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Islander To Restart St George’s Day Celebration

Islander To Restart St George’s Day Celebration

Islanders and visitors born in England and travelling to St Mary’s in April are being encouraged to take part in a celebration of the country’s patron saint. Last year Maggie Perkovic didn’t hold her traditional St George’s Day event because it clashed with the popular Truro Cathedral choir trip. Before Christmas, Maggie relaunched the festive […]

Bryher Curry Night Raises Cash

Brendan Boulton says that the Vine Cafe on Bryher had their first curry night of the year last night- Tuesday. It was a fundraiser for Comic Relief. The current total raised is £550.00. He wants to thanks the businesses which donated raffle prizes and "thanks to all the people who helped and made the evening […]

New Measures Pave The Way For Recycling Collections On St Mary’s

New Measures Pave The Way For Recycling Collections On St Mary’s

Councillors have accepted a series of measures that will pave the way for recycling collections to start on St Mary’s this year. New Waste and Recycling Officer Rebecca Steggles said the ‘co-mingled’ scheme will allow residents to place paper, cardboard, plastics and metal into a single bag for collection from the kerbside. These materials will […]

FRIST Campaigner Says Steamship Co Needs To Reveal Scillonian Replacement Plans

FRIST Campaigner Says Steamship Co Needs To Reveal Scillonian Replacement Plans

Scilly’s transport campaign group FRIST says it’s time for the Steamship Company to make public details on how and when they intend to replace the Scillonian III. Last year in the public transport forum at the Town Hall, Chief Executive of the Steamship Company Rob Goldsmith said the company will have no problems financing their […]

Scilly’s Council Tax To Rise By 1.99% In April

Scilly’s Council Tax To Rise By 1.99% In April

Council tax bills are set to rise again next year by the maximum allowed before a local referendum is triggered. Councillors at Tuesday’s Policy and Resources committee voted to accept a recommendation to increase the tax by 1.99%. That’ll mean a rise of just under £21 on a Band D property, taking the yearly cost […]

Islands’ Children Have Whale Of A Time Over Half Term

Islands’ Children Have Whale Of A Time Over Half Term

We reported at the weekend that a whale swam within metres of Par Beach on St Martin’s. And on Friday, there was a blue whale on Town Beach on St Mary’s… but that one wasn’t real. The 30m long replica was made by a group of youngsters as part of the half-term activity session ‘What’s […]

St Mary’s Theatre Club Cheese And Wine Event

Jenny Byers says Theatre Club is looking to recruit new members as well as catch up with old friends at a social evening on the 6th March at the Scillonian Club. "Cheese and wine is a little retro but we will have some of our archive material on display, and an amazing number of people […]

Council’s Finance Department Rated ‘Poor’ By Auditors

Council’s Finance Department Rated ‘Poor’ By Auditors

An internal audit of the Council’s Finance Department has rated them as ‘poor’ in every area they inspected, with two being labelled as ‘high risk.’ The report, which will be given to councillors at this morning’s Policy and Resources Committee meeting, was written by auditors from Cornwall Council. They inspected the service in September last […]

Fallen Tree Causes Blackout On Islands

Fallen Tree Causes Blackout On Islands

Yesterday’s blackout that affected three islands was caused by a fallen tree. Western Power Manager Ritchie Christopher says it came down during the strong winds in the Telegraph Road area and it brought down power lines. The power went off on Bryher, parts of Tresco, McFarlands Down and Porthloo Hill towards the end of breakfast […]