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Councillors To Debate Ash Futures Economic Report Next Week

Councillors To Debate Ash Futures Economic Report Next Week

Councillors will be given their first chance to debate in public what could become the islands’ economic blueprint for the next 10 years. Senior Manager for Strategic Development, Diana Mompoloki, will be asking them to approve the strategy, produced by consultants Ash Futures, at the Full Council meeting on Tuesday. The wide-ranging report, released in […]

Healthwatch Says Treliske Hospital Working Hard On Islander Appointments

Healthwatch Says Treliske Hospital Working Hard On Islander Appointments

Scilly’s Healthwatch manager says the NHS in Cornwall is trying hard to offer islanders mainland medical appointments that fit in with a day return ticket. The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has been collecting data on the percentage of islanders who are seen in a 3-hour window across lunchtime, from 11am to 2pm. And Carol Clarke […]

New RE Syllabus Could Limit Children’s Exploration Of Different Faiths

New RE Syllabus Could Limit Children’s Exploration Of Different Faiths

Proposed changes to the way religious education is taught at GCSE could limit student’s options to explore different faiths. That was the view expressed by the teacher in charge of the subject at the Five Islands School. Kevin Leeman was speaking at last week’s SACRE Committee meeting, a statutory group run in every Local Education […]

Register Office’s Use Of Social Media Highlighted By National Newspaper

Register Office’s Use Of Social Media Highlighted By National Newspaper

The Isles of Scilly Register Officer has been highlighted in a Guardian newspaper for the way it uses social media. The article explored the way local authorities are employing Facebook and Twitter to promote their services. While Scilly’s Council doesn’t have a corporate account on either of these sites, it said the Register Office was […]

Police Drink Driving Campaign

Police Drink Driving Campaign

Sgt Colin Taylor talks to Radio Scilly about his team’s approach to drink driving in Scilly this Christmas.    

Police Launch Christmas Drink Driving Campaign

Police Launch Christmas Drink Driving Campaign

Devon and Cornwall Police launched their annual Christmas campaign against drink driving yesterday. But Sergeant Colin Taylor says it’s business as usual for Scilly’s policing team. They’ve been focussing on drink drivers all year, and seven people have been arrested on the islands for failing a breath test since January. Unlike the mainland, officers patrolling […]

Duchy Says Islanders Welcome To Bid To Run New Harbourside Restaurant

Duchy Says Islanders Welcome To Bid To Run New Harbourside Restaurant

The Duchy Land Steward says applicants from Scilly are welcome to apply to run the new Harbourside restaurant. A campaign to find an operator for the facility, being built by the Duchy of Cornwall at St Mary’s quay, has generated a flurry of interest this weekend after it was featured in catering and restaurant trade […]

Partnership Planning Special Christmas Shopping Event

Partnership Planning Special Christmas Shopping Event

The Islands’ Partnership wants your ideas on what you’d like to have included in a special seasonal celebration. They’re planning a late night shopping event later this month. While many mainland towns have been holding shopping evenings for weeks, the IP is reflecting Scilly’s lower-key approach in the run-up to Christmas, with a special evening […]

Hell Bay Hotel To Represent South West Region In Awards

Hell Bay Hotel To Represent South West Region In Awards

Hell Bay Hotel is through to the national finals in the Small Hotel category of the VisitEngland awards. The Bryher-based business won first prize in the Cornish round in November and has gone through to the South West awards night, being held on the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare on 12th February. But the only Scilly finalist […]