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Centenary Park poppies - and other flowers around the trees dedicated to the service of Manx men and women in WW1Image attachmentImage attachment

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St Marks Elms – The IOMWT shares the view of the Manx Wildlife Trust, Chris Packham and many nature loving islanders. Cutting down those mature native trees to provide another drive way is not acceptable. The proposed offset planting would take many years to provide the same benefits to the environment. πŸžπŸ›πŸ¦πŸ
Here are some potential solutions which should be considered: 
Lowering the speed limit along the road (currently 50mph) to 30 mph would increase reaction times, decrease brake distances and reduce impacts if a collision would occur. 
Widening the existing track to the farm and residential property would not only benefit the farm (as the proposal does) but also the residential property next door. The application mentions that there is a culvert to one side and the land on the other side belongs to the neighbouring property but surely the culvert could be redirected with an overall smaller tree loss. Neighbours should work together in the interesting of the public and environment!
The access could be created to a different part of the highway network where trees arent present (albeit the farm might have to buy that land).
Lastly, while it is understandable why the farm and residential property need a high visibility splay access, the storage yard opening would be much less used and could just continue in its current form, resulting in a smaller number of felled trees. At times when the storage yard opening needs to be used, a temporary solution like a crossing helper could ensure a safe crossing.

St Marks Elms – The IOMWT shares the view of the Manx Wildlife Trust, Chris Packham and many nature loving islanders. Cutting down those mature native trees to provide another drive way is not acceptable. The proposed offset planting would take many years to provide the same benefits to the environment. πŸžπŸ›πŸ¦πŸ

Here are some potential solutions which should be considered:

Lowering the speed limit along the road (currently 50mph) to 30 mph would increase reaction times, decrease brake distances and reduce impacts if a collision would occur.

Widening the existing track to the farm and residential property would not only benefit the farm (as the proposal does) but also the residential property next door. The application mentions that there is a culvert to one side and the land on the other side belongs to the neighbouring property but surely the culvert could be redirected with an overall smaller tree loss. Neighbours should work together in the interesting of the public and environment!

The access could be created to a different part of the highway network where trees aren't present (albeit the farm might have to buy that land).

Lastly, while it is understandable why the farm and residential property need a high visibility splay access, the storage yard opening would be much less used and could just continue in its current form, resulting in a smaller number of felled trees. At times when the storage yard opening needs to be used, a temporary solution like a crossing helper could ensure a safe crossing.
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So no great big combine harvester to get around the drive

There is a peaceful family protest taking face on Sunday at 12.30 until 1.30 at St Mark's. Details at the above group.

It's a straight road and no visibility issues, there is not even a need for less than fifty mph. It's all spin and nonsense.

Why doesn't the farm use the 2nd access point to the rear that opens onto a quoter road with no trees?? 'Cos of vanity having a grand entrance??

And if you dont like it move on....there is a reason the Isle is man is so beautiful

Ian Costain commented on another Facebook post: Why, for instance, doesn't the landowner install mirrors to improve his junction visibility, or engage with the DoI about traffic calming? We're being told that the original application involved destroying twice as many trees - surely a most cavalier approach to the Manx landscape and its declining biodiversity. As for the nonsense of compensation planting - whips that will take a hundred years to develop, enhance the landscape, provide habitat, make any useful carbon-capture contribution - words fail at the level of naivety or cynicism.

Important to note its not actually a working farm anymore.

Here unless someone can say otherwise is the 'back' entrance to the farm which if made up doesn't need any trees felling , so why isn't this being used? Probably it wouldn't make a 'look at me,,' vanity entrance off the 'main' road...

Lamara Craine do you know about this?

Time is now decided12.30-1.30 at StMarks not on the road at the trees , details on link: www.facebook.com/groups/500218021058473/permalink/500761574337451/

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Mr Perkins and his Planning board have got this totally wrong and should rescind there descision. Other applications where mature trees have/can be been chopped down (Victoria Rd past Shoprite; Farmhill 150 trees of 30-40yrs maturity) there seems to be a mind set on Mr Perkins board where our 'Biosphere' doesn't seem to be of high priority........'development' does

We must vote for the Green Party candidates in the forthcoming elections, to have more chance of stopping this type of disgraceful decisions in future.

What can be done to stop this? Someone on this original Manx Radio blog about this that was on fb suggested calling in a lawyer immediately & creating a crowd fund page, pointing out that if everyone who signed the petition contributed £1 the cost would be covered Apparently the planning application was hidden & didn’t follow the normal process & so was illegal. Please can someone take this on. It’s happening imminently needs to be today I’m not suitable!

Many thanks and bright blessings to our newest bronze corporate members - Energy Management Systems.  Were looking forward to planting trees with you when the season starts again in the autumn!  ~IOMWT

Many thanks and bright blessings to our newest bronze corporate members - Energy Management Systems. We're looking forward to planting trees with you when the season starts again in the autumn! ~IOMWT ... See MoreSee Less

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YAY! x

Brilliant x

2 months ago

Isle of Man Woodland Trust
Happy Pride, one and all!  ~IOMWT

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Dearest lovely tree friends,
Unfortunately, we have had to remove the option to donate via PayPal from our website.  We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and invite you to contact us directly if you require support or assistance with donating to the Isle of Man Woodland Trust (registered Manx charity no.920) via bank transfer or cheque.
PayPal have blocked our account and while theyve continued to accept donations on our behalf (and to charge us for them), they are holding the funds youve kindly sent us to ransom.  They asked us for a lot of documentation to prove who we are, all of which we provided them with, but these documents have remained indefinitely under review.
Weve tried moving things forward by contacting them and asking them what else they need, weve pleaded with them and even tried to appeal to their consciences by reminding them that were a tree planting charity - nothing more, nothing less - but to no avail. 
The last human communication we received from them was at the beginning of May when they told us that they were still reviewing our documents and that they would let us know by email if they needed anything else.
Their email never arrived and our account remains blocked.  Earlier this week, they issued a FINAL RESPONSE to our complaint advising that we could escalate our case to the Financial Ombudsman.  So, whilst our Membership Secretary rounds off a very demanding working week with a tonne of online admin we thank you for your patience with us and apologise again for any inconvenience this causes you.
Bright blessings to you all, as always!  ~IOMWT

Dearest lovely tree friends,

Unfortunately, we have had to remove the option to donate via PayPal from our website. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and invite you to contact us directly if you require support or assistance with donating to the Isle of Man Woodland Trust (registered Manx charity no.920) via bank transfer or cheque.

PayPal have blocked our account and while they've continued to accept donations on our behalf (and to charge us for them), they are holding the funds you've kindly sent us to ransom. They asked us for a lot of documentation to prove who we are, all of which we provided them with, but these documents have remained indefinitely 'under review'.

We've tried moving things forward by contacting them and asking them what else they need, we've pleaded with them and even tried to appeal to their consciences by reminding them that we're a tree planting charity - nothing more, nothing less - but to no avail.

The last human communication we received from them was at the beginning of May when they told us that they were still reviewing our documents and that they would let us know by email if they needed anything else.

Their email never arrived and our account remains blocked. Earlier this week, they issued a FINAL RESPONSE to our complaint advising that we could escalate our case to the Financial Ombudsman. So, whilst our Membership Secretary rounds off a very demanding working week with a tonne of online admin we thank you for your patience with us and apologise again for any inconvenience this causes you.

Bright blessings to you all, as always! ~IOMWT
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I had the same thing and I had to speak with them online in their ‘chat box’. I chatted to them a couple of times and they finally moved it on from the ‘review’ phase and approved my documents.

One would really expect a better customer service by company which is valued at over 300 billion dollars! Stalling the IOMWT, a charity led by volunteers who spend lots of their time and resources to improve our natural environment, is unacceptable. When an organisation close to my heart experiences such troubles, I somehow just cannot stop myself from telling all my friends and aquaintenances about it🀬

We have a good working relationship with Paypal for the last 14 years, I have asked an accounts manager to look into it, fingers crossed this hiccup is resolved....

Why Ghanaian can create it

And they even brag about how much they help charities!

So sorry you’re having to deal with this x

Good luck!

Have you tried Twitter? You can often get a response there.

Can I donate via Amazon Smile?

Disgraceful!

I’ve found them really helpful! Call 0800 358 9448 or 020 8080 6500 from a landline. ( not relevant but there’s also a PayPal Commerce platform no; 02079493276 )

Adakah yang bisa Bantu saya!! $0.01 dengan mendownload apk ini. Kamu juga bisa bermain untuk mendapatkan. Lebih dari itu. Ini adalah aplikasi untuk mendapatkan saldo Paypal Gratis dengan bermain game. bit.ly/3xissRN

Fuck you pissy pussy ass bitch ass motherfuckers. Unlock my fucking account. If not I’ll start hunting your employees down…

I really hate PayPal. It has very poor customer service

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Sending our most grateful thanks and many bright blessings to our newest corporate members - DQ Advocates.  Were looking forward to planting with you when the season starts again in the autumn!  ~IOMWT

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KISS THE GROUND is the next film in the One World Centre's 'Sustainable Futures' film season. This is another film that is currently only available on subscription channels but it will be free to watch at the Manx Legion on Monday 7th June - no need to book, just turn up! Narrated by Woody Harrelson, Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilise Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.
The free screening will take place at the Manx Legion in Douglas, on Monday 7th June at 7pm. No advance booking is needed, please just turn up on the night.
Among the reviews - "Groundbreaking", "Passionate", "Compelling", "Inspires a rare feeling of hope", "Climate-skeptic proof", "A powerful solution" and "Oscar worthy".
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Tomorrows social is hereby regrettably postponed due to a forecast of heavy rain and strong winds. ~ happy weekend anyway and see you soon

Tomorrow's social is hereby regrettably postponed due to a forecast of heavy rain and strong winds. ~ happy weekend anyway and see you soon ... See MoreSee Less

Dear woodland trust supporters,
this Sunday from 11 am till 2 pm we have a little social get-together at the Keyll Garey site, where we had our first planting of the 2019/2020 season. The family who owns the site has kindly invited us over for an open day so we are going to look at the trees there, share some food and drinks around the weather shelter.
If you can bring a plate/bowl of food or some soft drinks for sharing it would be appreciated but if not we should also have some spare.
A map is attached and here is a google maps link https://goo.gl/maps/hjRxZYijcZSXeiNE9 – the site can be quite challenging to find but we are going to put some signs out which hopefully aid the way finding. The signs are going to be on the last few hundred metres where the tarmac road changes into a country road. If you have trouble finding it on the day, you can call my mobile 439959.
Video from the planting day: https://youtu.be/Zz7oFhOuCDY

Dear woodland trust supporters,

this Sunday from 11 am till 2 pm we have a little social get-together at the Keyll Garey site, where we had our first planting of the 2019/2020 season. The family who owns the site has kindly invited us over for an open day so we are going to look at the trees there, share some food and drinks around the weather shelter.

If you can bring a plate/bowl of food or some soft drinks for sharing it would be appreciated but if not we should also have some spare.

A map is attached and here is a google maps link goo.gl/maps/hjRxZYijcZSXeiNE9 – the site can be quite challenging to find but we are going to put some signs out which hopefully aid the way finding. The signs are going to be on the last few hundred metres where the tarmac road changes into a country road. If you have trouble finding it on the day, you can call my mobile 439959.

Video from the planting day: youtu.be/Zz7oFhOuCDY
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