Council Awards £500 To Vet Support Group

The Council last night awarded £500 to the Isles of Scilly Veterinary Support Group.

They’ve launched a business support scheme and had written to ask whether an annual donation of that amount could be made. But the Council can’t commit expenditure beyond the next May’s election.

Last night, Councillors and Officers congratulated the group on paying off the costs of the surgery build.

Adult Social Care Manager, Jonny Roberts, wrote in support of the cash request, stating that his department recognises the valuable and positive role that pets played to promote health and wellbeing in the lives of older people and those with mental health issues.

The group say the money will go towards the ongoing annual costs of servicing, updating and replacing vital equipment as well as the maintenance of the surgery building and providing insurance and locum cover.