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Advice Offered On Lowering Energy Bills

Advice Offered On Lowering Energy Bills

Islanders can get tips on how to lower their energy bills in an advice session tomorrow, Friday. The Council is bringing over mainland experts who will tell locals how to cut down their consumption. Some groups, including carers, could be entitled to special tariffs from providers. And there’ll be information on these and other rates. […]

Scilly Shrew Thriving As Rats Disappear on St Agnes

Scilly Shrew Thriving As Rats Disappear on St Agnes

Most of rats appear to have been killed on St Agnes, as part of the cull designed to protect sea birds. But the islands’ other small mammal, the Scilly shrew, is thriving according to organisers of the Seabird Recovery Project. The team behind the £900,000 RSPB-backed scheme to kills rats and protect rare seabirds say […]

Moorwell Dump Now Open On Friday

Due to predicted bad weather over the weekend UES, who are arranging the removal of Moorwell waste have now delayed the arrival of their boat. It will be arriving on Sunday or Monday and will take waste to Plymouth and then onto a Cornish landfill site. That means that the Moorwell Dump will now be […]

Ofsted Inspection Praises Mundesley House For Outcomes But Safety Provision Inadequate

Ofsted Inspection Praises Mundesley House For Outcomes But Safety Provision Inadequate

An Ofsted inspection has found that the Mundesley boarding house provides outstanding results for the children who use it. But they’ve also said that some aspects of safety provision and management are inadequate and need to be addressed. The inspectors visited the facility last September and spoke to staff, boarders and their parents, as well […]

Councillors Criticise Public Transport From Newquay

Councillors Criticise Public Transport From Newquay

Councillors in Scilly have once again criticised the lack of public transport at Newquay airport. Skybus flights have been diverted to the airport from Land’s End for the past two weeks, due to more waterlogging. But Council Chairman Amanda Martin told members at last week’s Policy and Resources Committee that it was a “matter of […]

Scilly’s Skills For Business Training Hailed As A Success

Scilly’s Skills For Business Training Hailed As A Success

The Council’s Lifelong Learning manager says a Scilly business skills training project has been a success. Jo Evans tells Radio Scilly that Skills for Business has enabled the islands to broaden and strengthen our skills base. The 2-year scheme ended in December and is currently being evaluated. It offered a range of courses from sea […]

Meet The New Scilly Council Chief Executive

The Council Chairman, Amanda Martin, has arranged a public meeting on February 19th at the St Mary’s Town Hall between 7pm to 9pm. This will be an opportunity for locals to talk with councillors and offers an opportunity to meet the new Chief Executive of the Council of the Isles of Scilly, Theo Leijser.

Free Trees in Scilly

The Council is giving away free trees! They are available from Wednesday until midday Friday from the playing field near the Nowhere Car Park. They are free but a donation to the Carn Gwavel wellbeing centre would be welcome. Any unclaimed trees will be used by the Duchy.

Old Town To Pilot Waste Recycling

Old Town To Pilot Waste Recycling

The islands’ Council is consulting Old Town residents on a recycling pilot scheme this Friday. The trial will involve residents in the area separating out waste for collection. The project aims to reduce rubbish by raising awareness of ways in which unnecessary waste is produced. The programme will focus on reducing, reusing and recycling. Cllr […]