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Big Changes For Scilly’s Council Following Local Elections

Yesterday’s local elections have produced big changes for Scilly’s Council, with the former Chairman Amanda Martin losing her seat and seven new councillors…

Council To Close Park House In June

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…

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  • Big Changes For Scilly’s Council Following Local Elections (3)

    • Rodney Ward Councils all over the land are very similar. Because of the ludicrous layers of paperwork,...

    • Toxic Brand If you think about it, Its a bit like starting a race 3.2.1..GO................................!!

    • Simon “Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.” (M....

  • Council To Close Park House In June (23)

    • High Lanes Drifter The community didn't need a demonstration, quite the reverse our community stood up and demonstrated...

    • DCB Very encouraging to read there will be a recruitment incentive for Park House staff. It...

    • Pete To those who are even thinking about closing Park House. Think again very carefully, as...

  • Park House Future In The Hands Of Council Officers, Elected Members Told (13)

    • Tom Gordon Park House is of course in the enviable position of having accommodation on site as...

    • Adam Morton, St.Martins Ha ha. You reckon?! As someone who has been trying to get staff accommodation for...

    • Tom Gordon If finance is not the problem then there can only really be two other genuine...

  • Plans For Radical Restructure Of Scilly’s Council Rejected (3)

    • Jeff Eastick What hope is there for your Council if Mr.Sims believes past performance indicates the fact...

    • Tim If in doubt have a meeting to decide whether you need more or less meeting...

    • Delusional? Scilly’s Council has been issued with a formal notice to improve its financial controls and...

  • Visitor Legacy Keeps Scilly’s Tourist Information Centre Running For Another Year (2)

    • Simon I can only commend the Wildlife Trust for their consideration of the best interests of...

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