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Steamship Group committed to working together

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has today reiterated its commitment to work with all parties to ensure a robust and sustainable transport system for the Isles of Scilly. The pledge follows a decision by Cornwall Council earlier this month to approve plans to build a new heliport in Penzance. The heliport will operate in…

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Penzance Heliport application – Steamship Group offers to co-fund independent operational study

Following last night’s packed public meeting in Penzance which highlighted deep concerns among local people about the impact of a new heliport on the town, the Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group Andrew May has written to Cornwall Council reiterating the company’s offer to co-fund  an independent operational study into the comparative merits…

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Steamship Company response to new Isles of Scilly petition

The Steamship Company supports the democratic right of residents living on the Isles of Scilly to campaign on issues they passionately care about, including petitioning local voters. And we are grateful for Mr and Mrs Stedeford’s kind words for the Steamship Company’s wider work. However, Cornwall Council has a duty of care to residents living…

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Local opposition to Penzance Heliport has increased by 188% in five weeks

On the 23rd July 2018, Cornwall Council will host a public meeting for local residents to air their views on the proposed plans to build a new heliport in Penzance. This new development is aimed primarily at visitors to Tresco on the Isles of Scilly. In recent weeks, the Steamship Company has published a series…

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Penzance Heliport ‘would make almost no difference’ to transport resilience

A sea-level heliport in Penzance would make almost no difference to transport resilience to the Isles of Scilly, according to a detailed analysis of weather data. Comparative data from Island Helicopters, the new passenger helicopter service from Land’s End Airport which started in May, shows that only half a day’s flying would have potentially been…

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Three-quarters of Penzance Heliport’s supporters cannot be identified, says new study

A new analysis of Cornwall Council’s planning portal data reveals that the location of nearly three quarters (2,355) of Penzance Heliport supporters registered on the site cannot be determined, raising fresh questions about the levels of local support for the controversial project. In recent weeks and in the run-up to a public meeting scheduled for…

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How we support Islanders’ with medical appointments on the mainland

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company (ISSCo) is committed to delivering a resilient, reliable, affordable and accessible service for people who need to travel to and from the Isles of Scilly and the mainland. We take our responsibilities very seriously and understand that thousands of people are reliant on our ability to deliver effective transport…

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Isles of Scilly visitors spend £24m in Cornwall – new research

Holidaymakers travelling to the Isles of Scilly spend almost £24 million in Cornwall every year, including £6.3 million in Penzance, according to new research. More than 210,000 people travel to the Isles of Scilly annually, with just over half using the Scillonian III passenger ferry from Penzance. The remainder fly by fixed wing planes or…

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New Director on Steamship Board

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has appointed Cornish accountant Gary Randall to its Board of Directors. Gary has been practising as a Chartered Accountant for the last 25 years, developing an extensive client base across Devon and Cornwall. In 2013, he merged his business with Prydis to broaden the services provided to clients of…

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Only 3.2% of Penzance population back heliport plan

Only 3.2% of the population of Penzance has backed plans for a new heliport in the town. A detailed analysis of a petition sent to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group and copied to Cornwall Council shows that only 10.6% (1220) of the 11,507 signatories with valid postcodes live in the Penzance postcode area. According…

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Helicopters will fly between Land’s End and St Mary’s airports on Monday 21st May

Helicopters will fly between Land’s End and St Mary’s airports on Monday 21st May The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has confirmed that its brand new AW169 helicopter will fly between Land’s End and St Mary’s airports on Monday, 21st May. Anyone due to fly is asked to proceed with the travel arrangements they have…

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Cornish fisheries protection vessel refitted at Penzance Dry Dock

Cornish fisheries protection vessel refitted at Penzance Dry Dock Penzance Dry Dock has won a new contract to refit the fisheries protection vessel, Saint Piran. It is the first time that the 27-metre vessel, which is based out of Newlyn, has been refitted in Cornwall and the refit is a major contract for the dry…

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