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Government will 'work to find a solution' following Sulby Claddagh meeting

Following a public meeting regarding the decision to stop overnight camping at Sulby Claddagh this year - government says it will 'work to find a solution.'

It comes following an announcement last week that overnight camping won't be permitted for the 2023 season while the toilet block is demolished.

It was met with public outcry - with a petition to overturn the decision gaining more than 3,000 signatures.

Concerns were raised about the effect of families, the Manx public and the financial impact on Sulby businesses.

As a result, a public meeting was held on Wednesday night at the Sulby Glen Hotel - with saw hundreds of people attend, alongside DEFA Minister Clare Barber, Ayre and Michael MHK Tim Johnston and Chief Minister Alf Cannan.

In response to concerns, government said it will explore options to re-open overnight camping at the Claddaghs during TT.

Meanwhile, Mr Cannan pledged government will work to find a solution which will mean it can function for the summer.

A public consultation on how the site should run will also be launched to try and determine its long-term future.

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