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Scilly ‘Will Die’ Without More Social Housing Says Lord Berkeley

Scilly ‘Will Die’ Without More Social Housing Says Lord Berkeley

The House of Lords has been warned that Scilly’s community “will die” without more social housing. Lord Berkeley, who is a regular visitor to the islands, made the statement during a Lords debate on the Housing and Planning Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament. He was speaking in support of an amendment he’s proposed […]

Full Council Meeting Rejects 15% Increase In Airport Landing Fees

Full Council Meeting Rejects 15% Increase In Airport Landing Fees

Scilly’s Full Council has rejected a 15% increase in landing fees at St Mary’s Airport and has sent the proposal back to the Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee for more discussion. The TEDI Committee, which is the only Council body that can set the airport charges, made the recommendation to increase them by 15% […]

Council Won’t Give Up St Mary’s Airport If Choice Of Operator ‘Not Satisfactory’

Council Won’t Give Up St Mary’s Airport If Choice Of Operator ‘Not Satisfactory’

The Council won’t give up St Mary’s Airport unless they’re ‘fully satisfied’ with the choice of operator, according to the Chairman Amanda Martin. Councillors voted last autumn to hand back the airport lease. Their 12-month notice period is due to expire on the 23rd September this year and the Duchy of Cornwall is currently looking for a […]

Councillors Reject New Porthloo Home

Councillors Reject New Porthloo Home

Councillors have rejected an application to replace a Porthloo bungalow with a new home, after one member said the plans looked like “a job lot” of the incinerator buildings had been moved there. Cllr Marian Bennett made her dislike of the design known, as planners discussed the proposal to remodel Sunholme. The applicant wants to […]

Old Island Boat Restored To Former Glory

Old Island Boat Restored To Former Glory

A former islander has restored a boat that was used to transport royalty around Scilly. Falmouth pilot Dave Pickston grew up on the islands. Now he says he has realised, “a childhood dream” in acquiring and renovating the 43-foot Soleil d’Or. Tresco owners the Dorrien-Smiths used the 1956-built vessel until the seventies, during which time […]

New Commercial Waste Fees Mean £25 To Dump A Tin Of Paint

New Commercial Waste Fees Mean £25 To Dump A Tin Of Paint

Commercial users and islanders without a car will face steep new charges at the Moorwell waste site, including £25 to dispose of a tin of paint and £5 to get rid small electrical items, like an old kettle. Infrastructure Manager Helen Pearce told Tuesday’s Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee that the new fees more […]

New Home Approved For Young Scillonian Couple

New Home Approved For Young Scillonian Couple

A young Scillonian couple will be allowed to build a new home on their family farm. Scilly’s planners have this morning backed plans for a 3-bedroom, 2-storey house at Peninnis Farm. Prince Charles had already approved the scheme, which will be developed on land leased from the Duchy of Cornwall. Daniel and Zenna May intend […]

Council Could Spend £4m On Electric Vehicle Scheme

Council Could Spend £4m On Electric Vehicle Scheme

Scilly’s Council hopes to spend £4m on electric vehicles and charging points for locals. The project is being included in the Council’s budget plans for the next three years, which councillors will be asked to approve at the Full Council meeting next week. ScillyToday understands the multi-million pound plan, part of a £12m European Regional […]

New Chapter For Radio Scilly As Founder Keri Jones Leaves Station

New Chapter For Radio Scilly As Founder Keri Jones Leaves Station

After ten years as Managing Director of Radio Scilly, Keri Jones leaves the station today to prepare for the launch of a new national radio programme. Keri is starting the Great Destinations Radio Show. The 2-hour, weekly broadcast will be syndicated on dozens of community and commercial radio stations. It ends his full-time involvement with […]