The polls have opened for islanders to vote in the European and Council elections. The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has said it is “incredibly grateful” for the support of residents and visitors after the recent damage to a noticeboard at the quay. Pupils at Five Islands Academy are to decorate the new fencing at the site of the old secondary school.
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group welcomed its 4 and a half millionth ferry passenger aboard the Scillonian III yesterday. Crime author Kate Rhodes has described the inaugural Creative Scilly Festival as "absolutely brilliant". A team of kayakers from the UK’s leading marine charity have spent the last four days on Scilly for the sixth annual Sea Kayak Challenge.
Cornwall Council is looking for foster carers on the Isles of Scilly. Celebrity Chef James Martin has been on the Isles of Scilly over the weekend filming a new TV show. An 8-week cricket programme for island children starts this Friday on St Mary’s.
The bollard lighting in front of the Five Islands Academy and Wellbeing Centre has been destroyed in what the Council described as a "serious act of vandalism". Two islanders who appear in a More4 documentary series have said they felt "proud' to be a part of it.The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has spoken out after discovering that people are starting fires within the grounds of the old church on St Helen’s.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, RSPB, is calling on members of the public to help them save one of Scilly’s most iconic animals. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s inter islands freight vessel the Lyonesse Lady will be out of service for approximately 10 days, from this coming Monday the 20th May due to technical faults. Islands' Partnership has urged islanders involved in food, drink or local produce to get involved in the month-long programme of events.
The Council of the Isles of Scilly has granted an environmental group £2,000 to buy four beehives. The Isles of Scilly has the lowest percentage of fast food outlets of any local authority area in the UK. A production company is looking for islanders interested in moving to London for a new TV show.
Robert Francis has been re-elected as Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Council for the coming year. Five new audiobooks set on the Isles of Scilly launched yesterday as part of the Creative Scilly Festival. 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.
There has been an overall increase in recycling on the Isles of Scilly over the last 4 years. The eighth Isles of Scilly One Act Play Festival was held before a packed audience on Sunday. A prominent musician has praised the Five Islands Academy for sending pupils to the annual Cornwall Music Festival.
Police on the Isles of Scilly have advised islanders against leaving their keys in parked cars after a third vehicle was taken without consent in as many months. Members will vote on a Chair and Vice-Chair of the islands' Council at tomorrow’s meeting. The recent cultural symposium organised by the Islands' Partnership has been described as "really inspiring and productive".
There were two arrests over this year's World Pilot Gig Championships, both involving local residents. The Isles of Scilly has one of the lowest rent levels as a proportion of house prices, according to new analysis. The first ever Creative Scilly festival kicks off today.
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