliveries

Save a trip to the chemist or surgery if you’re isolating and need hearing aid batteries.
Nobles Audiology Department will put hearing aid batteries in the post.
To use this service, either email audiology.nobles@gov.im or phone 650407. The Audiology department also has a Covid19 page https://www.gov.im/media/1368945/covid-19-advice-to-audiology-patients.pdf which has more detail.
One elderly Rushen couple has used the service, their batteries arrived yesterday and they were very pleased to recommend the service.

Miss N’s Teaching

Hello! My name is Stacey Newson. I am a local primary school teacher who is currently on maternity leave. I want to help the parents and children of my community through the Rushen Connect scheme. I have created a Facebook page called ‘Miss N’s Teaching Page’ to support the homeschooling of children during the coronavirus crisis. It focuses on developing children’s growth mindset. It would benefit lower juniors, but older children (and even parents) may also enjoy it too. 
 
To search for the page, type: Miss N’s Teaching Page into the search bar at the top of Facebook and send a request to join. The image below is what you are looking for.
Sorry for the teacher voice here but I think it is important to state that any misuse of the page, poor language or attitude etc will not be tolerated. I am not perfect and there maybe the odd spelling or grammatical error. Like I say to all the children I teach…mistakes are proof you are trying. #BeKind

Cooil Bros Contacts – Correction to Newsletter

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Correction to Newsletter

Please note the correct numbers for Cooil Bros Ltd are 835508 or 833181.

Due to an error in a ‘handy phone numbers’ document being circulated by Manx charities an incorrect number was included in the recent parish newsletters.

The Commissioners apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

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 info@porterin.gov.im 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: https://quing.im/quing-tv/

 

lScam Alert

Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative | Beware of SCAMS

Please be aware of a current scam targeting residents on the Island. The offender/s are using the current Covid-19 situation to pose as an on Island charity via Facebook.

The offenders are posing as online agents asking the victim a range of questions in regards to being elderly, living alone etc.

The offender then gets the victim to purchase Amazon gift cards to a high value, before then instructing the victim to scratch the back of the card, revealing the gift card code and sending an image to the offender.

The offender promises that the victim will benefit from a higher return, before then requesting further money due to various reasons.

This is NOT genuine.

Please do not share any information with anyone who calls, emails or messages you claiming to be a bank, charity or a volunteer.

If you have elderly or vulnerable relatives or friends, please communicate this to them, as an Island, we are safer when we stand together.

Street Lights – Update

Street Lights – Update

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Although it does not feel like it on Sunday 29th March we officially entered British Summer Time (BST) and clocks were adjusted by +1 hr.

Typically MUA manually update street lighting clocks across the network to reflect these changes. However currently due to the current travel and work restrictions in force as a result of CV-19 they are unable to carry out these works.

As a result our parish street lights will for the time being turn off 1 hour later than our desired switch off time at night .

Additionally early morning operation of street lights will also come on 1hr later but the “turn on” and “turn off” times at ‘dusk’ and ‘dawn’ will remain correct as these are controlled by photocells.

If you notice any faults in your area p/ease do not hesitate to contact out clerk Phil Gawne on 834501 or by email clerk@arbory.gov.im Alternatively call MUA on 687687.