Radio Scilly & This Is Scilly News - Wednesday 15th May

After being sworn in, Cllr Francis said the Council is coming out of a difficult period.

After being sworn in, Cllr Francis said the Council is coming out of a difficult period.

Robert Francis has been re-elected as Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Council for the coming year. Cllr Francis, who stood for the position unopposed, received eight votes at last night’s Annual Council meeting. Four Members - Cllrs Dan Marcus, Avril Mumford, Steve Sims and Jonathan Smith – declined to vote.

Five new audiobooks set on the Isles of Scilly launched yesterday as part of the Creative Scilly Festival. The stories, which are narrated and accompanied by original music, are available as a free download on the Visit Isles of Scilly website. 

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 application. Scilly C-Siders had applied for a grant of £600 from the Council's Community Fund to support the development of the group and its services.

With today’s news for the islands here’s Will Lethbridge.