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 Campsite Owners fear over F&M Crisis

Campsite owners could be hit badly if the TT doesn't go ahead due to the foot-and-mouth crisis in the UK. While the races are still scheduled to take place at the end of May, a definite decision will have to be made about it in the near future.

The TT is the busiest time of year for campsite owners and the added fact that some are in the countryside, which is currently out of bounds to the public, could cause problems.

Richard Cain, who owns the campsite at Glen Dhoo Farm, Hillberry, Onchan, said that if there was a chance of it being cancelled or postponed, then a postponement would be better.

He said: 'A proportion of people would be able to alter their bookings.' The countryside and footpaths remain shut to the general public as a precaution against the disease. Glen Wyllin campsite accommodates around 600 campers from the UK and abroad during TT fortnight and is fully booked for this season.

It is operated by Michael Commissioners. Board member Stephen Christian said if there was a ban on camping it would be unfortunate, but it would not be catastrophic.

'It would not make a lot of difference to us, because we don't have any outgoings apart from the manager's wages and rent to the forestry division board,' he said. 'If that happens, it's going to be a lot worse for other people.'

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