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Council Drops Ban on Social Networking

Council Drops Ban on Social Networking

It’s official. Town Hall staff can now poke each other on Facebook! After 2 years of blocking social networking sites from Council Offices, Town Hall staff in Scilly can now view Facebook again. We understand that staff had argued that, with the widespread use of the site, staff were being hindered in their everyday duties. […]

Islanders Attend Future of Tourism Report Consultation

Islanders Attend Future of Tourism Report Consultation

Around 50 people attended the consultation over the Blues Sail Future of Tourism report yesterday. Tim Guthrie and Julian Pearce, who met with attendees, said that on the whole, the comments were positive but there was some concerns over the proposal to merge the different organisations that deal with the tourist industry on the islands […]

Blue Sail Report Consultation Begins

Blue Sail Report Consultation Begins

You’ll have your chance to say whether you agree or disagree with the findings of tourism consultants, Blue Sail today at a special event in the Weslyan Chapel. The £60,000 research project was commisioned by Island Tourism and aims to see if Scilly can stem the decline in tourism numbers over the past decade. Julian […]

Polling Stations Open in Historic AV Referendum

Polling Stations Open in Historic AV Referendum

The Town Hall and off island polling stations are open today for only the second referendum in UK history. And the referendum on the UK voting system could help bring national publicity for our islands. All parts of the UK will count the results of today’s ballot from 4 o’clock tomorrow. And with our small […]

Council Tackle Bullying in the Workplace

Council Tackle Bullying in the Workplace

The town hall has launched guidelines to help staff understand what is considered to be bullying or harassment in the workplace. The guidelines cover what would be deemed offensive or inappropriate behaviour towards employees based on their gender, sexual orientation or state of disability, pregancy or trade union membership. They flag up unnecessary touching, patting, […]

Police Step Up Industrial Estate Patrols

Police Step Up Industrial Estate Patrols

St Mary’s police  they will make extra weekend patrols of the industrial estate after they uncovered a secret unauthorised party underway. The party was discovered when the ambulance was called to Porthmellon on Sunday evening after a teenage girl sustained an injury to her leg. When the crew arrived they, they saw the door of […]

Cornwall Council tells Government to sort sealink

Cornwall Council tells Government to sort sealink

Cornwall Council is washing its hands of our islands’ mainland sealink project . That’s the clear message that Cornwall Council has sent to the Transport Secretary, Norman Baker. Cornwall Councillor Craeme Hicks writes of the “operational deficiencies” at the harbours in Penzance and St.Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, and highlights the Department for Transport’s  ‘lost opportunity’ […]

Year’s First Vet Support Fayre Raises Over £1000

Year’s First Vet Support Fayre Raises Over £1000

This Year’s First Isles of Scilly Veterinary Support Group Summer Fayre got off to a flying start yesterday by raising £1,101 The group of volunteers are dedicated to giving practical support to the resident veterinary practice by improving the surgery facilities and equipment. Jo Probert said this was a fantastic result, and thanked all those who supported […]

Slippen Wins Gig Sailing Race

Slippen Wins Gig Sailing Race

Five gigs raised sails for the gig sailing race outside the harbour yesterday. The Royal, Genie, Helford, Nornour and Slippen started. And the Islands boats did best with the Slippen completing the circuit in 59 minutes and the Nornour in 69 mins. The Slippen was crewed by Richard Mills and a couple of his sailing instructors and the, Nornour, […]