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Port Erin Traders say TT Day not affected by new schedule

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 07:33

By Local Democracy Reporter - Emma Draper

The local authority also discussed litter on the beach

Port Erin Commissioners met last night and discussed a number of issues affecting the village including litter and Port Erin Day.

The commissioners were given an update on Port Erin Day, which was on during TT week.

The traders association meeting was attended by Commissioner Barbara Guy and said they weren’t ‘affected’ by the change in schedule, which came as a surprise to some of the board members.

Ms Guy said the traders found some people came to the village from other events and vice versa, whilst others sold out of food.

Due to the TT schedule change, three events now take place on the same weekend, Peel Day, Port Erin Day and Ramsey Sprintfest.

She also said parking issues were raised.

An email was sent to the commissioners with complaints about the amount of litter on Shore Road.

Commissioner Ian Swindells said it's not the vendors fault what people do with their waste

Clerk Jason Roberts confirmed the authority will be sticking decals on the pavements and bins to remind people to take rubbish home or put it in a bin.

He also said it’s been looking into removing the street bins because these get jammed with waste quickly and eventually it spills out.

Two requests for the use of the beach were agreed unanimously – one for a tag rugby tournament on the beach in July and the other to allow Manx Sport and Recreation to film the sunsets.

Port Erin Commissioners will next meet on Tuesday 16 July, to avoid a clash with the Southern 100.


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