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Scilly Council Overspend – Chief Executive’s and Auditor’s Letter

On Monday, Radio Scilly exclusively revealed the level of overspend on the Porthcressa regeneration. As promised during Thursday’s public meeting, we have published the official correspondence from Council Chief Executive Theo Leijser which identifies the Porthcressa overspend of approximately £600,000. As you can see, Theo has confirmed that £424,000 of that overspend will be met […]

Year- Round Accommodation Needed /Electric Bike and Divan For Sale

The Island’s new Pharmacist, Dr Maria Murphy, is on the lookout for more suitable permanent accommodation to rent long term. She also has an electric bike in nice condition for sale at £330 and a ‘Silentnight’ double box divan which is free to a good home if you can collect it. She can be contacted […]

Wave Power As Important As Park House Or Infrastructure Says Chief Exec

Wave Power As Important As Park House Or Infrastructure Says Chief Exec

Wave and solar power could diversify Scilly’s economy, raise locals’ aspirations and offer new, year-round tourism. That’s the vision of senior Council management shared at last Thursday’s public meeting at the Old Wesleyan Chapel. Chief Executive Theo Leijser says locals could secure a new future from the opportunity of managing and exporting renewable energy. This […]

More Help For Hospital Recruitment Promised

More Help For Hospital Recruitment Promised

The Chief Executive of the company that runs St Mary’s hospital has praised the work of staff. And he’s promised to do more to help recruit new medical professionals to the islands. Steve Jenkin was speaking at the recent Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, where he gave a report on the progress of Peninsula Community […]

Scilly’s IFCA Prepares For Cuts In Funding

Scilly’s IFCA Prepares For Cuts In Funding

A working party has been set up to prepare for anticipated cuts in funding for our islands’ Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. Chief Fisheries Officer Steve Watt attended a meeting in London earlier this month, where IFCA Officers were told cuts of up to 30% in budgets could occur following the Government’s upcoming comprehensive spending […]

Scilly Gets Its First Coasteering Sessions

Scilly Gets Its First Coasteering Sessions

You can enjoy the adventure sport of coasteering in Scilly from today. The pastime was first offered commercially in Pembrokeshire and now Matt George from Sennen-based Kernow Coasteering wants locals and visitors to make the most of our landscape with a range of exhilarating activities. Matt’s sessions will include cliff jumping, rock scrambling and swimming […]

League Of Friends Get Funding Boost

League Of Friends Get Funding Boost

It’s been a successful week for the St Mary’s Community and Hospital League of Friends after their funds received a £700 boost. Committee Member Jenny Byers says last Thursday’s Flag Day raised just under £420 and there’s been a donation from the Scillonian Club of £300. The Club collects for the local group during their Sunday […]

Scilly Lottery Winner 29th June 2015

Shirley Moore from Stafford

Islanders In Conversation – Fiona Maybrey

Islanders In Conversation – Fiona Maybrey

Fiona Maybrey talks with Keri Jones on the Sunday morning chat show.    

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