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  1. I watched them put that cable in whilst keeping an eye on my lobster pots, it runs right through the proposed site for the deep water berth Dredging without moving the cable is an impossibility, moving the cable would add a massive cost to the project http://subseaworldnews.com/2013/12/11/mattressing-protection-displaced-on-isle-of-man-uk-interconnector-power-cable/
  2. As an inspired guess, I would say the bloke who bought the Hooded Ram brewery and much else besides has bought it to do a big Wetherspoons type food/pub operation with Airbnb listed self-contained letting suites upstairs
  3. There's a boat in the morning if you don't like it here, well sometimes there's a boat, if they haven't crashed it
  4. As has been pointed out here, I have posted my experience of registering and letting on Airbnb on another thread To add: I have declared my income stream from this to Treasury who required me to register a separate self employment in addition to my existing plumbing trade For those of you interested in letting, a report was commissioned last year by DED into the "non serviced accommodation sector" i.e. holiday accommodation that id not hotel or b&b There was a well attended presentation of this at the museum in July where it was pointed out the various types of accommodatio
  5. The people staying in my place weren't here for entertainment facilities. They could go to a thousand places with great entertainment, London, Liverpool, Brighton etc. The groups that stayed came for some kind of outdoor activity, cycling, motorcycling, rallying, diving. The families came to explore the countryside and our charming little towns which they did either on the heritage railways or on the bus network. Some hired a car, almost none brought a car and it's not hard to see why Promoting tourism here does not require vast sums of money spent on facilities which already exist
  6. The people staying in my place weren't here for entertainment facilities. They could go to a thousand places with great entertainment, London, Liverpool, Brighton etc. The groups that stayed came for some kind of outdoor activity, cycling, motorcycling, rallying, diving. The families came to explore the countryside and our charming little towns which they did either on the heritage railways or on the bus network. Some hired a car, almost none brought a car and it's not hard to see why Promoting tourism here does not require vast sums of money spent on facilities which already exist
  7. I have a license for tourist accommodation under the 1975 Tourism Act It was a total pain in the arse to get, DED have a thick book of rules about what you are supposed to have. Sufficient eggcups was one listing and the suggestion that you put a 500ml bottle of water in the toilet cistern to save water when flushing. As a plumber I can tell you that is a fucking stupid idea DED took forever to respond to my emails and there didn't seem to be any liaison between them, the fire officer and building control, both of whom have were equally slack. In the end it took me seven months to d
  8. Every tourism related thread on here it gets drowned in misery and negative comments about the Island, usually making some point about what we haven't got. Makes me wonder why you lot live here My experience of letting out my place on Airbnb paints a different picture Most of my guests stay around 3 nights, they were evenly split between families and groups such as cyclists, motorcyclists, divers, rallyists etc Pretty much all of them enjoyed the Island, I have yet to hear a negative comment Most came by boat and saw the journey as part of the holiday Despite the short
  9. It's a nice piece of PR and probably didn't cost much If it brings more business here then good on the DED for having the savvy to place it Stop being such a bunch of fucking negative twats
  10. Quid pro quo Next year's cycling festival will see the mountain road closed to motor vehicles
  11. I went through the file in the planning office, I don't have copies or numbers for it. Planning has been granted though
  12. I went through the planning application, public submissions etc. today A condition of planning is that the right of way across the sea frontage be maintained Looking at the location of the gates, just ahead of the steps to the beach and the fact that only that end house is gated, the only possible reason for that is to block off the right of way If you were going to gate the development the gate would be at the other end, but that would allow people to walk across the beach and up the steps We all know what will happen once the gates are up, the pedestrian gate will remain
  13. I seem to remember Heysham as being a non-union port
  14. Wow ! it must be really nice
  15. Travelled to Heysham today on the Ben and the foot passengers had to disembark by bus A tedious business of hanging around in the lounge until the car decks were empty then having to all get aboard a coach to be driven the 200 mt to the terminal. Adds about an extra half an hour to the crossing What is really annoying is that it's been like this for weeks. If our local engineers can dismantle something as complicated as the ships main engine and get it back in service within 18 hours what the fuck is happening at Heysham Port that they can't fix what is only a simple metal bridge ?
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