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1 hour ago, Mistercee said:

 

It is time Government put an end to these crackpot ideas and started delivering what the people of this Island actually need. It is Fantasy Island at the moment!!  

Ashy could play the part of Tattoo.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Mistercee said:

Who on earth comes up with these "concept drawings" - the promenade walkway is not a bloomin' art installation - all that is needed is a durable, practical surface that will not be damaged by things like the funfair - it should be kept for pedestrians only. If they raise the existing sea wall by 1.2m pedestrians will hardly see anything of the beach - it will be like walking through a tunnel. 

It is time Government put an end to these crackpot ideas and started delivering what the people of this Island actually need. It is Fantasy Island at the moment!!  

@Stu Petersany chance you can  argue for some common sense? 

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There's a man driving a tractor around that beach (on a reportedly very lucrative DBC contract) most days pointlessly shovelling seaweed around without doing very much to dispose of the problem properly.

One wonders how much sand and gravel he could have moved away from the seawall had he been engaged to do so rather than said futile seaweed operations.

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2 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

There's a man driving a tractor around that beach (on a reportedly very lucrative DBC contract) most days pointlessly shovelling seaweed around without doing very much to dispose of the problem properly.

One wonders how much sand and gravel he could have moved away from the seawall had he been engaged to do so rather than said futile seaweed operations.

It would probably need all those groynes (or whatever they're called) fixing/replacing and some proactive maintenance of other bits. 

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33 minutes ago, 0bserver said:

It would probably need all those groynes (or whatever they're called) fixing/replacing and some proactive maintenance of other bits. 

Indeed Douglas Beach was all pebbles before the Groynes were put in and so to make sure that Douglas Beach would look even better DBC decided to remove the Groynes and what do we have now a pebble beach, that's surprising isn't it

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There was a lot more sand on Douglas beach before they built breakwater extension, also the sewage outfall worked a lot better. But the then DOI ignored what locals told them would happen and fell for the shite they were fed by the consultants, who would not of earned the pretty millions of pounds they got if it was found not to be needed. A different design of breakwater was proposed that would not of altered the tide flow as much but protect harbour from easterly winds. Also they could put gas tank there for safety, look how that worked out. What is the golf ball used for these days.

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16 hours ago, alpha-acid said:

Indeed Douglas Beach was all pebbles before the Groynes were put in and so to make sure that Douglas Beach would look even better DBC decided to remove the Groynes and what do we have now a pebble beach, that's surprising isn't it

Some would say this isn't true. 

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43 minutes ago, Dirty Buggane said:

There was a lot more sand on Douglas beach before they built breakwater extension, also the sewage outfall worked a lot better. But the then DOI ignored what locals told them would happen and fell for the shite they were fed by the consultants, who would not of earned the pretty millions of pounds they got if it was found not to be needed. A different design of breakwater was proposed that would not of altered the tide flow as much but protect harbour from easterly winds. Also they could put gas tank there for safety, look how that worked out. What is the golf ball used for these days.

The DOI always ignore what the locals say or want. 

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