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News From Orkney Islands Council

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Council to bring the conversation to communities

Five community engagement events are to be held across the Orkney mainland and linked South Isles next month as the Council continues to tackle its ongoing budget challenge. Follow this link for information about the community conversations.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Scams awareness - where to find help and advice

June is Scams Awareness month and the Council's Trading Standards team is reminding people to be on their guard for scams which can target all age groups. Follow this link for information about help and advice.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Feed into public bus services from 2020

The Council is asking for input into future public bus services, in preparation for the next contract period. Follow this link for more information on how to take part in the surveys.

For all news from Orkney Islands Council visit the 'News' tab at the top of this page.

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?

Surface dressing update

A programme of surface dressing starts across Orkney on Thursday 17 May, running through into July. Road closures will be in place while work is carried out and public bus services will also be affected by diversions. You can check any impact on your bus service here. Follow our 'OIC Updates' Facebook page and 'OIC Roads' Twitter feed for the latest updates. More detailed updates can be found in our News section.

Biodiversity Plan published for comment

Orkney’s Community Planning Environment Partnership  - of which the Council is a partner - is seeking public views on the latest version of its Orkney Local Biodiversity Action Plan. The Plan covers the period 2018-2022 and sets out what can be done locally to help protect habitats and species across four themes: Greenspace, Farmland, Peatland and the Marine Environment. Find out more by visiting our Consultation and Engagement section.

Audio casting

You can listen to debates as they happen in the Council Chamber. Meetings of the main Committees and the Full Council are broadcast live. We also provide a listen-again service, with audio recordings made available within two working days of the meetings taking place. All meetings start at 10:30 unless otherwise specified.

  • Integration Joint Board: 27 June (09:30 start).
  • Full Council: July 3.

Listen live or listen again via the relevant Committee entry in  the Diary of Council Meetings calendar.

Council Charges Register

The Council Charges Register includes all fees and charges in relation to the full range of Council services. The latest version of the Register can be viewed in full on the Charges Register page.