MHK acknowledges 'may be disappointing'
It's been confirmed that the Funfair has not been organised by government for this year's TT.
The MHK with responsibility for tourism Tim Crookall MHK accepts it will disappoint some residents, but adds there's a need to continually review where best to invest resources.
In a statement to Manx Radio, Mr Crookall says 'over the years, the Department of Enterprise has supported various entertainment options during the TT Races, including the Funfair.'
'Their focus is on supporting entertainment that attracts visitors to attend the races and which doesn’t infringe on the wider infrastructure that is so integral to the successful delivery of the event.'
He goes on to say 'we are continuing to try and build a fantastic visitor experience around the TT Grandstand area, with attractions, music, entertainment and hospitality aimed at attracting additional visitors and more business as a result of the increased tourist numbers.'
Mr Crookall concludes by saying 'the organisers of the Funfair may still apply directly for the appropriate permissions to bring their offering to the Island through the appropriate Government and Local Authority channels.'
Manx Radio has contacted the Funfair organisers.