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Garff MHK says people want to see action following landslide

Saturday, 25 March 2023 08:15

By Emma Draper

Credit: Daphne Caine

Commissioners held an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday

A Garff MHK says the landslip situation in Laxey is 'concerning' for everyone. 

Daphne Caine says she will be questioning Infrastructure Minister Chris Thomas on the 'involvement' of his officers in the House of Keys next week.

Two homes have been evacuated due to the instability of the land.

Yesterday the chief minister visited the area to speak to those who are concerned.

Mrs Caine says she ‘appreciated’ Alfred Cannan’s attendance.

Members of the public are being urged to avoid the area near the promenade due to the ongoing risk posed by the unstable land.

Signs and fencing have been erected whilst the area is assessed – an extraordinary meeting was also called by Garff Commissioners this week.  

But Mrs Caine says there are worries that another spell of heavy rainfall could lead to further 'instability':

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