The Scilly transport group holding its initial meeting next week was initially incorporated in 2016 with stated purposes including to "investigate and encourage alternative services, modes of transport and craft" and to "seek finance for new craft".
The Isles of Scilly Transport Development Group CIC recently sent out invitations to a meeting to discuss its future plans ahead of an upcoming public launch.
The Community Interest Company is chaired by Peter Huxley, with directors Tony and Marian Berkeley, Robert Francis, Ted Moulson, Tim Guthrie and Melissa Hartwell.
It was originally incorporated on September 16th 2016, with Penzance Mayor Dick Cliffe named as a director instead of Ted Moulson.
Listing the company's proposed activities, the Certification of Incorporation reads: "The purpose is to investigate and encourage alternative services, modes of transport and craft to encourage competition, more reliability and at least two different modes of transport to minimise delays due to weather; to seek finance for new craft, ensure continuity of operation if and when some of the current craft cannot operate; to pursue PSO status on the route to enable more cost effective fares and greater frequency, especially during the winter months."
The new invitation issued by the CIC reads: "We will be discussing the transport crisis in the Isles of Scilly, the funding opportunity that we have secured to address this and the ways in which key members of the community can help to take this to the next stage. We will be looking for volunteers to join working groups."
Cllrs Francis, Berkeley and Moulson recently collaborated on a letter conveying the Council and community's concern over the resilience of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group's services.