Our Island Plan 2021-2026

Closed 13 Dec 2021

Opened 30 Nov 2021

Overview

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF MINISTER

I hope that by now you will have had time to read our draft Island Plan, which was published ahead of the November sitting of Tynwald and sets out our future ambition and vision for our Island. This seeks to set out a firm direction of travel for the Island over the next five years, based on the clear feedback and consultation that myself and other Members received while on the doorstep around our Island this summer.

The Island Plan identifies five key areas for focus – Building great communities, An Island of health and wellbeing, A strong and diverse economy, An environment we can be proud of, and Outstanding lifelong learning and development opportunities for all – but importantly this is a starting point for prioritisation, and we have committed to reviewing the Island Plan on an annual basis, measuring against delivery and ensuring that emerging issues have a method of being addressed.

It is my intention that a completed version of this document is delivered to Tynwald in January for approval. The reason for publishing this initial draft is so that we have time and opportunity to listen to the views and opinions of our Island. There are many important issues facing our Island at present – both challenges, and opportunities. Government alone cannot deliver all the actions that will be needed to mitigate the risks and capitalise on the opportunities. We will need to work collaboratively with community partners and key stakeholders, of which you play an important role, if we are to achieve success for our Island.

I would therefore like to personally invite you to submit your feedback regarding the Island Plan.

You can find the full draft Island Plan here: https://www.tynwald.org.im/business/opqp/sittings/20212026/2021-GD-0085.pdf .

Why your views matter

Our Island Plan, which sets the focus for Government over the next 5 years and outlines our vision for a secure, vibrant and sustainable future for our Island has been set out at a very early stage of this administration as a draft for input, in order to welcome engagement from the public and community groups and allow contribution to the development of government plans, ahead of an updated Island Plan being tabled for January’s sitting of Tynwald.

This is Government’s emerging Plan for the next 5 years. We’d like to hear what it would mean for you and what issues you think should be prioritised. We’d also welcome your views on how Government can better meet the needs of the public in the way it delivers public services and responds to the issues that matter to you.

Should you require a paper copy of the consultation you can request one by phoning 686801 or by visiting the Welcome Centre located within the Sea Terminal building. 

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