15 June 2015
Two Green Flag Award judges took a break from assessing
Douglas's parks to take a spin around the Isle of Mann's world
famous TT race course.
Both judges arrived incognito, blending in with all the other
bikers arriving on the ferry, despite the stormy weather which
apparently broke all records for a June storm. Once on the Island
they were greated with a very warm welcome from Douglas Borough
Council and very enjoyable visits to the parks they
Mark and Howard managed to ride the 37 mile mountain course
before breakfast on the final morning of the trip, much to the
admiration of the Douglas BC Officers. Howard said, "Although
we didn't break any records (or speed limits!) we had a very
realistic experience of the world famous road race as all the signs
and protective barriers were in place for the event." The pair
even took in a visit to the winners podium at Noble Park.
Howard sums up their visit to Douglas' parks, "from the
senior managers to the operatives on the ground everyone seemed to
be enjoying their work and the Island population appreciates their
efforts as much as the many visitors."