Public Notices

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The Lead Member for Finance and General Purposes, Mr Anthony Allen, has announced the rate set by the Board of Onchan District Commissioners for the Local Government District of Onchan for the 2022/23 financial year.


The Lead Member for Finance and General Purposes states "High inflation, energy costs and waste disposal charges means the rates will increase for the financial year 2022/23 by 20p to 346 in the pound, an increase of 6.13%.


This will enable Onchan Local Authority to invest in people, machinery and infrastructure to provide local services for the benefit of everyone in Onchan."

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced contractors who are interested in being included on a selected list of tenderers for the following proposed works:-

 

Removal of Asbestos Roof Tiles, Replacement Roof, Fascia, Soffits and Guttering at Beech House 

 

Details of the proposed works may be obtained from the Surveyor’s department by contacting Will Costain, 624967 or willcostain@onchan.org.im.

 

Contractors who wish their names to be included on a selected list for the above scheme should submit their names in writing.

 

Applications should be sent to the undersigned to arrive no later than 12 noon on Friday 4th June 2021.

 

 

Chief Executive/Clerk

Hawthorn Villa
79 Main Road

Onchan

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced contractors who are interested in being included on a selected list of tenderers for the following proposed works:-

 

Installation and Commissioning of Automatic Fire Alarm and Emergency Lighting at Beech House

 

Details of the proposed works may be obtained from the Surveyor’s department by contacting Will Costain, 624967 or willcostain@onchan.org.im.

 

Contractors who wish their names to be included on a selected list for the above scheme should submit their names in writing.

 

Applications should be sent to the undersigned to arrive no later than 12 noon on Friday 4th June 2021.

 

 

Chief Executive/Clerk

Hawthorn Villa

79 Main Road

Onchan

PRESS RELEASE

ONCHAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS

Vandalism - Onchan Park

Investigations are underway after newly-refurbished toilets in Onchan Park were damaged on Monday 5th April 2021 between 17:00 and 20:00.

 

Chairman of the Authority, Mr Derek Creillin said "Onchan Park is a popular place for the public to visit and enjoy.”

 

“It’s disappointing damage has been caused to the newly-refurbished toilets that have been paid for by the ratepayers of Onchan as part of a rolling programme within the park.” said Mr Crellin.

 

The Vice-Chairman, Mr Martin Macfarlane commented “Parental responsibility is one of the biggest elements which can help to tackle anti-social behaviour within the community. That means a parent taking an active interest in where their child is going on say, a Friday or Saturday evening and what time they are coming home. If a situation happens it is about working together with the School or with the Police to challenge behaviours for more positive outcomes in the future.”

 

“It is important to recognise that usually a minority of young people are involved when we talk about anti-social behaviour, and we must remember that there are a lot of amazing young people in Onchan and indeed around the Island.” said Mr Macfarlane.

 

The Authority has a good working relationship with the Isle of Man Constabulary, local Schools and other agencies in a multi-agency approach to deter and investigate anti-social behaviour within the Village.

 

Notable points as a result of working together in a multi-agency approach in recent times:

 

·         Police presence within the Village has increased including foot patrols and visits to youth facilities where Officers have been positively engaging with young people;

·         Development of a space within the Commissioners’ Office at Hawthorn Villa for Police Officers to use in their duties (due to be completed during April 2021);

·         Several improvements to lighting and CCTV within Onchan Park as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour;

·         Further improvements to lighting and CCTV at identified hotspots within the Village are scheduled to take place in the current financial year.

 

The Authority would not advise members of the public to challenge young people directly, but to encourage members of the public to report anti-social behaviour. Any reports would gather intelligence of what days, times and areas where anti-social behaviour is happening, and the type of behaviour being reported.

 

If you wish to report anti-social behaviour, you may contact the Isle of Man Constabulary on 631212 for non-emergency matters. In an emergency dial 999.

 

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RATE ANNOUNCEMENT 2021/22

 

At the meeting of Onchan District Commissioners on the 1st February 2021, the rate was set for the financial year ending March 2022.

 

The Vice-Chairman & Lead Member for Finance and General Purposes Mr Martin Macfarlane thanked his fellow Commissioners and Officers for their diligent contribution in setting a rate for the forthcoming year.

 

Commissioner Macfarlane reported on the probable financial result for the current year which is set to achieve its budget projections and result in a small surplus – which is attributed to four months of reduced non-essential services and careful financial management in response to COVID-19. The financial standing of the Authority remains comfortable with good cashflow and healthy reserves.

 

In focusing on the forthcoming year, a budget has been designed to sustain the current level of services with provision for the upcoming election, enhancements to resilience & security of digital assets, property portfolio maintenance scheme, ‘The Rec’ footpath & lighting improvements and to meet inflation including substantial increases to waste disposal charges set by central government.

 

The Board of Onchan District Commissioners have recognised the current economic climate and agreed that a proportion of expenditure be drawn from the Authority’s reserves to reduce some of the impact to ratepayers.

 

The district rate for the financial year ending March 2022 will be increased by 3p to 326p in the pound, equivalent to a 0.93% increase.

 

Commissioner Macfarlane said “This budget has been challenging to meet the demands of natural inflation on products and services procured by the Authority while remained mindful of the financial pressures members of our community may be facing in response to COVID-19.”

 

“I would like to thank Officers and Staff of the Authority for their careful and considerate financial management throughout this extraordinary year while remaining dedicated to delivering core services to support our community in a time of need.”

 

If you have concerns about paying your rates or social housing rent, you are encouraged to contact Onchan District Commissioners for advice and support in confidence by phone 675564.

 

Onchan District Commissioners offer a prompt payment discount of 4% where payment of rates is made in full by the 30th June.

 

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The Department of Infrastructure have released the locations of salt bins in Onchan and are shown by clicking the link: Salt Bins Locations - Onchan .      The location is displayed alphabetically, along with the bin reference number.

If members of the public: -

·         Notice an issue with the salt bin; or

·         A bin has been missed off the locations list,

Please contact the Department of Infrastructure direct on Tel: 850000, or email enquiries@highways.gov.im

A press release has been issued by the Isle of Man Government in relation to registering your vote for the 2021 election year 

Members of the public are being urged to take action to ensure they are eligible to vote in this year’s local and national elections.

Forms will shortly be delivered to all households in the Isle of Man as part of the 2021 update of the electoral register.

The annual canvass helps to capture the information required to maintain an accurate record of people who are eligible to vote in an election.

Forms will be posted to all households currently listed on the electoral register and to ‘The Occupier’ at properties with no registered electors. The deadline for responses is 18 March 2021.

This year’s update is particularly important as 2021 is election year in the Isle of Man, with Local Authority elections taking place on Thursday 22 April and the House of Keys General Election on Thursday 23 September. Only those who appear on the electoral register will be entitled to vote.

It is a legal requirement to respond to the annual canvass, even if an individual chooses not to vote.

Not being registered can also affect a person’s credit reference history and potentially result in an application for a mortgage, loan or mobile phone contract being refused.

Responding to the canvass for electoral registration is quick, easy and free of charge.

People can confirm if the information printed on their household enquiry form is correct – or make any necessary changes – by using the web portal at www.gov.im/electoralregistration or by returning the form in the pre-paid envelope.

Online responses are encouraged wherever possible, as it costs more for Government to deal with postal returns.

Legislation being implemented later this year will see a transition towards a system of individual and continuous electoral registration, which will reduce the need for a full postal canvass in future.

  

Further information about the electoral registration process and who is eligible to vote can be found on the Government website or by contacting elections@gov.im or tel: 685754.

 

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Notes for Editors

 

People can confirm if the pre-populated information on their electoral registration form is correct by using the web portal at www.gov.im/electoralregistration or by returning their form in the pre-paid envelope.

 

Any changes, such as updating the list of people in the household who are eligible to vote, can also be made online or on the paper form.

 

People who respond online will need to provide a security code, which is printed on the form.

  

People who respond online do not need to return the electoral registration form by post.

 

People who provide consent for their email address to be used for electoral registration purposes may be contacted by email in future.

 

Public Health advice was sought before launching this year’s canvass for electoral registration.

 

The Isle of Man Post Office has put in place additional safety measures during the lockdown period.

Pease help us to protect our community and the Refuse Team.

If you are currently self-isolating, showing symptoms, awaiting results, or you have tested positive for (COVID19) your household waste must be handled differently.

Guidelines on handling your household items such as tissues and disposable cleaning cloths must be double bagged and quarantined for 72 hours.

You are expected to follow the guidelines below, to protect yourself and our staff:-

  • Place contaminated items such as tissues and disposable cleaning cloths in a plastic rubbish bag
  • Place that bag into another bag and tie it
  • Store it securely, away from your other household waste, for a minimum of 72 hours  before placing it in your refuse bin (Please do not store in a communal area or on the street)
  • If your refuse collection is more than 72 hours away, you may place your double bagged rubbish straight into the refuse bin
  • Remember to wash your hands and clean the handles of your bins before and after you put them out.

Please ensure that the bin lid is closed fully, failure to do so will result in the bin not being emptied.

Once the household's isolation has come to an end, waste collection can resume as normal.

 We will continue to work with all necessary precautions following the latest public health

guidance, which is available here https://covid19.gov.im/


Onchan District Commissioners wish to advise that their playgrounds remain open.


However, please ensure you follow the Government's guidelines in being respectful and observing social distancing, and if appropriate wiping down equipment after use, and recommend using your own hygiene regime such as anti-bacterial hand gel.

Information for Residents - Water Refill Station


Due to the re-emergence of Covid -19 in the Isle of Man and the current lockdown, Onchan District Commissioners wish to advise that the water refill station located by the Harvey Briggs Onchan Library has been suspended until the restrictions have been lifted.

Following the Chief Ministers briefing on Tuesday 5th January 2021, the Office is now closed for the foreseeable future.

We encourage you to continue to make your payments.

We will continue to accept payments online, via standing order, direct debits and by cheque through the post box.  If you wish to discuss this further, please contact the Finance Team: 675564. or email: finance@onchan.org.im

Please see the attached link to show the opening hours for the food retailers, along with the hours available to allow the vulnerable to purchase what they need. 

(P lease note that these were correct as at 6th January 2021 and may be subject to change)

Food Retailers 

The following producers will do home delivery:   (Please note that these were correct as at 6th January 2021 and may be subject to change)

Further to the Chief Minister’s announcement of 5th January 2021, we are updating you in light of recent developments both on and off Island.

We have taken steps to ensure that the majority of our workforce will be working from home, which may cause slight delay to response times for general requests and administrative processes.

Whilst we can help you, there are things you can do to assist us, in order that you minimise the risk of infection and spread of COVID-19 virus.

Contacting Us

You can still contact the teams in the usual way and on the numbers below:

Finance, Housing and Administration:

Tel: 675564

Mon-Fri

9.00 a.m. – 4.45 p.m.

Surveyor’s Department:

Tel: 624967

 

Out of hours essential maintenance repairs

(see below for details)

Tel: 493314

After 5.00 p.m. until 9.00 a.m. each weekday and 24 hours over weekends./bank holidays


Please note that during busy periods you may find the telephone line busy until an officer is available to take your call, your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated. The officer

who initially takes your call may need to refer your query to other officers working remotely, you may be provided with an alternate number to call or we can arrange for a colleague to

call you back.

 Our counter services will be closed until further notice.

 
Making your rent payments

Your rent is required to be paid weekly as per your tenancy agreement, there has been no change to this arrangement because of lockdown. If Covid related issues have affected your ability to pay rent then please contact us on 646192 as a matter of urgency to discuss this with a member of the team. Alternatively, you can email admin@onchan.org.im   

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, people who receive benefits at the post office using a MiCard can now be paid directly into their bank account instead. For further details, please visit the Social Security website or call Social Security on 685656.

The public counter is closed, and it is likely that cash payments cease as cash increases your risk of exposure. We also encourage tenants to pay their rent by Direct Debit, you can request a direct debit mandate form from the Finance Team.

Telephone and online payments are accepted.   Telephone 675564, or through the Commissioners website:  www.onchan.org.im/pay-online

As with our previous advice, if you find yourself experiencing difficulties in paying your rent, please do contact us on 675564 or via email to admin@onchan.org.im  where a member of our customer services team will work through the options available to you.

Essential Maintenance and Repairs

As per the last lockdown in 2020, we are prioritising essential repairs and maintenance

work only. This includes but is not restricted to:

·         Loss of electricity

·         No heating or hot water

·         Burst pipe(s) leading to flooding of your property

·         Toilets or drainage failing

·         Rainwater ingress causing flooding of your property 

·         Boiler Servicing

If you are unsure about whether your request is an emergency, please call 624967 and our maintenance team will assess the priority of the work.

If arrangements are made to carry out any works in your home, in order to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus, please cooperate fully with our customer services and maintenance teams. This will include answering questions regarding your present household circumstance and practicing safe distancing within your home whilst maintenance works are carried out.  

Other Services

Reduced housing administration services are now in operation and as a result processing times may be a little longer than usual for application forms and other routine tasks. We will

not be carrying out housing visits or inspections during lockdown. 

We will continue to work with all necessary precautions following the latest public health guidance, which is available here Covid 19 

Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified and competent contractors who are interested in being included on a select list of tenderers for the following proposed works:-

External Refurbishment of Elm Tree House, Onchan

Details of the proposed works may be obtained from the District Surveyor, Surveyor’s Department, Onchan District Commissioners, 79 Main Road, Onchan on (01624) 624967.

Contractors who wish their names to be included on a select list for the above scheme should submit their names in writing to Ross Phillips.

Expressions of Interest must be in writing or via email marked Private & Confidential, including details of the company and contact details to Ross Phillips to arrive  no later than 12 noon on Friday 29th January 2021.

Mrs L. Radcliffe

Chief Executive/Clerk

Commissioners’ Offices
Main Road

Onchan  IM3 1RD  

Onchan District Commissioners invite Expressions of Interest from competent contractors who are interested in being included on a select list of Tenderers.

Expressions of interest are requested from contractors in relation to the following categories:-

1)      Plumbing

2)      Electrical

3)      Servicing and Repairs of Gas Central Heating Boilers (Domestic)

4)      Servicing and Repair of Gas Central Heating Boilers (Commercial)

5)      Painting and Decorating

6)      General Building Contractors

7)      Alarms Maintenance

8)      Window Cleaning

9)      General Cleaning of Commissioners’ Premises

10)  Repair and Maintenance of Street Lighting

11)  Grass Cutting to Open Spaces

12)  Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

13)  Hedge Cutting

14)  Weed Spraying

         

Further information in respect of the above may be obtained from the District Surveyor, Surveyor’s Department, Onchan District Commissioners, 79 Main Road, Onchan on (01624) 624967.

Expressions of Interest must be in writing or via email marked Private & Confidential, including details of the company and contact details to Ross Phillips to arrive no later than 12 noon on Friday 22nd January 2021.

Applicants are advised that failure to keep up to date with National Insurance Contributions and Holiday with Pay Schemes, or them having outstanding debts owing to Government Boards or Departments could result in them being disqualified from tendering.

Mrs L. Radcliffe

Chief Executive/Clerk

Onchan District Commissioners

79 Main Road

Onchan  IM3 1RD  

Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons who are interested in being included on a select list of tenderers for the following services:-

Operation and Administration of Onchan Park Seasonal Attractions and Pay Kiosk.

Further information in respect of the above can be obtained from the District Surveyor, Surveyors Department, Onchan District Commissioners, Hawthorn Villa, 79 Main Road, Onchan. Telephone (01624) 624967.

Expressions of Interest must be in writing or via email marked Private & Confidential, including details of the company and contact details to Ross Phillips to arrive no later than 12 noon on Friday 22nd January 2021.

Mrs L. Radcliffe. Chief Executive/Clerk

Onchan District Commissioners
79 Main Road. Onchan  IM3 1RD

Housing provided by Onchan District Commissioners is an integral part of the community for both existing residents and the next generation. A review of the services has been undertaken and the report is available to view 

Housing Review Report 

With reference to the Chief Minister’s announcement yesterday,  Onchan District Commissioners wish to advise Library users that the Library will remain closed at present, whilst the refurbishment programme is being completed.  A date for reopening will be announced in due course.

Library staff are still available and fully contactable:    Tel: 621228 

email onchan.library@onchan.org.im

With the announcement from the Chief Minister relaxations of restrictions for Covid 19, Onchan District Commissioners are pleased to announce that their offices and public counter are now open to the general public.

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Onchan District Commissioners are pleased to announce that from Monday 8th June 2020 the playgrounds under their management will be open to the public to use.

Signage will be in place at each site providing guidance in relation to COVID-19.

The playgrounds located at:

• Lakeside Gardens
• Birch Hill
• Ballachurry.
• The Rec, on School Road.
* Playground, Onchan Park

A further announcement will be made in due course with regard to the opening of Onchan Park's facilities.

In recent years we have seen an increase in the number of tenants purchasing large trampolines. Onchan District Commissioners have no objection to the use of trampolines, as long as they are not causing a nuisance to other residents and being used in a safe manner. Please be aware of the following advice for safe use of your trampoline:-

 

What you can do?

  • Be considerate to your immediate neighbours when situating the trampoline. Avoid placing against the property or against the fence adjoining your neighbour.
  • Ensure that the trampoline is placed on level ground and securely fastened down to prevent accidents and/or damage to other person's property.
  • Supervise children at all times when using the trampoline and only allow one person at a time on the trampoline as per majority of manufacturers safety guidelines.
  • When the summer comes to an end, please give thought to storage of the trampoline in winter. Local high winds can lift trampolines which cause considerable damage if not securely fastened down or stored away. Please be aware that you will be liable for the cost of any damage caused by your trampoline to your property or to those around you.

Social distancing remains compulsory for all.

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That’s why it’s really important to continue to follow good social distancing habits

If your family or friend wishes to see you, they may only come to the outdoor areas of the Complex and must not enter your home.

You and your visitors must observe the advice to remain at least 2 metres apart from others (excluding members of your own household) and minimise time outside.  

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Further to our bulletin of 30th March 2020 we are updating you in light of recent developments and guidance from Isle of Man Government.

Our priority is still to protect you and our staff whilst maintaining essential services.  The majority of our workforce are working from home in order to reduce the risk of Covid-19. Please note we are still available to our customers.    It may be necessary for the person who takes your call to take your number and refer your query to a colleague who will then call you back.

Tenants are reminded that any instance of infectious or contagious disease should be reported to the Commissioners, this is a requirement under the tenancy agreement and under the circumstances will enable the Authority to provide support when possible.  Contact the Housing Manager, Telephone: 646192

Paying your rent

As with our previous advice, if you find yourself experiencing difficulties in paying your rent, please do contact us on 675564 or via email to admin@onchan.org.im  where a member of our customer services team will work through the options available to you

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, people who receive benefits at the post office using a MiCard can now be paid directly into their bank account instead. For further details, please visit the Social Security webpage https://www.gov.im/news/2020/mar/25/option-for-benefits-and-pensions-to-be-paid-direct-to-bank-accounts/ or call Social Security on Telephone 685656.

We also encourage tenants to pay their rent by Direct Debit, you can request a direct debit mandate form from the Finance Team Telephone 675564, and we will support you through this process if needed.

 Telephone and online payments are accepted.  Telephone 675564, or through the Commissioners website:  www.onchan.org.im/pay-online

 Housing – Repairs and Maintenance

 As previously advised, we are prioritising essential work only within properties. This includes but is not restricted to:

·         Loss of electricity
·         No heating or hot water
·         Burst pipe(s) leading to flooding of your property
·         Toilets or drainage failing
·         Rain water ingress causing flooding of your property
 
If you are unsure about whether your request is an emergency, please call 624967 and our maintenance team will assess the priority of the work.

If arrangements are made to carry out any works in your property, in order to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus, please cooperate fully with our maintenance teams. This will include answering questions regarding your present household circumstance and adhering to mutually agreed prior appointments along with practicing safe distancing within your home whilst maintenance works are carried out. 

Gas Safety Checks

As landlords have a legal duty to repair and maintain gas pipework, flues and appliances gas safety checks should be continued until the government changes their guidance. Where possible we are working to bring forward these checks but appreciate that this may be difficult at this time due to access.  Should you receive a letter regarding boiler servicing please contact us to arrange a service or make alternative arrangements as soon as possible.

Other Services

We will continue to work with all necessary precautions following the latest public health guidance, which is available here https://covid19.gov.im/

There is to be no refuse collection service on Friday 8th May 2020, due to the May Day Bank Holiday.

If your normal refuse day is Friday, then your refuse will be collected on Thursday 7th May 2020, please ensure that your bin is placed at the curtilage of your property the night before.

Please note that the office of Onchan District Commissioners will be closed on Bank Holiday Friday 8th May 2020.

The bank holiday was moved to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe).

Due to the challenging times we are all experiencing and in compliance with the Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020, the Board of Commissioners wish to advise you that the following events have been postponed:-

Civic Sunday 17th May 2020 – to be reviewed within 6 months

Local General Election 23rd April 2020– postponed to 22nd April 2021

We will keep you informed of the rescheduled date for Civic Sunday.

 

 

Please note that since the printing of the letter enclosed with the rate demands, the provision of a recycling service has changed in line with the Chief Minister’s aims to protect the Island during the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic.  

The Bring Bank Recycling Service is suspended until further notice.


Please also be advised that the Eastern Civic Amenity site is closed from 26th March 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.

Please respect your essential refuse workers and your natural environment by not fly-tipping.  

Do not leave your rubbish:

  • outside charity shops
  • on the floor of communal bin areas
  • beside street bins and recycling banks
  • anywhere that isn’t a registered waste facility or container

Onchan District Commissioners treats fly-tipping very seriously and will prosecute anyone caught fly-tipping waste.

Onchan District Commissioners wish to advise that there will be NO CHANGES to the refuse collection rounds on Good Friday or Easter Monday.    

Please remember that Refuse Bins which do not have the bin lids completely flat will NOT be collected.

Please ensure you wipe the handles and the bin lid prior to collection, and after collection.

If you are self-isolating, any tissues and personal items must be double bagged and held for 72 hours before placing in the bin.

Please note that the rate demands for the Onchan District have been issued today.

A Community newsletter had been included in with this year’s rate demand.    This newsletter had been printed prior to the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic, therefore some of the detail is no longer applicable. This is in line with the Chief Minister’s instructions in protecting the Island by closing non-essential services and postponing the General Election. 

 Making your rate payments

The public counter is closed, so no cash payments will be accepted.

 

Telephone Payments and Direct Debit Enquiries

 

Telephone 675564

Online Payments

 

www.onchan.org.im/pay-online

 

We would also encourage payments by Direct Debit. You can complete the direct debit mandate on the reverse of the rate demand and forward it to Onchan District Commissioners.    

 If you have any queries or find yourself experiencing difficulties in paying your rates, please contact 675564 or email rates@onchan.org.im where a member of our Finance Team will work through the options available to you.

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Please note that the Commissioners’ Surgery scheduled for Saturday 4th April 2020 has been cancelled.  
If you wish to discuss an issue with your Commissioner, please get in touch. 

Contact details available for all Commissioners please click: Commissioners Contacts

Repairs and Maintenance  - Information for Tenants, Coronavirus (COVID 19) 

In accordance with the Chief Minister’s instruction, our Contractors will only be permitted to attend emergency repair and statutory compliance works within domestic and commercial properties.

The following will currently be classified as emergency repairs:

• No electricity
• Gas leak
• No cold, clean drinking water or dirty water coming up through plug holes or toilets
• A severe leak and/or burst pipe
• Any leak that is affecting the electrics
• An unsafe electrical fitting that is sparking or smoking
• No heating
• No hot water
• Carbon monoxide alarm sounding
• Other maintenance issues causing a risk to the tenants or the property
• Sewage leak
• Property security

Please note that we will now be asking you a set of pre-screening questions before starting any works and before entering your home. 

All property inspections and non-essential visits have been postponed until further notice .

Gas Safety Checks

As landlords have a legal duty to repair and maintain gas pipework, flues and appliances gas safety checks should be continued until the government changes their guidance. Where possible we are working to bring forward these checks but appreciate that this may be difficult at this time due to access.

Our phone lines and email accounts will continue to be monitored in the usual manner.    Telephone: 01624 624967    email: surveyors@onchan.org.im

These are unprecedented times in our lives, which we are all going through together and the Authority will continue to support the Islands emergency requirements.

Help us to Help You

In order to protect our Refuse Team and yourselves, please keep the bin lid firmly closed.   Refuse Bins which do not have the bin lids completely flat they will NOT be collected.

Please ensure you wipe the handles and the bin lid prior to collection, and after collection.

If you are self-isolating, any tissues and personal items must be double bagged and held for 72 hours before placing in the bin.

Commercial Refuse Collections -   It is the businesses’ responsibility to secure their bin against use by others.    If your business has closed during the pandemic, please advise the Surveyors Department, Telephone 624967

PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY

St John Ambulance are assisting with prescription delivery from 1st April 2020.

If you require the prescription delivery service, please contact your normal pharmacist and NOT St John Ambulance direct.

It will be down to the Pharmacy to arrange collection and delivery of the required prescriptions via St John Ambulance.

DUE TO THE POTENTIAL SPREAD OF COVID-19 WHILST USING THIS PLAY EQUIPMENT

ONCHAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS HAVE TAKEN THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE PLAYGROUND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS EQUIPMENT AND ASSIST YOUR COMMUNITY IN STOPPING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

IF YOU HAVE ANY ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT

ONCHAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS

TEL: 675564

admin@onchan.org.im 

Dear All

Please be advised that with effect from Monday 23rd March 2020 the public counter, the Harvey Briggs Library and The Hub will be closed for the foreseeable future.

Whilst the Officers of the Authority will be working remotely and from a number of locations we will be continuing Core Business and emergency housing maintenance support. The Authority’ team of administrative staff will continue to operate back office administration for as long as possible and are contactable via telephone/email or post:-

 
Admin/Finance:-

Telephone:  675564

E-Mail:  admin@onchan.org.im

E-Mail: finance@onchan.org.im

 
Housing:-

Telephone: 646192 

E-Mail: admin@onchan.org.im

 
Surveyors:- 

Telephone: 624967 

E-Mail surveyors@onchan.org.im

 
Where Officers may require to undertake a visit they will telephone in advance and will not enter premises where people are in self-isolation, and in other cases will maintain the required social distance of 2 metres.

With regard to the next public meeting of Board of Onchan District Commissioners (30th March 2020), this meeting has been changed to a closed meeting. The Authority will keep you informed about how services in the future will be provided and when public meetings will resume.

Thank you in appreciation of your co-operation and support in this matter.

Kind regards

Linda Radcliffe (Mrs)

Chief Executive/Clerk

Advice issued from Public Health England regarding the management of waste including used tissues and masks, from an individual is self-isolation because of the Coronavirus and how to deal with their household waste:-

Cleaning and disposal of waste

Use your usual household products, such as detergents and bleach, as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces. Clean frequently touched surfaces regularly. Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths should be put in disposable rubbish bags and tied when full. All lids on Refuse Bins must be closed before the Refuse Team will collect them.

Advice on Double Bagging

The disposable rubbish bags should be placed into a second bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste in the room in which you are self-isolating. It should be put in a suitable and secure place and marked for storage until the individual’s test results are known. Keep aside for at least 72 hours before putting into your usual external household waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Waste should be stored safely and kept away from children. You should not put your waste in communal waste areas until negative test results are known or the waste has been stored for at least 72 hours.

• If the individual tests negative, this can be put in with the normal waste.
• If the individual tests positive, then store it for at least 72 hours and put in with the normal waste.

Bring Banks
Recycling from Bring banks around Onchan with the exception of Hawthorne Villa will stop from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice.

Energy from Waste Plant (EfW)
Suez has an EfW contingency plan which it will implement when there is a confirmed Covid19 case on Island. Put simply, this will involve the isolation of control room staff to ensure the Plant can resource the 24/7 operation of the primary incinerator. Key to the success of the plan is preventing exposure to the virus in the Plant.
Those operatives accessing the Plant to deliver the collected waste will follow advice re preventing the spread of infection through e.g. the use of nitrile gloves, hand gel, and effective hand washing.

The Manx Earnings Replacement Allowance (“MERA”) will provide an income of £200 a week to people who have either been laid off or made redundant from their employment, or have
lost or been prevented from carrying out their self-employed work,

For further information go to MERA 

We know many of you will be concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Our priority is to do everything we can to keep all tenants and colleagues safe and to keep providing a good service for you.

If you or a member of your family are self-isolating and you have an appointment booked with our Housing team or our repairs team, please contact the Housing Office on 646192 

Working with you, we will agree appropriate timescales for repairs or home visits on a priority basis.

In the event that you are unable to pay your rent as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to notify the Housing Office as soon as possible and we will

work with you to avoid formal action where Covid-19 is a factor. 

The most up to date and accurate health guidance on Covid-19 is available on the Government’s website https://www.gov.im/categories/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-covid-19/

CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

The Officers and Onchan District Commissioners have been monitoring the latest developments with the Coronavirus outbreak and the ways in which the Officers can help to prevent the spread of the virus within the Authority and the service it provides.

As part of the precautionary measures, we would like to reduce the amount of cash that is exchanged in a bid to minimise the potential threat of the virus spreading to vulnerable tenants and Officers through the handling of cash.  The Bank of England has acknowledged that banknotes in circulation can hold “bacteria and viruses” and recommend that people wash their hands after handling money.

Alternative ways of paying are by telephone 675564 or through online payments

If you are unable to pay using the other available options, cash will still be welcomed via deposit of the correct amount through the Commissioners letterbox during office hours.  Please ensure it is in an envelope with your name and address clearly marked on the back of the envelope.  Please do not deposit cash in to the letterbox outside of office hours.  A receipt will be posted on request or confirmed via telephone.

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic the seasonal activities at Onchan Park will not be opening on Saturday 4th April 2020 as planned.

Further updates in relation to the Park opening dates will be provided in due course in-line with the guidance provided by the Isle of Man Government.

NORMAL COLLECTION DAY

REVISED COLLECTION DAY

Monday

23rd December 2019

Monday

23rd December 2019

Tuesday

24th December 2019

Monday

23rd December 2019

Wednesday

25th December 2019

Tuesday

24th December 2019

Thursday

26th December 2019

Friday

27th December 2019

Friday

27th December 2019

Friday

27th December 2019

Monday

30th December 2019

Monday

30th December 2019

Tuesday

31st December 2019

Monday

30th December 2019

Wednesday

1st January 2020

Tuesday

31st December 2019

Thursday

2nd January 2020

Friday

3rd January 2020

Friday

3rd January 2020

Friday

3rd January 2020

TRADE COLLECTIONS (Food Only)

There will be one collection during the holiday period.

Normal household and trade collection services will resume with effect from Monday 6th January 2020.  Please ensure that the bin is left at the curtilage of your property by 6.00 a.m. on the day of collection, however it is preferential if the bin can be put out the night before collection.

If, in despite our best intentions, your bin is not collected on the above revised days, please be assured that we will collect it on the next available day. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that the alterations to the rounds may cause.

If you would like the Christmas Refuse Collection Notice to be continued next year, please take a moment to respond to our survey on the Commissioners’ Website www.onchan.org.im and on their Facebook Page.

TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION

Onchan District Commissioners give notice that under the Fireworks Act 2004 that there will be a Firework Display in the grounds known as The Rec, School Road, Onchan on

8th December 2017
at approximately 8.15 p.m.

The display will last approximately 15 minutes.

Chief Executive
Onchan District Commissioners
79 Main Road
Onchan
Isle of Man

Onchan District Commissioners are seeking views regarding anything to do with Onchan Park and the facilities provided.  In order to achieve this they are seeking the views of the community and visitors in a public consultation which will run until the 30th March 2017. 

Full details of the Future of Onchan Park Public Consultation can be found here

Onchan District Commissioners invite applications from MACCS Approved Contractors list, interested in being included on a selected list of Tenderers.  Applications are requested from Contractors in the following categories:-

1)     Window Cleaning

2)     General Cleaning of Commissioners’ Premises

3)     Plumbing

4)     Electrical

5)     Servicing of Gas Central Heating Boilers (Domestic)

6)     Drainage and Groundworks

7)     Servicing and Repair of Oil Central Heating Boilers

8)     Repair and Maintenance of Street Lighting

9)     Painting and Decorating

10)  General Building Contractors

11)  Grass Cutting to Open Spaces

12)  Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

13)  Repairs to Gas Central Heating Boilers (Domestic)

14)  Servicing and Repair of Gas Central Heating Boilers (Commercial)

15)  Hedge Cutting

16)  Weed Spraying

           

Further information in respect of the above may be obtained from the Property Maintenance Manager, Surveyor’s Department, Onchan District Commissioners, Main Road, Onchan.

 

Applicants are advised that it will be necessary to comply with the registration requirements of the Isle of Man Construction Federation, details of which can be obtained from 23A Village Walk, Onchan IM3 4EB.

 

Applications must be in writing (email) including details of the company and contact details to arrive no later than 12 noon on 27th January 2017.

 

Applicants are advised that failure to keep up to date with National Insurance Contributions and Holiday with Pay Schemes or their having outstanding debts owing to Government Boards or Departments could result in their being disqualified from tendering.

M.J.  Morrison

Chief Executive/Clerk

Onchan District Commissioners

79 Main Road

ONCHAN      Tel: 624967

 In accordance with section 6 (7) of the Audit Act 2006 and regulation 17 (1) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2013, Onchan District Commissioners advise all interested parties that the Independent Auditor’s Report on the financial statements for the year ended 31st March 2016 has now been received.

 A copy of the authority’s Statement of Accounts, including the Independent Auditor’s Report, are available for inspection at the offices of Onchan District Commissioners, Hawthorn Villa, 79 Main Road, Onchan; at Onchan Library, 61-69 Main Road, Onchan; and on our website www.onchan.org.im.

 

T M G Edwin-Reed

Responsible Financial Officer

Onchan District Commissioners

Hawthorn Villa

79 Main Road

Onchan

Isle of Man

IM3 1RD

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1985

ONCHAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS

Notice is hereby given that the ONCHAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS have made an application to the Department of Infrastructure for leave to borrow a sum not exceeding TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY SEVEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE POUNDS (£267,399.00) repayable over a period of TEN (10) years for the purpose of defraying the cost of refurbishing the Youth & Community Centre.

This application will be considered by the Department of Infrastructure, Sea Terminal Building, Douglas in week commencing 7th November 2016.

Anyone wishing to submit views on the application should do so in writing to the Petition Officer of the said Department not later than 4th November 2016.

T.R. Craig
Deputy Clerk to the Commissioners
Of the Local Government District of Onchan

Any objections to the proposal which you may wish to make should be sent to Highway Services, Regulations Section, Sea Terminal, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2RF on or before Monday 13 June 2016.

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