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Council To Spend More Housing Money Clearing Old School Site

Council To Spend More Housing Money Clearing Old School Site

Councillors have agreed to spend over a third of their housing reserve to demolish the former secondary school building at Carn Thomas. A report by the Head of Economic Development, Diana Mompoloki, presented to members of the Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee, shows the cost of clearing the site has rocketed to £860,000. If […]

Scilly’s Fire And Rescue Service To Partner With Cornwall

Scilly’s Fire And Rescue Service To Partner With Cornwall

Councillors have agreed to form a strategic partnership between Scilly and Cornwall’s Fire and Rescue services in order to save money. Head of Infrastructure Craig Dryden told members of the Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee that the first stage would be to appoint Cornwall’s Chief Fire Officer to the equivalent role in Scilly. That […]

Council’s Economic Development Officer Says Airport Overspend Unlikely To Be Reimbursed

Council’s Economic Development Officer Says Airport Overspend Unlikely To Be Reimbursed

The Council’s Head of Economic Development has admitted that it’s unlikely the authority will be reimbursed for the £500,000 overspend on the airport project. Diana Mompoloki told councillors at the recent Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee that this was due to the cost of the pound and the closure of the European Regional Development […]

Children’s Services In Scilly Rated ‘Good’ By Ofsted

Children’s Services In Scilly Rated ‘Good’ By Ofsted

Children’s Services in Scilly have been rated as amongst the top 25% in the country. That follows a three-week Ofsted inspection in April this year when the service was given a ‘Good’ rating by inspectors. The inspection focused on compliance and the quality and effectiveness of services in helping the most vulnerable children on the […]

Local Enterprise Partnership Says Scilly Should ‘Not Be Short Changed’ Following Brexit Vote

Local Enterprise Partnership Says Scilly Should ‘Not Be Short Changed’ Following Brexit Vote

The Chief Executive of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has called on the government to make sure the islands are “not short changed as a result of the referendum result.” Sandra Rothwell says the LEP will be working to ensure the current EU funding programme, worth around £500m, doesn’t change over […]

Poetic Inspiration Delivered To Scilly’s School Children

Poetic Inspiration Delivered To Scilly’s School Children

Children at the Five Islands School have received poetic inspiration thanks to a unique project, funded by a £1,500 grant from Steamship Group’s Community Fund. ‘Poetry Postie’ Sally Crabtree held workshops with pupils to show that poetry can be fun and doesn’t have to be boring. She’ll now turn their words into postcards, which she […]

Scilly Is Chosen For Tech Company Charity Challenge

Scilly Is Chosen For Tech Company Charity Challenge

The RNLI and Scilly’s Wildlife Trust will benefit from a charity challenge taking place on the islands in July. It’s part of an annual event organised by computer giant Acer UK, where they challenge technology journalists to “get out of London and raise money for charity.” Previous events have taken in the Three Peaks and […]

Navy Helicopter Gives Surprise Performance For Tresco Visitors

Navy Helicopter Gives Surprise Performance For Tresco Visitors

Visitors to Tresco’s Abbey Gardens had a surprise aerial display recently thanks to the Royal Naval Air Station at Culdrose. The gardens were the venue for a training exercise involving a Merlin helicopter from 814 Naval Air Squadron, ‘The Flying Tigers.’ The crew were taking part in ‘Exercise Flower Power’ as part of the unit’s […]

Scilly’s Healthwatch Highly Commended For Its Work

Scilly’s Healthwatch Highly Commended For Its Work

Scilly’s Healthwatch organisation has been highly commended at this year’s Healthwatch England Awards in Nottingham. The group, which acts as an independent watchdog for local health service users, received a commendation for its work in the community. Healthwatch Isles of Scilly focused on the work it has done to become a local information hub. They […]

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