Platinum Celebrations

Arbory and Rushen Parish Commissioners will be running an event to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

They said: ‘Captain of the Parish of Rushen, Stanley Clucas, has kindly given us permission to hold the event in his Orchard and Field. The event will take place on Friday June 3, 2pm to 6pm.

There are loads of activities planned including a fun run, vintage cars, cows, bouncy castles, charity stalls and games, with more due to be announced closer to the time.

For further info, contact Jane Glover on 492010 or email

No More Sh*t

The final phase of the Regional Sewage Treatment Strategy (RSTS2) will move forward on the basis of regional treatment solutions for Garff and Peel.

The programme is at the point of delivery with Manx Utilities now seeking to gain all of the approvals required so that the build phase can commence. Exact details of preferred sites are undisclosed at this time until completion of the necessary agreements to acquire sites

An MUA statement said: ‘Following extensive site analysis, it has been confirmed that the preferred solution for Garff is a single treatment works to serve both Laxey and Baldrine, at a location between the two villages.  There are no plans for anything other than pumping stations at either the Cairn site (Laxey Harbour) or on land at Glen Garwick.  Pumping stations cannot be avoided due to the layout of the valley but will have minimal impact on the surrounding areas.

‘The preferred solution for Peel is a location within Peel, however Glenfaba House site remains an option for the catchment.’

Chairman Rob Callitser MHK added: ‘There has been a tremendous amount of work involved in analysing the many options available, to provide first time sewage treatment for the remaining Island areas of Garff and Peel.  I am grateful to representatives of both areas for engaging with the Manx Utilities’ team and very much hope we can all now get behind proposals to complete the Island’s sewage treatment strategy.’

The programme remains subject to planning permissions; applications are expected to be submitted later this year, with a proposed completion planned for late 2024.

Life on the Northern Plain

The Northern Wellbeing Partnership team will be holding public drop-in events next week.

Manx Care is looking for input from residents regarding health and social care services in the North of the Island.

Integrated Care means offering the public the services they need at the right time, in the right place, and as close to home as possible. The existing Wellbeing Partnerships provide this service in the South and West, but each community is different and so input from residents is vital in the development of fit-for-purpose health and social care services.

Informal drop-in events are taking place at the following times:

  • Monday May 9 10am – 1pm, at Dhoon Parish Hall, Glen Mona
  • Monday May 0 2.30pm – 6.30pm, at Ballaugh Bowling Club, Ballacrosha Estate, Ballaugh