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Douglas Borough Council is the largest local authority in the Isle of Man and the only one with borough status.

 

The Council comprises 18 elected councillors, three serving each of the six wards in the Borough.

 

Under the Council’s constitution the councillors hold specific roles and responsibilities within a framework of an executive committee and three policy advisory committees through which they, together with officers of the Council, serve the ratepayers of Douglas.

 

 

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Mr Councillor John Edward Skinner JP

Committees:
  • Ex officio a member of all standing and special committees
Re-election Year: 2020
Mr Councillor John Edward Skinner JP

Ward:
Murrays

Address:
6 Berkeley Street
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 3QA
The Worshipful The Mayor

Telephone:
01624 626543

Mobile:
07624 487888

Email:
Occupation:
Retired Fire Officer



Mission Statement:

"I am proud and honoured to have the opportunity to continue to apply my public service skills to supporting the ratepayers of Douglas; to offer an alternative perspective, to question and challenge and help secure value for money in the provision of Council services."

Mr Councillor David William Christian, MBE, JP

Committees:
  • Executive Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Mr Councillor David William Christian, MBE, JP

Ward:
Hills

Address:
3 Slieau Ree
Union Mills
Braddan
Isle of Man
IM4 4ND
Leader of the Council

Telephone:
01624 852466

Email:
Occupation:
Business Proprietor

Other public bodies:
Appointed Justice of The Peace November 2002. A member of the Licensing Court of Appeal.


Mission Statement:

"My mission is to serve the people of Douglas with integrity, honesty and accountability; to challenge expenditure, drive forward community and environmental improvements and champion economic development for our town.’ "

Councillor Mrs Catherine Ann Corlett

Committees:
  • Executive Committee
  • Pensions Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Councillor Mrs Catherine Ann Corlett

Ward:
St. George's

Address:
30 Cronkbourne Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 3LB
Telephone:
(01624) 675554

Mobile:
(07624) 454238

Email:
Occupation:
Caterer

Other public bodies:
Council Representative for the Isle of Man Municipal Association.


Mission Statement:

"I shall seek to uphold the Council’s values of openness, accessibility and honesty. I look forward to having the opportunity to contribute to local government reform. I also maintain that while we must value our heritage we must be brave and embrace positive change. "

Mr Councillor Stephen Robert Pitts

Committees:
  • Executive Committee
  • Pensions Committee
  • Regeneration & Community Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Mr Councillor Stephen Robert Pitts

Ward:
St. George's

Address:
35 Princes Street
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 1BB
Telephone:
01624 624096

Mobile:
07624 494332

Email:
Occupation:
Company Director

Other public bodies:
Council Representative on the Douglas Endowments Committee. Member of the Allotments Committee.


Mission Statement:

"My mission is to listen and respond to the issues that matter to the people of Douglas; to encourage leaner, more entrepreneurial ways of working; to support town centre regeneration and campaign for new and enhanced leisure amenities for our town."

Councillor Ms Catherine Rose Turner

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Councillor Ms Catherine Rose Turner

Ward:
St. George's

Address:
16 Westminster Terrace
Douglas
Isle of Man
Telephone:
(01624) 878738

Mobile:
(07624) 482077

Email:
Occupation:
Coordinator

Other public bodies:
Council Representative for the Richmond Hill (Incinerator) Consultative Committee.


Mission Statement:

"My mission is to be of service to the people of Douglas, representing their interests and ensuring that both the community and the businesses located within it can flourish. I am committed to a fair, inclusive society, thriving and sustainable businesses and jobs, and an environment which supports peoples' wellbeing."

Mr Councillor David John Ashford

Committees:
  • Executive Committee
  • Housing Committee
  • Pensions Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Mr Councillor David John Ashford

Ward:
Victoria

Address:
19 Berrywoods Avenue 
Governors Hill 
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 7DA
Telephone:
01624 679510

Mobile:
07624 427232

Email:
Occupation:
Businessman



Mission Statement:

"My mission is to serve the people of Douglas; to ensure the Council is focused on maintaining a stable rate and providing cost effective services and remains unswerving in its efforts to deliver the regeneration of Douglas town centre."

Councillor Mrs Raina Chatel

Committees:
  • Regeneration & Community Committee
  • Standards Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Councillor Mrs Raina Chatel

Ward:
Victoria

Address:
'The Blossoms' 
4 The Esplanade
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 4LR
Telephone:
01624 673360

Mobile:
07624 455065

Email:
Occupation:
Hotelier

Other public bodies:
Member of the governing body of St Ninian's High School. President of the Isle of Man Municipal Association. Member of the Allotments Committee. Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Douglas.


Mission Statement:

"I have served as a Councillor since 1985 and remain committed to serving the people of Douglas. I will work towards ensuring the Council’s existing housing stock - especially the town centre flats – is maintained in good order; support the building of affordable new Council homes; and apply my experience to help develop the town's leisure and community amenities. I will also be proud and honoured to serve in my role as an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Douglas. "

Councillor Ms Carol Elizabeth Malarkey

Committees:
  • Housing Committee
  • Standards Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Councillor Ms Carol Elizabeth Malarkey

Ward:
Hills

Address:
3 Richmond Court
Farmhill
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 2NU
Telephone:
01624 622922

Mobile:
07624 494133

Email:
Occupation:
Company Director

Other public bodies:
ACMI


Mission Statement:

"My mission is to contribute to making Douglas a fairer community; to be sensitive to these challenging economic times when serving the people of Hills Ward and to represent them and the Borough of Douglas to the best of my ability."

Councillor Mrs Claire Louise Wells

Committees:
  • Housing Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Councillor Mrs Claire Louise Wells

Ward:
Hills

Address:
26 Meadow Crescent
Saddlestone Park
Douglas
Isle of Man
Mobile:
(07624) 424565

Email:
Occupation:
IT Support Supervisor



Mission Statement:

"I would like to perform my duties as a Douglas Councillor with integrity, challenging decisions I feel do not benefit Douglas residents and help make Douglas a thriving community for the Isle of Man."

Mr Councillor Colin Leendert Harold Cain

Committees:
  • Housing Committee
  • Pensions Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Mr Councillor Colin Leendert Harold Cain

Ward:
Derby

Address:
'Cavas House' 
Westmoreland Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 4AW
Mobile:
07624 492949

Email:
Occupation:
Retired Isle of Man Post Office Delivery Manager

Other public bodies:
Police Consultative Forum.


Mission Statement:

"I shall always have the interests of the people of Derby Ward and the ratepayers of Douglas at heart. I am committed to the town centre regeneration scheme as the means through which to improve Douglas and strengthen its long-term economic future."

Mr Councillor Ferdinand Pabellan

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Mr Councillor Ferdinand Pabellan

Ward:
Derby

Address:
35 Derby Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 3EP
Telephone:
01624 664874

Mobile:
07624 302055

Email:
Occupation:
Administration Officer

Other public bodies:
Council Representative for the Society for the Preservation of the Manx Countryside and Environment.


Mission Statement:

"My mission is to serve the people of Derby Ward, listening and responding to what they expect from local government then work with my fellow councillors to deliver solutions that answer those needs and, in doing so, work toward advancing equal opportunities for all. "

Councillor Miss Debra Anne Marie Pitts

Committees:
  • Regeneration & Community Committee
  • Standards Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Councillor Miss Debra Anne Marie Pitts

Ward:
Derby

Address:
12 Westmoreland Court
Westmoreland Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 4AL
Telephone:
07624 473052

Email:
Occupation:
Nursery Nurse

Other public bodies:
Member of the Allotments Committee.


Mission Statement:

"I am proud to be Manx and proud of Douglas. I pledge to serve those whom I represent and will work with my fellow councillors towards achieving savings yet still delivering high standards of services to the community so that together we can create a thriving, vibrant town in which to live, work and invest. "

Mr Councillor Falk Horning

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Mr Councillor Falk Horning

Ward:
Murrays

Address:
Flat 4, 11 Woodville Terrace
Douglas

Mobile:
07624 439959



Mission Statement:

"Creating opportunities for all, providing links for a vibrant community and protecting our natural heritage are on my agenda. It is essential to improve Douglas's cost efficiency in supplying a wide spectrum of public services. "

Mr Councillor Richard Henry McNicholl

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
  • Executive Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Mr Councillor Richard Henry McNicholl

Ward:
Murrays

Address:
1 Westminster Drive
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 4EG
Telephone:
01624 620965

Email:
Occupation:
Retired Electrician

Other public bodies:
Council Representative for the Eastern District Civic Amenity Site Joint Committee.


Mission Statement:

"More than two decades of service to the people of Douglas have not dimmed my enthusiasm for working in partnership with my fellow members and the officers of the Council to drive the capital forward and champion schemes that will support town centre regeneration and improve the capital for residents, visitors and businesses."

Councillor Ms Karen Angela

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
  • Pensions Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Councillor Ms Karen Angela

Ward:
Athol

Address:
Balladane
7 Castlemona Avenue
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 4EA
Mobile:
07624 377424

Email:
Occupation:
Retired Sub Postmaster and Businesswoman



Mission Statement:

"I am proud to have been given the opportunity to work in partnership with my fellow Councillors and the local community to help improve the quality of life in the capital and to represent the residents of Athol ward to the best of my ability at all times."

Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Caracher Quirk

Committees:
  • Housing Committee
  • Standards Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Caracher Quirk

Ward:
Athol

Address:
Eary Vane
Alexander Drive
Douglas
Isle of Man 
IM2 3QX
Telephone:
01624 674892

Email:
Occupation:
Retired Hotelier

Other public bodies:
Council Representative for the Douglas Town Band Committee and the Isle of Man Municipal Association.


Mission Statement:

"I represented Derby Ward for 17 years and am now honoured to be serving Athol Ward. I pledge to be approachable and accessible to my constituents, am passionate about Douglas, fully support the town centre regeneration scheme and will work with my fellow Members and officers to ensure the Council delivers value for money services."

Councillor Ms Janet Thommeny

Committees:
  • Regeneration & Community Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Councillor Ms Janet Thommeny

Ward:
Athol

Address:
23 Berrywoods Avenue
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 7DA
Telephone:
01624 660246

Mobile:
07624 497833

Email:
Occupation:
Retired Mental Health Professional

Other public bodies:
Council Representative on the Douglas Town Band Committee. Member of the Allotments Committee.


Mission Statement:

"I pledge to be accessible and approachable and to serve the ratepayers of Athol Ward and the Borough of Douglas with integrity and honesty, listening, hearing and responding to local issues brought to my attention."