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2018/19 Rate set at 341p

2018/19 Rate set at 341p After 7 years of rate freezes, Castletown Town Commissioners have announced an increase in the Town Rate of 21p in the Pound, bringing rates to 341p in the pound. Chairman of Castletown Town Commissioners Mr Colin Leather stated that “It is time to accept that if this town is to…
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Isle of Man’s ‘most patriotic street’ in WW1 celebrated

From BBC Isle of Man The Isle of Man’s “most patriotic street” during World War One has been celebrated with a blue plaque. The 39 houses on Castletown’s Queen Street saw 40 men enlist to fight in the conflict, six of whom were killed. In 1916, the Mona’s Herald newspaper reported no Manx street “and…
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Weather Warning

Weather Warning Issued at: 11:00 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018   Warning type: Coastal overtopping/ Harbour and Quayside flooding/ Severe gales   Colour code:   Amber Adverse conditions are expected to affect the Island from: 02/2100 until: 03/1400   a)   Very large waves will combine with a large high tide and cause significant…
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Christmas Office Closure

OFFICE CLOSURE – The Commissioners staff will continue to operate a service throughout the festive period, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years day however the Town Hall will be closed until Tuesday 2nd January. The answer machine 825005 will be checked periodically, for an improved response time, please report any…
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Amendments to refuse collections over festive period

REFUSE COLLECTIONS – Our contractors have confirmed that refuse collections will continue as usual with the exception of Monday rounds which will be collected on the Saturday before. Monday the 25th (Xmas Day) will be collected on Saturday the 23rd   Monday the 1st (New Years Day) will be collected on Saturday 30th December…
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Update from minister expected on the CHLR

Item 4 of the Tynwald Order Paper, commencing today (Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 10.30 am) the Minister for Policy and Reform Mr Thomas is to make a statement on the Castletown Housing Review. You can listen to the sitting of Tynwald here…
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Statement Regarding Living Wage

At the ordinary board meeting of 4th December 2017 Castletown Town Commissioners voted to unanimously adopt the living wage as a minimum payment for all staff. The matter was raised by Town Commissioner Jamie Horton and was unanimously supported by all members of the Board. Mr Horton stated ” I feel that as a Local Authority…
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November Message from Jason Moorhouse MHK

Dear Constituents, November has certainly been the busiest month for a while. National Income: One of the most significant economic announcements this month related to the National Income data: https://www.gov.im/…/national-income-2015-16-report-final.p… One aspect of the data which concerned me was the labelling the economy as being in recession, given that one of the Island’s most impressive…
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Individual Banned From Amenity Site

The Board of the Southern Recycling Centre, working in co-operation with the Manx Constabulary, have issued their first Banning Order, banning a Rushen resident from using the site for a period of six months due to verbal abuse of staff. The event involved went as far a report to the Attorney General, where it was…
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MNH bids to buy landmark building and preserve it for public use

Castletown’s former police station will move to Manx National Heritage’s ownership if Treasury gives its approval. The heritage group expressed an interest in acquiring the building which was recently vacated by the police, which moved to the town’s civic centre. The landmark building was designed by the architect McKay Hugh Baillie Scott and completed by…
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