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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 12 elected councillors, three serving each of the four 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 Raina Chatel

Committees:
  • Ex officio a member of all standing and special committees
Re-election Year:
Mrs Raina Chatel

Ward:
-

Address:
'The Blossoms' 
4 The Esplanade
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 4LR
The Worshipful The Mayor

Telephone:
01624 673360

Email:
Occupation:
Hotelier

Other public bodies:
Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Douglas


Councillor Mrs Claire Louise Wells

Committees:
  • Executive Committee
  • Housing Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Councillor Mrs Claire Louise Wells

Ward:
South

Address:
26 Meadow Crescent
Saddlestone Park
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 1NJ
Leader of the Council

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."

Councillor Miss Natalie Anne Byron

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
  • Regeneration & Community Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Councillor Miss Natalie Anne Byron

Ward:
Central

Address:
13 Hillside Terrace
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 4NA
Telephone:
01624 625206

Mobile:
07624 325586

Email:
Occupation:
Gardener

Other public bodies:
Eastern District Civic Amenity Site Joint Committee


Mission Statement:

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to represent the residents of Douglas Central. My mission is to build strong, happy and inclusive communities. I believe this can be achieved by empowering the people of Douglas through recognition and communication, to identify what each localised community needs. I pledge to be approachable, available, considerate and accountable - have a query, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me."

Mr Councillor Stephen Robert Pitts

Committees:
  • Executive Committee
  • Regeneration & Community Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Mr Councillor Stephen Robert Pitts

Ward:
Central

Address:
10 Westminster Drive
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 4EH
Telephone:
01624 624096

Mobile:
07624 494332

Email:
Occupation:
Company Director

Other public bodies:
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."

Mr Councillor John Edward Skinner

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
  • Housing Committee
  • Pensions Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Mr Councillor John Edward Skinner

Ward:
Central

Address:
6 Berkeley Street
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 3QA
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 support 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 Andrew John Bentley

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
  • Regeneration & Community Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Mr Councillor Andrew John Bentley

Ward:
East

Address:
8 Ravens Wharf
South Quay
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 5BT
Mobile:
07624 482130

Email:
Occupation:
Architect



Mission Statement:

"My values are sustainability, inclusivity and design quality. These will be the values that inform my contribution to Council debate. I believe that Douglas must aspire to be a capital the Isle of Man deserves and can be proud of."

Mr Councillor Ian John Gelling Clague, MBE

Committees:
  • Executive Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Mr Councillor Ian John Gelling Clague, MBE

Ward:
East

Address:
8 Laureston Close
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 4BF
Telephone:
01624 622030

Mobile:
07624 470199

Email:
Occupation:
Retired Local Government Officer



Mission Statement:

"To represent the people of Victoria Ward and Douglas to my best ability, utilising my 35 years’ experience of working for the Council, in continuing to deliver quality, cost effective services within a reasonable level of rating whilst continuing the efforts to improve environmental quality and regeneration in order to bring investment into the Borough for a brighter and sustainable future. "

Mr Councillor Devon Watson

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Mr Councillor Devon Watson

Ward:
East

Address:
1 Peveril Terrace
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 1BS

Mobile:
07624 256975

Email:
Occupation:
Community Organiser



Mission Statement:

"The prosperity and wealth of the Isle of Man is dependent on the workers, tenants, families and small businesses of Douglas. The residents of our town deserve an innovative government capable of delivering expanded and improved public services. Democracy on the Isle of Man was built on a council that held the central government accountable, that role must be reclaimed. "

Mr Councillor Falk Horning

Committees:
  • Environmental Services Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Pensions Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Mr Councillor Falk Horning

Ward:
North

Address:
Flat 4
11 Woodville Terrace
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 4HB

Telephone:
01624 623548

Mobile:
07624 439959

Email:


Mission Statement:

"My mission is to champion economic development for our town, provide links for a vibrant community and enhance our natural heritage. It is essential to improve Douglas's cost efficiency in supplying a wide spectrum of public services. Transparent decision making strengthens the council's accountability and helps to engage the people of Douglas."

Councillor Ms Janet Thommeny

Committees:
  • Executive Committee
  • Housing Committee
  • Pensions Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Councillor Ms Janet Thommeny

Ward:
North

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 for the Society for the Preservation of the Manx Countryside and Environment.


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."

Mr Councillor Peter John Washington

Committees:
  • Housing Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Mr Councillor Peter John Washington

Ward:
North

Address:
67 Keppel Road
Willaston
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 6NW
Telephone:
01624 614199

Mobile:
07624 422801

Email:
Occupation:
Retired Public Servant

Other public bodies:
Douglas Town Band Committee. Isle of Man Municipal Association.


Mission Statement:

"In all that I do to serve the people of Douglas I pledge to uphold my life-long commitment to equality, transparency, openness and mutual respect."

Mr Councillor Steven Robert Crellin

Committees:
  • Housing Committee
  • Pensions Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Mr Councillor Steven Robert Crellin

Ward:
South

Address:
33 Cedar Grove
Lower Pulrose
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 1ES
Email:
Occupation:
Company Director / Civil Servant



Mission Statement:

"It is an honour to be serving the people of Douglas. I will strive to improve and promote a good quality of life for all the town’s residents, to deliver value-for-money and challenge anything I think is not right for the town and its residents. I will work to improve the town’s infrastructure and facilities to make Douglas a better and more exciting place to work and live and I will do this with integrity, honesty and accountability."

Mr Councillor Frank Schuengel

Committees:
  • Regeneration & Community Committee
Re-election Year: 2025
Mr Councillor Frank Schuengel

Ward:
South

Address:
Stella Maris
Summer Hill
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 4PG
Mobile:
07624 290962

Email:
Occupation:
Company Director

Other public bodies:
Isle of Man Municipal Association.


Mission Statement:

"To serve the residents of Douglas with integrity, honesty and the desire to create an affordable and healthy future for our town. "