Isle of Man News last updated 27 April 2017 17:26:17

Outgoing RTC chairman says Ramsey ‘on the up’

POSTED yesterday at 9:41 am

With 15 new businesses opening in the town and encouraging levels of interest from other concerns Ramsey is ‘on the up’ says outgoing chairman of Ramsey Town Commissioners Andy Cowie. Speaking at his end-of-year reception at Ramsey town hall Mr Cowie said that his year in office had been ‘challenging and very interesting’. He continued: ‘What’s made it special is the people - the enthusiasm and commitment of the Commission’s board members, officers and the wider Ramsey community. ‘It has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to serve as chairman in a year that has seen around 10 per cent of our staff new in post and the retirement of three valued long-serving members of the team, finance officer and deputy town clerk Margaid Bird...

Three FREE events this week from Isle of Architecture

POSTED yesterday at 9:38 am

As April comes to a close, Isle of Architecture has stepped up a gear, with three unique and free events designed to encourage interest in the Island’s built environment. On Thursday 27 April, the next Contemporary Architecture Talk concentrates on a topic close to many hearts – the future of rural design.  Architects Jasmin Eastwood and Andrew Traynor and planner Ed Riley will lead what is sure to be a lively discussion about building in the Manx countryside. Is there a contemporary Manx residential style?  Could our planners, developers and builders learn from recent architectural developments in rural areas in England and Scotland?  Given the recent publication of the Eastern area plan and the reactions both positive and negative that it...

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