Marown Parish Commissioners: Minutes

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The minutes of the Marown Parish Commissioners are a record of decisions taken at monthly public and private meetings held by the five elected Commissioners of Marown. Decisions relate to the following areas of local governance:

  • Public information and advice
  • Tourism
  • Refuse collection
  • Street-lighting
  • Environmental health
  • Public conveniences
  • Parks, playgrounds and other leisure facilities
  • Control of dogs
  • Housing
  • Car-parking
  • Street-cleaning
  • Building control
  • Planning
  • Sewerage
  • Abandoned vehicles

These minutes are written by the Clerk to the Marown Parish Commissioners, based on notes taken during the meetings. The minutes were then written into the volumes, or typed, printed and affixed into the volumes. Each set of minutes was approved by the Commissioners and signed by the Chairman of the Marown Parish Commissioners at the subsequent meeting.

The series also contains one folder of ephemera found between pages of some of the volumes, of subject matter unconnected to the volumes in which they were found:

  • Press cutting regarding Ballacotch Farm, Crosby 1989
  • Correspondence between Marown Commissioners and the Department of Transport regarding adoption of part of King Orry Road, Ballagarey; 1995
  • Accounts of Crosby and District Silver Band for the year ending Dec 2000
  • Raffle ticket: Douglas High School Old Boys Football Club 1982
  • Raffle ticket: Peel Gardener's Association Spring Show Grand Tombola 1995

Administrative / Biographical History

Marown Parish Commissioners was established in 1894 by the Local Government Amendment Act.

Marown Parish is one of the fifteen parish districts of the Isle of Man. Each parish district is governed by its own local authority. In Marown this is the Marown Parish Commissioners. The Commissioners are elected by the residents of the Parish to administer a range of local government functions and, whenever possible, to act as the voice of the Parish by bringing local issues and views to the attention of central government and other outside parties. These functions include:

  • Public information and advice
  • Tourism
  • Refuse collection
  • Street-lighting
  • Environmental health
  • Public conveniences
  • Parks, playgrounds and other leisure facilities
  • Control of dogs
  • Housing
  • Car-parking
  • Street-cleaning
  • Building control
  • Planning
  • Sewerage
  • Libraries and museums
  • Abandoned vehicles

The Commissioners hold monthly public meetings, to take decisions on cases relating to the above functions.

Arrangement

Volumes arranged in chronological order:

  • S13/1 Oct 1894 – Mar 1922
  • S13/2 Sep 1931 – Apr 1947
  • S13/3 May 1947 – Mar 1972
  • S13/4 Apr 1972 – Apr 1981
  • S13/5 May 1981 – Dec 1985
  • S13/6 Jan 1986 – Dec 1989
  • S13/7 Jan 1990 – Jun 1993
  • S13/8 Jun 1993 – Aug 1996
  • S13/9 Sep 1996 – May 1999
  • S13/10 Jun 1999 – Dec 2001
  • S13/11 A folder of loose miscellaneous material inserted into various volumes was created during cataloguing.

Conditions Governing Access

Part or all of this series is currently closed to public access. Please contact the Isle of Man Public Record Office for further information please email: public.records@gov.im

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Archivist's Note

Katherine Doyle March 2015