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St Mary’s Harbour News

Here’s an update on Harbour and Porthloo works from St Mary’s Harbourmaster Dale Clark. Dale says much better progress has been made this week with the dredging. From this evening (Friday) the barge will be working 24hrs and as such the barge will remain on station at the end of the quay – weather permitting. […]

Saturday and Sunday Road Closure

Road Closure on Saturday: Electrical works to the Atlantic Inn will require a road closure and disruption to vehicular access to the quay on Saturday. Sgt Colin Taylor says the work will start on Saturday afternoon and the closure will continue overnight until Sunday 8th March at 18:00. Jerusalem Terrace will be the route for […]

Speros Vacancies In Scilly

Speros are looking for staff for the coming season.They need Chefs, a Kitchen Porter and Waiting staff. All of these positions are full time, excellent rates of pay and accommodation can be provided. Please contact Amelia by email on info at speros.co.uk (remove the gaps) or call 07796132663

Islands’ Partnership Admin Assistant Opportunity

The Islands’ Partnership, is seeking an Administrative Assistant to assist and provide robust administrative support in developing a new initiative entitled ‘Scilly Events’. The aim of ‘Scilly Events’ is to develop a rolling programme of events and activities designed to stimulate and grow event led tourism across the Isles of Scilly. The Administrative Assistant will play a key […]

Islands’ Tourism Chief Welcomes £5m Funding Package

Islands’ Tourism Chief Welcomes £5m Funding Package

Scilly’s tourism chief has welcomed the ‘lead role’ that the Islands’ Partnership will play in deciding how £5m worth of funding to promote regional tourism will be spent. Deputy PM Nick Clegg announced the cash during his visit to Cornwall yesterday. It will be used to encourage overseas visitors, particularly residents of Germany, Switzerland and […]

‘Location Is Key’ For Youngsters’ Social Space

‘Location Is Key’ For Youngsters’ Social Space

One year after Scilly’s students voted for their own social meeting space, the future of the project is unclear. The Council is still discussing the pupils’ request for a youth shelter. Back in March 2014, the Islands’ Members of Youth Parliament, MYP Zoe Jenkins and deputy Inca Reynolds, shared the results of a pupils’ poll, […]

Unusual Condition For Town Hall Planning Application

Unusual Condition For Town Hall Planning Application

Councillors have imposed an unusual condition on their own application for listed building consent. They want a tree growing out of the gutter of the Town Hall removed. The actual proposal, to install two new air conditioning units on the roof of the Town Hall, wasn’t controversial. Planning Officer Lisa Walton said the equipment, which […]

Couples To Get More Locations To Renew Vows In Scilly

Couples To Get More Locations To Renew Vows In Scilly

Couples hoping to renew their vows on the islands will soon have more choice about where their service can take place. Councillors have voted to change the rules on so-called ‘non statutory ceremonies.’ At the moment, these can only take place at one of the Authority’s approved venues – either the Register Office at Porthcressa […]

Women’s Institute Helping Islands’ Bees To Thrive

Women’s Institute Helping Islands’ Bees To Thrive

Islanders and tourists visiting Carreg Dhu gardens this spring should notice more bees. Last summer volunteers from Scilly’s WI Group planted a range of flowers, including heather and sunflowers, designed to encourage the insects. It’s the islands’ response to a national Women’s Institute initiative, following concerns over falling bee numbers. Part of the garden’s historic […]