‘CHALLENGING’ PERIOD AHEAD FOR COUNCIL
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Outgoing Senior Manager for Finance Ben Barrett has told Members that they have a challenging four-year period ahead.
PLANS TO INTEGRATE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PROGRESS
Members of Council approved the recommendation to develop the plan to integrate health and care services into a single facility at the meeting of Full Council on Tuesday.
FLU VACCINATION CLINICS UP AND RUNNING
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The annual Influenza Vaccination Programme takes place across the islands over the next week and includes drop in session son St Mary's.
COLLABORATIVE ARRANGEMENTS 'PROTECT COUNCIL AUTONOMY'
Chairman of Council tells members that collaborative arrangements with Cornwall Council will protect the status of the Council of the Isles of Scilly
AUDITOR: COUNCIL IT SYSTEMS 'NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE'
The Council's auditors have told Members that the finance department's IT systems are not fit for purpose.
ISLANDER WINS CREATIVITY AWARD
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Islander John Goody has won a creativity award from a Cornish organisation aiming to "maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall".
YOUTH MP IN CONSULTATION
Scilly's Youth MP and his deputy are taking part in the largest consultation of young people in the country to decide what issues are debated in November's Youth Parliament.
ANNUAL CAREERS CONVENTION OPEN TO ALL
The Annual Careers Convention will take place at Five Islands School on Thursday.
BOUNDARY COMMISSION CALLS FOR FEWER COUNCILLORS
Monday, September 26, 2016
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has today announced a recommendation to reduce the number of Isles of Scilly councillors from 21 to 16.
MALS SEEK FORMER PRODIGIES
Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Mal de Mers are looking for information on past recipients of their Merit Trophy.
HEALTHWATCH ADDRESSING ACCOMMODATION ISSUES
Healthwatch Isles of Scilly has said that it is continuing to address the issue of accommodation for islanders undergoing long-term treatment at the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske.
PORTUGUESE MAN 'O WAR WASH UP ON LOCAL SHORES
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Islanders and visitors have been warned to be careful after potentially deadly Portuguese man o' war washed up on beaches around Scilly and Cornwall.
SCILLY JOINS WORLD'S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING
Today's coffee morning at the Town Hall was part of the nationwide World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and raised £263 for Macmillan Cancer Research.
PLANNING REFUSED ON HOLY VALE DEVELOPMENT
Permission for proposed new dwellings at Holy Vale was rejected at yesterday’s planning meeting after members were informed that the applicant had made no attempt to negotiate on local need.
NO CAFE FOR FARM DELI OVER WINTER MONTHS
The Farm Deli in Hugh Town will not bring back its cafe this month as originally planned, opting instead for a winter takeaway and retail range.
ONE IN 10 THINK SCILLY IS THE ISLE OF MAN
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Almost one in 10 people put the Isles of Scilly in place of the Isle of Man on a map, while another one in 20 think they are off the west coast of Scotland, new research has found.
MAL DE MERS GO INTERNATIONAL (AGAIN!)
This year's contingent of Mal De Mers will include a man from the United States on his first visit with the group since 1962.
POSSIBLE MERGER FOR PARK HOUSE AND HOSPITAL SERVICES
Monday, September 19, 2016
St Mary's Hospital and Park House Residential Home are to be located in a single facility if councillors approve new elder care recommendations.
MEMBERS ASKED TO REJECT PROPOSED NEW HOMES
Councillors will discuss a planning request on Thursday to create four new dwellings at Holy Vale with the recommendation that they refuse the application.
ISLANDERS FLOCK TO HELICOPTER CONSULTATION
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Over 250 islanders and visitors attended Friday’s public exhibition at the Wesleyan Chapel for the proposed new helicopter service from Penzance.
ISLANDERS URGED TO SEEK SUPPORT TO STOP SMOKING
The Isles of Scilly's Stop Smoking counsellor has urged residents to see her if they need support.
RDS "EAGER" FOR FEEDBACK ON HELICOPTER PROJECT
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Treso owner Robert Dorrien-Smith has said that he hopes as many people as possible will attend Friday’s public consultation on the proposed new helicopter service.
SCHOOL CONGRATULATES PUPILS ON EXAM SUCCESS
Sunday, September 11, 2016
In a press release it was announced that ‘once again Five Islands School has exceeded national results with 100% of students passing their exams'.
SCILLY CHALLENGE 'WILL JOIN SWIMMERS' BUCKET LIST'
A participant in Saturday's Scilly Swim Challenge has said the event will become a must-do in the swimmers' calendar.
BUMPER ATTENDANCE FOR HELICOPTER CONSULTATION
Thursday, September 08, 2016
The public exhibition for the proposed new helicopter link to the Isles of Scilly opened to queues at the door of the Acorn Theatre in Penzance on Thursday.
HELICOPTER WILL REVERSE 'HUGE DECLINE' IN VISITORS
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Tresco Estate's Assistant Marketing Manager has said the proposed new helicopter service would reverse a "huge decline" in visitor numbers to the islands.
CHURCH BLOOMS AS FLOWER FESTIVAL GETS UNDERWAY
St Mary's Parish Church has burst into bloom with the start of the annual flower festival.
ALES OF SCILLY OWNER KEEN TO TRAIN LOCAL IN BREWING
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Ales of Scilly owner Mark Praeger has said that he would like to train an islander in the "ancient art of brewing".
COUNCIL WEBSITE 'HARD TO READ', ACCORDING TO REPORT
The Isles of Scilly Council's website is one of the hardest to read of any local authority in the country, a new report has claimed.
VICE-CHAIRMAN HITS BACK AT WEST BRITON HEADLINE
Monday, September 05, 2016
Cllr Steve Sims has hit back at a newspaper report that Cornwall taxpayers may have to subsidise the islands' council.
ORGANISERS THRILLED WITH FIRST KIDS’ TRIATHLON
The organisers of Scilly's first Kids' Triathlon were "chuffed to bits" with its success.
NEST BOXES USED TO HELP SCILLY STORM PETRELS
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Storm petrels, one of England’s rarest seabirds, returned to breed on St Agnes and Gugh for the first time in living memory last year following the successful eradication of rats from both islands.
SCILLY COUNTRYWISE EPISODE TO AIR THIS WEEK
The episode of Countrywise filmed on the Isles of Scilly this summer is to air on September 9.
DUKE AND DUCHESS VISIT TWO ISLANDS DESPITE FOG
Friday, September 02, 2016
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had their visit to the Isles of Scilly cut short on Friday due to fog but managed to fulfil their commitments on Tresco and St Martin’s.
ISLAND TEEN WINS NATIONAL RUGBY AWARD
Thursday, September 01, 2016
A 16-year-old from St Mary's has been named Women's Player of the Year in the Crabbie's National Rugby Awards.
WILDLIFE TRUST HAPPY WITH BREXIT FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT
The announcement that payments currently received via agri-environment schemes will be honoured at least until 2020 has been described as “great news” for the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust and for nature-friendly farming.
ISLANDS’ REGATTA BROUGHT IN “LOTS OF MONEY”
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Islands’ Regatta organiser Zoe Parry has said last weekend’s event brought “lots of money” into the islands.