A public meeting has been called this weekend to discuss the future of the long-closed Castle Mona Hotel.
The meeting at the South Douglas Old Friends’ Club on Finch Road has been called by taxi driver Martin Moore and follows news that the Sefton Group says its want to sell the Castle Mona into sustainable use – and admits that’s unlikely to be as a hotel.
Mr Moore, who withdrew as a candidate in this year’s Douglas West by-election ahead of the poll, said: ‘Last time it was on the market I called a public meeting to highlight concerns that it may end up in the hands of a housing developer.
‘Since then the owners have done absolutely nothing with it and they’ve apparently had no intention of reopening it. It should be retained in hotel use. But the most likely outcome is it will be converted into apartments.’
The public meeting on Saturday begins at 2pm.