Beach Buddies

For the first time in a number of weeks Beach Buddies heads south this weekend with a beach cleaning event on Sunday morning, September 5 at Castletown Bay, near Hango Hill, starting at 10.30am, ending at 12 noon.

Founder Bill Dale said: ‘As always, we provide all the equipment (gloves, bags and litter pickers) and we remove the rubbish collected afterwards, recycling items such as plastics, metals and glass. All ages are welcome, and we especially like to see families and new faces.’

Peel Protest

A protest calling for the gov to end the dumping of raw sewage into the sea at Peel will be held on Sunday morning outside Outside Roots by the Sea from 11am to 1pm.

Castletown Buses

The DoI has announced that CK Ltd has been appointed to reconstruct both the bus stops on The Parade in Castletown. Work is due to  start on Monday and is expected to take ‘approximately five to six weeks’. 

On the west side of The Parade, the work includes the installation of an adjusted kerb line, widened pedestrian facilities, repositioning of a street light and replacement of the existing bus shelter. The new kerb line will include a raised  “Kassel” Kerb to aid universal bus access. The replacement bus shelter will be positioned on the site of the old shelter.

The work on the east (Castle) side of The Parade includes construction of a passenger loading pier and refurbishment of the existing bus shelter.  A suspension of parking at this location has been granted from Monday September 13 until no later than Saturday October 2.

Covid Jabs

The UK’s vaccine advisory body has refused to give the green light to vaccinating healthy children aged 12-15 years old on health grounds alone. But the JCVI said the government could consider wider issues including disruption to schools. Ministers across the UK have asked chief medical officers to look at whether that tips the balance. Meanwhile, an extra 200,000 teenagers with underlying conditions will now be eligible for two doses. Doctors identified that children with chronic heart, lung and liver conditions were at much higher risk of Covid than healthy children.

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Abba Are Back

What more do you really need to know? The band is releasing new music and is planning a virtual tour. Gimme Gimme Gimme.

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