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Commissioners lobby for PSM beach

First time ever a local authority presents petition on Tynwald Day

The Manx Government has failed to ensure free access to the beach in Port St Mary - that's the view of the village's local authority.

Yesterday (5 July) during the Tynwald ceremony, Alastair Hamilton and Alec Merchant from Port St Mary Commissioners presented a petition, the first time a local authority has ever used the ancient process.

The document questions a development which has blocked access to the beach, and says it's government responsibility to ensure rights of way are maintained.

The commissioners objected to a planning application for the building in 2009.

Mr Hamilton told Manx Radio government must be held to account:

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