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Researcher Identifying Interesting Trends Among Scilly’s Visitors

Researcher Identifying Interesting Trends Among Scilly’s Visitors

An islander is undertaking a detailed survey of visitors’ impressions of Scilly. By the end of summer, Jennifer Phillips will have spoken to around 600 tourists onboard inter-island tripper boats for her Plymouth University PhD course. She’ll then compare the Scilly data with other islands, possibly the Channel Islands. Jennifer says some interesting trends are […]

The Harbour Report July 31st 2014

The Harbour Report July 31st 2014

Harbourmaster Dale Clark with the latest information on works to St Mary’s quay as well as the arrival of the transatlantic rowers this weekend.    

Pam’s Pets July 2014

Pam’s Pets July 2014

   

Harbour Closed To Vehicles On Friday

There’s going to be scaffolding put up at the Harbourside building later today, Thursday. It means that access to the yard behind will be closed off from 4.30pm today. The structure will remain overnight. From 9.50 am Friday no vehicles will be allowed on the quay for around 40 mins. All access will be restored […]

£200,000 Office Plan Being Brought To Councillors

£200,000 Office Plan Being Brought To Councillors

Council managers in Scilly want to spend almost £200,000 upgrading offices. Senior Manager for Strategic Development Diana Mompoloki is proposing a radical overhaul of the Town Hall and Wesleyan Chapel. Diana wants to create open-plan spaces with 13 new desks in the two buildings, raising the total number of staff that can be accommodated from […]

Council Takes Legal Advice On TIC Transfer

Council Takes Legal Advice On TIC Transfer

The Council is likely to have given up all its tourism roles by next summer. Council consultants Ash Futures have recently recommended that the islands’ diversify away from an economy reliant on visitors. Now the Town Hall is seeking legal advice on how it can transfer the Tourist Information Centre to the Islands’ Partnership. Senior Manager […]

Walk Scilly Returning This September

Walk Scilly Returning This September

Walk Scilly is coming back again and for the first time, there’s going to be an event held in the autumn. Islands’ Partnership Coordinator Amanda Pender says this year’s event in April was incredibly successful, with almost every walk fully booked. So they’ve decided to hold a smaller version over a weekend in September. Amanda […]

Planners Pass New Telecom Tower For St Martin’s

Planners Pass New Telecom Tower For St Martin’s

St Martin’s will be getting a new telecommunications tower in preparation for the launch of superfast broadband on the islands. Planners approved the installation of the 6-metre high latticework structure at their meeting last Thursday. A fixed, fibreoptic cable to the mainland arrived on St Mary’s last week and onward cables to Tresco and Bryher […]

Council Debates Local Homes Plan Again

Council Debates Local Homes Plan Again

Seven years since councillors first approved plans to build two homes for locals at Well Cross Yard, planners have debated the application yet again. Permission to build on the tiny plot, between The Strand and Lemon Hall, was originally granted in 2007 and reissued in 2013 following the announcement that government money had been found […]

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