Today saw the running of the TTXGP just up the road from the apartments - the world's first zero carbon, clean emission grand prix race - run entirely with fully electric motorcycles. Whilst we can certainly argue over how to count their overall carbon emissions (for example, some teams use diesel generators to charge their batteries), this is still quite a milestone and we might even have witnessed a potentially historic moment in motorcycle racing.
Welcome to Empress Apartments
This is the resident's website for Empress Apartments, located in Douglas on the Isle of Man (view map). This site is operated by the management company and serves as a forum for communicating and discussing important administrative and maintenance issues.
Most of the information on this site is private so access is restricted to residents and owners of apartments within the complex. As a result only a small number of pages and general forum messages are available publicly.
If you already have an account on this site and are seeing this message, then you will need to login using the USER LOGIN panel on the right-hand side or select the Request new password link.
If you are a resident or owner and do not yet have a login to this site, please use the Create new account link on the right hand side to request one. Unfortunately for some reason this site is sporadically targeted by spam bots which generate hundreds of new account requests in just a few minutes containing spurious details. The last episode generated over 18,000 of them and ended up taking the site offline. Thus, if the create new account link is not currently available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
New accounts are moderated so you will need to enter your apartment number and email address for verification. Once you create your account, the site will send a message to the email address you specified containing a confirmation link. You will need to click this link in order to verify your email address and then await one of the website managers enabling your account.
Notices and Events
Being on the promenade, it is usually pretty easy to ignore the crowds and get on with life as usual during TT week. However, there are some parts of the TT entertainment that are delivered directly to your door - in our case, the balcony door.
Once again this year, Douglas Bay was the scene for a number of events associated with the annual TT motorcycle race.
Looking at the local Douglas Borough Council newsletter, it appears that they have recently started a kerbside collection service for recyclable materials. The service runs fortnightly and allows for the collection of newspapers, magazines, junk mail, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, foils and empty plastic bottles.
This is the very first item posted to the new Empress Apartments website at http://empressapartments.com/, marking the start of what will hopefully become a useful resource for both residents and the management company. This site is entirely owned and operated by residents of the apartment block. We would therefore encourage you to periodically check the home page for the latest notices, with a little community participation, the postings and discussions of fellow residents.