Partnership welcomes new corporate member

The Manx Hospitality Partnership is the latest organisation to become a Douglas Development Partnership corporate member.

FleurbaayZSC_0639Manx Hospitality Partnership chairman Theo Fleurbaay said: ‘The decision to become a corporate member was driven by the important role the hospitality industry has to play in the overall visitor experience in Douglas. We are also keen to contribute to the efforts Douglas Development Partnership is making to work with local traders and organisations to help bring a new sense of vitality to the town centre in parallel with the regeneration scheme for Douglas.’

Development manager Chris Pycroft said: ‘I am pleased to welcome the Manx Hospitality Partnership as our latest corporate member. Theo and his fellow members clearly share our belief in the importance of creating a welcoming environment and delivering high standards of service. These factors are equally as important as the physical regeneration of Douglas town centre and will help attract new business and investment, as well as greater numbers of leisure visitors.’

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Sure to sponsor Festival of Youth

SureLandscapeZSC_9049Sure is to sponsor the Festival of Youth. Taking place in Douglas town centre on Saturday July 21st the carnival-style event, organised by Douglas Development Partnership, will occupy most of the main shopping area, from Duke Street through to Castle Street, bringing together youth-led activities from street dance to rap and graffiti art, culminating in The After Party variety show at Tower House that evening.

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St Ninian’s students to hold jubilee street party in Douglas town centre

Regent Street, Douglas is to host a jubilee street party on Friday July 6th organised by students from St Ninian’s High School in association with Douglas Development Partnership.

The students have arranged the event to help fund their 28-day personal development expedition in Nicaragua in the summer of 2013. Accompanied by a teacher and an expedition leader from Wilderness Expertise the 15-strong group will be trekking through jungle, climbing volcanoes and undertaking projects likely to include working in a school or orphanage.

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Flavour of the continent finds favour

A European food and craft fair coming to Douglas in July will help boost trade in the town centre, says Douglas town centre manager Gill Anderson.

bradwurstSMALLDouglas Development Partnership’s Mrs Anderson has welcomed the initiative which will see a fair organised by professional continental traders taking place on Douglas’s Loch promenade from July 4th to 7th.

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2012 Festival of Youth to come to Douglas town centre

The 2012 Festival of Youth is to be held in the heart of Douglas town centre.Town centre manager Gill Anderson said: ‘Last year’s event was a great success and we want to build on that this year by bringing all the activities right into the town centre, from Duke Street through to Castle Street and Marina Road.

ZombiesTownZSC_5154‘The festival will take place on July 21st with quarters of the shopping centre having different themes. It’s early days yet but we’re looking at the Duke Street quarter hosting what the organisers are calling The Simply Stupid Carnival of Colour with a circus/mardi gras theme, Regent Street being the setting for the main performances, Howard Street for BMX and skateboarding and Castle Street and Marina Road becoming Beat Street for the day.

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