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OIC News archive from October 2019
Stromness road works - 28 to 31 October

Road maintenance work is planned for Stromness next week.

25 October 2019
Kirkwall road closure - week beginning 28 October

Orkney Islands Council is advising that a section of Palace Road in Kirkwall is set to be closed to traffic for around five weeks.

24 October 2019
Recycling disruptions today and tomorrow

Mechanical issues have affected recycling collections today (Monday 21 October) and will also cause disruptions tomorrow (Tuesday 22 October)

21 October 2019
Your chance to look round new campus building

A special open day takes place this week, showcasing the new Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC) Robert Rendall building in Stromness.

21 October 2019
Flares warning

Orkney Islands Council has issued a safety reminder after maritime distress flares were dumped at St Margaret’s Hope household waste and recycling centre.

18 October 2019
Orkney Health and Care publishes three year plan

The body overseeing the delivery of health and social care in the county has published its plan for the next three years.

17 October 2019
Street Closures in Stromness Next Week

Orkney Islands Council will be carrying out flagstone replacement works in Dundas Street, Stromness next week.

11 October 2019
Electoral Registration reminder 2019

Reminders have now been sent to all properties in Orkney who have not yet responded to Electoral Registration Household Enquiry forms issued earlier this year.

10 October 2019
Council house lettings policy reminder

Orkney Islands Council's consultation on potential changes to its Council house letting policy closes on Sunday.

10 October 2019
Council moves to showcase low carbon credentials during UN gathering

Orkney’s pioneering work in the renewables and low carbon sectors should be showcased as part of the United Nations Conference of Parties (C0P) next year as one way of sharing and showcasing climate change solutions, Councillors have agreed.

10 October 2019
OIC to submit funding bid for further 4/5G trials

Orkney Islands Council has agreed to take part in a bid to the UK Government for another round of funding to support testing of 4/5G services in Orkney.

10 October 2019
Peedie Breeks Update from OIC

Peedie Breeks is a long established and valued business in Kirkwall. The decision of the owners to cease trading will have a significant impact on a number of families. This issue has attracted public interest in the last week and we thought it might be useful to provide you with some information on some of the main issues that have been raised.

09 October 2019
OIC Statement on Peedie Breeks Closure

We have been advised today (Friday 4 October) that the owners of Peedie Breeks will be closing the doors on the service in July next year. This is a long established and valued service in Kirkwall and this decision will impact on a number of families.

04 October 2019
Victoria Street Closures Next Week

Victoria Street in Kirkwall will be closed to traffic during the day for three days next week.

04 October 2019
Planning permission approved for Finstown substation

A meeting of Orkney Islands Council's Full Council has today (1 October 2019) approved planning permission for the erection of a substation and associated works at land near Heddle Hill in Firth.

01 October 2019
Loads on at the Library in October

The Orkney Library and Archive in Kirkwall will be a hive of activity this October as they join in national Libraries Week and Fun Palaces celebrations.

01 October 2019

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