REACTIONS to the pledged shutdown in an urgent late item on the Island Council’s meeting agenda were varied:
“It’s a sad, sad day,” said chairman Mike Hicks. “It has been a marvellous and admirable service lifting off from here and landing just two or three minutes away from Penzance station. But we have to draw a line under that and move forward.”
“We express our sympathy to those on both sides of the route who will lose their livelihoods,” said Amanda Martin.
“It’s a huge shock to the islands,” added Christine Savill. “It will be the end of October when we really notice. I think it’s only now sinking in.”
Fred Ticehurst said: “A knockout blow – devastating effect on some businesses. This is the first time there will have been a monopoly of both sea and air services.”
“We’ll look back on this time as critical, a bit of a watershed,” said Dudley Mumford.
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