This year’s Stride for Life fun run and walk has already raised over £1200 for Cancer Research UK. That’s not it though as some sponsorship money is still waiting to be added to the pot. We spoke to competitors, Thomas Stevens and Lee Reeve and event organiser, Beryl Read to get their thoughts on Stride for Life 2019.
You can now listen to some our best bits from ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly 2019. A big thank you to all who made the event so memorable.
The Isles of Scilly's new senior mental health nurse has around 80 users on her books. Scilly's MP has outlined his priorities when it comes to supporting a candidate to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister. A section of Hugh Street will be closed for emergency works to the mains water pipe on Sunday.
Scilly's Age UK dial-a-ride scheme has been described as a "life-changing" service. The Isles of Scilly’s annual Dog Show is back this weekend. An 8-year-old boy from St Agnes is to run 10k in aid of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to help keep his island clean.
The Isles of Scilly's MP has suggested that the success of the Brexit Party in the European elections was in a part a protest vote. More than 30 islanders will take part in the main ÖTILLÖ Swimrun events this weekend. The Isles of Scilly’s golfers triumphed in their recent competition against a mainland.
The Isles of Scilly's airport has asked drone users to make contact if they plan to operate during the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun event this weekend. The Council of the Isles of Scilly has released a statement after a section of cornice in the Town Hall fell down last week. Parents, friends, staff and children from St Martins joined together this weekend to give the outside of their school a revamp.
The Town Hall is closed until further notice after chunks of ceiling fell down during a craft fair on Friday. St Mary's Theatre Club's recent murder mystery production has been described as "an astounding success". St Mary’s Art Group will hold their annual exhibition tomorrow.
Preparations for the transfer of the Isles of Scilly's water and sewerage provision to South West Water have been described as "well advanced". Double Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover has said she and her family were "blown away" by the islands on their recent visit. Islanders and visitors have been invited to join the Great Global Greyhound Walk next weekend.
There were 87 reported crimes on the Isles of Scilly in the 12 months up to May 2019. The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has asked islanders and visitors to help protect a family of birds on Porthhellick. The Scilly Laughs comedy festival returns to the islands next weekend.
One of the organisers of this year’s Scilly Folk Festival has said the event has “exceeded our expectations”. Friends of Isles of Scilly Transport have praised the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group's front-line staff. The Isles of Scilly has a brand new art gallery.
The Isles of Scilly’s newest Councillor has said he is very grateful for last week’s election win. The Brexit Party won the most votes in the European election on Scilly with 238, but more people voted for pro-Remain parties in total, with the Green Party receiving 212 and the Liberal Democrats 206. A scheme to collect unwanted toiletries from the islands and donate them to vulnerable women has had a boost from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund.
Devon and Cornwall Police have apologised to the mother of Josh Clayton for their handling of the investigation into his death. The Chair of the Island Haven project has said he is “humbled” by the number of people who have volunteered to help raise money. Work has completed on the long-awaited covered walkway for Scillonian passengers on Penzance Quay.
The polls have opened for islanders to vote in the European and Council elections. The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has said it is “incredibly grateful” for the support of residents and visitors after the recent damage to a noticeboard at the quay. Pupils at Five Islands Academy are to decorate the new fencing at the site of the old secondary school.
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group welcomed its 4 and a half millionth ferry passenger aboard the Scillonian III yesterday. Crime author Kate Rhodes has described the inaugural Creative Scilly Festival as "absolutely brilliant". A team of kayakers from the UK’s leading marine charity have spent the last four days on Scilly for the sixth annual Sea Kayak Challenge.
Cornwall Council is looking for foster carers on the Isles of Scilly. Celebrity Chef James Martin has been on the Isles of Scilly over the weekend filming a new TV show. An 8-week cricket programme for island children starts this Friday on St Mary’s.
The bollard lighting in front of the Five Islands Academy and Wellbeing Centre has been destroyed in what the Council described as a "serious act of vandalism". Two islanders who appear in a More4 documentary series have said they felt "proud' to be a part of it.The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has spoken out after discovering that people are starting fires within the grounds of the old church on St Helen’s.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, RSPB, is calling on members of the public to help them save one of Scilly’s most iconic animals. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s inter islands freight vessel the Lyonesse Lady will be out of service for approximately 10 days, from this coming Monday the 20th May due to technical faults. Islands' Partnership has urged islanders involved in food, drink or local produce to get involved in the month-long programme of events.
The Council of the Isles of Scilly has granted an environmental group £2,000 to buy four beehives. The Isles of Scilly has the lowest percentage of fast food outlets of any local authority area in the UK. A production company is looking for islanders interested in moving to London for a new TV show.
Robert Francis has been re-elected as Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Council for the coming year. Five new audiobooks set on the Isles of Scilly launched yesterday as part of the Creative Scilly Festival. The Isles of Scilly's cancer support group has said it is “incredibly grateful” after a Councillor pledged more than £100 of his own money towards its funding.
There has been an overall increase in recycling on the Isles of Scilly over the last 4 years. The eighth Isles of Scilly One Act Play Festival was held before a packed audience on Sunday. A prominent musician has praised the Five Islands Academy for sending pupils to the annual Cornwall Music Festival.
Police on the Isles of Scilly have advised islanders against leaving their keys in parked cars after a third vehicle was taken without consent in as many months. Members will vote on a Chair and Vice-Chair of the islands' Council at tomorrow’s meeting. The recent cultural symposium organised by the Islands' Partnership has been described as "really inspiring and productive".
There were two arrests over this year's World Pilot Gig Championships, both involving local residents. The Isles of Scilly has one of the lowest rent levels as a proportion of house prices, according to new analysis. The first ever Creative Scilly festival kicks off today.
The chairman of the Cornish Pilot Gig Association has suggested that the World Pilot Gig Championships will become a more elite competition in the future. Isles of Scilly Pharmacy and Medical Services have said they want to ”reinforce and reiterate” advice after fresh cases of diarrhoea and vomiting have been reported on the islands. The Isles of Scilly’s 2018 official Visitor Survey has revealed a growing desire among holidaymakers to book online.
The Mali Rose will make her last scheduled sailing to the Isles of Scilly tonight. Islanders and visitors can win tickets for the new helicopter between Penzance and Scilly in exchange for sharing their views on how it will operate.
The Isles of Scilly’s 2018 official visitor survey has revealed a growing trend for short breaks to the islands, particularly in the shoulder months and by first-time visitors. The Cornish Pilot Gig Association's heritage project attracted hundreds of visitors over the World Pilot Gig Championships weekend. Islanders wishing to vote in the upcoming Council and EU elections must have registered to vote by the end of today.
Scilly's former Police Sergeant Colin Taylor has been criticised for his handling of the death of Josh Clayton. The Island Haven will start its official fundraising during the World Pilot Gig Championships this weekend. A gig crew made up of RNLI volunteers and supporters is taking to the water in the 30th annual World Pilot Gig Championships this weekend.
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced the Gry Maritha will return to scheduled service on Monday, May 13th. A record 170 gigs are expected to take part in the 30th annual World Pilot Gig Championships this weekend. The Cornish Pilot Gig Association’s Pulling Together The Past heritage project will be coming over to the islands and the team behind the project will be putting on a very special display entitled 30 years of Blood, Sweat and Beers at the Town Hall on St Mary’s. The Bishop & Wolf will hopefully open this afternoon, according to Manager Neil Moorton.
St Mary's residents used up to 29% less water in late winter and early spring 2019 than at the same time last year. A new TV show is looking for anyone making a major move from the mainland to the Isles of Scilly. Islanders and visitors are invited to join children from Five Islands Academy for the annual celebration of May Day this afternoon.
The Isles of Scilly Pharmacy has warned that the islands have been 'hit hard' by an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting. Dogs are no longer allowed on Scilly’s restricted beaches from midnight tonight. Replacement fencing has been erected at the old secondary school site on St Mary's
Four candidates have put themselves forward for Scilly's Council by-election next month. The Government Minister for School Standards has praised Five Islands Academy for its 2018 English Baccalaureate results. The Community Observatory on St Martins will be officially opened tomorrow by the man who inspired it.
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