The Isles of Scilly are likely to be one of the first places in the country to declare their vote in the EU referendum.
There is only an electorate of around 1,700. Normally votes from the islands during elections are counted on the mainland. But for the referendum the ballot boxes from the off islands and St Mary's will be brought to the town hall and counted there.
The condition of the runway which was the scene of yesterday's plane crash on the Isles of Scilly will be discussed by councillors today. It's thought the runway, which is half tarmac and half grass, is in need of "significant repair".
“Significant issues” with the main runway at St Mary's Airport were reported to the Council last September following a so-called grip test by the Civil Aviation Authority. This test identified that the runway was in very poor condition and had a likely life expectancy of 12 to 18 months.
The Council of the Isles of Scilly have released a statement following the news a plane overshot the runway at St Mary's Airport.The airport was shut for a time when the plane carrying four people went through a hedge and ended up in a field, facing the sea. No-one was injured.
Flights from the Isles of Scilly to the mainland were delayed this afternoon after a light aircraft overshot the runway.
St Mary's Airport was shut for a time when the plane carrying four people went through a hedge and ended up in a field. No-one was injured. One of those who saw the crash was Adam Smith who spoke to us over the phone:
A private plane overshot the runway at St Mary’s airport on the Isles of Scilly this afternoon, coming to a stop in a field above Old Town. Four people were on board, and all managed to exit the plane safely. Fire crews remain at the scene.
The airport say they will issue a statement later today.
A plane has overshot the runway at St Mary's Airport on the Isles of Scilly.
The private aircraft ended up in a field nearby.
There are no reports of any injuries.
Fire and ambulance crews are currently attending the scene.
A plane has overshot the runway at St Mary's Airport. According to the island's radio station Radio Scilly, the plane has crashed through a hedge and is resting, facing the sea. There are no reports of any injuries. Fire and ambulance crews are currently attending and airport is currently closed.