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Assistant Chief Constable Reassures Over Staffing Cuts

Assistant Chief Constable Reassures Over Staffing Cuts

The Assistant Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall has reassured his colleagues at St Mary’s that any further austerity cutbacks will be unlikely to affect staffing numbers here. There are currently two full-time Police Constables, one Sergeant and a PCSO position budgeted for at Scilly’s police station. Paul Netherton went out on patrol with Sergeant […]

Bryher Firefighters Tackle Blaze

Bryher Firefighters Tackle Blaze

Bryher firefighters put out a blaze on the island yesterday afternoon. Crew used hose reels to tackle a deep-seated fire, which had spread from an out-of-control bonfire. The fire service responded to the call at South Hill at around 2.30pm.

Changes To Key Worker Definition Confuses Councillors

Changes To Key Worker Definition Confuses Councillors

Another Council decision has been delayed. This time, it’s because the recommendation being made was different from the wording that members had discussed before the meeting. The proposal to amend the terminology used by the Council to assess Key Worker and Specific Local Needs status was brought to Tuesday’s Planning Meeting by Planning Officer Lisa […]

Storage Shed Approved For Tresco Quay

Storage Shed Approved For Tresco Quay

Councillors have approved a new storage shed for Tresco’s Carn Near quay at Tuesday’s Planning Meeting. An application made back in 2008 when the quays were being refurbished had included two storage buildings but these were never built. Planning Officer Lisa Walton said the new shed was smaller, just big enough to hold a forklift […]

Islands’ Rotarians Hoping For Big Turn Out On Bank Holiday

Islands’ Rotarians Hoping For Big Turn Out On Bank Holiday

  The weather is looking good for this year’s Bank Holiday Funday on Holgate’s Green. It’s organised jointly by the Rotary Club and the Inner Wheel, and Tony says it’s very important for the club, because it’s one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. Last year the annual May Bank Holiday event raised £2,512. Tony […]

Three Quarters Of Population Knows Scilly Is In Britain

Three Quarters Of Population Knows Scilly Is In Britain

Scilly has scored well in a national survey designed to assess Briton’s knowledge of this country. Mercure Hotels commissioned a poll, which quizzed participants on whether places were really in the UK or were fictional. Three quarters of people questioned recognised Scilly as a part of Britain, second only to Warwick Castle, which was identified […]

Committee Switch Provides Problem For Councillors

Committee Switch Provides Problem For Councillors

A proposal to change the Local Plan sub-committee that would mean the public and some councillors would no longer be able to attend meetings, proved to be a problem at Tuesday’s Planning Meeting. A report by Senior Infrastructure Manager Craig Dryden proposed changing the current sub-committee into a working party. Craig said it would speed […]

LEP Chairman Says Conservative Gains In Southwest Could Open Doors

LEP Chairman Says Conservative Gains In Southwest Could Open Doors

Scilly’s business community is being constricted by the VAT threshold. But having Conservative MPs in seats across the region could make negotiations on business issues easier. That’s the view of the Chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership Chris Pomfret. After meeting with some islands’ businesspeople last week, Chris says upcoming changes to business rate arrangements […]

New Home Planned For St Agnes

New Home Planned For St Agnes

A new home is set to be built on St Agnes. Councillors approved an application for a new 3-bedroom, detached house on land at Westward Farm at Tuesday’s Planning Meeting. It’s to provide accommodation for the family running the local shop and post office. Planning Officer Lisa Walton recommended the scheme for approval, saying the […]