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The Council provides allotments on Johnny Watterson’s Lane.


Douglas borough wardens aim to maintain the excellent quality of life of the town through enforcement of the local byelaws.

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.

Byelaws are regulations set by Douglas Borough Council which apply to the Borough of Douglas only, not to the Island as a whole.

The Council operates two car parks in Douglas city centre; Shaw's Brow Car Park and the Bottleneck, as well as car parks in residential areas and parks.

Douglas Borough Council operate and maintain a public Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system in several areas in the borough.

The Council operates two cemeteries.

Douglas Borough Council provides decorative lighting at a number of sites in the borough.

The Council provides a number of disabled public toilet facilities throughout the town.

Located in Pulrose Douglas golf course offers high quality facilities for professionals and amateurs.

Local Authority Elections will take place on Thursday, 22nd July, 2021. The wards that are contested are Central, East and North. 

Douglas Borough Council offers a floral decorations hire service.


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The Council offers three venues for hire for community and conference events.

Hanging baskets can be provided through the Council's parks service.

The Henry Bloom Noble Library situated on Duke Street is stocked with a large range of books, CDs, access to downloadable eBooks and also offers computers for public use with internet access and free wi-fi.

Public sector housing in the Isle of Man is provided by the Island's housing authorities in Douglas, Braddan, Castletown, Onchan, Peel, Port Erin, Port St Mary and Ramsey. Additionally the Department of Health and Social Care (DoHSC) provides public sector housing in areas where there is no housing authority.


Douglas Borough Council is responsible for the letting, management and tenant liaison for more than 2,300 public sector housing units. These include houses, apartments, bungalows and sheltered accommodation.


We aim to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live in good quality, affordable homes in safe, sustainable communities.  


The scheme is administered by the Borough of Douglas and is open to employees of the Island’s local authorities under the age of 65, or in other organisations that have chosen to participate.


The Council’s Waste Services operates a fortnightly kerbside collection service. 

The borough library is the Henry Bloom Noble Library.

Local Authority Election Result 2021


The Council provides parking for motor homes in Noble’s Park.

Moving house and mutual exchanges process.

Noble’s Park is owned, maintained and operated by Douglas Borough Council and offers a wide range of leisure and sporting facilities.



 When the weather's warm there's nothing quite like some water play to keep the kids cool, Noble's Park Splash Zone will keep your kids cool and entertained for hours.

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This page contains information about payments to the Council. If you have received an invoice from the Council, payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit card or direct debit.

The Council is not the planning authority but does consider all applications in the borough.

The Council provides and operates several children's play areas.

Douglas promenade dates from the late 1800s when Loch Promenade was completed in 1882.

The Council operates public conveniences at a number of town centre sites.

Details about rate payments.



Douglas Borough Council supports and encourages the practice of recycling. 


Information on refuse collections and the refuse service.

Housing repair and maintenance process.



Located in Noble’s Park, the skatepark is an ideal area to show off your boarding skills.

Douglas Borough Council is the lighting authority for the Borough of Douglas and as such is responsible for the maintenance and operation of all highway street lighting within its boundary.

Summerhill Glen is owned and maintained by Douglas Borough Council

Our tenants are very important to us, so we want to make sure we provide first-class, cost-effective services.

The Tot Lot is located in Noble’s Park where there is also a play area for older children.

Managing over-sized trees and high hedges.

Waste Services is a function of the Environment and Regeneration department and is responsible for domestic and commercial refuse collection – including kerbside recycling collection – and general street cleaning throughout the Borough of Douglas.

The Council Chamber holds Approved Place status for the solemnisation of civil marriages and formation of civil partnerships.