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Information about Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man.

Douglas Borough Council Active Travel Strategy

Information about Isle of Man (Ronaldsway) Airport.

Antisocial behaviour advice for tenants

The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary pledge to support the Island's armed forces community.

The bandstand located in Noble’s Park is a popular attraction which is available for both private and public use.

Basking sharks are affectionally known as ‘Manx’ sharks. There is also a strong conservation movement in the island to help protect them as there are now estimated to be fewer than 800.

Douglas beach is a sandy crescent of some two miles in length bordering Douglas Bay.

The BMX track is in Noble's Park.


 View the Book of Remembrance pages electronically during the COVID-19 pandemic. 




The Council's budget is voted on at a special meeting held each January when the borough rate is set for the following municipal year.

The Great Union Camera Obscura is a popular tourist attraction located on Douglas Head offering fantastic views over Douglas.

The Council licences charities to hold collections and flag days within the borough with a limit of 28 events per year.

The charity appeal fund is led by the Mayor of Douglas.

Douglas Borough Council functions through a system of committees, each with delegated responsibilities.

Douglas Borough Council seeks to provide an exemplary service. Should, however, a complaint be made, every effort will be made to investigate and resolve the matter swiftly and courteously.

The Constitution is divided into 14 Articles which set out the basic rules governing the Council’s business.

A list of Council phone numbers and other contact information.

The 2017-2021 corporate plan sets out the Council's priorities, objectives, responsiblities and aspirations.

Information about council meetings

Information on dental practices in Douglas.

Information about GP surgeries in Douglas.

Douglas Head is a grassland area, home to the Camera Obscura and a wealth of footpaths and open land.

Annual contest for Douglas residents and keen gardeners across the Borough. 

Elections for Council members take place every four years in April. The most recent election was in April 2012.

The electoral register is a record of people eligible to vote in any national or local election in the Island.

List of emergency/useful numbers.

Information about ferry sailings to and from the Isle of Man.

The Council owns several football pitch sites in the borough which are available for hire.

The Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Douglas is the highest honour the Council can confer on an individual (or in some cases, a military body) as an acknowledgement or appreciation of their outstanding contribution or service to the Borough and the Isle of Man.

The Gaiety Theatre occupies a prominent site on Harris promenade in Douglas.

Graffiti is a problem dealt with by the police and Douglas Borough Council.

Information about Douglas harbour.

Douglas is rich is historical sites and landmarks.

Founded in 1876 by Thomas Lightfoot at the peak of the Victorian tourist trade, the trams quickly became a popular attraction.

Information about hospitals in Douglas.

Linking Douglas to the south of the Island, the Isle of Man Steam Railway is an enjoyable way to travel providing spectacular views of the Manx countryside.

Set up in memory of the late TT champion, the Joey Dunlop Foundation supports and raises funds for people with disabilities.

The RNLI is a registered charity dedicated to saving the lives of those in trouble at sea and was founded in the Isle of Man by Sir William Hillary.

Manx artist - Archibald Knox (1864-1933)

Manx artist - Edward Christian Quayle (1872-1946)

Manx artist - John Miller Nicholson (1840-1913)

A popular tourist attraction, the Manx Electric Railway runs seasonally between Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey.

The Manx Museum is the national museum of the Isle of Man and headquarters of the Manx National Heritage trust's services.


The sunken (marine) gardens are on Loch Promenade.

The Mayor is elected by the full Council and serves for one year from the Statutory Council meeting held on the second Wednesday in May.

Information about the National Sports Centre, Douglas.

Our guidelines for online privacy.

The orienteering course in Noble's Park was mapped by Markus Puusepp (Trans Atlantic Mapping Company) for Peo (Per-Olof) Bengtsson, a renowned international orienteering competitor. 


Orienteering as recreation in Noble's Park.

Information about parking discs.

The Council owns and manages a variety of parks, gardens and open spaces in the borough.

‘Pavement Café’ is the term for the outside area of a café/restaurant etc. where seating is provided on the public highway.

Douglas Borough Council enjoys a positive working relationship with the Isle of Man Constabulary.

This page shows the previous Mayors of Douglas.

Douglas Borough Council responses to public consultation

Public transport ranges from an island-wide bus service to the Manx Electric Railway and the Isle of Man Steam Railway.

The Island’s roads are maintained by the highways division of the Department of Infrastructure.

Information about schools and higher education in Douglas.

The Statement of Accounts is an accumulation of the Council’s yearly expenditure and general financial activities.

Street performers have proved a popular addition to the streets of Douglas.

Summerhill Glen is owned and maintained by Douglas Borough Council

The Tower of Refuge, also known as Conister Rock, sits in Douglas Bay – originally built to aid sailors whose ships had run aground on the surrounding rocks.

The town hall is located on Ridgeway Street.

The TT (Tourist Trophy) began in 1907.

Douglas is twinned with Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

The Council has powers with which to deal with derelict and dilapidated buildings.

A list of useful links. 

Douglas Borough Council Vandalism Policy

The Douglas war memorial was unveiled and dedicated at a ceremony on Thursday May 29th 1924.

These pages provide guidelines for architects and developers when designing facilities for storing, collecting and managing waste in developments. You should also refer to Building Regulation H6, Approved Document H and British Standards EN BS 5906:2005. These guidelines do not cover the requirements for managing construction and industrial waste.