Wildlife Trust Formally Open New Trenoweth Offices

LAG Chairman Bill WIlson unveils the plaque

LAG Chairman Bill WIlson unveils the plaque

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust formally opened their new offices at Trenoweth yesterday.

The opening was marked by the unveiling of a plaque by the chairman of the Local Action Group, Bill Wilson.

LAG provided just over £100,000 to the Trust for the scheme and Bill says it has been one of the largest grants from the fund.

The Trust had originally been planning to refurbish the old Research Station on the site, which closed in 2009.

But during planning work it was found this was in a poor state and needed to be replaced with a new wooden building. This now houses the offices of the Trust, with neighbouring storage space and workshop for storing agricultural machinery.

Recently appointed Trust manager, Sarah Mason, said their former accommodation at Carn Thomas was very cramped, and equipment was scattered across various sites on St Mary’s. The new facility has allowed them to bring all the staff, volunteers and equipment together in one place.

She says that means they can work more effectively as a team.

Vice Chair of the Wildlife Trust, Zoe Julian, said it had taken a while to get to this point and the new offices were a vast improvement on their old base.