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New Pubwatch Chair Wants Bans Only For Serious Offences

New Pubwatch Chair Wants Bans Only For Serious Offences

The new Chair of Scilly’s Pubwatch, James Francis, has outlined his views on how the licensee body should operate for the next year. James says Scilly is special and he’d prefer that national pubwatch guidelines are interpreted with local need in mind. He believes that the body needs to recognise that we don’t have significant […]

Homeworking Could Provide Out Of Season Employment

Homeworking Could Provide Out Of Season Employment

Council staff have met with the boss of a company who wants to encourage islanders to work from home, providing call centre-type services for a number of well-known clients. Dickon Moon of Arise, calls the concept ‘homesourcing’. The company is keen to take on people who have computers and broadband access to work flexible shifts, […]

Helicopter Chief Says Service Will End If Planning Refused

Helicopter Chief Says Service Will End If Planning Refused

The boss of British international helicopters says that if his company’s plans to sell their Long Rock site to supermarket giant Sainsbury’s are thwarted because planning permission is not granted in the middle of June, then the helicopter service will cease on 31st October. Tony Jones says he has seen the consultants report commissioned by […]

St Austell Looking for New Bishop and Wolf Tenants

St Austell Looking for New Bishop and Wolf Tenants

Do you fancy running a pub in Scilly? If so, St Austell brewery is offering an opportunity for island residents, or people who love Scilly and want to relocate, to come forward and express an interest in managing the Bishop and Wolf. The Twynhams leave at the end of this month and there has been […]

New Bottling Machine for Islands’ Brewery

New Bottling Machine for Islands’ Brewery

A specialised bottling machine, funded in part by a Local Action Group grant, has gone into production at the Ales of Scilly Brewery. The Czech-built machine semi automates the process and according to brewery owner Mark Praeger, will revolutionise the business as he’ll be able to produce bottles of beer without yeast in them. Previously his […]

Scilly Abattoir Still Possible

Scilly Abattoir Still Possible

A Scilly abattoir remains a possibility but the the plan needs to be completed by 2013 to access European cash. That’s what 35 producers and farmers heard on Friday at a meeting at Mainland Marketing who have commisioned a report into the project. Planning permission and private finance may remain a hurdle. Up to 50% […]

St Mary’s Hall Seeking Local Food Providers

St Mary’s Hall Seeking Local Food Providers

St Mary’s Hall Hotel say they’re trying a different approach with local food supply and menus and they need local providers to tell them what they have. The Hotel has recently joined the sustainable restaurant association and according to General Manager Joan Shiles, they need to believe in and show commtment to sustainable foods to […]

Scilly Cycle Business up for Sale

Scilly Cycle Business up for Sale

St Mary’s Bike Hire is for sale and, if sold, will see the business leave the family that has been operating it since 1961. The owner, Sean Lewis, wants to move to Cornwall for personal reasons and he says he hopes a buyer can be found for the business, started by his parents. It was […]

New Café for Hugh Town

New Café for Hugh Town

She’s been known for feeding thousands of islanders and visitors through the years. Now, Liz Heslin has opened her new venture, the Nornour Café in Hugh Town saying there’s demand for traditional cream teas in town. It’s the latest in a line of food venues for Liz, who has run the Cafe Rendezvous at Telegraph, […]