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Islands Need To ‘Sort Out’ Mental Health Care

Islands Need To ‘Sort Out’ Mental Health Care

The Council’s Senior Manager for Community Services says the islands need to “sort out” issues over mental health because it’s such a high-risk area. Aisling Hick was speaking at the Health and Wellbeing meeting on Wednesday, where members heard that the Council was partnering with an NHS Cornwall-led programme called BeMe. It’s designed to provide […]

Scilly’s New War Memorial To Be Dedicated Tomorrow

Scilly’s New War Memorial To Be Dedicated Tomorrow

Islanders are being asked their views on which war memorial should be used in the future. Scilly’s new memorial in The Park will be unveiled during a service on Saturday. Royal British Legion Chairman Smudge Smith has spent the last year fundraising for the second memorial. He wanted one in a town centre location that […]

Council Helps Fund Cost Of Aggy Fest Marquee

Council Helps Fund Cost Of Aggy Fest Marquee

The Council has awarded £200 towards the cost of tomorrow’s 12-hour music and entertainments event on St Agnes. Rob Seddon, who is organising the second Aggy Fest, asked for the donation from the Community Fund to help cover the cost of marquee hire. St Agnes councillor Richard McCarthy told the Policy and Resources Committee that […]

St Agnes May Day Breaks With Tradition

St Agnes May Day Breaks With Tradition

St Agnes has a May King this year instead of a May Queen. In a break from tradition, Zachary Hick took centre stage as the oldest pupil on the island, during the belated St Agnes May Day event yesterday. Applause from around 70 spectators, sprawled over School Hill, greeted the eleven children at the primary […]

No Vet Cover On Monday

Islands Vet Heike Dorn has to be on mainland on Monday 28th July . So there’ll be no morning or afternoon surgery on that day and following morning She will return on the Scillonian on Tuesday 29th July.

Council Meeting Businesses To Clear Up Glass Waste Confusion

Council Meeting Businesses To Clear Up Glass Waste Confusion

The Council is trying to clear up the confusion in Scilly’s business community about the disposal of glass waste, by inviting owners to one-to-one meetings. New charges for disposing of glass at the Moorwell waste site were introduced at the June General Purposes meeting, but even councillors attending that meeting expressed their frustration at the […]

Chairman Asks About Security Of Council Documents

Chairman Asks About Security Of Council Documents

Important paperwork kept in the Council’s safe can’t be found. The Town Hall keeps records of property deeds, contracts and details of compromise agreements, where the Council has paid-off staff in settlements. But gaps have been uncovered. Council Chairman Amanda Martin said some of the documents went missing “during some of the recent turbulent times.” […]

Former Senior Officer Redundancy Payments Revealed

Former Senior Officer Redundancy Payments Revealed

Exit packages for two former Senior Officers cost the Council £127,000 last year. The data was revealed in the Authority’s accounts, which are currently open for inspection by the public. The former Chief Technical Officer, Neville Gardner, took voluntary redundancy in October after 39 years service with the Council. He received a £40,000 redundancy payment […]

Open-Air Shakespeare Comes To Scilly

Open-Air Shakespeare Comes To Scilly

Four days of Shakespeare performed in the open-air starts in Scilly today. And by coincidence, Miracle Theatre Company’s 20th performance in Scilly is the same play, The Tempest, that the Cornwall-based group first put on here two decades ago. Simon Norbury plays two roles – Prospero and Trinculo. If you disliked your brush with Shakespeare […]