Temporary one-way traffic scheme comes into force in Castletown on Monday

Castle Street in Castletown will become one-way north-bound to all traffic from 9.15am on Monday 11 April 2022, which means vehicles will only be able to travel from Castletown Square towards Brewery Wharf. 

Bus services will be affected while the temporary arrangement is in place and will be reviewed regularly. 
Passengers travelling southbound will be able to disembark on Castletown bypass and transfer on to a Bus Vannin minibus shuttle service which will serve all stops in central Castletown: Ballalough, Castle Rushen High School, Castletown Square and Brewery Wharf. The shuttle service will coincide with buses operating from Douglas, and will be included in the standard bus ticket.
People wishing to travel from central Castletown to Colby, Port Erin, Port St Mary can catch the shuttle service at Ballalough, Castle Rushen High School, Farrant’s Way, Castletown Square and Brewery Wharf before reaching Castletown bypass, where passengers can transfer on to the main bus service.
People wishing to travel from central Castletown to Isle of Man Airport, Santon and Douglas should note that north-bound bus services will operate as normal through Castletown Square.
For further information, visit www.bus.im or call 662525.
Kerry Sharpe MLC has been appointed Isle of Man Children’s Champion and will work to give looked-after and vulnerable children a voice on important issues.The role is focused on representing the interests of children in care, young carers, and children with complex needs, when decisions that will affect them are made.Ms Sharpe, said: ‘I am excited to take on this important role and the great responsibility that comes with it. I promise to listen to and represent the interests of children in care, young carers and children with complex need. ‘I look forward to playing my part in improving the lives of young people no matter their circumstances.’The politician and former journalist will support children, some of whom have no other form of representation, so they are aware of their rights under the UN Convention.Chief Minister Alfred Cannan, who made the appointment, said: ‘I am very happy that Ms Sharpe has accepted this challenge. She has a clear passion to give young people a voice and is full of ideas and determination.’She will take over the role, previously held by Rob Callister MHK, with immediate effect.