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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Proposal To Increase Councillor Allowances Withdrawn From Meeting

Proposal To Increase Councillor Allowances Withdrawn From Meeting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 No reason was given for why the item had been withdrawn. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]