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Election Called To Fill Vacant St Mary’s Council Seat

Election Called To Fill Vacant St Mary’s Council Seat

An election for the vacant Council seat on St Mary’s is being held on 9th January. The notice has been posted today and anyone wishing to stand will need to fill in a nomination form by noon on Monday 9th December. Cllr Gordon Bilsborough has served as an elected member in Scilly and also in […]

Radio Comedy Series To Feature St Martin’s

Radio Comedy Series To Feature St Martin’s

Life on St Martin’s will feature in a new series by the BBC today. But his isn’t a fly-on-the-wall documentary. It’s a Radio 4 comedy set in 1937, just before the Second World War. ‘On the Rocks’ tells the story of island residents trying to stop the GPO man from Penzance modernising their post office. […]

Island Consortium Chosen To Clear Moorwell Waste Pile

Island Consortium Chosen To Clear Moorwell Waste Pile

The clearance of the Moorwell Alp will begin soon. It follows the announcement that a consortium of islanders has won the £800,000 contract to remove around 20% of the waste at the refuse site. The successful applicant is a company formed by Richard Hand Haulage, Blackwell Building Services and mainland shipping company, Teignmouth Maritime Services. […]

Planning Approval For Porthloo Rainwater Tanks But Doubts Remain Over Their Use

Planning Approval For Porthloo Rainwater Tanks But Doubts Remain Over Their Use

Councillors have approved a Duchy plan to install three rainwater collection tanks at the new Porthloo Boat Park. But the Duchy says they don’t think boat owners will actually use the recycled water and that they’d be happy to withdraw the application. They had originally planned to install “pay as you go” water meters on […]

AONB To Fund Scilly’s Farmers’ Initiative As Small Grants Scrapped

AONB To Fund Scilly’s Farmers’ Initiative As Small Grants Scrapped

Small grants handed out by Scilly’s AONB are likely to be scrapped next year. The Council’s Director of Place Craig Dryden has told councillors that the Strategic Development Fund will invest in a single, large project, aligned to the AONB’s objectives. Craig said the majority of the £25,000 pot for 2014, provided by Defra, will […]

Support Offered For Islands’ Carers At Special Lunch

Support Offered For Islands’ Carers At Special Lunch

Friday is National Carers’ Day and islanders who care for friends or relatives are being invited to a support group meeting at the Wheelhouse, to mark the occasion.

Tresco’s Pub And Bryher’s Hotel Amongst Best In The South West

Tresco’s Pub And Bryher’s Hotel Amongst Best In The South West

Two Scilly businesses have been chosen as finalists in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Tresco’s New Inn is one of four licenced premises in the Best Pub category and Hell Bay Hotel will face three competitors in the final of the Small Hotel of the Year award within the massive region stretching from the […]

Changes To TIC Opening Hours Could Lead To Staff Leaving

Changes To TIC Opening Hours Could Lead To Staff Leaving

Scilly’s Tourist Information Centre could lose staff members if changes to the opening hours are implemented this winter. That was the fear expressed by councillors at the Planning meeting yesterday, where Economic Development Officer Julian Pearce explained that the TIC will only be open from 10am to 2pm on weekdays from January to March. There’ll […]

Funding For Porthmellon Innovation Centre Receives Endorsement

Funding For Porthmellon Innovation Centre Receives Endorsement

The organisation that manages European Convergence money in the region has endorsed funding for the proposed Innovation and Enterprise Centre at Porthmellon. The decision on the £1.5m plan to redevelop the old wholesalers unit into 5,000 square feet of business space had been delayed. That was so the Convergence Management Group could look at all […]