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Scilly To Be Starting Point Of Epic Five-Month Charity Walk

Scilly To Be Starting Point Of Epic Five-Month Charity Walk

The Isles of Scilly will be the starting point this spring for an epic five-month charity walk to the Shetland Islands. 67-year old Phil Godfrey will kick off his 1,400-mile journey from the islands on the 10th March and is hoping to raise awareness and funds for the medical charity APS Support UK, which offers […]

‘Transformational’ Helicopter Service For Scilly Will Launch In 2018 After Planners Approve Heliport

‘Transformational’ Helicopter Service For Scilly Will Launch In 2018 After Planners Approve Heliport

Passenger helicopters will return to the skies of Scilly next year after Cornwall planners today voted unanimously to approve the application for a new heliport in Penzance. The £2m scheme off Jelbert Way and adjacent to the site of the former heliport at Eastern Green, is expected to create around 30 permanent jobs. Tresco owner […]

Scilly’s Council Will Need Temporary Loan To Pay Staff And Suppliers

Scilly’s Council Will Need Temporary Loan To Pay Staff And Suppliers

Scilly’s Council has been issued with a formal notice to improve its financial controls and has been told it will need to borrow up to £3m to pay its staff and suppliers in the last two months of the financial year. It will also use surplus money raised by services such as the airport and water […]

Scilly’s Council Could Borrow ‘Up To £4m’ To Plug Black Hole In Budget

Scilly’s Council Could Borrow ‘Up To £4m’ To Plug Black Hole In Budget

Scilly’s Council could borrow up to £4m and raid cash kept aside for other services in order to fill a looming hole in its budget. Councillors again discussed the growing crisis at the Finance, Audit and Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday, where Head of Development Diana Mompoloki told them the authority is likely to be overspent […]

Inquest Into Death Of Tresco Estate Worker Halted Following New Evidence

Inquest Into Death Of Tresco Estate Worker Halted Following New Evidence

The inquest into the death of a Tresco Estate worker has been halted after a witness claimed he saw him having an altercation with other staff on the day he went missing. The body of 23-year-old Josh Clayton was found on the uninhabited island of Tean on 23rd September 2015, ten days after going missing […]

Could Scilly’s Council Go Bankrupt?

Could Scilly’s Council Go Bankrupt?

At last week’s Full Council meeting, Scilly’s councillors found out that the authority’s General Reserve Fund, which it uses to cover unexpected expenditure such as significant overspends, was much lower than they had thought. Back in March, they were told this fund stood at £1.08m. But following investigations by the external auditors from accountancy firm […]

‘We Don’t Know Where We’re Going’ – Scilly’s Councillors Face Up To Looming Financial Crisis

‘We Don’t Know Where We’re Going’ – Scilly’s Councillors Face Up To Looming Financial Crisis

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is facing a financial crisis because it doesn’t know how much it is spending, what it has got in its savings account and its councillors are unable to make decisions on what to do next. Those were the views expressed at last week’s Full Council meeting, where the […]

Five Islands School Board Of Governors To Resign

Five Islands School Board Of Governors To Resign

The governors of the Five Islands School have said they will resign. The school was given an ‘inadequate’ rating by Ofsted last month and subsequently placed under special measures. In a letter sent to parents, Chair of Governors Ben Julian said the governing body was inviting the local authority to set up an interim executive […]

Concern As Financial Watchdog Uncovers Bigger-Than-Reported Year End Loss At Scilly’s Council

Concern As Financial Watchdog Uncovers Bigger-Than-Reported Year End Loss At Scilly’s Council

The budget crisis facing Scilly’s council is deepening after its financial watchdog uncovered that their overspend last year was over ten times more than first reported to councillors in September. It means the authority, which is already making significant cuts to its expenditure, has even less cash in reserves than it thought. The finding was […]

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