Footpaths, Bridleways and Green Lanes

A Select Committee of Tynwald formed to consider, consult on and report on the petition of David Buttery presented at St John’s on Tynwald Day.  The petition can be read here

The Committee is inviting written submissions from anyone who wishes to comment on this matter, with an extended deadline of noon on Wednesday January 5.

Submissions can be sent to Clerk to the Committee, Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW or Email:

Golden Number

Manx Telecom has provided the fundraising team at Hospice Isle of Man with a premium rate ‘golden number’ – an easily memorable phone number – free of charge to help people keep in touch more easily. 

The number – 672222 – is now in use by the fundraising team and will feature on Hospice promotional material to help the public become familiar with it. 

Anne Mills, Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man, said: ‘The donation of the golden phone number is a wonderful gesture by Manx Telecom. Their support over the years has been wholeheartedly appreciated by everyone here at Hospice, and we look forward to seeing the relationship continue to flourish into the future. To ensure we can provide our services completely free to our patients and their families, we need to raise over £5 million each year, so anything that makes our fundraising easier is very welcomed.’

Manx Telecom CEO, Gary Lamb, said the company was delighted to help Hospice with the complimentary golden number, commenting: ‘We have a long and valued relationship with Hospice and are great supporters of the inspiring way they work with patients and their friends and families to really make a positive difference at such challenging times in their lives. We hope the new number will enable the team to more easily attract donations and fundraising ideas for the future.’

New Jobs

Global private wealth and professional services provider, Equiom, has announced the appointments of Paul Howland and David Shefford to its Isle of Man fiduciary senior team.

Paul joins the team as a Client Service Director, bringing significant experience in wealth structuring for private and corporate clients across multiple asset classes. He will provide oversight, technical support and guidance for a number of key Equiom client relationships. Paul’s appointment brings the number of Equiom Isle of Man client directors to four and reflects Equiom’s commitment to its growth strategy on the Island.

David takes the position of Senior Manager, Client Services. He brings a wealth of experience in the fiduciary field with specialisms in property, pensions, yachting and aviation. David will manage relationships for a mixed portfolio of international clients and similarly to Paul, provide technical support and guidance to the fiduciary administration teams as required.


Isle of Man Post Office is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a set of four stamps designed by Manx illustrator and artist Ana Jaks which are to be issued on Thursday January 13.

The Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, taking place on February 1 2022, is one of the most widely celebrated annual festivals on the planet. 2022 marks the Year of the Tiger. The Tiger is the third animal within the twelve year cycle of the Zodiac and is perceived as adventurous, courageous, impulsive and passionate. In Chinese culture Tigers are seen as guardian figures of children, and infants and babies wear shoes and hats with tiger designs to protect against evil spirits.

The four stamps, valued at 67p, £1.71, £2.32 and £3.89, feature traditional Chinese pottery forms alongside the customary use of gold metallic ink. Each stamp also portrays a different facet of the Tiger mythology. The collection was designed by Manx born and raised Ana Jaks (otherwise known as Anya Jackson to fellow island dwellers).

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