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  1. So you suggest that all Dr's, Nurses, Police Officers, Firemen, Ambulance staff, teachers, should be given a 30% pay cut. I think the reaction will be that 90%+ of them will simply leave the IOM. All of these sectors are in demand in the UK and other places.
  2. I think before we start looking at this, we need to enforce the limits we have. 40mph seems the norm on Johnny Watersons lane, parts of the prom (before it was dug up), and many other places.
  3. Proposal is to move to 'London Fringe'. This equates to about £1100 a year extra, not £6K. Teachers Pay scales can be found at https://www.nasuwt.org.uk/uploads/assets/uploaded/1a62d096-dd0c-4f6b-858e9f806476ed14.pdf IOM teachers currently get paid on English pay scales.
  4. All showing up on Facebook now, with people trying to get back the over inflated prices they paid
  5. nelwd

    Bottled Gas

    Hi, I am having a new kitchen fitted in the next few months and would like to have a gas hob, rather than an electric one if I can. I don't however want mains gas, as I don't want to pay the daily standing charge, when over the course of the year, there will probably be a couple of months at least when I don't use it at all (holidays, days when I cook only using the oven, days when I eat out etc etc), and even when I do use it, it may only be for 20 mins. I know that the gas will be more expensive to buy, but think it will be cheaper overall. Does anybody know if I am allowed to do this (will have it professionally fitted), and how do i source the gas bottles, does Manx gas deliver, or do I have to collect etc. If it comes to it I know I can get the smallish ones from the petrol station, but would prefer the big ones. Thanks Will
  6. I drive a school minibus. If it gets damaged, the school is responsible for the excess. If it is through my own stupidity e.g. i am not looking what I am doing and reverse into a wall etc, It has been explained to me that I will be responsible for the excess. If it is not my fault, the the school will pay. To me and the other teachers at the school this seems perfectly fair. Why should the pupils suffer if I am stupid enough not see a stationary object. I have to say it makes you check the vehicle over for damage before you drive it, take care of it, and ensure that somebody countersigns it back in with you. The current vehicle is about 5 years old and has not had a single scratch put on it. Not sure the same would be true if you knew it was not going to cost you personally. I just wondered if it was the same for Posties, and if not, why not.
  7. Thanks for the responses. Is anybody able to answer the second part of my question. If they have an at fault accident do they have to pay the excess? I work (and occasionally drive ) for Government and if I have an accident in a Government vehicle I am responsible for the excess. Just wondered if it was the same for posties?
  8. Is there anybody on here who knows what the Posties £816 or £715 ‘Driving Allowance is for? This is a genuine question, I am not looking for comedy or argumentative answers. As a Driver what is the situation if you have an at fault accident e.g you reverse into a wall and break the rear light, misjudge a corner and scrape the side of the vehicle? Is the driving allowance designed to cover these costs i.e. are you expected to pay the excess / cost of the repairs if it is below the excess cost?
  9. Have to disagree. Previous CoC's would have closed roads on schedule, then prospered the race by 30 mins or an hour at a time. Gary has kept the roads open and updated everybody as soon as a decision has been made. In times past i remember delays of 15 mins or 30 mins going on for hours, with course locked down. I wonder what comments some of you would have made if he had run the race at 11.00am on wet / very damp roads and a major incident occurred because of it. I can see the comments now...'stupid person should have never run the race' 'not fit to be CoC', 'even my granny could do better', 'accident was bound to happy on roads that wet' etc etc. As for the Senior in 2012 have a look at this film on you tube from about 42mins on. Clearly shows very wet roads, would you have raced in that.
  10. Bus Vannin had some additional buses over for during TT. They are going back again now that it is over. Not sure if they were hired in, or 'demonstrators' on a free loan.
  11. nelwd

    TT 2018

    14 mins actually before the 1st closure and that was because there were reports of a fire, which turned out to be a Farmer carrying out controlled burning, but he had not bothered to tell the ESJCR!
  12. nelwd

    TT 2018

    How does this statement fit with I had a run out in a rather magnificent 991 Turbo S the other week. I don’t think I touched more than a hundred on the Mountain Mile. and Jeremy Clarkson once described it as the Top Gear Fantasy Island (He had a home here for several years) I can’t remember exactly what he said but it was something like; “look, there are roads with no speed limits, handguns are legal, Tony Blair isn’t the president, the tax is lower and its pretty to look at! What’s not to like!” And believe me, that isn’t even half the story. and ... selected public roads with no upper speed limit. And where else in the world would actually close public roads - just so you could enjoy them for all their glory? Which are all from https://supertour.im/index.html It would seem that on this thread you are in favour of an all Island speed limit, but on your super tour site you seem to actively promote the lack of speed limit. This would seem to be rather two faced.
  13. So to sum up your answers in a straight forward easy to understand format that will be:- 1) - We are not paying anything 2) - The tax payer will pay for any costs involved if there is an accident on closed roads. 3)- The tax payer will pay for any costs involved in policing the event.
  14. Derek, it would seem that many people think that you are being deliberately vague with some of your answers to their questions, and are reading into that as you have something to hide. As I am sure you have nothing to hide can you answer the following questions? 1) – How much are you paying for the Road Closure of the Sloc? 2) – If a vehicle crashes on a closed road who will pay for the cost of any subsequent investigation, medical costs, repairs to the road etc? 3) – If additional Roads Policing is required during the 5 days e.g. due to complaints from the general public about the standard of driving etc who will pay these costs? I appreciate that you might claim commercial confidentiality over some of this, but ball park figures for question 1 would help to gather support for your event. Don’t forget that an FOI request after the event will almost certainly answer most of these questions. Will
  15. nelwd

    Top 24

    I thought it would be interesting to see what the results would have been if we had simply elected the top 24 contenders overall. I realise that this analysis is not fair as some areas had more contenders than others and thus the vote was split between more candidates but it is still interesting to look at. If we had simply elected the top 24 we would have lost another 3 'serving' MHK's (Graham Cregeen, Bill Malarkey and Chris Robertshaw and 6 contenders would have got in who did not. Those who were elected are indicated and those in bold are the top 24. 1 Alex Allinson: 2946 (elected) 2 Ray Harmer: 2195 (elected 3 Juan Watterson: 2087 (elected) 4 Geoffrey Boot: 1805 (elected) 5 Martyn Perkins: 1767 (elected) 6 Alf Cannan: 1736 (elected) 7 Tim Baker: 1571 (elected) 8 Chris Thomas: 1571 (elected) 9 Lawrie Hooper (Lib Van): 1471 (elected) 10 Bill Shimmins: 1357 (elected) 11 Carlos Phillips: 1331 12 Rob Callister: 1272 (elected) 13 Daphne Caine: 1270 (elected) 14 Andrew Smith: 1247 15 Leslie Hanson: 1238 16 David Ashford: 1219 (elected) 17 Laurence Skelly: 1212 (elected) 18 Howard Quayle: 1205 (elected) 19 Ralph Peake: 1177 (elected) 20 Kate Beecroft: 1134 (elected) 21 Mark Kemp: 1104 22 Paul Craine: 1090 23 Jason Moorhouse: 1066 (elected) 24 James Hampton: 1033 25 Ann Corlett: 1031 (elected) 26 Graham Cregeen: 991 (elected) 27 Phil Gawne: 972 28 Julie Edge (Lib Van): 953 (elected) 29 Bill Malarkey: 952 (elected) 30 Stephen Crowther: 950 31 Carl Parker: 890 32 Leonard Singer: 886 33 Tim Craig: 841 34 David Quirk: 822 35 John Houghton: 775 36 Keith Fitton: 767 37 Richard McAleer: 718 38 Nick Crowe: 716 39 Kurt Buchholz: 632 40 Louise Whitelegg: 563 41 Clare Bettison: 561 (elected) 42 Richard Falk: 540 43 Anthony Allen: 510 44 Chris Robertshaw: 487 (elected) 45 Jon Joughin: 480 46 Alan Kermode: 440 47 Quintin Gill: 415 48 William Bowers: 394 49 Amanda Walker: 373 50 Andrew Barton: 346 51 Lynn Siredfield (MLP): 343 52 Sara Hackman: 342 53 Leo Cussons: 331 54 Cat Turner: 324 55 John McBride: 303 56 David Fowler: 296 57 Karen Angela: 287 58 Carol Quine (MLP): 267 59 John McDonough: 236 60 Nigel Dobson: 231 61 Richard Halsall: 163 62 Michelle Inglis: 95 63 Pat Ayres: 39
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