Affordability always a factor in deciding rents, says Harmer

Ray Harmer MHKTenants to pay up to £2.01 more per week from April

The infrastructure minister says a tenant’s ability to pay is considered when setting rents, alongside the need for investment and maintenance in social housing.

It was announced this week that rents for those in public sector homes will rise by 1.9% from April, meaning tenants will have to pay an extra £1-2 a week depending on their property size.

The Department of Infrastructure and local authorities provide housing across the Island, but the cost of maintaining and investing in homes far outstrips what’s collected in […]

9 January 2020|

TT scoreboard consultation

InterviewPolitical Member with responsibility for motorsport and tourism Rob Callister talks about the public consultation into the future of the TT scoreboard, with the choices of replacing the original with a similar system operated by the scouts or going to high tech big screen TVs.

Link to Interview on Youtube

14 December 2019|

Radio TT contract interview

Radio TT interviewThe MHK with political responsibility for motorsport Rob Callister responds to fellow Onchan member Julie Edge over the tender for the contract to supply TT radio programming for the next five years.

Link to Interview on Youtube

20 November 2019|

The future of TT Zero

Rob CallisterRob Callister MHK, the member with political responsibility for motorsport, discusses the Department for Enterprise’s decision to drop TT Zero for the next two years, and looks at the future of the clean emissions race.

Video interview on Manx Radio

25 October 2019|

Calls for more gov’t investment to protect against flooding

Rob CallisterChair of Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee calls for ‘urgent overview’

There’s not enough investment being made by government to make our roads and homes safe when bad weather hits the Island.

That’s from Onchan MHK Rob Callister speaking in his capacity as chair of the Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee.

He’s written to a number of departments calling for an ‘urgent overview’ of what happened in Laxey yesterday (1 October), when severe flooding ripped through the village streets and into homes.

Mr Callister says more needs to be done, and that means more […]

2 October 2019|
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