Traffic and recycling on village agenda

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At their August public meeting Maughold Parish Commissioners considered a request from a resident to extend the 30mph speed limit at the southern entrance to Glen Mona village.

The clerk reported that the Highways Division had previously re-iterated their position that the current placing of the 30mph signs was correct, though added that the division was currently auditing speed limits along the whole of the A2.

The authority noted that the Department of Infrastructure had been asked to include an assessment of traffic calming measures that could be introduced in Glen Mona, and noted that the Highways Division had requested the return of the ‘Smiley Face’ speed indicator signs that the commissioners had been placing to calm traffic in Glen Mona.

This was felt to be a disappointing development, as it was considered unlikely that the signs would be installed regularly in Glen Mona.

The authority resolved to enquire with the DoI about buying their own ‘Smiley Face’ signs with a view to installing them at the north and south entrances to Glen Mona.

Also discussed at the meeting were the options offered by the AskBuck company for ‘bring bank’ recycling.

Various locations for more mini recycling centres were mooted, and the consensus was that a facility for glass, cans and paper bins at Port Lewaigue Close could be investigated with local residents, as could a facility for cardboard and plastic at either Glen Mona Hotel car park or Dhoon car park; at both sites the agreement of the landowner would be necessary.

Members felt that these would be more suitable sites than the car park owned by the commissioners in Maughold village, which is more remote, in terms of population. Members asked about the type of receptacle that would be installed, and the clerk was asked to liaise with Laxey Commissioners about the effectiveness of their AskBuck installation at Laxey Harbour.

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