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CHIEF MINISTER


          CONTINUES


          RECOVERY AT HOME



          Chief Minister, Howard Quayle is making good progress
          and is comfortable at home after his recent stroke, where
          he looks forward to continuing his recovery.

          The Chief Minister said: ‘The past few days have been a challenging time for me and
          my family. We feel fortunate that I’ve been able to return home so quickly. I am hugely
          grateful for the care I received from the highly professional Manx Care team while in
          Noble’s Hospital.
          ‘I wish to thank everyone who has sent me their kind messages of support - the
          number has been overwhelming, and each one has been a source of great strength.’
          Mr Quayle was seen in public recently at the swearing in of  new Lt Governor, Sir John
          Lorimer at Castle Rushen.
           CONTRACTORS SOUGHT FOR MAJOR


           LAXEY WHEEL CONSERVATION PROJECT


            Can you help with the conservation of one of the Isle of Man’s best known and loved ancient monuments?
            Manx National Heritage, the registered charity responsible for the care and promotion of the Isle of Man’s
            natural and cultural heritage, has commenced the search for contractor to complete a crucial maintenance
            programme at the world’s largest working waterwheel, The Great Laxey Wheel.
                esigned by the Victorian engineer,   National Heritage said:  caused by natural weathering will be replaced,
                Robert Casement, the wheel was                               and then the wheel, housing, railings and
                                            “This unique contract o ers a rare opportunity
           Dcompleted in 1854 to pump water from                             viewing platform will be re-painted.  Additional
                                            to work on conserving one of the Isle of Man’s
            the depths of the Laxey mines using water                        works will also take place on the T Rocker
                                            most treasured ancient monuments and the
            from Glen Mooar to power the wheel. The                          and rod duct, which will be advertised on the
                                            largest working water wheel in the world.
            impressive 22m (72.5 feet) diameter structure                    procurement portal shortly”.
                                            This is a complex and demanding project,
            found immediate popularity and has remained
                                            which will see the iconic structure clad with   Work will commence on site in November
            one of the Island’s most iconic and dramatic
                                            sca olding before works commence over a   2021, with the project scheduled to conclude
            tourist attractions for over 165 years.
                                            four month period and the wheel unveiled in   in April 2022, when the famous waterwheel
            The world famous waterwheel was last   time for the 2022 visitor season.    will reopen for the visitor season.
            repainted between winter 2014 and spring
                                            Advance surveys reveal that work is needed   Interested contractors should visit the Isle
            2015, and prior to that between winter
                                            on stone masonry on the wheel housing, with   of Man Government Procurement Portal to
            2003 and spring 2004 in time for her 150th
                                            repairs to handrails, cladding, buckets and the   register interest in the project.  Expressions
            anniversary celebrations.
                                            wheel structure also required.  Old render and   must be submitted by 12 Noon on 1 October
            Steve Blackford, Head of Properties for Manx   defective timbers which have su ered decay   2021.



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