Gef’s Daily Roundup

Season Tickets

With FC Isle of Man launching its season ticket offering for this year, the club has also announced a deal with Conister Finance to make buying them slightly easier. The offer is currently only showing as being open to members.

The club said: ‘If eligible, Conister Bank will inform the Club and we will reach out to you directly to confirm your choices and issue your season tickets within 48 hours. Please note the minimum financing amount is £250 and subject to Conister Bank’s T&Cs.

‘As a club we want to make attendance at our games as affordable as possible, so we hope this arrangement will enable those wishing to buy multiple season tickets in the same purchase (e.g. families) to do so in a sustainable way.’

Members’ season tickets are priced at £179 for adults, £90 for the over 60s, students and juniors.

Wheely Good Progress

Garff MHK Daphne Caine has shared a glimpse of the work going on at the Laxey Wheel. The wheel is undergoing extension restoration work as Manx National Heritage seeks to get her turning, turning, turning.

Mrs Caine said: ‘Work restoring Lady Isabella continues. Around a third of the 168 buckets have been replaced along with the uprights supporting the public platform – immense octagonal beams shaped from Scots pine, selected and shipped from Scotland.

‘Painting is in “Laxey Red” with white paint over repointed stonework to bring her back to her former glory. Additional drainage measures have been incorporated to reduce water damage.

‘The site is open to visitors to witness Conservation in Action. Escorted tours of the site are snapped up as soon as they’re announced on MNH’s website. A Manchester school group enjoyed a visit while I was there with Paul Craine MLC. Scaffolding will start to be removed soon and we can expect to see the wheel turning again next month’

Castletown

Castletown Commissioners is running a survey to obtain interim feedback of their decision to close Market Square to vehicles this summer.

You can find the survey here or by going to the authority’s Facebook page.

They commissioners said: ‘This is a brief, high level interim survey to gauge public perception. It is the intention that a more detailed survey will be launched at the conclusion of the seasonal closure.’