At the meeting of the Board of Onchan District Commissioners a minutes silence was held as an act of remembrance of two former Commissioners who had recently passed away:-
Mr Gordon Astill who was elected as an Onchan District Commissioner in 1999, he served for 9 years and was Chairman of the Authority in 2005/06.
Mr Arnold Callin was elected a member of the Onchan Village Commissioners in November 1954, he served for 22 years until having to retire upon his election to the House of Keys as a member for Middle in November 1976. He was three times elected Chairman of Onchan Village Commissioners during his period of office.
Sincere condolences were offered to their families.