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Council Makes Changes To Expenses Recommendations Following Staff Feedback

Council Makes Changes To Expenses Recommendations Following Staff Feedback

The Council is to retain the ‘Friends and Family’ reimbursement of expenses for staff travelling on the mainland. This is where workers are given an allowance of £23 to stay overnight with relatives rather than paying up to £80 for a hotel or guesthouse. A review of the expenses policy in November had recommended dropping […]

Cross Of St Piran Award For Island Resident

Cross Of St Piran Award For Island Resident

A St Mary’s resident is being awarded the Cross of St Piran for outstanding service to the parish churches.  The Cornish silver brooch is given by the Bishop of Truro and is named after the patron saint of Cornwall. Elizabeth Legg, who lives at Watermill, is being recognised for 60 years service on the Church […]

Scilly’s Healthwatch Meets Officials Over New Search And Rescue Service

Scilly’s Healthwatch Meets Officials Over New Search And Rescue Service

Scilly’s Healthwatch group has met with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to discuss medical evacuation plans when the Culdrose search and rescue helicopter service ends. Contractor Bristow takes over on January 1st 2016. Some islanders have voiced concern that the new operator won’t have the local knowledge, but Jane Hurd, who attended the mainland meeting, […]

Shortlist Announced For Isles Of Scilly Sports Awards

Shortlist Announced For Isles Of Scilly Sports Awards

Scilly’s most respected sports clubs and players have been revealed as organisers of the 2014 Isles of Scilly Sports Awards announce the final nominations. There are three finalists for Young Sportsperson of the Year. Ethan Badcock is named for his cricket playing for the county and being recognised as one of best 12-year-olds in country. […]

Councillors Approve Future Sandbag Sales

Councillors Approve Future Sandbag Sales

Sandbags will be available to buy from the Council before future bad weather events. No retail outlets on St Mary’s currently offer them. They were put on sale during the storms earlier this month but councillors had to agree their sale in the future. Director of Place Craig Dryden told councillors that there was some […]

Scilly Lottery Winner Jan 27th 2014

Philip Stevens from Hucclecote, Gloucestershire

Councillors Express Concern Over Representation On New School Governing Body

Councillors Express Concern Over Representation On New School Governing Body

Councillors have approved a new constitution for the Five Islands School Governing Body. But they expressed strong concern that this would reduce the Authority’s role on the board. The so-called ‘Instrument of Government’ is a legal document, which describes how the new slimmed-down governing body will operate. There will now be twelve governors instead of […]

Vigilance Urged Over Substance Found On Beach

Vigilance Urged Over Substance Found On Beach

Islanders are being asked to keep a watch on the beaches around Scilly after a substance washed up on Porthmellon yesterday. A Council staff member spotted the pale, waxy substance yesterday on their way in to work. The main chunk measured around 2 feet in diameter and 3 feet in length. The beach was closed […]

Quay Back To Normal After Storm Damage

Quay Back To Normal After Storm Damage

St Mary’s Harbourmaster says work to reinstate the quay facilities after the recent storms is progressing well. Workers have completed the main section of concreting across the berthing face. Dale Clark says they’re using concrete, which should be more resilient and less likely to become as uneven as the tiling slabs, which were dislodged in […]