Work begins East Quay, Peel

Manx Utilities have announced that they will be laying a new water main and sewers on East Quay, Peel commencing 7 September into the New Year.

This is much welcome news as it both provides the necessary infrastructure for the sewage system as well as being the preliminary stage in the reconstruction of badly failing East Quay. The budget for East Quay reconstruction was approved in this year’s budget and includes the highway and footpaths. In addition, flood protection work is also planned for East Quay.

Whilst the work is undertaken to upgrade the infrastructure, the route will be closed to through-traffic although each end of the 60m working area will be accessible.

This working area will move south along the Quay as work progresses. There will be space at each end for cars and vans to turn and it will be possible for pedestrians to walk through the work area. The quayside will be accessible for marine operations.

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Have your say on Climate Change

A public consultation on the draft Climate Change Bill is now open on the Consultation Hub:

https://consult.gov.im/environment-food-and-agriculture/climatebill/

The consultation will close on Tuesday 1 September.

There is also a drop-in session in the West at

Peel Centenary Centre: 12-7pm on Wednesday 19th August

 

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Exciting Plans to extend the improvements to the Heritage Trail from St Johns to Kirk Michael on display

Plans to improve the Heritage Trail from St Johns to Kirk Michael will be presented at Michael School tonight on Wednesday 12 August at 7.30pm

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August Surgery this Saturday 11am at Peel Town Hall

The monthly surgery with Commissioners will take place this Saturday, 8th August at the Peel Town Hall from 11am to midday.
All welcome.
Ray Harmer

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State of Emergency Set to End This Week

This week has seen the final phase of reopening following the relaxation of social distancing rules.

The state of emergency will end this week after the transitional regulations have been debated in what is hopefully the last emergency Tynwald on Friday.

With the presence of Covid-19 still growing across the world, there may be a need to re-introduce some measures if the virus returns on island. These are detailed in the following document stay-responsible which will be sent to all households.

A huge thank you to everyone, together we have made this possible.

 

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Surgeries to Resume

Our monthly surgery with the Commissioners, Geoffrey Boot MHK and myself will restart on Saturday 11th July at the Peel Town Hall from 11am to midday.
All welcome.
Ray Harmer MHK

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Michael Street Plans on Show

Plans to improve Michael Street and Atholl Pace will be on show this Thursday 10am to 6pm at Peel Town Hall.

All Welcome

 

 

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No active Covid-19 cases in the Isle of Man

An important milestone in the battle against Covid-19 was achieved on the island with no active cases for the first time since the outbreak.

Thank you to everyone on the front line taking us through this difficult time.

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Covid-19 Community Line 686262 Launched

An information line for the community 686262 has been launched and will operate 8am to 6pm every day from today. This will be a line for non-medical calls and queries – the line will aim to provide:

  • Support for people in the community who are vulnerable, or becoming vulnerable due to COVID-19
  • An information point re: COVID-19 measures and guidance
  • Answers to queries regarding Government measures put in place in response to COVID-19 (for example financial support available through Treasury etc)
  • A place for people concerned about others breaching self-isolation / stay at home guidelines

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Thank you to everyone helping through this emergency

Thursday’s #ClapfortheNHS campaign made its way to our shores, with people across the Island standing on their doorsteps to clap and cheer the work of our health and social care professionals.

It was a moving moment of community solidarity across the Isle of Man and shows the deep and heartfelt appreciation we have of for those working to preserve life in these turbulent times.

We also want to thank those keeping the lights on and providing heating, those maintaining our schools for key workers, farmers, ports staff, bus drivers and key infrastructure personnel, those working from home, keeping our shops going, helping others, and to everyone self isolating. The community has never been stronger; this will get us through these difficult times.

Please note medical calls, regarding symptoms, testing or self-isolation should be made to 111

More information on the current guidelines and updates can be found at https://covid19.gov.im

Due to the current restrictions there will be no MHK commissioner surgery next month, but we are both available by phone or email.

Best wishes

Ray

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