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Scilly’s Council Could Borrow ‘Up To £4m’ To Plug Black Hole In Budget

Scilly’s Council could borrow up to £4m and raid cash kept aside for other services in order to fill a looming hole in…

Inquest Into Death Of Tresco Estate Worker Halted Following New Evidence

Inquest Into Death Of Tresco Estate Worker Halted Following New Evidence

The inquest into the death of a Tresco Estate worker has been halted after a witness claimed he saw him having an altercation…

Could Scilly’s Council Go Bankrupt?

Could Scilly’s Council Go Bankrupt?

At last week’s Full Council meeting, Scilly’s councillors found out that the authority’s General Reserve Fund, which it uses to cover unexpected expenditure…

‘We Don’t Know Where We’re Going’ – Scilly’s Councillors Face Up To Looming Financial Crisis

‘We Don’t Know Where We’re Going’ – Scilly’s Councillors Face Up To Looming Financial Crisis

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is facing a financial crisis because it doesn’t know how much it is spending, what it…

Five Islands School Board Of Governors To Resign

Five Islands School Board Of Governors To Resign

The governors of the Five Islands School have said they will resign. The school was given an ‘inadequate’ rating by Ofsted last month…

Concern As Financial Watchdog Uncovers Bigger-Than-Reported Year End Loss At Scilly’s Council

Concern As Financial Watchdog Uncovers Bigger-Than-Reported Year End Loss At Scilly’s Council

The budget crisis facing Scilly’s council is deepening after its financial watchdog uncovered that their overspend last year was over ten times more…

Governors Call Special Parents’ Meeting As Five Islands School Rated Inadequate By Ofsted

Governors Call Special Parents’ Meeting As Five Islands School Rated Inadequate By Ofsted

Teaching and leadership at Scilly’s Five Islands School is ‘inadequate’ according to the latest Ofsted inspection report, published today. That’s the lowest grading…

Five Islands School Rated Inadequate In Latest Ofsted Inspection

Five Islands School Rated Inadequate In Latest Ofsted Inspection

Scilly’s Five Islands School has been rated as ‘Inadequate’ in the latest Ofsted inspection report, published today. Inspectors highlighted problems with leadership and…

Island RNLI Volunteer Set To Join London’s Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph Service

Island RNLI Volunteer Set To Join London’s Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph Service

A lifesaving volunteer from Scilly will be representing the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the annual Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph service this weekend. Phillip…

Hell Bay Hotel Leads Record Awards Haul For Scilly

Hell Bay Hotel Leads Record Awards Haul For Scilly

Isles of Scilly businesses have scooped a record seven awards at last night’s Cornwall Tourism Awards, held in Newquay. Hell Bay Hotel led…

Councillors ‘Concerned’ Over Plans To End Funding For Islands’ Partnership

Councillors ‘Concerned’ Over Plans To End Funding For Islands’ Partnership

The Council will continue to run Scilly’s airport after the deadline for finding a new operator expired. But councillors have expressed concern over…

Record Number Of Island Businesses Up For Cornwall Tourism Awards

Record Number Of Island Businesses Up For Cornwall Tourism Awards

Scilly has a record seven nominations in this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards. Island businesses and organisations vying for Gold, Silver or Bronze awards…

Plans To Merge Park House With St Mary’s Hospital Move A Step Closer

Plans To Merge Park House With St Mary’s Hospital Move A Step Closer

Plans to merge Park House with St Mary’s hospital have moved a step closer after councillors voted in favour of developing the scheme.…

Detailed Plans To Balance Budget ‘Not Fully Developed’ Says Council’s Auditors

Detailed Plans To Balance Budget ‘Not Fully Developed’ Says Council’s Auditors

The Council still doesn’t have detailed plans in place to save over £670,000 – the amount required to balance this year’s budget. These…

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