FRIST Members Giving Evidence To Government Transport Inquiry

The Scillonian III

The Scillonian III

Members of the campaign group Friends of Isles of Scilly Transport will be travelling to London today to give evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee.

It’s part of the Government’s inquiry into passenger transport to isolated communities.

FRIST Co-ordinator Marian Bennett, together with Tim Guthrie and Robert Francis, have been asked to describe the transport situation in Scilly and suggest solutions.

Marian says she intends to say that government intervention is required if the decline in visitor numbers is to be stemmed.

She says FRIST will seek to work with others to achieve an affordable, reliable, all year round transport service to sustain the community and stimulate growth in the islands’ economy.

FRIST have signed up around 2,500 supporters including around 45% of Scilly’s adult population.

FRIST say they alerted the Council to this inquiry last autumn, and are pleased that the authority has been asked to give oral evidence as well.

The Committee hearing is in Portcullis House at 4pm today (Monday) and live feeds are available on the parliamentary channels and the internet.

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