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Scilly Weekend Boat Cancellations/ Flight Warning

Island transport operators are expecting bad weather this weekend. 50mph winds could hit the islands on Saturday. The Steamship Company, which cancelled the sailing of the Scillonian III last Monday, has also decided to call off this Saturday’s sailing. There will be no boat on Saturday November 2nd and passengers are being asked to make […]

Delay To Land’s End Runway Hardening is ‘Temporary Setback’

Delay To Land’s End Runway Hardening is ‘Temporary Setback’

The hard surfacing of Land’s End airport, which was due to start next month, is likely to be delayed until the spring. It had been hoped that creation of a hard runway would prevent the waterlogging that caused major disruption to flights and closed the facility for around three months last winter. Last month, the […]

One Year On: Mixed Views On How The End Of The Helicopter Service Has Affected Scilly

One Year On: Mixed Views On How The End Of The Helicopter Service Has Affected Scilly

  It’s exactly a year since British International Helicopters ended their passenger services after 49 years of flying from Penzance to the islands. At the time there were concerns that the loss of the rotary route would have significant impact on the islands’ economy. Visitor numbers are down – by a third in June, for […]

Council’s Longest Serving Officer Receives Leaving Gift

Council’s Longest Serving Officer Receives Leaving Gift

The Council Chairman thanked their longest serving officer as he prepares to leave the Authority after 39 years. Amanda Martin presented Chief Technical Officer Neville Gardner with a leaving gift , a   framed painting by a local artist, at his last Full Council meeting yesterday. Neville said the organisation had a fundamental role to play […]

Council Will Have Responsibility For ‘NEETs’ Under New Legislation

Council Will Have Responsibility For ‘NEETs’ Under New Legislation

The Council will have to take responsibility for monitoring NEETs, or youngsters who are ‘Not in Education, Employment, or Training’ under new legislation introduced by the government. Performance Manager, Keith Grossett, said the days when people can leave school at 14 are “long gone.” By next year, islanders up to 17 years old will need […]

Scilly’s Council Appoints New Chief Executive

Scilly’s Council Appoints New Chief Executive

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has appointed a new Chief Executive. Theo Leijser, who currently works as Head of the South West Growth Delivery Team at the Department for Communities and Local Government, will take the top job. Theo has held a number of local and regional development roles in the UK, including […]

Setback As Land’s End Runway Hardening To Be Delayed

Setback As Land’s End Runway Hardening To Be Delayed

The hard surfacing of Land’s End airport, due to start next month, is likely to be delayed until the spring. It had been hoped that creation of a hard runway would prevent the waterlogging that caused major disruption to flights and closed the facility for around three months last winter. Jeff Marston, Chief Executive of […]

St Mary’s Lifeboat Launched To Assist Fishing Boat

St Mary’s Lifeboat Launched To Assist Fishing Boat

The St Mary’s relief lifeboat was called out to help fishing boat that had broken down last night. RNLB The Duke of York, under the command of Stuart Hitchens, was called out at 10.30pm to go to the aid of the Newlyn-based vessel, Intuition. It suffered mechanical failure about 9 miles south east of the […]

Popularity Of Fish And Chip Van Forcing Changes By Council

Popularity Of Fish And Chip Van Forcing Changes By Council

The Council wants to create a new, dedicated stand for the fish and chip van at the rear of the Town Hall. It’s part of several changes designed to tidy up the area that were recommended in the recent Licensing Committee meeting. A report presented to councillors said the food van often arrives in the […]

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