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So....with a large fanfare quote from Phil Gawne extolling efficiencies and savings (could you make it up?), there is a proposal to merge Arbory and Rushen Commissioners (iomtoday).

Maybe we're finally going to start slimming down and realise that an Island 15miles x 30miles doesn't need 22+ independent states?

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So....with a large fanfare quote from Phil Gawne extolling efficiencies and savings (could you make it up?), there is a proposal to merge Arbory and Rushen Commissioners (iomtoday). Maybe we're f

I am sure that Phil Gawne will ensure all roads down south leading from the Sloc will be extravagantly resurfaced  

The continuation of the parish commissioners system is well overdue for review. It makes no sense having the level of micropolitics that exist for a dispersed village of 80,000 people.  These ent

40 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Arbory, Rushen, Port Erin and Port St Mary commissioners should all merge.

with all the others too,  welcome to the county of Man.

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3 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

So....with a large fanfare quote from Phil Gawne extolling efficiencies and savings (could you make it up?), there is a proposal to merge Arbory and Rushen Commissioners (iomtoday).

Maybe we're finally going to start slimming down and realise that an Island 15miles x 30miles doesn't need 22+ independent states?

Efficiencies and savings didn't seem high on his agenda when he sorted the farmers out ! Kerrching !!

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ANYTHING that Gawne has ANYTHING to do with will prove to be a disaster. 

That creature has just too much track record to expect otherwise.

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Everything south of Douglas - 1 office

Douglas and everything north of Douglas - 1 office

Just two sets of commissioners required (or not as the case may be)

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On 7/15/2019 at 8:00 AM, Non-Believer said:

So....with a large fanfare quote from Phil Gawne extolling efficiencies and savings (could you make it up?), there is a proposal to merge Arbory and Rushen Commissioners (iomtoday).

Maybe we're finally going to start slimming down and realise that an Island 15miles x 30miles doesn't need 22+ independent states?

I am sure that Phil Gawne will ensure all roads down south leading from the Sloc will be extravagantly resurfaced :unsure: 

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3 hours ago, Last Ten said:

I am sure that Phil Gawne will ensure all roads down south leading from the Sloc will be extravagantly resurfaced :unsure: 

Will it have the obligatory plastic bottle contained within said tarmac...

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On 7/15/2019 at 9:23 AM, TheTeapot said:

Arbory, Rushen, Port Erin and Port St Mary commissioners should all merge.

Not sure whether Arbory should be included, it could perhaps join Malew and Castletown. 

Rushen take the piss they claim that they have lower rates than Port Erin because they're more efficient. But that's because Rushen residents use the facilities in Port Erin. 

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1 hour ago, Declan said:

Not sure whether Arbory should be included, it could perhaps join Malew and Castletown. 

Rushen take the piss they claim that they have lower rates than Port Erin because they're more efficient. But that's because Rushen residents use the facilities in Port Erin. 

What 'facilities' would they be? And don't say Library. Hardly anyone uses libraries any more 

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1 hour ago, foxdaleliberationfront said:

What 'facilities' would they be? And don't say Library. Hardly anyone uses libraries any more 

is that according to you?

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1 hour ago, foxdaleliberationfront said:

What 'facilities' would they be? And don't say Library. Hardly anyone uses libraries any more 

Well the facilities of the village centre. Rushen don't have a shopping centre so their residents drive into Port Erin. So the cleaning of the town centre, maintenance of carparks, plus cleaning up after their dogs when they walk them in Bradda or along the Prom.

Rushen is Port Erin and PSM plus assorted hamlets for Tynwald, Church purposes until PSM school opened they went to the same primary school, the football team is Rushen United. It's one community but the Rushen Commissioners want to be subsidised by the rest of the community. 

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12 minutes ago, Declan said:

Well the facilities of the village centre. Rushen don't have a shopping centre so their residents drive into Port Erin. So the cleaning of the town centre, maintenance of carparks, plus cleaning up after their dogs when they walk them in Bradda or along the Prom.

Rushen is Port Erin and PSM plus assorted hamlets for Tynwald, Church purposes until PSM school opened they went to the same primary school, the football team is Rushen United. It's one community but the Rushen Commissioners want to be subsidised by the rest of the community. 

It highlights the absurdity of the current set up. Merge them all! 

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