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Music And Dancing To Celebrate D-Day Anniversary

Music And Dancing To Celebrate D-Day Anniversary

Final preparations are underway for a celebration of 1940s music in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. Mainland performers The Three Belles and the Bevan Boys will headline at ‘Keep Smiling Through.’ They will perform from 1.30pm and again during the evening from 7.30pm at the ‘In […]

Scilly Is One Of England’s ‘Greatest Assets’ Says Tourism Boss

Scilly Is One Of England’s ‘Greatest Assets’ Says Tourism Boss

Scilly is one of VisitEngland’s “greatest assets.” That’s the view of their Chief Executive who spent a day and a half visiting four of the islands last week. It was James Berresford’s first visit and he says he’s impressed with the “magical’ nature of Scilly’s landscape and light. James feels that the islands have a […]

Road Resurfacing Starts Today In Old Town

Road Resurfacing Starts Today In Old Town

The £1.5million project to resurface many of St Mary’s roads starts today. The first works, in the Old Town area, are likely to last until next Thursday, the 5th June. Islanders are being asked not to park cars in Ennor Close from today and drivers should not leave cars on the road from the school […]

Government Wants Your Views On Rail Service

Government Wants Your Views On Rail Service

The Department for Transport is asking for your views on the Great Western rail franchise. The Government is planning to invest £5.7 billion across the whole network over the next 15 years. That will include new rolling stock and electrification of some lines, although there are currently no plans for this on routes into Devon […]

Councillors Call Again For Better TIC Signage

Councillors Call Again For Better TIC Signage

Councillors have again asked for better signage on the islands, particularly for the Tourist Information Centre, which moved to the Schiller Shelter last year. It’s one of the objectives for the AONB’s new Executive Group, outlined in a report that went before last week’s Planning Committee. Cllr Fran Grottick asked when there would be investment […]

Partnership Wants Scilly’s Businesses To Enter Awards

Partnership Wants Scilly’s Businesses To Enter Awards

Islanders involved with tourism should enter regional awards to help promote their own businesses and the islands’ offer. Coordinator of the Islands’ Partnership Amanda Pender says nominations can now be made, and every entrant will help showcase Scilly as a quality tourism destination on a regional and, potentially, a national platform. In 2013, nine Scillonian […]

Bryher Woman Raising Money For RNLI

Bryher Woman Raising Money For RNLI

Could you give up tea or wine for two weeks? A Bryher woman is doing just that, to raise cash for the RNLI. Cath Boulton is now only drinking water. She’s following a national fundraiser for the lifeboat charity. Cath and her husband Brendan are both RNLI members and are well known for their support […]

Resurfacing Project Deliveries Continue This Evening

Resurfacing Project Deliveries Continue This Evening

The delivery of aggregates for the St Mary’s Airport improvement and road resurfacing projects will continue from this evening. The first cargo is likely to be moved from 5.30pm until around 9am Friday morning. And Lagan Construction say that it is possible that the off-loading may have to continue on  Friday night from 6pm onwards […]

External Consultants Will Evaluate Council Jobs

External Consultants Will Evaluate Council Jobs

The Council is hiring external help to manage part of the authority’s restructuring. An outside HR expert has already been brought in, but additional consultants will now oversee the job evaluation.  That’s the process for assessing all workers’ roles. It has been over 10 years since all posts below the Chief Officer level were matched […]

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