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Council Creates Six New Roles To Work On European Grants

Council Creates Six New Roles To Work On European Grants

Councillors have approved the creation of six new roles to deliver the next round of European funding for the islands. Three of those new positions – a Programme Manager, Engagement Officer and Finance Assistant – will organise the replacement for the old Local Action Group scheme. But in a report that went before councillors at […]

Council Delays Decision On Reducing Number Of Members

Council Delays Decision On Reducing Number Of Members

Councillors have deferred making a decision on reducing the number of elected members on each island after there was confusion about whether they actually need to make any changes. The proposal to have just a single councillor on each off-island and 11 on St Mary’s, reducing the total from 22 to 15, was put forward […]

Tabloids Highlight Scilly’s Low Crime Rate

Tabloids Highlight Scilly’s Low Crime Rate

Scilly’s comedy copper is getting the islands and Devon and Cornwall Police publicity in the tabloids again. This time, the Daily Mirror has praised Sergeant Colin Taylor for his “hilarious” take on policing the islands. Colin has used his Isles of Scilly Police Facebook page to thank criminals for their restraint in not committing crimes […]

Islands’ Partnership Celebrates Good Season But Warns On Complacency

Islands’ Partnership Celebrates Good Season But Warns On Complacency

The Islands’ Partnership is celebrating a second consecutive year of increased visitor numbers to the islands but they’re warning businesses not to become complacent. Executive Director David Jackson says there was a 9% increase in visitors this season, building on the 6% rise in 2014. But he warns that Scilly still “needs to up its […]

Councillors Approve Bryher Accommodation After Support From Islanders

Councillors Approve Bryher Accommodation After Support From Islanders

Councillors have gone against the recommendations of planning officers and approved new holiday accommodation on Bryher after residents spoke up in favour of it. Marian Bennett who lives at South Hill wants to convert one of the buildings on the site, the Garden Cottage, from staff accommodation to a holiday let. Marian, who is a […]

Scilly Lottery Winner 28th September 2015

Ivor Martin from St Mary’s

Councillor ‘Upset’ Over 15 Year Old Planning Mistake

Councillor ‘Upset’ Over 15 Year Old Planning Mistake

A St Mary’s councillor says she is “quite upset” about a planning mistake made years ago and has asked whether it can be rectified. Cllr Avril Mumford was speaking at last week’s Planning Meeting, where an application to grant a Lawful Development Certificate for Tanglewood at Pilot’s Retreat was discussed. Avril said her two stepdaughters […]

St Mary’s Harbour Works Update For September 25th

GENERAL Here’s the latest from Dale Clark and the St Mary’s Harbour team There are no more Sunday sailings of the Scillonian this year and she now arrives at 1200 and departs at 1630 on Saturdays for the remainder of this year The MTS vessel Grey Bear is conducting work to the sub-sea cables in […]

Thanks For Scilly’s Cruise Ambassadors After Another Record Year

Thanks For Scilly’s Cruise Ambassadors After Another Record Year

The Islands’ Partnership hosted a lunch at St Mary’s Hall Hotel yesterday for its volunteer team of Cruise Ship Welcome Hosts who have greeted 43 ships this season – a record for Scilly. More than 18,000 cruise passengers went ashore to St Mary’s, Tresco and the other islands, bringing more than £700,000 into Scilly’s economy. […]

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