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Steamship Group Pays Tribute To Former CEO Jeff Marston

Steamship Group Pays Tribute To Former CEO Jeff Marston

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has paid tribute to former Chief Executive Jeff Marston who died at the weekend following a battle with cancer. Jeff joined the company in 2001 and held the post of chief executive for 12 years before announcing his decision to step down in 2013. He started his career at […]

Five Islands School Excels In Music

Five Islands School Excels In Music

The Five Islands School continues to excel in music, with all fifteen students who recently underwent examinations being graded at ‘merit’ or higher. Youngsters aged between 10 and 15 years old performed solo and combined pieces, as well as musical theatre in the Grade 2 to 7 exams. All the students passed, some with flying […]

Skybus Flight Disruption Possible On Friday and Saturday 19th and 20th Feb

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th February 2016 The weather forecast for Friday afternoon and all day Saturday is for strong South Westerly winds with the possibility of low cloud and reduced visibility, which may cause disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus […]

Street Trading Expanded To Porthcressa Bank

Street Trading Expanded To Porthcressa Bank

Street trading in Hugh Town will be expanded to cover the Porthcressa bank and walkway areas from April. Members of the recent Licensing Committee meeting agreed the changes following feedback from existing traders earlier this year. The extension will see the grassy areas and path, which are popular with summer visitors, opened up to licensed […]

School Needs To Use ‘Healthy’ Budget To Improve Standards Says Governor

School Needs To Use ‘Healthy’ Budget To Improve Standards Says Governor

The Council’s recently appointed local authority governor says the Five Islands School should, “not sit there with a healthy budget and a poor Ofsted score.” Phil Rowe was speaking at the recent Children’s Committee meeting, where members discussed how standards were being improved for certain age groups at the school. The Council’s senior officer for […]

Skybus Weather Advisory For Wednesday 17th Feb

The weather forecast for Wednesday 17th February is for moderate to heavy rain during the day with the likelihood of low cloud and reduced visibility, which may cause disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Wednesday 17th February may transfer to […]

Scilly Lottery Winner 15th February 2016

Joanna Rawlings from Trowbridge in Wiltshire

Park House Closure An Option, Councillors to Be Told

Park House Closure An Option, Councillors to Be Told

The Council could close Scilly’s only residential care home, Park House, and send residents with the greatest need to the mainland. Those are some of the options being put forward to councillors at Tuesday’s Community Services meeting. A report being presented by Senior Adult Social Care Manager Gareth Peters will outline how Park House is […]

‘We Did It!’ Says St Agnes As Island Declared Officially ‘Rat Free’

‘We Did It!’ Says St Agnes As Island Declared Officially ‘Rat Free’

St Agnes and Gugh have officially been declared ‘rat free.’ It follows a month-long inspection by the Seabird Recover Project Team, just over two years after the last signs of rat activity were spotted in November 2013. And to celebrate the hard work of the community, a party was held on St Agnes last night, […]

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