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Much of Post Office function can be done on line. There is one obvious exception, and it's about time Isle of Man Government latched onto it. In the same way that Ebay users in UK can print off t

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1985 Port St Mary Commissioners have submitted a Petition seeking approval of the Department of Infrastructure:- · Under Section 25 of the Local Government Act 1985 to s

Not sure why post office should subsidize a private business to provide loss making services? I understand from a friend that when the chairman of commissioners asked would residents be in favour

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Many people vehemently opposed to the proposal. 

Complaints that this is yet another step in the reduction in the value and quality of the community of PSM.

Have to say this Board of Commissioners seem to be on the back foot all the time. They have not even developed a joint response to the proposal for the public to consider.

Mind you, the Post Office is no better for not bringing any written details of the proposal with the reasons and explanations for their decision making.

 

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Much of Post Office function can be done on line.

There is one obvious exception, and it's about time Isle of Man Government latched onto it. In the same way that Ebay users in UK can print off their postage label, this facility should be available in Isle of Man for all post.

(Oh, and while they are at it, those Ebay (or other) users who are selling and sending goods off-Island and bringing money into the Island, that postage should be reduced/free. But that is another story)

And when is the Post Office going to collect? If this can't be organised in a place such as an Island as ours, then there is not much hope for us. Maybe the people paid to innovate are getting paid too much and just spending their time waiting for that big Isle of Man Government pension day?

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49 minutes ago, Nellie said:

It'll end up in the Co-op, like Castletown.

You are probably, and sadly, right. The Co-op was the liveliest place the other evening when I went through there. 

Why don't Port Erin Commissioners take PSM over and do something with it to attract business other than cafe's and such like. Manxonia the building has been in a run down state for years now and looks dilapidated, dominating the high street.  Why they have let it get into that state is beyond belief. Don't the commissioners see what is going on?

 

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3 minutes ago, Apple said:

You are probably, and sadly, right. The Co-op was the liveliest place the other evening when I went through there. 

Why don't Port Erin Commissioners take PSM over and do something with it to attract business other than cafe's and such like. Manxonia the building has been in a run down state for years now and looks dilapidated, dominating the high street.  Why they have let it get into that state is beyond belief. Don't the commissioners see what is going on?

 

The  Manxonoia building has been sold.

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1 minute ago, Major Rushen said:

The  Manxonoia building has been sold.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1985

Port St Mary Commissioners have submitted a Petition seeking approval of the Department of Infrastructure:-

· Under Section 25 of the Local Government Act 1985 to sell Manxonia House, Bay View Road, Port St Mary for the sum of £227,500.

Further information regarding the sale is available from the Commissioner’s Office, The Promenade, Port St Mary, IM9 5DA or on www.portstmary.gov.im

The Petition will be considered by the Department of Infrastructure and any views on the proposal should be submitted to the Petitions’ Officer, Local Government Unit, Strategy Policy and Performance Division, Department of Infrastructure, Sea Terminal Building, Douglas, IM1 2FR no later than noon on Friday 4th December 2020.

Dated this day 20th November 2020.

Hayley Fargher

Clerk to the Commissioners

Below is a statement from the potential purchasers:

http://www.portstmary.gov.im/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Potential-purchasers-statement-1.jpg

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1 minute ago, Major Rushen said:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1985

Port St Mary Commissioners have submitted a Petition seeking approval of the Department of Infrastructure:-

· Under Section 25 of the Local Government Act 1985 to sell Manxonia House, Bay View Road, Port St Mary for the sum of £227,500.

Further information regarding the sale is available from the Commissioner’s Office, The Promenade, Port St Mary, IM9 5DA or on www.portstmary.gov.im

The Petition will be considered by the Department of Infrastructure and any views on the proposal should be submitted to the Petitions’ Officer, Local Government Unit, Strategy Policy and Performance Division, Department of Infrastructure, Sea Terminal Building, Douglas, IM1 2FR no later than noon on Friday 4th December 2020.

Dated this day 20th November 2020.

Hayley Fargher

Clerk to the Commissioners

Below is a statement from the potential purchasers:

http://www.portstmary.gov.im/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Potential-purchasers-statement-1.jpg

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Not sure why post office should subsidize a private business to provide loss making services?

I understand from a friend that when the chairman of commissioners asked would residents be in favour of rates money being used to provide services then the residents were not so forthcoming!!!

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4 minutes ago, Major Rushen said:

Under Section 25 of the Local Government Act 1985 to sell Manxonia House, Bay View Road, Port St Mary for the sum of £227,500.

They are taking a hitter that price. Didn't it have to be sold for over 300K to recoup purchase price?

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22 minutes ago, Major Rushen said:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1985

Port St Mary Commissioners have submitted a Petition seeking approval of the Department of Infrastructure:-

· Under Section 25 of the Local Government Act 1985 to sell Manxonia House, Bay View Road, Port St Mary for the sum of £227,500.

It cost them £190,000 and they are rumoured to have spent nearly £100k on it.

https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/port-st-mary-commissioners-up-rates-by-2/

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The PSM purchase of Manxonia House was the result of a bit of ratepayer-funded entrepreneurship by the then town clerk IIRC, who departed post upon it becoming public knowledge?

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26 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

The PSM purchase of Manxonia House was the result of a bit of ratepayer-funded entrepreneurship by the then town clerk IIRC, who departed post upon it becoming public knowledge?

But one person can not buy a building without the Boards say so surely, and order in refurbishments like a new roof etc, or did he take the fall for a failed project ? 

Anyway, the PSM looks drab and dreary, it's high street at best doubles as a car park and really hasn't looked or been the same since that Patchwork place closed down.

Need some fresh thinking.  

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