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Scilly’s MP To Discuss New Helicopter Link With Minister

Scilly’s MP To Discuss New Helicopter Link With Minister

Scilly’s MP will today discuss the return of the helicopter service to the islands with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander. Andrew George will meet the minister at Penzance Harbour to discuss the recently announced government funding for a Penzance offshore breakwater study. During that session, Mr George says he will further press the case he […]

More Passengers Expected To Arrive By Air This Year

More Passengers Expected To Arrive By Air This Year

Scilly is likely to see more passengers travelling by air this season. The Council says numbers are expected to rise by 4.8%, taking the total now using Skybus flights to 98,500. The figures were revealed during Thursday’s deferred Transport Committee meeting. Officers had been asked to use the seven day break to consult with the […]

Bike Hire Shop Can’t Be Turned Into Flat

Bike Hire Shop Can’t Be Turned Into Flat

A Hugh Town property that’s been used as a bike hire shop for almost 30 years cannot be turned into a flat. That was the decision of councillors at last Thursday’s Planning Committee meeting. The owner of the shop at Lower Strand wanted to convert the ground-floor space into a two-bedroom apartment. That involved changes […]

Numbers Of Scilly Shrews Growing On St Agnes Following Rat Cull

Numbers Of Scilly Shrews Growing On St Agnes Following Rat Cull

There’s been more evidence that the numbers of Scilly shrews are on the increase. Seabird recovery project staff have noticed many more of the rare mammals on St Agnes and Gugh. Project officer Jaclyn Pearson says more scientific evaluation is needed, but her team is convinced that the RSPB-funded rat cull, which cost almost £1m, […]

Reopening Of Tresco’s St Nicholas Church To Be Celebrated This Sunday

Reopening Of Tresco’s St Nicholas Church To Be Celebrated This Sunday

All of Scilly’s Anglican Church congregation will be encouraged to worship together at the renovated St Nicholas Church on Tresco this Sunday. Improvements include the reslating of the roof and dealing with damp walls in the Grade II listed building. There’s a new sound system to assist worshippers with impaired hearing and the building appears […]