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New Signs Point Way For Visitors

New Signs Point Way For Visitors

First-time visitors should find it easier to navigate St Mary’s lanes next season. Ten new road signs have been put up to direct people to places of interest including the TIC, the Garrison, the harbour, Porthcressa and Porthmellon beaches, Holgate’s Green, Old Town and Hugh Town. The £10,000 project aims to point the way between […]

Royal Mail Chief Exec Warns MPs Of Threat To Rural Mail Services

Royal Mail Chief Exec Warns MPs Of Threat To Rural Mail Services

Royal Mail’s Chief Executive has warned that postal deliveries in remote rural areas, like the Isles of Scilly, could be under threat unless the market is reformed. Moya Greene was speaking to MPs on the Business, Skills and Innovation Committee yesterday. She said the Royal Mail’s Universal Service Obligation, which means letters and parcels can […]

Sallyport Parking Restrictions To Be In Force From Saturday

Sallyport Parking Restrictions To Be In Force From Saturday

A parking ban on stretches of Sallyport will be in place from Saturday. Although tickets are being given to motorists who park on lines elsewhere in town, the double yellow lines put down on the residential street in October haven’t been enforceable. There are two gaps, because the line painters couldn’t paint around parked vehicles. […]

Planners Approve Conservatory For Hugh Town Cottage

Planners Approve Conservatory For Hugh Town Cottage

A home and B&B business on The Parade in Hugh Town has been granted permission to build a rear conservatory. In their application, the owners said the addition will vastly improve the amount of natural daylight into a poorly lit area of the building. Senior Manager for Planning Craig Dryden said the timber-framed structure would […]

Scilly Has Highest Percentage Of Home Births In Country

Scilly Has Highest Percentage Of Home Births In Country

Scilly had the highest percentage of home births of any local authority in England and Wales last year. Data released this month by the Office for National Statistics showed 12.5% of island births were at home. Bridgend in Wales was second on 9.7%, with South Northamptonshire third on 8.46%. The lowest was Tamworth, with just […]

American Author Launches Romantic Novel Set In Scilly

American Author Launches Romantic Novel Set In Scilly

Scilly is set to get more publicity next week with the launch of a new romantic novel set on the islands.

Council Writes Off More Irrecoverable Debts

Council Writes Off More Irrecoverable Debts

The Council has written off £94,000 of debts. The amount of money owed is revealed in the minutes of the October Policy and Resources Committee, which deals with Town Hall finances. Senior Manager for Finance, Laura Roberts, told councillors that the money, made up of council tax and business rates, was considered irrecoverable and there […]

Wildlife Trust Launches Recruitment Drive

Wildlife Trust Launches Recruitment Drive

Scilly’s Wildlife Trust has started a significant recruitment drive after grant awards have meant they can expand their operation. They are looking to find four new paid employees following two successful funding bids. During the spring, the charity undertook a reshaping exercise, which led to some long-serving staff being made redundant. But they’ve now received […]

‘Water Barometer’ Will Be In Place By Start Of Tourist Season

‘Water Barometer’ Will Be In Place By Start Of Tourist Season

The Council’s Senior Manager for Infrastructure, Craig Dryden, has promised that a new ‘water barometer’ will be in place by the start of the tourist season next year. At the General Purposes Committee meeting held in June, Council Chairman Amanda Martin made a request to bring back the visual reminder of the water levels on […]