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  1. A great venue but did wonder at the choice of this location for such an event; not the easiest to reach for those reliant on public transport or just want to call past.
  2. They’ve run out of whatever is being used to fill the new groove on Queens promenade so experimenting with alternatives 🙉
  3. Don’t expect too much empathy, obviously nobody in DOI has to use that route daily! This reply was forwarded to me earlier in answer to the question asked about Tromode Road being closed while the extended traffic lights are still in place on yet another over run scheme in the area……. “Thank you for your email, unfortunately there may be an overlap between the Ballafletcher Road Works and Tromode Road. We appreciate this is an inconvenience, and I would imagine those wishing to go beyond Tromode Park Estate would detour onto Ballanard for those few days.”
  4. Give them chance to get the coloured paints out to create a continuous pavement once the tarmac is laid 🙉
  5. Yes…..bit difficult to arrive at security 2 hours before a 7am flight when the airport opens at 5:30am 🤷‍♂️
  6. Road works will be returning for a short period along Douglas Promenade…….
  7. Seems appointments out the window and walk ins now available Saturday and Mon - Fri next week for over 40’s (on IOM Gov Facebook page but can’t see on website yet) Walk-in clinics have been organised at the Chester Street vaccination hub, where an additional 3,000 slots are being made available between Saturday and Christmas Eve, in an effort to get as many booster vaccines into arms as possible. The walk-in slots are available to anyone aged 40 and over and those who are medically vulnerable regardless of whether they already have an appointment - those who wish to retain their pre-booked appointments can do so, and attend as invited. The walk-in clinic times are: Saturday 18 December - 9.30am - 1pm Monday 20 December – 8:30am – 15:45pm Tuesday 21 December – 8:30am – 15:45pm Wednesday 22 December – 8:45am – 15:15pm Thursday 23 December - 8.30am until 12:00pm Friday 24 December (Christmas Eve) – 8.30am – 12:00pm While plenty of vaccine will be available each day, booked appointments will take priority and jabs will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. It is possible depending on demand that some people will be asked to return the following day if the session they attend reaches full capacity. These clinics are only available for the 40+ and at-risk groups, and people not yet eligible are asked not to attend. https://www.facebook.com/iomgovernment/photos/a.201016003920310/870372613651309/?type=3
  8. And the same drivers doing the same at Braddan Church roundabout on their return journey, with many accelerating from the corner before if you dare to pull off Vicarage Road whilst they’re still 20m+ from the roundabout itself.
  9. skins

    TT 2022 ??

    Apart from that ripple past the end of Selborne Drive 🙈
  10. From the latest myprom email……it seems they are more colourful made up markings nobody will recognise from the Highway Code 🙈 “Also pictured (above right) is the new textured and coloured surface which is being installed at each landside road crossing north of the Broadway junction. This colouring helps to make the junction more conspicuous and promote priority to the pedestrian. The blue colour will extend across the junction when the work is complete.”
  11. Doesn’t necessarily follow that what he’s doing is right though 🤷‍♂️
  12. So is that “planted” in the middle of what could otherwise be a useful performance space at the heart of somebody’s pet project of a “cultural quarter” 🤔
  13. Just driven up this road and nobody to be seen working at 4:30pm. There appears to be a length of pavement still to be surfaced and the road markings to be painted to complete the job (admittedly there could be more that’s not obvious). But…….with a few extra hours at the weekend, or yesterday and today, surely this work could have been completed in time for the school return tomorrow 🤷‍♂️
  14. Yes & might still be time to attend if your constituency hadn’t been held yet https://energyfm.net/cms/featured_article_686692.html?fbclid=IwAR0j7Rq_XYRI2J-YcYIeGu9QtuOQ8TQMeDXtiKKZPP1FzaiOSf0y0afkLnA
  15. “Because you don’t understand it” ”Social media doesn’t understand it” 🙈🤣
  16. Following the usual pattern of events, Tim Baker gives his reassurances that work will be completed by a given date about a week before the next delay is announced 🙉🤡 https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/doi-minister-pledges-prom-will-be-finished-by-august/ So the discussion about being finished by 26th August instead of 28th August to be clear for the bank holiday weekend was academic after all 🤷‍♂️
  17. Stabits were made off the Old Castletown Road near Meary Veg, but could well have been the route used to transport the stone used from Stoney Mountain quarry
  18. So who had “before the end of June” in the sweep for digging up again?!!
  19. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, it’s only opening to exit the prom on Monday……we’ve still got to wait another month until it’s fully opened!!
  20. Problem solved, there’ll be less traffic from the north using Ballanard Road/Tromode Road diversions because the mountain road will be shut for six weeks too!! https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/six-week-closure-for-mountain-road/?fbclid=IwAR1FFGGUiZ2aqNsh_qIqwoZp8XjNu6h4fJn8EnHhq7_yc-g6WULnZvBltiY
  21. Agree there are plenty of busy roads/routes that require attention more than this & not just in Douglas. But for example, DOI have mentioned elsewhere that they won’t touch Woodbourne Road until the Prom has been completed as it’s a key alternative route; obviously don’t view this road in the same way despite the additional traffic from Onchan and the north heading into town instead of along the Prom.
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