Is Scilly The Most Honest Place In Britain?

The handbag, left hanging on the police station door.

The handbag, left hanging on the police station door.

There’s more evidence that we live in one of the most trustworthy communities in the country.

PC Faye Webb says she’s been delighted with the honesty of locals and visitors after a number of lost valuables, including cash, have been returned to owners.

A handbag containing cash that had been found abandoned on Porthcressa, was left on the police station door handle this weekend.

It’s now been reunited with its owner.

Also this weekend, local cab driver Kris ‘Spider’ Webb found a purse containing £270, driving licence and cards, discarded in a bush. Police have now made arrangements to return it to its owner, a Helston woman, who came over for Gig Weekend and is pleased that all of her cash was intact.

Faye says these are items that you would never see again if you lost them on the mainland and sums up the spirit of Scilly.

And it’s nothing new. On Faye’s first month on duty here, somebody handed £100 in cash found on Hugh Street, into the police. Faye says that would never happen in Plymouth, where she worked previously.

On Friday night, St Mary’s resident Sarah Twynham left her top-of-the-range cycle outside the Co-operative store overnight, complete with a saddlebag containing an iPad, glasses and money.

It was still there with all her possessions in place when she retrieved it on Saturday morning.



2 Responses to Is Scilly The Most Honest Place In Britain?

  1. Chris Shaw May 21, 2013 at 9:35 am

    All I can say is nothing has changed – 30 years ago we left our pushchair at the start of the nature trail only to find upon return that it had been ‘borrowed’.
    We advised the local bobby , he suspected boys who could not believe their luck at finding material to make a buggy – overnight our pushchair ‘appeared’ outside our chalet at the Flower Farm by magic as no one ‘knew anything’ – I expect there had been a few thick ears.
    Those were the days – good to see it still exists

  2. Martin Goodey May 20, 2013 at 10:59 am

    “On Friday night, St Mary’s resident Sarah Twynham left her top-of-the-range cycle outside the Co-operative store overnight, complete with a saddlebag containing an iPad, glasses and money.

    It was still there with all her possessions in place when she retrieved it on Saturday morning. ”

    Well all I can say is she was very very lucky ! 🙂