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Hell Bay Hotel Leads Record Awards Haul For Scilly

Hell Bay Hotel Leads Record Awards Haul For Scilly

Isles of Scilly businesses have scooped a record seven awards at last night’s Cornwall Tourism Awards, held in Newquay. Hell Bay Hotel led the charge, winning Gold in the Hotel of the Year category for the fourth year running. Silvers were picked up by Juliet’s Garden, for Café & Tearoom of the Year and the […]

Councillors ‘Concerned’ Over Plans To End Funding For Islands’ Partnership

Councillors ‘Concerned’ Over Plans To End Funding For Islands’ Partnership

The Council will continue to run Scilly’s airport after the deadline for finding a new operator expired. But councillors have expressed concern over plans by the authority to withdraw funding for the Islands’ Partnership, the organisation set up to promote tourism and business-related activities. Councillors made the controversial decision last year to hand back the […]

Record Number Of Island Businesses Up For Cornwall Tourism Awards

Record Number Of Island Businesses Up For Cornwall Tourism Awards

Scilly has a record seven nominations in this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards. Island businesses and organisations vying for Gold, Silver or Bronze awards at the Headland Hotel in Newquay on Thursday 3rd November, include Juliet’s Garden in the Café & Tearoom of the Year category, Karma St Martin’s Hotel for Dog Friendly Business of the Year and […]

Plans To Merge Park House With St Mary’s Hospital Move A Step Closer

Plans To Merge Park House With St Mary’s Hospital Move A Step Closer

Plans to merge Park House with St Mary’s hospital have moved a step closer after councillors voted in favour of developing the scheme. It follows an appraisal of the options for the care of elderly and vulnerable residents on the islands, produced by Five Square Solutions, a consultancy firm based in Plymouth. The report was […]

Detailed Plans To Balance Budget ‘Not Fully Developed’ Says Council’s Auditors

Detailed Plans To Balance Budget ‘Not Fully Developed’ Says Council’s Auditors

The Council still doesn’t have detailed plans in place to save over £670,000 – the amount required to balance this year’s budget. These are the findings of the authority’s auditors from Grant Thornton, whose report was presented to yesterday’s Special Full Council meeting. The savings were agreed by councillors back in March and included plans […]

Boundary Commission Says Number Of Scilly Councillors Should Be Cut

Boundary Commission Says Number Of Scilly Councillors Should Be Cut

The number of elected members on Scilly’s council could be reduced to sixteen, with a single councillor for each off-island. Those are the recommendations published today by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, who are asking locals for their views on the proposals. They’ve started an eight-week consultation on the new democratic arrangements for […]

Scilly’s Council Website Ranked Second Hardest To Read In The UK

Scilly’s Council Website Ranked Second Hardest To Read In The UK

The Council’s website has been ranked second to last out of 191 UK local authorities for its lack of readability and clarity. The research was carried out by the internet experts VisibleThread. They graded council sites on how well they’re meeting the new government guidelines, issued in 2014, for the way public bodies are expected […]

Cornwall Council Preparing To Take On Raft Of Scilly Council Services

Cornwall Council Preparing To Take On Raft Of Scilly Council Services

Scilly’s Council could ask Cornwall to provide a raft of essential services to the islands as it prepares to plug a 40% hole in its budget. The details were revealed in a report to Cornwall’s Resources Policy Advisory Committee at their meeting last Thursday. The report says Scilly’s Council is facing “significant budgetary pressures in […]

NHS Says Scilly’s Hospital Food Hygiene Failings Have Been Rectified

NHS Says Scilly’s Hospital Food Hygiene Failings Have Been Rectified

The NHS Trust responsible for St Mary’s Hospital in Scilly says all the deficiencies picked up in a recent food hygiene inspection have been addressed. Environmental Health officers said the hospital’s kitchen required “major improvement” and rated it as ‘1’ on the Food Standards Agency’s national rating scheme, following a visit in February. Establishments serving […]