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Islanders Urged To Renew Tax Credits In Good Time

Islanders Urged To Renew Tax Credits In Good Time

There are 100 islanders receiving tax credits. And HM Revenue and Customs is warning locals in receipt of the payments to renew before the deadline of July 31 to avoid a last minute rush. Islanders should receive a renewal pack between now and June. You have to report any change in your circumstances including differences […]

No School Football In Scilly On Saturday

There will be no football this Saturday because most of the Five Islands School Football Club coaches are involved with Gig weekend either through work or in a voluntary capacity. There would not be enough coaches to run a session. Helen Glenn says "we’ll see you at football the following Saturday".

Council Quits New Offices Because Overhead Aircraft Affect Their Computers

Council Quits New Offices Because Overhead Aircraft Affect Their Computers

Council staff are being moved out of their new £100,000 offices because overhead planes are disrupting their computers. Economic Development and IFCA staff have been told they’ll be moved to the former Lifelong Learning Offices at Carn Thomas or the Old Wesleyan Chapel. The relocation from the recently refurbished Porthmellon premises forms part of the […]

Scilly Businesses Want Tourism To Feature In EU Cash Bid

Scilly Businesses Want Tourism To Feature In EU Cash Bid

Scilly and Cornwall businesses haven’t been effectively consulted by the Local Enterprise Partnership in their pitch for up to £1 billion of European cash. That’s the view of the Cornwall Business Forum, who say they represent businesses on both sides of the water and claim to have 437 members on the islands. Their Chief Executive […]

Scilly Seabird Project Is A Community Engagement Role Model

Scilly Seabird Project Is A Community Engagement Role Model

The St Agnes-based Seabird Recovery Project Team say they’ll be placing more emphasis on showcasing the project through educational field trips now the initial phase is completed. It will take a further two years until the islands are officially declared brown rat-free and project members will remain busy placing bait and traps on the uninhabited […]

Tresco To Stage Pioneering Art Exhibition

Tresco To Stage Pioneering Art Exhibition

Tresco will be the setting for a pioneering outdoor art exhibition this summer, the first of its kind in the UK. Bristol-based artist Anthony Garratt will be capturing the island’s scenery on large canvasses at four different locations. He’ll then display the finished works at the same spot they were painted. Anthony has been a […]

70-Year-Old Islander Takes On 100-Mile Charity Cycle

70-Year-Old Islander Takes On 100-Mile Charity Cycle

At 70 years of age, you might understand it if someone wants to take life a little slower. But one St Mary’s man intends to undertake a gruelling 100-mile cycle challenge. Steve Watt has been accepted as one of 15,000 cyclists for the ‘London 100’ event, which will see cyclists ride from the Olympic stadium, […]

Scilly Lottery Winner April 28th 2014

Martyn Brown from Somersham

Uptake of Medical Consultations By Video in Scilly Remains Low

Uptake of Medical Consultations By Video in Scilly Remains Low

Less than 1 in 50 hospital consultations for islands’ patients is being conducted by videoconference or telephone, with the majority of residents still having to travel to the mainland. Islander Andy Chesterman raised the issue at the recent Transport User Forum. He asked why the recently installed video facilities at the Health Centre weren’t being […]