Heritage Trail

The final section of the Heritage Trail (approach to Peel from Glenfaba Bridge) is being upgraded (to a similar standard/finish to the rest of the trail) by IDG Ltd, on behalf of the Department. Whilst this is underway all users will be diverted to the riverside footpath which is parallel to the former rail line. Due to the narrowness of this path, cyclists are asked to dismount whilst they negotiate this diversion.

Rates

The Board of Arbory & Rushen Parish Commissioners has concluded that an increase of 11p in the
parishes’ rate for the forthcoming financial year 2022-23 is necessary. This will mean the rate will
increase from 1.36 to 1.47 pence in the pound. This represents an increase of 7.5%, which is slightly higher than the latest Consumer Price Index of 6% (calculated at December 2021).

David Radcliffe, Chairman of the Board said: ‘Even though the authority is the second largest in the
south it’s rate remains the lowest by a significant margin. The Board has taken a cautious approach
to budgeting as Commissioners are acutely aware of the impact the pandemic and overall rise in the
cost of living is having on rate payers’ personal finances. The Board wishes to remind ratepayers
that there is the option to pay by direct debit and spread the payment over the year.’

Mason Greenwood

Police have been granted more time to question Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood who was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.  The 20-year-old footballer, who made his debut for the club in March 2019, was arrested on Sunday following allegations on social media. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said he remained in custody for questioning. Manchester United earlier said the forward would not return to training or matches until further notice. Greenwood has not responded to the social media allegations.

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