On Friday’s Morning Show Will was joined by Councillor Steve Sims. As well as being a Councillor Steve is also the Vice Chairman of the Council and spoke to Will at great length about a whole host of matters during an extended interview.
It's been a busy start to 2017 for the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
On Saturday 21st January a public meeting was held at the Wesleyan Chapel on St Mary’s where a presentation outlining the council's current financial position and the pressures on spending were announced to the public followed by a question and answer session.
Following on from this, last Thursday a full session of Council took place where all Councillors discussed and made decisions on spending and savings for the next financial year.
Steve kindly took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to Will about this in more detail.
Over the course of the interview Will and Steve spoke about what being a Councillor and Vice Chairman entails and why Steve got into local politics in the first place.
Later on Will and Steve spoke at length about the previous days full session of Council, to talk about the spending and savings for the upcoming year.
Matters including waste management and Council’s involvement with the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on St Mary’s were discussed at length.
Steve also spoke about the relationship the Council of the Isles of Scilly have with Cornwall Council. As part of their plans to save money the Council in the Isles of Scilly will be outsourcing some work in their IT and finance departments to Cornwall Council. According to Steve there won’t be any redundancies for now and Cornwall Council have no intention of absorbing the Council in the Isles of Scilly.
In the final part of the interview Will and Steve talked about the Councils plans for the Swimming Pool at Normandy and the Gym on St Mary’s as well as the recent the work the Wring Group have done in demolishing the Old School at Carn Thomas. You can hear the full extended interview below.