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OIC News archive from April 2018
Trading Standards warns of number spoofing scam

Orkney Islands Council’s Trading Standards team is warning local consumers and businesses about the increased use of ‘number spoofing’ by scam callers, following an increase in local residents reporting suspicious calls.

30 April 2018
Tracing the Lines - pots and people in the Late Neolithic

Prehistoric pottery is the focus of the Orkney Museum’s summer exhibition for 2018.

30 April 2018
Specialists appointed for harbours master plan

The Council's Marine Services have appointed port planning specialists to prepare a masterplan for Orkney Harbour areas.

27 April 2018
Sheltered housing consultation

A consultation is planned on how the Council best delivers its sheltered housing service in future.

25 April 2018
Wind farm project - public meeting announced

An update from the Council will be provided for residents of Hoy and Walls on a project looking at how a large scale wind farm could serve as an important source of income and community benefit for the county.

25 April 2018
Junction Road roadworks update

The section of Junction Road between the Junction Road mini roundabout and Union Street re-opened to traffic this morning, 24 April.

24 April 2018
Planning ahead for Meraviglia visit

Preparations are in place for the arrival of the largest cruise ship to visit Orkney.

24 April 2018
Summer parking fees reminder

The ‘first hour free’ parking run by the Council over winter ends on 1 May when Council carparks in central Kirkwall and Stromness revert to the summer tariffs.

23 April 2018
Join the conversation… your chance to shape Council thinking

A series of community conversations will be held later this year on Orkney Islands Council’s current and future spending plans.

23 April 2018
Kirklands Road and Quoybanks Area

Orkney Islands Council, alongside Police colleagues, are appealing to residents in the Kirklands Road and Quoybanks Cresent area of Kirkwall to be careful when they are parking, following issues with the town bus accessing the area.

20 April 2018
Junction Road update

The Council has held further discussions with businesses affected by road works on Junction Road in Kirkwall.

18 April 2018
Have you ever thought about working for the Council?

Orkney Islands Council is holding a recruitment event this month.

13 April 2018
‘Support and Services Merkitplace’ for Hoy

An event is being run in Hoy next month to provide an opportunity for the local community to find out more about some of the health and wellbeing support and services currently available in Orkney.

12 April 2018
Changes in bus services and traffic access due to central Kirkwall roadworks

Diversions and changes to public bus timetables will be in place from this Monday (16 April) while vital road work is carried out by the Council on Junction Road and New Scapa Road in Kirkwall.

11 April 2018
Dog fouling complaints on the rise again

A recent dog mess campaign created by pupils at Papdale Primary School appears have had the desired effect – with a 43% decrease in complaints to Environmental Health about dog fouling immediately after the campaign launched.

06 April 2018
Lifestyles Exhibition from 13 April

An exhibition of artwork created by the users of Orkney Health and Care’s Lifestyles Centre opens next week (Friday 13 April).

06 April 2018
Improvements due at Stromness Campsite

A redevelopment project is about to get underway at the Ness Campsite in Stromness.

05 April 2018
Your Kirkwall - local people asked for their views

Orkney Islands Council is inviting feedback on a plan for how Kirkwall could develop in future that has emerged from an ideas-gathering exercise held earlier this year.

05 April 2018
Lift exhibition opens this week

Orkney Museum will be showing an exhibition of new work by three local artists this month.

Ingrid Budge, Alan Watson and Rebecca Marr will exhibit together for the first time in a show they have called ‘Lift’.

The title, an Orkney dialect word for sky, reflects their shared interest in Orkney skies and clouds. The exhibition opens on Saturday 7 April.

03 April 2018
Kirkwall road works

Temporary traffic lights will be in place in Kirkwall from Wednesday 4 April at the mini roundabout where Pickaquoy Road joins Junction Road.

03 April 2018