Public Exhibition Of Plans To Reinstate Helicopter Service To Take Place This Friday

The public exhibition of the plans for the new proposed helicopter service between Scilly and the mainland is due to take place this Friday, 16th September at the Old Wesleyan Chapel on St Mary’s between 12:30 and 3pm.

In an open letter about the proposed service Robert Dcrrien-Smith said “The aim of the exhibition is to inform islanders of some of the detail of the new heliport proposal. The proposed service will go to St. Mary's and Tresco, and the aim of this proposal is to strengthen and grow the economy of Scilly. By providing a third means of transport I believe it will make Scilly a better place to live and visit.”

The proposed new link will provide a link between the mainland, St Mary's and Tresco 

The proposed new link will provide a link between the mainland, St Mary's and Tresco 

Key members involved in the initiative will be on hand to speak to the public and answer their questions.

Artistic impression of the new heliport 

Artistic impression of the new heliport 

There was a public exhibition at the Acorn Theatre in Penzance last Thursday with queues at the door and people from Penzance and West Cornwall keen to find out more about the £2 million scheme.

Location of proposed site for the new heliport

Location of proposed site for the new heliport

Will was joined on the phone by Susan Stewart, owner of the small hotel Chapel House and member of Penzance Business Improvement District (BID) to talk about what this service could do for Penzance and it’s people.

When asked what economic impact a reinstated service between Scilly and the mainland would have for Penzance, Susan said “We hope it’s going to bring back business to Penzance.”

Joining Will on The Morning Show this Friday will be local MP Derek Thomas to discuss the initiative further.

You can listen to Will in conversation with Susan Stewart owner of Chapel House and member of BID below.

Images Courtesy of Penzance Heliport Ltd.