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Hugh Town Pub In Fine Voice For St Piran’s Day

Hugh Town Pub In Fine Voice For St Piran’s Day

Regulars at the Bishop and Wolf were in fine voice last night. Landlady Emma Butcher arranged for customers at the Hugh Town pub to join in with around seventy other licensed premises across Cornwall and Scilly in singing the Cornish anthem, the hymn ‘Trelawney.’ The 9pm singing session marked St Piran’s Day – the Cornish […]

Old Town Inn Vacancies

The Old Town Inn is looking for two staff to join their existing team. Working from April – October. The 1st position is to assist the chef in the kitchen with the cooking and general kitchen duties. He or she must have good cooking skills or the willingness to learn with the ability to adapt […]

Scilly’s Bid For Second LAG Funding Rejected

Scilly’s Bid For Second LAG Funding Rejected

The Local Action Group project is over. The Council’s Economic Development Department’s plans for a second LAG funding scheme have been dashed after the EU rejected a bid for the required grant money. Last August the Council appointed a group of Town Hall staff, community and business representatives to the panel. The Authority had hoped […]

Praise For New Openness Over Cost Of Direct Labour Force

Praise For New Openness Over Cost Of Direct Labour Force

A councillor has praised the authority’s accountants for revealing the cost of the Direct Labour Force, which he says he’s been trying to find out for a decade. The DLF, which has recently changed it’s name to Operational Services, carries out a range of Council functions including road maintenance, waste removal, ground work and sewer […]

Ennor Close Properties To Receive A Makeover

Ennor Close Properties To Receive A Makeover

Council-owned properties on Ennor close are to get an external makeover. The changes are being carried out following repairs to the outside of the two houses and the block of six flats in the street. They’ll be getting a fresh coat of magnolia paint and the uPVC cladding will be replaced with cedar wood. At […]

Cornish Cycle Holiday Company Returning To Scilly

Cornish Cycle Holiday Company Returning To Scilly

A mainland cycling holiday operator is returning to Scilly this year after a successful first run in 2014. Lanyon Rowe from Cornish Cycle Tours included three days in Scilly as part of two of their Cornish trips last year. And he said they proved to be very popular with their customers. Many went back and […]

Islands’ Partnership Seeking Cruise Ship Ambassadors

Islands’ Partnership Seeking Cruise Ship Ambassadors

If you’re passionate and knowledgeable about Scilly, articulate and friendly, then the Islands’ Partnership would like to hear from you! The Islands’ Partnership is looking to recruit a number of volunteer ambassadors to support Scilly’s cruise ship ‘Meet & Greet’ Programme. IP Tourism Coordinator Amanda Pender, says they’ll work with the IP team to welcome […]

Work Starts On Improvements To Local Eyesore

Work Starts On Improvements To Local Eyesore

Local eyesore Porthcressa Flats is finally to receive its long promised makeover. St Mary’s-based building firm Wright Construction has started work this week on the scheme to refurbish the exterior of the Council-owned property. It over three years since the Community Services committee first looked at improving the outside of the seven-unit block at Porthcressa. […]

Safety Rail Scheme At Buzza Tower Rejected

Safety Rail Scheme At Buzza Tower Rejected

Councillors have approved changes to the original planning consent for the Buzza Tower camera obscura. But a plan to improve safety for maintenance at the top of the Grade II listed structure will need to go back to the drawing board. The camera obscura was opened last year by husband and wife team, Andrew and […]