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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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Mrs Sara Dawn Andrea Hackman, JP

Committees:
  • Ex officio a member of all standing and special committees
Re-election Year: 2016
Mrs Sara Dawn Andrea Hackman, JP

Ward:
St. George's

Address:
Grange Bank
17 Belmont Terrace 
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 4NH
The Worshipful The Mayor

Telephone:
01624 677197

Mobile:
07624 458445

Email:
Occupation:
Finance Reconciliations Administrator



Mission Statement:

"I will work to ensure the Council delivers value for money to its ratepayers; to engage with and listen to the local community, in particular young people; to work towards advancing environmental standards and furthering the regeneration of Douglas town centre."

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 - Douglas Development Partnership - Company Director 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.’ "

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 Carol Elizabeth Malarkey

Committees:
  • Housing Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Councillor Mrs 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:
Douglas Borough Council representative on the Douglas Town Band Committee ACMI Secretary of Mannanan Lions Club Secretary to Manx Diabetic Group


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."

Mr Councillor John Edward Skinner

Committees:
  • Executive Committee
  • Pensions Committee
  • Regeneration & Community Committee
Re-election Year: 2020
Mr Councillor John Edward Skinner

Ward:
Murrays

Address:
6 Berkeley Street
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 3QA
Telephone:
01624 626543

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 Stephen Robert Pitts

Committees:
  • Executive 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:
Representative on Douglas Endowments 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."

Mr Councillor Richard Henry McNicholl

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Pensions 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:
Electrician

Other public bodies:
Douglas Borough Council representative for the Whitley Council for the Isle of Man Public Service (Manual Workers) Douglas Borough 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."

Mr Councillor Colin Leendert Harold Cain

Committees:
  • Environmental Services 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:
Isle of Man Post Office Delivery Manager

Other public bodies:
Douglas Borough Council representative on the Richmond Hill (Incinerator) Consultative Committee. 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."

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. Douglas Borough Council representative on the Isle of Man Municipal Association. 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 Karen Angela

Committees:
  • Housing Committee
  • Pensions Committee
  • Regeneration & Community 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 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



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. "

Councillor Mrs Catherine Ann Corlett

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
  • Standards 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:
Douglas Borough Council representative on 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. "

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:
Representative on Douglas Town Band Committee


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 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



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."

Councillor Mrs Claire Louise Wells

Committees:
  • Environmental Services 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."