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Port Erin business owners call for changes to help trade

Push for more marketing support and tackling of anti-social behaviour

Business owners in Port Erin are calling for more support in promoting their businesses to encourage tourists to spend more within the local economy.

They’ve also told Manx Radio they are keen to see ‘soul destroying’ anti-social behaviour tackled.

Julie Goldie is the owner of the Whistlestop Coffee Shop at Port Erin Railway Station:

Jason Flemming is a part owner at Shona Boat Trips.

He told Manx Radio that a more flexible public transport schedule would encourage more tourists – and locals – to use the service he provides:

Dawn Sim has been at the helm of Trend gift shop for the last 11 years.

She’s calling for more to be done to promote the businesses in the village:

The Southern Neighbourhood Policing Team says it’s working on dealing with anti-social behaviour in the area and officers have managed to reduce it.

You can find out more HERE.

Port Erin Commissioners say they’re also working closely with businesses to deal with their concerns.

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