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Hogg Hits Back At Cornwall Plans For Greater Police Powers

Hogg Hits Back At Cornwall Plans For Greater Police Powers

A tug-of-war has erupted between Cornwall Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Tony Hogg, over who should control the area’s force. But it’s still unclear how this could affect Scilly’s policing team. Cornwall Council says it is opposed to recently announced government proposals, which could see control over the area’s […]

Islanders Asked To Help With RSPB Bird Count

Islanders Asked To Help With RSPB Bird Count

Islanders are being asked to help the RSPB create their annual snapshot of birds and wildlife seen in British gardens. Local organiser Jaclyn Pearson says they want you to give up just an hour of the upcoming weekend, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January, to record what you see out of your window. The Big […]

Record-Breaking Year On The Cards For Cruise Visits In Scilly

Record-Breaking Year On The Cards For Cruise Visits In Scilly

2016 is set to be another record-breaking year for cruise ship visits to Scilly. St Mary’s Harbourmaster Dale Clark says they already have 48 tentative bookings, more than at this time last year. In 2015, there were 43 visits by cruise ships with over 18,000 passengers. And while the final list is likely to change, […]

Events Bring In Cash For Air Ambulance

Events Bring In Cash For Air Ambulance

At least £2,100 was raised in Scilly last year for the Cornwall Air Ambulance. And that total is set to go even higher as fundraising efforts from across all five islands are counted. Scilly’s Community Ambassador and Fundraising Coordinator Helen Sams said £620 was raised by the weekly charity quiz held at the Old Town […]

Skybus Disruption Possible On Friday 29th Jan

We’ve received this advisory notice from the Steamship Company: The weather forecast for Friday 29th January is for very strong crosswinds, which may cause disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Friday may transfer to a different date free of charge […]

Is This The Shortest Planning Meeting, Asks Councillor?

Is This The Shortest Planning Meeting, Asks Councillor?

Has Scilly’s Council set the World record for the shortest Planning meeting? That was the question asked by Cllr James Francis after last Thursday’s session, which saw four planning applications reviewed in just eight-and-a-half minutes. Two – for a new agricultural building on The Garrison and a couple of dormer windows on a property at […]

More Skybus Disruption Possible On Wednesday Scilly Flights

The weather forecast for Wednesday 27th January is for very strong winds with low cloud and reduced visibility, which may cause some disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Wednesday may transfer to a different date free of charge where space […]

Scilly Lottery Winner 25th January 2016

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Flight Disruption Risk: Tuesday 26th January 2016

The weather forecast for Tuesday 26th January is for very strong to gale force winds together with heavy rain and reduced visibility, which may cause some disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Tuesday may transfer to a different date free […]

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