Saturday, 1 March 2014

FRIST giving evidence to House of Commons Transport Committee on 3 Mar.

FRIST and other parties involve with IOS transport issues are giving evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee on Monday, 3 March, at 4.05 pm as part of the Committee's investigation into Passenger Transport for Isolated Communities. Attending and giving evidence are:

Marian Bennett. FRIST
Tim Guthrie. FRIST

Robert Francis, Director, Islands Tourism Partnership/Owner of Star Castle Hotel
Cllr. Chris Thomas, Chair, IOSC Transport Committee
Theo Leijer. Chief Executive, IOSC.

Nigel Blackler. Head of Transportation, Waste and Environment, Cornwall Council

Your can read FRIST's written submission to the Committee (Sep 13) here and recent supplementary evidence (Feb 14) here.

The proceedings are televised and can be watched in real time here.


FRIST will be representing approximately 2500 signed-up FRIST supporters who include about 45% of Scilly's adult population. FRIST will be speaking for the transport needs of both local people and visitors travelling to this most isolated of England’s communities.


  1. Sandra Goldsbrough3 March 2014 at 09:21

    We will not be visiting Scilly for the first time in many years this summer. Had the helicopter been running we probably would have.

  2. We are very sorry to hear you won't be able to enjoy Scilly this year but we understand the problems faced by travellers to Scilly. FRIST is doing all it can to draw attention to the dire transport situation and the downward spiral of increasing travel costs and shrinking visitor numbers. The solution is not rocket science and is in place for every other island in the UK of comparable size - a 'Public Service Obligation' supported by the Government.