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Bazza Smurf

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  1. Bazza Smurf

    50mph Limit For Coast Road

    Things have changed since back in the day. (For the greater good). I've been in "the game" for a long time by the way. I know the supposed rules.
  2. Bazza Smurf

    50mph Limit For Coast Road

    If all that is the same difference to you, your life must be a complicated mess.
  3. Bazza Smurf

    50mph Limit For Coast Road

    I didn't say I wouldn't do it. Read my post.
  4. Bazza Smurf

    50mph Limit For Coast Road

    I can say that from a taxi driving perspective getting to Ramsey was hard work during TT before this. God forbid me for saying it, but some cabbies will probably try to avoid a run there now. It will simply take too long.
  5. Bazza Smurf

    50mph Limit For Coast Road

    Personally I think a more sensible approach if such measures were needed would have been 60mph. 50mph is just going to become a stress test.
  6. Bazza Smurf

    Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    Manx Gas choses not to disclose its accounts on the basis of confidentiality. In effect only MG, OFT and now the Gas Committee will know the answer to the question.
  7. Bazza Smurf

    Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    Would you please consider signing this petition. It's a new one with a new purpose. Thank you. Barry https://www.change.org/p/chief-minister-mr-howard-quayle-isle-of-man-government-gas-advisory-committee
  8. Bazza Smurf

    Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    Email to IOM Newspapers sent last week. The Examiner ran a story this week regarding Mr Ian Plenderleiths new position at Ancala/Manx Gas and the situation regarding Banding Standing Charges. As administrator of a social media group opposed to Banding Standing Charges I feel the need to comment on this story. Story titled "Manx Gas boss won't be rushed into changing standing charges". There is no mention in the story of the Government Gas Regulatory Advisory Committee set up by the Chief Minister Mr Howard Quayle late last year. This Committee with Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas has been meeting interested parties on the subject since early this year. I can't comment on whether the Committee has met with Mr Plenderleith yet. I on behalf of our group have met with the Committee and have also sent in two detailed letters on the matter. The Committee itself is due to report back to the Chief Minister by end of December 2018 AT THE LATEST. It is important to note that the future of Banding Standing Charges does not lie entirely if at all with Manx Gas. The current agreement can be broken by either side on 1st January 2019 providing six months notice period has been served. In summary I think the story is actually misleading to gas consumers on the island as the omission of the Gas Committee makes the rest of the story inaccurate. Please remember the current system is placing many of the worse off in society in a very vunerable financial position. Many gas consumers are now struggling to pay the standing charge never mind the gas usage bill. I am hoping that you will include a story from our side to prevent any unnecessary worry from those already struggling financially. I would imagine Minister Chris Thomas would be pleased to comment on the ongoing situation if asked. If I can assist further please do not hesitate to ask. I will assist in anyway I can. Best Regards
  9. Bazza Smurf

    How long to Heysham ferry?

    The M6 Toll as much as I hate handing over my dosh is definitely worth the cost especially when under pressure heading for the ferry
  10. Bazza Smurf

    Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    It is my intention to publish the first/initial letter really soon. I have a reason to hold back a little longer but the gloves are off. Gas consumers with me at the driving seat have no chance of progression with this unless I keep it in the public domain. Please forgive me for keeping the subject alive on here. I need all the publicity I can get. :-)
  11. Bazza Smurf

    Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    I'm ok. I stuck a plaster on it. :-)
  12. Bazza Smurf

    Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

  13. Bazza Smurf

    Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    I will post a summary letter I wrote to the Committee later.
  14. Bazza Smurf

    Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    http://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/standing-charge-regime-under-review/
  15. Bazza Smurf

    Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    I have on behalf of our social media group have sent in two letters since the Committee meeting earlier in the year and summed up our case relating to banding standing charges. The argument is much more involved than just the banding issue now. We are awaiting a decision from the Government and hope for a change. I remain positive.
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