Orkney Islands Council
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Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Audio casting underway

The chance to listen live to debate in the Council Chamber will be offered this week with the first broadcast of a committee meeting. To help develop a new audio casting service, there will be live broadcasts of the Education, Leisure and Housing Committee on Wednesday March 25 and the Development and Infrastructure Committee the following day. Both start at 10.30am - follow this link to listen in.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. New Evie school project underway

Evie schoolchildren were on hand to welcome workmen starting the construction of their new school. The £2.6 million replacement community school is being part funded by the Scottish Government through the Scottish Futures Trust. Read more.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Suicide support in Orkney - two new booklets offer help and advice

Orkney Health and Care and ChooseLife Scotland have joined together in producing two booklets to let people who have been bereaved or affected by a suicide - or those who may be having thoughts of taking their own life - know that they don’t need to cope alone. Find the leaflets here.

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Adverse weather alerts. Adverse weather alerts

OIC Updates: Links to information on disruptions to Council services and Churchill Barrier and school closures - as well as other handy numbers for when the weather is making life unpredictable.

What's New? 

Phone disruption at Assessors and Electoral Registration office

The phones are currently out of action at the Assessors and Electoral Registration office in Kirkwall. Efforts are underway to sort out the fault. In the meantime, people can phone Orkney Islands Council on 873535 and ask to be put through to the Assessors and Electoral Registration team, call in person at the office at 8 Broad Street or send an email to ero@orkney.gov.uk.

Alternate Weekly Collection Questionnaires

The closing date for the return of the Alternate Weekly Collection Questionnaires is Tuesday 31 March 2015 and the Council would ask members of the public to return their questionnaires by this date. Anyone who has not received a questionnaire should contact Development and Infrastructure at the Council on extension 2320 and request one.

Public Holidays

The Council Offices will be closed for public holidays on the following days this year; Monday 6 April, Monday 4 May, Thursday 6 August, Friday 25 December -Monday 4 January (inclusive). Check out our calendar page for more info.