Members will today gather for a full meeting of Council to discuss what has been described as "momentous decisions". Start up businesses or those with an idea for a business in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being urged to get in touch with The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub. A ley hunter has suggested that a "circle seemingly representing the figures of the Zodiac constellations" exists in Scilly.
One of the sluice boards at Lower Moors on St Mary’s has been removed again, despite a recent plea from the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to leave them alone. The Council of the Isles of Scilly has secured funding from the Government to support local firms with a Business Energy Efficiency Scheme. Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority has advised that most fish and fish products will need a catch certificate to trade with the EU if there is a 'no deal' Brexit. Islands' Partnership has urged local firms to enter the 2019 Cornwall Business Awards.
The Council of the Isles of Scilly’s Senior Manager for Infrastructure and Planning, Craig Dryden, has described the presentations and drop-in sessions on the future of water and sewerage services in the Isles of Scilly as “brilliant”. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s freight vessel, Mali Rose has been conducting sea trials in Penzance and Mount’s Bay ahead of a sea trial to the islands at the beginning of next week. A Cornish company has released a new children's clothing range inspired by the Isles of Scilly.
The Woolpack Wanderers made it back-to-back league wins with a dramatic injury time winner courtesy of Scott Reid in the World’s Smallest Football League on Sunday morning.
MP Derek Thomas has said that he thinks the public have lost their trust in politics. The Council of the Isles of Scilly’s presentations and drop-in sessions on the future of water and sewerage services on Scilly concludes today on St Mary’s. This afternoon Porethcressa Library presents Telling Tales. The event is comprised of Anecdotes, stories, poetry, and a general reading session for adults with local narrators.
Seven Members of the Council of the Isles of Scilly have called on Chairman Robert Francis and Vice-Chair Fran Grottick to resign. Scilly’s MP Derek Thomas, was one of the 432 MPs who voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Unions have said they "see no reason whatsoever" why the Government cannot give a group from Scilly an interest-free loan to start work on a new ferry for the islands.
St Austell Brewery is offering £1,000 to any islander who can recommend a suitable new tenant for the Bishop and Wolf. Cornwall Air Ambulance flew 58 missions to the Isles of Scilly in 2018, an increase from 41 the previous year, and Islands’ Partnership have appointed a new Chairman.
The Islands' Partnership has urged holiday let owners to respond to a Government consultation closing on Wednesday. A solo yachtsman who was not heard from for three days has been found safe 25 miles south west of the Isles of Scilly, and the Woolpack Wanderers scored a dramatic injury time winner to reduce to the gap in the World’s Smallest Football League to 6 points.
Islands' Partnership have said they are "incredibly disappointed" that the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group are adding an accommodation section to their website. The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has asked islanders to please stop removing sluice boards from Lower Moors, and the Five Islands Football Club is holding a Grand Prize Draw raffle this season to raise some much needed funds.
The Garrison Gunners ground out a 1-0 win in the World’s Smallest Football League’s, League Cup first leg courtesy of Jack Handy’s first-half lob.
A milestone figure of £50,000 has been donated to local groups and good causes over the past three years by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund. Islanders are urged to attend a series of public meetings next week to find out more about upcoming changes in water and sewerage provision on the Isles of Scilly. Members of the islands’ arts community gathered for an informal reception at the Atlantic Inn over Christmas to celebrate the launch of the new Isles of Scilly Arts Guide.
The new managers of Radio Scilly have announced that they are standing down. Should no one take over from them the closing down procedure will commence on 1st March 2019. Fewer potholes were reported on the Isles of Scilly in the last three years than anywhere else in the UK except Shetland, according to new research. A student at the Glasgow School of Art is hoping Islanders can help her with memories and anecdotes about Scillonian potter, Humfrey Wakefield.
An update from Beth Hilton and Steve Sims at Radio Scilly
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company have announced an increase in their Skybus, Island Helicopter and Scillonian III fares for the 2019 season. A group of volunteers are sailing to Scilly in February to help clean up our coastline and beaches, and Islanders have been asked to keep a lookout for two cats missing from the Pilots Retreat area of St Mary's.
Will Lethbridge has the latest news for Scilly.
A St Mary’s resident has urged other islanders to respond to a consultation affecting Duchy leaseholders on the Garrison and off-islands. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group is inviting applications for grants of up to £10,000. Islanders are invited to join the first beach clean of the New Year next week.
The calendar year ended on a high for the Woolpack Wanderers as they picked up 3 valuable points with an emphatic 7-3 victory in the World’s Smallest Football League on Sunday morning.
The Five Islands School has now converted to an Academy. A former chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has strongly criticised its mainland management, accusing them of failing to understand the islands’ needs. Isles of Scilly Police have said there were "no incidents whatsoever" on St Mary's on New Year's Eve.
Will Lethbridge has the latest news for Scilly.
he Young Men held on to their first half lead to win the annual Boxing Day Bash 3-2 against the Old Men.