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A poll for the election of one member of Douglas Borough Council's Athol Ward will be held on Thursday June 21st, 2012.

His Worship the Mayor of Douglas, Councillor David Ashford JP, welcomed the arrival into Douglas town centre on Saturday June 2nd of the London 2012 Olympic torch where it journeyed along the promenade on a Douglas horse tram, carried aloft by torchbearer Maureen Barnes-Sherring.

Douglas Borough Council will be observing the Bank Holiday arrangements as approved by Tynwald to accommodate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Tynwald Day celebrations.

The first properties in Phase 8 of Douglas Borough Council’s Upper Pulrose public sector housing scheme - 22 two-bedroom apartments in Hazel Close - have been completed.

The Council's 'Do Douglas Proud, Bin Your Gum' campaign has begun and aims to send out the message that dropping chewing gum in a public place is a littering offence attracting a £50 fixed penalty.

Athol Ward bye-election

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 14:40

Following the recent death of Councillor Mrs Doreen Kinrade a bye-election for one member of Athol Ward in the Borough of Douglas will take place on Thursday June 21st, 2012 as required under the Local Elections Act 1986.

Douglas Borough Council’s strengthened enforcement operation is already having a positive impact on improving the town’s environment after a successful prosecution was brought against a dog owner who failed to remove his dog’s faeces from a back lane in Douglas.

Douglas Borough Council Leader Councillor David Christian JP has paid tribute on behalf of the Council to Robin Gibb, the Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Douglas who died on Sunday May 20th 2012.