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Consultation helps shape our work to inform the development of policy, projects and legislation. It helps us to find out your views and lets us know about any ideas or suggestions you may have. 

Eaisht lesh dagh cleaysh, eisht jean briwnys
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Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

The Garff Road Safety Working Group sought views on your travel experiences within the Sheading, including how you make your journeys and your motives for these choices, as well as perceptions of road safety and challenges encountered within the survey area. 

The Garff Road Safety Working Group is made up of:

  • Garff Commissioners
  • Garff Members of the House of Keys (MHKs)
  • Legislative Council
  • Laxey and Dhoon Schools
  • Local residents
  • Road Safety Team, Isle of Man Constabulary
  • Department of Infrastructure

The consultation requested information in a number of areas:

  • Frequency and methods of travel in the survey area
  • Appropriateness of speed limits
  • Perception of compliance with 20mph speed limits
  • Safety when using active travel
  • Barriers to active travel, and possible solutions
  • Suggestions for improving travel within the survey area

You said

There were a total of 322 responses to the consultation; we would like to thank those who took the time to complete the consultation online or in writing.

83.5% of respondents travel daily in the survey area, with driving a car reported as the most common method of regular travel in the area, following by walking.

From the perspective of a vehicle driver, 72.8% of respondents to the question find the speed limits in the survey area to be appropriate.  From the perspective of a pedestrian, cyclist, or other non-motorised transport user, 69.9% of respondents to the question find the speed limits in the survey area to be appropriate. 

While the majority may feel the current speed limits are appropriate, there is widespread concern that they are not adhered to at numerous locations.  92.0% of respondents to the question perceive at least some level of non-compliance to the 20mph speed limit in areas of Laxey Village.

48.4% of respondents to the question feel ‘mostly safe’ or ‘very safe’ when travelling actively in the survey area (e.g. walking, cycling, wheelchairs, mobility aids, and other means of self-propulsion).

There was no single barrier to active travel that stood out for a majority of respondents.  However, the barriers that respondents most often rated as ‘high’ were time constraints, quality and provision of footways, distance of journeys, and provision of cycling routes.

Of the suggestions for enabling active travel, 67.1% of respondents to the question believe that improvement to footways would encourage/facilitate, or greatly encourage/facilitate, their participation in active travel.  There were other suggestions which also received some support.

51.2% of respondents completed the section on access to schools within and from the survey area.  Travelling by car and walking are the most common methods of daily travel to Laxey and Dhoon Schools, and travelling by bus is the most common method of travel to secondary school.

24.9% of respondents to the question feel ‘mostly safe’ or ‘very safe’ when travelling actively to Laxey or Dhoon School, with the safety of routes and road crossings identified as the main barriers.

Improvements to, or the creation of, pedestrian crossings was identified as the most popular way to increase active travel to Laxey and Dhoon Schools, supported by 24.3% of respondents to this question.

48.8% of respondents submitted details of challenges or incidents they have encountered when travelling within the survey area. The locations that received the most comments in this section included a portion of the A2 Road (with junctions to Ard Reayrt, Minorca Hill and Ballaragh Road), the section of the New Road passing through Laxey village centre, and Minorca Hill.

37.9% of respondents stated they would be interested in taking part in continued consultation on this subject, and 95.1% of this group provided an email address by which they could be contacted.

Please see the full report for a more comprehensive review of the consultation responses.

We did

Your responses to this consultation will be considered by the Garff Road Safety Working Group, providing the group with a clearer understanding of people’s everyday experiences of traveling through and within the survey area. 

This information will be used to guide and inform future highways and road safety interventions with the intention of addressing issues raised in the consultation where feasible.

We asked

The purpose of the consultation was to seek views on the Trusts and Trustees Bill 2022 ("the Bill").

There is a growing consensus that the Island's trust legislation needs updating to provide a landscape which is clearer, more competitive and more reflective of common practice in the sector.  The main aim of the Bill is to provide greater clarity, certainty and convenience to users of Manx trusts and local trust practitioners.

The Bill provides for seven distinct changes to Isle of Man trusts law, together with ancillary provisions.  The consultation included 25 key questions, inviting respondents to provide feedback on each of the proposed changes, including the proposed temporal provisions.  Finally, the consultation welcomed any additional comments and suggestions.

You said

The Department received 21 responses in total.  13 responses were received via the consultation hub and a further eight responses were received outside of the hub, with most respondents submitting comments on behalf of an organisation.   Respondents were largely supportive of all of the provisions contained within the Bill.  Some respondents identified specific areas of the draft Bill which might be improved upon and others provided suggestions regarding areas of trust law that might benefit from future legislative changes.

We did

Treasury is grateful to those individuals and organisations who responded to the consultation.  A consultation response document has been prepared and is available below.

All responses received have been carefully considered and the Bill has been updated to take into account various suggested amendments that were put forward by respondents.

The Trusts and Trustees Bill 2022 has now been finalised and will be introduced into the House of Keys for first reading on 28 June 2022.

We asked

We asked for views and evidence regarding the draft Anti-Bribery and Corruption Strategy.

You said

We received around 50 responses.

The comments received, where respondents have given their permission to publish them anonymously, and the response those comments can be found in the consultation response document attached.

We did

The Strategy will be moved at the July sitting of Tynwald.