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Big Changes For Scilly’s Council Following Local Elections

Big Changes For Scilly’s Council Following Local Elections

Yesterday’s local elections have produced big changes for Scilly’s Council, with the former Chairman Amanda Martin losing her seat and seven new councillors being elected. Robert Francis, Joel Williams, Steve Watt, Euan Rodger and Dan Marcus where among the twelve councillors elected for St Mary’s. They’ll be joined by Fran Grottick, Avril Mumford, Adrian Davis, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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