Cornwall Council Supports Call For Transport Subsidy

Cornwall Council has thrown its support behind proposals for Government subsidy on transport links between the Isles of Scilly and the mainland.

Cornwall Council leader Alec Robertson said, “The Isles of Scilly face the same challenges as the Scottish islands and it is wrong that it does not receive the same level of Government support.”

A spokesperson at the Council of the Isles of Scilly said they appreciate this statement and they’re delighted Cornwall Council has spoken out on the issue of transport between the mainland and the islands.

The news comes in the wake of British International Helicopters announcement that it will cease operations between Scilly and the mainland from 1st November 2012, leaving only one transport provider operating on the route.

Chairman Mike Hicks, said, “Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have a long history of working together, and I am pleased that Cornwall recognises the importance of the transport links between the two locations.”