To: Isles of Scilly Steamship Group

PETITION FOR A HELICOPTER SERVICE BETWEEN PENZANCE AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY

PETITION FOR A HELICOPTER SERVICE BETWEEN PENZANCE AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY

We, the residents, visitors and friends of the Isles of Scilly, object to the actions of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group in seeking to deny us a helicopter service from Penzance.

Penzance is the only logical site as it suffers less from low cloud and fog than Land's End, is close to transport links and has existing tourist facilities.

We demand that the Directors of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group put islanders first and cease their attempts to prevent a new helicopter service from Penzance.

Why is this important?

We need a stronger transport system that provides resilience, reliability and choice.

Isles of Scilly

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Reasons for signing

  • I have enjoyed many family holidays flying by helicopter to st Mary’s Even our honeymoon! Paid £1000+ for plane tickets from Exeter to avoid boat, landing aborted at last 2nd saw big boulders in sea, pilot banked hard to avoid cliffs taken to Newquay, next day was taken to boat. We had worst journey of our lives, over 70% seasick, never again will I ruin the beginning of my family holiday by going on that boat!!! We will only return to The islands if the helicopter is re-instated.
  • I tried the plane once from Exeter cost over £1000 as i hate sailing, landing aborted returned to Newquay next day shoved on the boat I paid £1000 to avoid!!! Could have paid to fly from Lands End at fraction of cost for same outcome. I will NEVER return to the islands again unless helicopter is re-instated! I’m gutted as we used to go there every year best holiday destination ever :-( fingers crossed the council will make the Right decision for the Islanders and tourists alike
  • I have signed as being someone who was born on the scillies in the 70s I grew up with the helicopter and when I married my wife I took the helicopter to the islands from Penzance to The isles to let her share in my love for the islands and the chopper. a lot of my family still live in the isles and my parents live now on the mainland in mousehole which is in the general penzance area but if it had not been for the chopper my parents might never have met.

Updates

2017-12-31 01:46:52 +0000

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