Tynwald Day Celebrations

It is undoubtely important that our national day is celebrated. However, there are cost savings that could be achieved. Members iof the Legislature could wear their own suits rather than the hiring of morning suits. This could be the same for other officers present on Tynwald Hill and ushers. There is the potential to reduce garden party costs either by ending the practice, having a smaller private event for overseas dignitaries or charging for tickets for locals to attend. Furthermore, the overtime costs for the day must be substantial and therefore any Government staff working for the day should be given time off in lieu rather than any additional payment.     

Why the contribution is important

Cost savings as outlined above.

by PH on April 21, 2017 at 12:22PM

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  • Posted by Manneen April 21, 2017 at 12:26

    I would certainly agree that the Garden parties be done every 2 years.
  • Posted by LeanGreen April 21, 2017 at 22:59

    Great idea. A lounge suit would suffice.
  • Posted by sspcutts April 23, 2017 at 10:04

    Couldn't agree more, it is seen as a free jolly and MHK's can invite a friends. What's all that about
  • Posted by SuzyB April 25, 2017 at 21:18

    I agree that people should buy their own morning suits as one suit would last a term in office! BUT please don't mess with tradition. I think the garden parties are a great idea and its not just MHK's or dignitaries who go to the garden parties - ordinary people do go, like my parents who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary and to celebrate and honour a friend of ours, a normal working person, who received an MBE.

    PLEASE don't be such party poopers, having been to a garden party, they are great fun and it is nice to meet the Governor and their families.
  • Posted by Benagglagh May 01, 2017 at 23:05

    Don't mess with our Tynwald Day! I'd be happy if there was no UK or military involvement though - maybe that would save some money?
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