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Islanders Being Asked For Views On Mundesley House

Islanders Being Asked For Views On Mundesley House

Islanders will be asked for their views on the Five Islands School boarding service. The exercise is part of an £11,000 review by consultants Indigo into the future of Mundesley House. The Council and school jointly arranged it and both bodies are on the steering committee. Council tax doesn’t pay for the boarding facility, which […]

Councillor Happy With Take-up Of Recycling Trial

Councillor Happy With Take-up Of Recycling Trial

The councillor who spearheaded the waste recycling trial in part of Old Town says he’s pleased with the response. Steve Sims says locals have received the scheme positively. The experiment started two weeks ago and over 50% of residents in the trial area are now taking part. Steve says there are some locals who don’t […]

Land’s End Runway Hardening Hits Further Delays Over State Aid

Land’s End Runway Hardening Hits Further Delays Over State Aid

The Steamship Company says it doesn’t know when Lands End Airport’s grass runways will now be resurfaced. The facility, which underwent a £1.5m rebuild in 2012, has been closed since Christmas because of waterlogging. The Company had announced that the airport would shut for a fortnight in March for this work. But it’s emerged that […]

Scilly Has One Of Highest Uptakes Of Health Screening Service

Scilly Has One Of Highest Uptakes Of Health Screening Service

The Isles of Scilly has seen one of the highest take-up rates in the UK for the new NHS health screening service. The Health Check programme was launched here last April, and it aims to prevent heart disease, strokes, diabetes and chronic kidney conditions by offering a free check up to all over 40’s, at […]

Communication And Traffic Feature In First Chief Exec Meeting

Communication And Traffic Feature In First Chief Exec Meeting

The way the Council communicates with the public and the level of traffic in Hugh Town were two of the topics to feature in the first public meeting held by the new Chief Executive, Theo Leijser, together with the islands’ councillors last Wednesday. Around 30 residents attended the session, which was described as ‘well attended’ […]

Scilly Lottery Winner Feb 24th 2014

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Council Planning To Share Airport Management With Steamship Company

Council Planning To Share Airport Management With Steamship Company

The Council has approved a plan to share the management and air traffic control services at St Mary’s Airport with the Steamship Company, who run Land’s End Airport. It’ll be for a 12-month period initially and will be subject to agreeing “satisfactory terms” with the Council. And it could save up to £18,000 over the […]

Scilly’s Public Health Report Criticised For Being Too Cornwall-Focussed

Scilly’s Public Health Report Criticised For Being Too Cornwall-Focussed

A report summarising the health of islanders has been criticised by councillors for being too Cornwall-focussed. Since 2012, it’s been a legal requirement for all councils to produce an annual Health and Wellbeing report for their areas, setting out their priorities for improvement. In Scilly we employ Cornwall Council’s Director of Public Health, Felicity Owen, […]

Confusion Over Reporting Of Airport Disruption

Confusion Over Reporting Of Airport Disruption

The Council has been asked to correct a St Mary’s Airport report claiming that there had been no disruption to flying in December, after someone pointed out that there was. Cllr Richard McCarthy queried the claim made in the document, which was presented to the Transport Committee. It stated that there had been zero no-flying […]