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Council To Close Park House In June

Council To Close Park House In June

Scilly’s Council has announced that it will close the islands’ only residential care home, Park House, in June, despite councilors expressing “no appetite” for the service to end. At the last Full Council Meeting on 7th March, Senior Officer for Community Services Aisling Hick told councilors that the decision to close Park House, based on […]

Park House Future In The Hands Of Council Officers, Elected Members Told

Park House Future In The Hands Of Council Officers, Elected Members Told

Scilly’s Senior Officer For Community Services has said she will make the decision on the future of Park House, not elected members. Aisling Hick was speaking at the recent Full Council meeting in response to a question from Cllr Gordon Bilsborough, who wanted a guarantee that the islands’ only care home would remain open, despite […]

Plans For Radical Restructure Of Scilly’s Council Rejected

Plans For Radical Restructure Of Scilly’s Council Rejected

Councillors have rejected a plan to restructure Scilly’s Council, which would have seen most of the existing committees being abolished and replaced by monthly Full Council meetings. They’ve asked for more detailed plans to be brought back for review following the election of new members in May. The proposals put forward by the Council’s Democratic […]

Visitor Legacy Keeps Scilly’s Tourist Information Centre Running For Another Year

Visitor Legacy Keeps Scilly’s Tourist Information Centre Running For Another Year

Scilly’s Tourist Information Centre will remain open for a further year thanks to a generous legacy left by a long-standing visitor to the islands. The donation was left to the Wildlife Trust, which is collaborating with the Islands’ Partnership to keep the vital tourist facility open for the season. It follows the withdrawal of funding […]

Penzance Heliport Appeal Thrown Out

Penzance Heliport Appeal Thrown Out

A request to review Cornwall Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a replacement Penzance Heliport has been thrown out by the Secretary of State. Councillors passed the application unanimously on 2nd February, but a request to review the plans was submitted anonymously prior to that decision. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local […]