Put The Festival Back In The TT Festival!!
We, the undersigned, believe that the Isle of Man Government, and in particular the Department of Tourism & Leisure, fundamentally failed with regard to the organisation of the TT Festival 2009. We believe that the lack of street entertainment, big screen race TVs, fun fair and various other activities destroyed the festival atmosphere of TT 2009. Whilst the races continued to be exhilarating and enjoyable the overall festival was sorely lacking. Furthermore the attempts to force the Villa Marina upon the public as the only significant entertainment centre during the TT period has been a disaster. We believe that these missteps in the entertainment during the festival have had a significant negative impact on the perception of the festival amongst locals and visitors, and have reduced the economic benefits of the festival to local businesses. We demand that the government make a public commitment to return the TT to it's former glory in 2010. This should include: 1.)Returning the street entertainment to Douglas, including but not limited to stunt bikes and the large screen race TV 2.)Reviewing the return of the fun fair, including a review of a suitable location taking into account any local concerns 3.)Cease the attempts to force the Villa Marina on the Manx public as the only venue significant venue for entertainment on the island 4.)Actively promote and advertise the return of the â