Manx Independent gives readers the opportunity to vote on what they want to happen to the horse trams

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Have your say

It has been the biggest talking point of the last couple of months.

Should the horse trams be relocated onto the walkway when Douglas Promenade is revamped?

One of Douglas's famous horse trams

One of Douglas's famous horse trams

Groups have been set up on social media to oppose the idea.

But what do the Manx public really think?

Today, the Manx Independent includes a voting form asking readers for their view.

It gives three options:

1. Move the trams to the walkway

2. Keep the trams on the road

3. Scrap them.

We’re asking readers to fill in the voting form on the front page of the paper and send it to our Peel Road, Douglas, headquarters.

We appreciate that voting in such a way is more difficult than ‘liking’ a group on Facebook.

But that should give our poll extra credibility.

It’s harder to ignore people who’ve taken the time and trouble to fill in a form, vote on a number of options and then post it.

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This week there’s also a competition to win a meal for two on the steam train.

The Manx Independent, which will also include the results from the Royal Manx Agricultural Show, is in the shops now.

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