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Scilly’s Senior Police Officer Recognised For Dedication

Scilly’s Senior Police Officer Recognised For Dedication

The mainland officer responsible for Scilly’s police team has been awarded one of the highest honours given by the Devon and Cornwall force. Inspector Jean Phillips, who is based in Penzance, was presented with The Bolitho Staff at a ceremony yesterday at County Hall in Truro. The award, which is given to the force’s Police […]

Council Chairman Slams Racist Incidents In Scilly Following Brexit Vote

Council Chairman Slams Racist Incidents In Scilly Following Brexit Vote

The Chairman of Scilly’s Council says islanders “should not tolerate” racist incidents following the recent Brexit vote. Cllr Amanda Martin issued a statement today saying our community, “is not immune to racism” and reporting that there have been, “offensive comments and so-called jokes made to or about islanders of foreign origin.” Cllr Martin says these […]

Extra Date For Theatre Club’s New Play

Extra Date For Theatre Club’s New Play

There’s an extra performance tomorrow (Tuesday 5th July) of St Mary’s Theatre Club’s new production In The Pink. The play is set during WW1 and has been written by club members. The storyline features real stories, letters and photographs from islanders. More dates are planned for July, August and September and the club hopes to put on a special […]

Your Chance To Take A Look At Some Of Scilly’s Hidden Gardens

Your Chance To Take A Look At Some Of Scilly’s Hidden Gardens

Have you ever fancied taking a closer look at some of the lovely gardens you’ve glimpsed over the wall in Scilly? Well now’s your chance as the islands’ Inner Wheel Club is organising an Open Gardens Day on Monday 4th July. Five gardens in the Holy Vale, Maypole and Pelistry area will be open to […]

Council To Spend More Housing Money Clearing Old School Site

Council To Spend More Housing Money Clearing Old School Site

Councillors have agreed to spend over a third of their housing reserve to demolish the former secondary school building at Carn Thomas. A report by the Head of Economic Development, Diana Mompoloki, presented to members of the Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee, shows the cost of clearing the site has rocketed to £860,000. If […]

Scilly’s Fire And Rescue Service To Partner With Cornwall

Scilly’s Fire And Rescue Service To Partner With Cornwall

Councillors have agreed to form a strategic partnership between Scilly and Cornwall’s Fire and Rescue services in order to save money. Head of Infrastructure Craig Dryden told members of the Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee that the first stage would be to appoint Cornwall’s Chief Fire Officer to the equivalent role in Scilly. That […]

Council’s Economic Development Officer Says Airport Overspend Unlikely To Be Reimbursed

Council’s Economic Development Officer Says Airport Overspend Unlikely To Be Reimbursed

The Council’s Head of Economic Development has admitted that it’s unlikely the authority will be reimbursed for the £500,000 overspend on the airport project. Diana Mompoloki told councillors at the recent Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee that this was due to the cost of the pound and the closure of the European Regional Development […]

Children’s Services In Scilly Rated ‘Good’ By Ofsted

Children’s Services In Scilly Rated ‘Good’ By Ofsted

Children’s Services in Scilly have been rated as amongst the top 25% in the country. That follows a three-week Ofsted inspection in April this year when the service was given a ‘Good’ rating by inspectors. The inspection focused on compliance and the quality and effectiveness of services in helping the most vulnerable children on the […]

Local Enterprise Partnership Says Scilly Should ‘Not Be Short Changed’ Following Brexit Vote

Local Enterprise Partnership Says Scilly Should ‘Not Be Short Changed’ Following Brexit Vote

The Chief Executive of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has called on the government to make sure the islands are “not short changed as a result of the referendum result.” Sandra Rothwell says the LEP will be working to ensure the current EU funding programme, worth around £500m, doesn’t change over […]