More than 4300 Island residents over the age of 80 are to be invited to come forward for a vaccination to protect themselves from the effects of Covid-19.
Letters will be sent to the over-80s at their home address from today (8 January), along with an information leaflet explaining what is involved in having a vaccination and the vital role the vaccination programme plays in the fight against the pandemic. A separate process is in place to arrange vaccinations for those aged over 80 who live in a care or nursing home.
Information about the vaccination programme is available on the government website at www.gov.im/covidvaccination including links to detailed information about the different vaccines, the authorisation and approval process they have undergone.
Manx Utilities have withdrawn their planning application for sewage treatment in the West. This is so disappointing after all the efforts made over a long period of time to find a solution.
It is set against the the backdrop of Tynwald approving the latest EU bathing standards and four beaches on the Island being designated as clean bathing beaches.
It is incredible that Peel is still pumping raw sewage, wet wipes and plastics into our sea with the damage that causes our wildlife and natural environment. For Peel and the West this is fight we must continue.
The plans for the proposed Science and Technology Block will be available to view in the school’s foyer from Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 September.
The two floor extension will provide science laboratories, workshops and classrooms, together with a large flexible space linking it to the existing school building.
The proposal develops a sustainable, low carbon building, which complements and inspires the science and technology classes it will accommodate.
It is designed around a central spine which will provide collaborative teaching and study areas, serving as break-out spaces from the adjacent teaching areas. The building would be built on the west of the school and face Douglas Road.
Thank you so much to everyone who attended the protest today against the closure of the Isle of Man Bank in Peel. Two petitions, digital and handwritten were collated, totalling around 3000 signatures.
Along with Alan Jones, the Chair of the Commissioners, we will ask to meet with Stuart Chivers, the Head of Local Banking, to present the petitions.
You can still write to the bank to let your views be heard at: