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1 minute ago, Numbnuts said:

Well if you listen to Juan Turner ,who was a scout in the dim and distant past , and others apparently it was condemmed . Like the Bridge below it !! I'm sure that a few welders and materials it could have been made safe for a few years. As for the bridge , I spoke to a well respected welder who had worked on it previously and all it needed was cutting some rusted steel out and refixing etc. Two welders inside two weeks would have sorted it. Bottom line was it was all down to lack of maintenance , mainly paint over the years , that DOI had failed to look after it . Sound familiar ?!! . 

You have to realise that the vast majority of the 'vitally important' spending projects that the Manx public have ended up paying for over the last few decades can be summed up by a toddler screaming "Want new toy!  Want new toy!!".

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13 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Which gives rise to a lot of interesting questions: Why was the previous one taken down if the replacement wasn't authorised?  When was this decided and by whom?  If refusal happened a while back (as it should have been for practical and legal reasons), why are we only finding out about it now?  How much extra is the 'temporary' one going to cost? 

This smells of a Skelly parting gift to the electorate? All part of the Great Plan including a new Grandstand?

How much was the proposed new Scoreboard going to be...if it's been knocked back it might be a pointer to our wider economic figures?

ETA...there'll be a lot of 3x2 and plasterboard (with skirtings) coming up soon....ideal temporary Scoreboard material, til it rains 😂

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3 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

You have to realise that the vast majority of the 'vitally important' spending projects that the Manx public have ended up paying for over the last few decades can be summed up by a toddler screaming "Want new toy!  Want new toy!!".

Not sure I agree with that sentiment. More like , have to justify my job , have to justify my job !! Ohh and Rob announced months ago that there would be temp screens up for the TT in 2022 . So this 'announcement' has clearly been delayed till after election .

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6 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

This smells of a Skelly parting gift to the electorate? All part of the Great Plan including a new Grandstand?

How much was the proposed new Scoreboard going to be...if it's been knocked back it might be a pointer to our wider economic figures?

ETA...there'll be a lot of 3x2 and plasterboard (with skirtings) coming up soon....ideal temporary Scoreboard material, til it rains 😂

Some unit in Ballasalla has already blagged all that apparently ! 

Edit, just noticed Skelly has his new store in !! .....yes youve guessed it. If the first part is correct then theres a coincidence !   

 

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Why are taxpayer's paying for a sporting event's scoreboard? Especially since we give Manx Radio thousands to tell spectators the score. 

If it's that vital fund it through public subscription from TT lovers, lottery grant or sponsorship from the businesses that apparently couldn't survive without the TT. 

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5 minutes ago, Numbnuts said:

Skip ..apart from allegedly one part which is to be erected in the Museum. Time will tell .

Big disappointment  in Rob he knew ages ago the Scoreboard    was a Dead duck  and was not content to leave the old one there until a proper replacement was found and properly budgeted for , Frightened to tell the electorate the truth until after the election , unless it might effect his future political ambitions , 

Even this weekend a great  and successful  Car Rally  injecting thousands into the local economy , Steam packet and Hotels , Same 2 week ago with the classic cars , world class  motorcycle enduro, not a word of congratulations or encouragement from Rob  who allegedly is heading up motorsport ,

Nothing on Manx radio either ?  after all there is no one there over the weekend !and now Glover has gone  motor sport will be very low down the broadcast agenda ,

5 minutes ago, Numbnuts said:

Skip ..apart from allegedly one part which is to be erected in the Museum. Time will tell .

 

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30 minutes ago, Omobono said:

Big disappointment  in Rob he knew ages ago the Scoreboard    was a Dead duck  and was not content to leave the old one there until a proper replacement was found and properly budgeted for , Frightened to tell the electorate the truth until after the election , unless it might effect his future political ambitions , 

Even this weekend a great  and successful  Car Rally  injecting thousands into the local economy , Steam packet and Hotels , Same 2 week ago with the classic cars , world class  motorcycle enduro, not a word of congratulations or encouragement from Rob  who allegedly is heading up motorsport ,

Nothing on Manx radio either ?  after all there is no one there over the weekend !and now Glover has gone  motor sport will be very low down the broadcast agenda ,

 

The Scoreboard isnt dead in the water - plans have been drafted, but Treasury asked for a stronger business case.....

This means that we have to look at some alternative options for 2022, but the new scoreboard should be in place for the 2023 event. 

Personally, I would like to see those plans in the public domain as soon as possible.  

As for the Poker Stars Rally I managed to watch two stages - a great event for the island's tourism calendar    

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1 hour ago, Rob Callister said:

The Scoreboard isnt dead in the water - plans have been drafted, but Treasury asked for a stronger business case.....

This means that we have to look at some alternative options for 2022, but the new scoreboard should be in place for the 2023 event. 

Personally, I would like to see those plans in the public domain as soon as possible.  

As for the Poker Stars Rally I managed to watch two stages - a great event for the island's tourism calendar    

How does this sit with our Biosphere credentials and Zero Carbon plans @Rob Callister?

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