Local Government Unit and Legislation

The Local Government Unit is a central support and advice area for the Island’s Local Authorities, as is the Legislation Unit which, in addition to carrying out its main role of progressing the department's legislative programme, also provides guidance on the legislation in place governing local authorities.

For details on the functions carried out by the Island’s local authorities, or to view their contact details or access copies of the legislation governing these bodies, please view the web-pages below: 

  • Local Authorities – sets out the functions carried out by the local authorities, including those transferred in 2015 such as gully emptying, hedge trimming, street sweeping, removal of weeds etc
  • Local Authority Contacts- the postal and email addresses of all the Clerks along with their contact telephone numbers, and office opening hours can be found here.
  • Local Authority Elections–  guidance booklets for candidates and voters can be found here, along with FAQ’s and other information relevant to the local elections.
  • Guidance and Legislation – copies of local authority guidance booklets can be found here, such as, the ‘General Information Handbook for Members and Officers of Local Authorities’ and ‘Corporate Governance Principles and Code of Conduct Guidance’ etc. Also, refers to some of the main items of legislation governing local authorities.  
  • Local Authority Accounts  – local authorities are required to produce a yearly statement of accounts and more information can be found here about this.        
  • Local Government Superannuation  - a copy of the 2012 Scheme can be found here along with other related documents. 
  • Trees and High Hedges   - sets out advice and guidance along with details of who to contact in your local area should you be experiencing problems with trees and/or high hedges.

Local Authority Transition – Looking Local Newsletter

The Department of Infrastructure produced a Looking Local newsletter in January 2016 to provide an update on the progress made by the Department and Local Authorities on Local Authority Transition.

Contacts

For advice on Local Authority matters, or for information regarding the Department’s legislation, please contact:-

Miss Rachel Bevan

Administrative Officer

Local Government Unit

Department of Infrastructure

Sea Terminal Building

Douglas

Isle of Man

IM1 2RF

Telephone:+44 1624 685900

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