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Storm Latest From Council In Scilly

The Council now have information to suggest that gale force winds combined with the high tides could cause overtopping on Saturday 1st February. Whilst the highest tide on this day is expected at 05.31, concerns for the impact of high winds on the evening tide (17.55) have increased. The Mermaid car park has been closed […]

Weekend Storm Latest For Scilly

The Council say that the latest information from the Environment Agency indicates that the storm surges may be marginally less than originally anticipated for Friday, Saturday and Sunday; but slightly higher than predicted on Monday morning, with an expected peak tide height of 6.4 metres. They have explained that as the wind is coming from […]

Members Reject Council’s Own Application For Museum Flats Canopy

Members Reject Council’s Own Application For Museum Flats Canopy

Councillors have rejected the Local Authority’s own planning application to build a canopy over the walkway at Museum Flats, arguing that it would unduly affect the residents. The Council wanted to build a covered canopy over the shared, first floor entranceway to the flats in the building, in order to protect the ground floor museum […]

St Mary’s Quay Project ‘Stuck’ Says Scilly’s Council

St Mary’s Quay Project ‘Stuck’ Says Scilly’s Council

Work to extend St Mary’s quay may not now happen this summer. Council officer Diana Mompoloki has warned councillors that the scheme is “stuck and not moving forward.” Diana told the Council’s Planning Committee that there are, “fundamental issues” with the £8m European and UK government-funded project to extend the quay. It would also add […]

‘Scilly’ Choughs Probably From Ireland Say Scientists

‘Scilly’ Choughs Probably From Ireland Say Scientists

Research by scientists is suggesting that choughs seen in Scilly, may come from Ireland and not Cornwall. Although the bird breeds in small numbers in Cornwall, it’s rare here with recorded sightings only made in 1992 and 2001. More recently, in 2012, Bob Flood found one on Peninnis. It later died, and its feathers were […]

Success For Scilly in South West Tourism Awards

Success For Scilly in South West Tourism Awards

There was success for Scilly in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in Plymouth on Thursday night. Bryher’s Hell Bay Hotel gained silver in the Small Hotel of the Year category. And there was another win for the Tresco Estate. The New Inn gained bronze in the Pub of the Year category. The third entry […]

Energy Advice Day Cancelled

Tomorrow’s (Friday’s) Energy advice day arranged by the Council has been cancelled because of the poor weather forecast.

More Of The White Substance On A Scilly Beach

Another, much smaller, lump of the fatty white substance believed (but not confirmed) to be rancid palm oil has been washed up on Porthloo beach, St Mary’s. The Council say that Palm oil is not harmful to humans, but it does pose a known threat when ingested by dogs. As this substance has not been […]

Councillors Question Planning Department Budget Figures

Councillors Question Planning Department Budget Figures

Elected members are reviewing fewer planning applications as Council officer’s take on more of the decisions. Director of Place Craig Dryden told Tuesday’s Planning Committee meeting that his department is now only bringing the most contentious and important applications to councillors. He said when he first joined the Authority around 95% of all applications had […]

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