Radio Scilly & This Is Scilly News - Thursday 16th May

The application was deferred from the April 11th Council meeting after Members expressed concern about declining bee numbers on the islands and the possibility of viruses if they were imported from the mainland. Transition Scilly subsequently clarified that no bees will be imported.

The application was deferred from the April 11th Council meeting after Members expressed concern about declining bee numbers on the islands and the possibility of viruses if they were imported from the mainland. Transition Scilly subsequently clarified that no bees will be imported.

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has granted an environmental group £2,000 to buy four beehives. 

Transition Scilly, a not-for-profit association that aims to provide a community-led response to the threats of climate change and resource depletion - wishes to keep honey bees at a plot of land close to the Community Orchard on St Mary's. 

The Isles of Scilly has the lowest percentage of fast food outlets of any local authority area in the UK. In a House of Commons debate about the Children’s Future Food Inquiry last week, Conservative MP Andrew Selous said the islands have just 7% of takeaway food outlets, compared to a national average of 25%.

A production company is looking for islanders interested in moving to London for a new TV show. The BBC Three programme, called House Share, will see a group of people share both a home and the money they earn at work.

Will Lethbridge has the latest news for the Isles of Scilly.