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OIC News archive from April 2017
Postal vote reminder from OIC Elections team

Orkney Islands Council’s Elections team is reminding local voters with a postal vote that their completed votes must be returned to the Council by 22.00 on polling day.

27 April 2017
Recycling centres switch to summer opening hours

From Tuesday May 2, the Council's recycling centres will change over to summer opening times.

26 April 2017
Barrier survey update

The Council is advising that 3D scanning of the First Churchill Barrier will now start on Friday 28 April, when suitable weather conditions are forecast.

26 April 2017
May Day Holiday refuse and recycling centres information

There will be no refuse collections on the May Day Holiday, Monday 1 May 2017. Chinglebraes Waste Transfer Station, Bossack Landfill Site and all the recycling centres will be closed.

26 April 2017
Summer parking fees reminder

A reminder that ‘first hour free’ parking ends soon, with summer tariffs starting on Monday 1 May in Council carparks in central Kirkwall and Stromness.

25 April 2017
Ernie commended for youth parliament work

Ernie Skea from Orkney Islands Council’s Community Learning and Development Team has been recognised for his work helping the county’s young people make a difference to the lives of their peers.

24 April 2017
General Election Vote Count to Take Place in Orkney

The counting of votes for the Orkney and Shetland Constituency in the upcoming General Election will take place in Orkney.

21 April 2017
Orkney Pupils Ready to Vote

Senior pupils at Orkney’s two biggest secondary schools have been busy over the last few months preparing themselves for the local elections on May 4.

21 April 2017
Do you know where your polling station is?

With two weeks to go until the local council elections, Orkney Islands Council’s elections team is reminding voters to check where their polling station is

20 April 2017
Delays likely on Churchill barriers as survey starts

There will be delays and disruptions on the Churchill Barrier Number 1 in coming weeks as a 3D survey of the road surface gets underway from Wednesday 26 April.

18 April 2017
Youth work fund open until end of April

Orkney Islands Council is encouraging local groups to apply for funding from a national youth work fund.

14 April 2017
Magnus900 off to fitting start

Events this Easter weekend to launch a programme commemorating the martyrdom of St Magnus 900 years ago look set to create a fitting tribute to Orkney’s very own saint, with some activities already fully booked.

12 April 2017
Your thoughts invited on fuel poverty strategy

Orkney Islands Council is seeking feedback after publishing a draft strategy for addressing fuel poverty in the county.

12 April 2017
Barbara’s egg and Easter activities

The Easter message of hope and renewal as experienced by wounded WW1 soldiers will be showcased this Saturday at the Kirbuster Museum.

11 April 2017
School meals update

A ten pence increase in the price of school meals in Orkney will come into effect later this month.

11 April 2017
New use for wartime tanks to be explored

Orkney Islands Council and Scapa Flow Asset Management Limited have signed an agreement providing access to the wartime oil tanks at Lyness.

07 April 2017
Keep an eye on cruise ship arrivals

Orkney Islands Council’s Marine Services team has launched a new Twitter feed to keep local folk up to date with changes to cruise ship comings and goings this summer.

06 April 2017
Barrier road signs to be installed

Temporary road signs will be installed next week advising a 40mph speed limit on the first Churchill Barrier.

05 April 2017