Port St Mary Commissioners have launched a consultation into the future of the village’s golf course.

The lease for the course expires at the end of September.

A consultation document will be issued to every house in the village over the coming week, with the consultation running until March 7), when the results will then be collated, reported to the board and published.

The board is keen to stress that no decision on the future of the nine hole course has been taken yet and it really wants people to engage with the consultation.

The Options

Should the outcome be that there is overwhelming support for the course to remain, the question is being asked as to what extra facilities residents would like to see provided there.

However, should residents decide they want the land to be used for other recreational activities, they are again being asked to submit ideas for what they would like to see.

Chairwoman Bernadette Williams said: The Board would like to engage with the residents of the village to see where their passions and interests lie and to ensure that we are not just rolling over leases but exploring all options for the benefit and future of the village. The Board are really excited to see the responses from the consultation, be it that additional and improved facilities are required at the Golf Course, or that the residents would like to see a new direction taken with regards to recreational activities on the land.’

The Commissioners have also stressed there is no intention to develop or sell the land to be developed for housing.

Drop Ins

Public 1-2-1 drop-in sessions with a PSMC board member and the Clerk to answer any queries prior to completing the consultation will be held in the East Room (old office) at the Town Hall as follows:

Wednesday January 26 10am-12pm and Tuesday February 1 2pm-4pm.

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