Constitution and History
For over 100 years the Council of the Isles of Scilly has provided a comprehensive range of services equivalent or greater to that of any mainland unitary authority. This unique nature has been recognised by its special constitutional position, known as the Isles of Scilly Clause.
The Islands are made up of around 200 low-lying granite islands or outcrops, five of which are inhabited. Scilly is located in the Atlantic Ocean, some 45kms from Land's End in Cornwall.
The Authority's vision and ojectives are:
"The Isles of Scilly - "making a difference to our island community"
The Council of the Isles of Scilly will strive to deliver services on an equitable and inclusive basis across the Islands community.
"The Isles of Scilly, a strong, dynamic and sustainable Island Community"
The key Corporate priorities for 2006-2020:
- To provide excellent services for children, young people and families
- To promote a healthier and more inclusive community including endeavouring to meet the housing needs of our community
- To protect the Islands precious and outstanding natural environment
- To promote the economic vitality of the Islands
- To support initiatives which meet the transport and infrastructure needs of our community
Further information on the Council's priorities and objectives may be obtained from the: