“Time running out for £10m ferry link”
From Western Morning News. 6 July 2012
Around £10 million of Government cash earmarked for a "lifeline" ferry link between the Isles of Scilly and the Cornish mainland could be lost unless new plans come to fruition shortly.
Last year, ministers withdrew an offer of money to upgrade harbour facilities for the Penzance-Scilly ferry link amid bitter rows over the scale of the project and the damage environmentalists claimed it would cause. The Department for Transport (DfT) has continued to earmark money, but significantly less, and a "coalition of the willing" has since been drawing up pared plans.
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company recently announced the ageing Scillonian passenger ferry would continue for the next six years.
But there are fears newer and larger boats will struggle to dock in the future unless improvements are made……………