Author: MFCG

*Notice to all MFCG Members*   The Chief Minister announced  this afternoon that the Island is to go into an initial 3 week circuit breaker lockdown with immediate effect.   To comply with the restrictions all Manx Footpath Conservation Group walks will be postponed from Wednesday 6th January 2021 until further notice.   The following events will be cancelled:   6th January - The Winter Talk at Mylchreest Court  19th January - The Christmas Tea at Ramsey Golf Club (All monies paid will be returned once walks recommence) 24th January - The Carvery Lunch at the 'Talk of the Town'   Walks will resume when the restrictions have been lifted by the Isle of Man Government and the MFCG Committee deems it safe and responsible for the participation of all our members.   I hope the situation passes quickly and in the short term please keep active if it's safe to

Please can all members note that the Tuesday Group 'Christmas Afternoon Tea' on the 15th of December has been postponed till the afternoon of 19th of January 2021, So now a 'Post Christmas Afternoon Tea'. A further email will follow early in the New Year regarding any relevant details on bookings but it is hoped everyone will still attend and the format for the day will remain the same.  Ken will be leading a leisurely 6.5 mile walk on Tuesday 15th of December from Crosby Playing Fields Car Park starting at 10.30 am - The walk will include 'festive' light refreshments at the halfway point. Map reference for Crosby Playing Fields SC 325 793

Despite our best efforts of safety, being careful and looking out for each other, unfortunately on rare occasion, accidents and incidents do happen, when we are all out walking. In an emergency, a very quick dynamic assessment will deduce if we need to call the emergency services, here on the island that will connect us to the emergency joint control room and one of the vital initial pieces of information they require is ‘ What’s your location?’ A number questions now confront us and the quicker we reply with this information, the quicker the correct emergency services can be dispatched.Postcodes, road names, house numbers and a gird reference are all valid options, especially the latter, if the incident is in a remote location but new options of digital applications are now available and are used here on the island by our first response emergency teams. What3Words (been heavy publicised recently) is a downloadable

DoI have published the following temporary closures: Former railway line (Ramsey) between Poyll Dooey Road and Gardeners Lane for footpath improvement works from 2 Nov 2020 to 3 Feb 2021, and,U24 Breeze Hill (Packhorse Road) in Laxey (this is part of the Raad Ny Foillan) from St Nicholas Field to Ramsey Road for utility works from 6 Nov 2020 to 20 Nov 2020