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Everything posted by fredtosser

  1. Apart from the Beach, Port Erin is dump. Dilapidated buildings all over the place, vandalism, not that I disagree with a merger but I wouldn't hold Port Erin as a beacon of hope or shining example of progress.
  2. With the split across the candidates I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if "HM Sole" waltzed in on the youth protest vote.
  3. @Mattshaw15 do the coastguard fall under Dr Spake ? Only ask as his uk reg Audi is parked on a driveway in Port Erin next to a snazzy coastguard search and rescue vehicle #146 (which isn't going off on a search and rescue job in a hurry seeing as it's blocked in ) Assume it's only a coincidence and he hasn't been given a Manx registered government vehicle to run around in.
  4. This is all good fun as Matt Shaw is Mr Spakes chum. He clearly isn't very popular either.
  5. Port Erin Commissioners chairman enjoyed life in Port Erin so much, he moved to Foxdale.
  6. My understanding is that he has upset COMIN so has no chance of getting the votes from them and their bootlickers at the LEGCO election. If he failed that election, it wouldn't look great returning to the electorate for HOK. Still good luck to the fella for standing by his convictions. I'm not sure postmen should really be acting in the legislative revising chamber anyway.
  7. I think its skewed as is you have a child who spends time between separated parents then if either party is in receipt of benefits they become eligible irrespective of the other sides income.
  8. Lorne House currently under offer on the agents website https://www.blackgracecowley.com/property/lorne-house-douglas-street-castletown/
  9. Now here is a surprise... Agricultural properties under the existing rating system are zero rated and it is not proposed that this should change . Component 6: Agricultural properties remain 0% rated.
  10. Of the two remaining Commissioners, one lives in Port Erin and the Other now lives in Scotland. Local democracy at its best.
  11. I hear tell the DED are busy throwing the legal kitchen sink at another local firm who ran the official website and timing systems for years. I think there may be a few more skeletons about to emerge from Mr Skellys cupboard.
  12. Plenty of evidence online that there is no health and safety culture at the place either based on Menzies staff use of social media.
  13. You had best raise your concerns with the mayor of London too.
  14. The latest wheeze is all the outsourced staff get a parking permit for their hours then get free holiday parking. Almost 500 parking permits issued to the airport clique - https://iom.icasework.com/servlet/servlets.getImg?ref=D290265&bin=Y&auth=0&db=ZVD1ZPdIGvo%3D&access_token=DHcfVG3QM4yrh6VvfszsuZx9uH9hdPkIRPALELP7wol9sMIuuoWn7FGGwRQRDJuf.Eq0CpjLJEpBNvfeMr6IqOg%3D%3D
  15. Public lynching underway on Facebook. How dare they close the parking.
  16. As a resident of Port Erin, unless you need to go to Shoprite, Castletown is much easier to find parking. Even if all the free parking has gone, there is massive carpark behind shop rite that costs 25p per half hour. Fuel costs are more than a couple of hours parking. The biggest issue is that the square flip flops open / closed so often people forget what its like and the moaners get airtime several times a year no matter what side of the fence they sit on.
  17. I hear tell that the Manager brought in from the UK to head the revamped "flagship" George in Castletown has gone back to the UK, only to be replaced by one of the Chefs responsible for the dire food that has been dished up since the relaunch. Couldn't make it up.
  18. Government will have set the hares running with their provision review. Doesn't make any sense that the "chosen" family library receives central gov funding when the HBN library down the road is on the shoulders of ratepayers. Libraries these days seem more of a social drop in centre, or wifi hub than the traditional library. Books simply aren't the luxury item they once, even charity shops wont take them half the time.
  19. Provisional License's are only valid in the country of issue so she would need one of each. ETA https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_543766.html
  20. It appears the local franchise is being broken up and Douglas stores have been sold. Sunk by an over enthusiastic expansion plan into Glasgow
  21. Coffee Republic seems to have closed rather suddenly and quietly this morning....
  22. I understand that Mr Pullinger has written to CWU members on the Isle of Man advising them to "Pick a side" in advance of a urgent union meeting.Watch this space but it looks like an IOM Post implosion is on its way.
  23. Ex Head Brewer Mike Cowbourne is whipping up a storm on Twitter to the effect all the brewing staff have resigned to the effect he states... “Indeed a doubt the Brewery side of H+B. ie Okells will survive, everybody get used to drinking imported beer, so sad in existence since 1850” Seems to be a very undignified end. The brewing was the one saving grace to the increasingly bland pub offering. Always frustrating that the H&B pub estate in the U.K. seems to be run to a higher standard.
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