Council leader defends authority's role in refurbishing Douglas
The leader of Douglas Council says a concerted effort is needed to ensure visitors to the Island have a good impression of the capital.
David Christian has added his voice to the debate over the look of Douglas - after departing TT visitors described it as run-down and shabby.
Douglas Council has spent £2 million upgrading parts of the town, including Strand Street and North Quay.
But Councillor Christian says there are still too many empty, weed-strewn sites, pot-holed roads and buildings falling into disrepair.
He says decaying infrastructure is one of the main problems: