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Plans For New Penzance Heliport Announced

Plans For New Penzance Heliport Announced

A new helicopter service to the Isles of Scilly is coming a step closer following the announcement today of a £2m private-sector investment plan. And a planning application for a new heliport on Jelbert Way, Penzance, is expected to be submitted this autumn, following a public event to discuss the plans in September. The proposed […]

Vodafone Announces Additional 4G Service For Scilly

Vodafone Announces Additional 4G Service For Scilly

Vodafone has announced that their customers will finally be able to access 3G and 4G network services in Scilly. It follows the launch of the islands’ first 4G service by EE in April this year. Up until now, Vodafone users have only been able to use the slower 2G technology. Kye Prigg, Head of Mobile Networks […]

Dog Owners Who Don’t Clean Up After Pets Could Face £1,000 Fine

Dog Owners Who Don’t Clean Up After Pets Could Face £1,000 Fine

Councillors have voted unanimously to introduce tough new penalties for dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets. The so-called Public Spaces Protection Order was agreed at the recent Full Council meeting, following a public consultation with islanders earlier this year. Under the new order, dog owners could face a fine of up to […]

Scilly’s Council Will Share Monitoring Officer With Cornwall

Scilly’s Council Will Share Monitoring Officer With Cornwall

In a sign of further co-operation with the mainland, Scilly’s councillors have voted to appoint Cornwall Council’s Monitoring Officer to oversee the same role on the islands. Richard Williams will take up the position vacated by former Scilly Council Legal Officer Richard Burraston, who resigned last month. The Monitoring Officer is a role required by […]

Proposal To Increase Councillor Allowances Withdrawn From Meeting

Proposal To Increase Councillor Allowances Withdrawn From Meeting

A proposal to increase the payments made to Scilly’s councillors, including an extra £2,000 for the Council Chairman, has been postponed until the autumn. The recommendations made by an independent review panel were due to be discussed at the Full Council meeting last week. No reason was given for why the item had been withdrawn. […]

Two Scilly Businesses Receive EU Funding

Two Scilly Businesses Receive EU Funding

Two Isles of Scilly businesses have received funding from what could turn out to be the islands’ last pot of money from Europe. Flares Beauty Salon on St Mary’s and SC Salt, a St Martin’s based sea salt production company, have both been given grants from the current round of the European Regional Development Fund. […]

Steamship Group Commits To Improving Food Freight Service To Scilly

Steamship Group Commits To Improving Food Freight Service To Scilly

Scilly could finally be getting upgrades to its freight handling system following an investment by the Steamship Group. The company says it is spending £150,000 on chilled and freezer container storage, ensuring that perishable chilled and frozen goods are delivered to the islands at the same temperature that they arrive on the quayside in Penzance. […]

Local Man Dies While Swimming Off Scilly Beach

Local Man Dies While Swimming Off Scilly Beach

A man died yesterday afternoon while swimming at Porthcressa Beach. Sergeant Colin Taylor from the Isles of Scilly Police Team says the man in his early 50’s and who lived locally, had been swimming in the sea with a friend. Sergeant Taylor says he was flown to Treliske Hospital by the Cornwall Air Ambulance but […]

Councillor Urging Islanders To Fill In Elder Care Survey

Councillor Urging Islanders To Fill In Elder Care Survey

The councillor responsible for providing care for elderly people in Scilly is urging all islanders to give their views on the service. Cllr Fran Grottick, who chairs the Council’s Community Services committee, says the questionnaire has been sent to every household on the islands and needs to be filled in by the end of the […]