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Council To Close Park House In June

Scilly’s Council has announced that it will close the islands’ only residential care home, Park House, in June, despite councilors expressing “no appetite”…

Park House Future In The Hands Of Council Officers, Elected Members Told

Park House Future In The Hands Of Council Officers, Elected Members Told

Scilly’s Senior Officer For Community Services has said she will make the decision on the future of Park House, not elected members. Aisling…

Plans For Radical Restructure Of Scilly’s Council Rejected

Plans For Radical Restructure Of Scilly’s Council Rejected

Councillors have rejected a plan to restructure Scilly’s Council, which would have seen most of the existing committees being abolished and replaced by…

Visitor Legacy Keeps Scilly’s Tourist Information Centre Running For Another Year

Visitor Legacy Keeps Scilly’s Tourist Information Centre Running For Another Year

Scilly’s Tourist Information Centre will remain open for a further year thanks to a generous legacy left by a long-standing visitor to the…

Scilly To Be Starting Point Of Epic Five-Month Charity Walk

Scilly To Be Starting Point Of Epic Five-Month Charity Walk

The Isles of Scilly will be the starting point this spring for an epic five-month charity walk to the Shetland Islands. 67-year old…

‘Transformational’ Helicopter Service For Scilly Will Launch In 2018 After Planners Approve Heliport

‘Transformational’ Helicopter Service For Scilly Will Launch In 2018 After Planners Approve Heliport

Passenger helicopters will return to the skies of Scilly next year after Cornwall planners today voted unanimously to approve the application for a…

Scilly’s Council Will Need Temporary Loan To Pay Staff And Suppliers

Scilly’s Council Will Need Temporary Loan To Pay Staff And Suppliers

Scilly’s Council has been issued with a formal notice to improve its financial controls and has been told it will need to borrow…

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

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…

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