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REGIONAL SEWAGE TREATMENT UPDATES PROVIDED

           TO GARFF AND PEEL COMMISSIONERS


            Representatives of Manx Utilities have met with the Commissioners of Gar  and Peel to provide
            an update on the work that has been carried out to progress sewage treatment for the remaining
            Island catchments to complete the Regional Sewage Treatment Strategy.
                  eetings were held with Gar    proximity of residential areas, landscape and   approval have been achieved and likely take
                  Commissioners and with Peel Town   visual impact considerations, the ecological   at least 18 months to complete Manx Utilities
            MCommissioners where Manx Utilities   and environmental impact (which will include   have committed to the Commissioners to
            provided an outline of the site review and   carbon footprint calculations),  location   consider operational mitigations which may
            selection process currently underway for both   elevation and the requirements for any   help in the meantime.
            the Gar  and Peel & Glen Faba catchment   intermediate pumping stations needed for the   Adrian Dobbins, Executive Director for Manx
            areas.                            location or process proposed.
                                                                               Utilities said, “We thank the Commissioners
            Each involves the reassessment of all   The site review and selection process will   for their valuable time, allowing us to discuss
            previously identifi ed locations and also   form part of the planning applications process   progress and to engage in useful debate.
            those newly proposed by the Call-for-Sites   to demonstrate the level of detail in the   Delivering these schemes remains a priority
            conducted earlier in the year.  The assessment   selection method.  It is anticipated that new   for Manx Utilities and seeking local views and
            process consistently applied across both   applications will be submitted in the early part   keeping community representatives informed
            projects  considers the adequacy of the   of 2022 following further public consultations.    is an important part in the process.”
            land area available, the land use zoning, the   Construction activities would commence once




            ISLE OF MAN MEATS IS ONLY IOM


            PRODUCER TO WIN 3-STAR 2021

            GREAT TASTE AWARD - FIRM WINS 6


            AWARDS IN FOOD INDUSTRY ‘OSCARS’

            Isle of Man Meats is the only Manx producer to be given a 3-Star rating in this year’s Great Taste Awards.
                   idely regarded as                      best ever result because it’s   countries. Fewer than 10% of entries received
                   the food industry’s                    the fi rst time we have won   a 2-Star rating, and the number that received
            Wequivalent of the                            the top 3-Star award which   3-Stars – 218 – represented only 1.5% of the
            Oscars, the annual awards                     judges say is only given to   total entries. Those statistics are a measure
            are organised by the UK’s                     extraordinarily tasty foods.   of what has been achieved but, even more
            Guild of Fine Food and                        Winning six awards in total   importantly, the Great Taste Awards illustrate
            judged by a panel of over                     is another independent   the strength of the reputation that Isle of Man
            500 experts including chefs,                  industry endorsement for   Meats has established in the UK for being a
            buyers, food writers and                      the quality of our products,   producer of high quality products, and a brand
            retailers. Winners receive                    and that of course refl ects   which retailers and consumers trust. ”
            1-Star, 2-Star or 3-Star awards               positively on the business
                                                                               After tasting Isle of Man Meats’ 3-Star award-
            (with 3-Stars being highest)                  and our network of
                                                                               winning matured rib of beef, the Great Taste
            which all indicate a product of exceptional   producers, retailers, business partners and all
                                                                               judges said: “What an absolute stunner of a
            quality.                          other stakeholders. The Great Taste Awards
                                                                               joint. Expertly butchered and prepared. The
                                              logos are symbols of top quality producers
             Isle of Man Meats won six awards in total this                    rendered fat delivers so much buttery, beefy
                                              and products which are widely recognised
            year – a 3-Star award in the matured rib of beef                   fl avour. The meat is tender and delicious.
                                              by industry professionals and consumers. As
            category, plus two 2-Star awards (short leg                        Fabulous.”
                                              winners, we can use the logos – alongside
            of lamb and belly pork categories), and three
                                              other trusted symbols such as Red Tractor,   Earlier this month Isle of Man Meats was a
            1-Star awards (in the ribeye steak, shoulder of
                                              BRCGS and Isle of Man provenance logos – to   chosen as a fi nalist in the ‘Best Beef Product’
            lamb and shoulder of pork categories). The
                                              support sales in the UK and locally.”  category at the Meat Management Industry
            3-Star award also means that Isle of Meats is in
                                                                               Awards. The business is also shortlisted in
            the running to win a prestigious Golden Fork   Tim Baker, Chair of Isle of Man Meats,
                                                                               the Great British Food Awards which will be
            Award – the winners will be announced at the   commented: “This is an outstanding
                                                                               announced on October 28. Find out more
            Fine Food Show North on October 17th.  achievement and a just reward for the work
                                                                               about Isle of Man Meats at www.iommeats.
                                              put in by the whole team. Statistics from the
            Phil Parsons, Plant Director at Isle of Man Meats,                 com, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @
            told B365: “We have won several Great Taste   Great Taste Awards organisers show that this   IsleOfManMeats
            Awards in recent years, but this year is our   year there were 14,113 product entries from 108
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