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  • Statutory Finstown speed limit consultation underway

    The next stage of the statutory consultation process required for introducing new speed limits in and around Finstown gets underway this week.

    Following a petition received from the local community in 2021, the Council - after significant debate -  recommended the introduction of new speed limits in and around the village.

    In order to introduce these Orkney Islands Council now has to put in place a Traffic Regulation Order - or a TRO - which by law has to be consulted on across three stages

    22 May 2023

  • Constituency boundaries consultation underway – proposals will not impact Orkney

    Boundaries Scotland has begun a public consultation on provisional proposals for new Scottish Parliament constituency boundaries.

    The review covers all of Scotland, however the three island groups of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles are protected by legislation and will remain unchanged.

    18 May 2023

  • Carers Conference - check the programme

    Carers Conference - check the programme

    The programme for Orkney's first Carers Conference, happening this Thursday 18 May, has been finalised.

    15 May 2023

  • Project Neptune consultation drop-in

    Chair of the Independent Ferries Community Board, Angus Campbell, will be in Orkney on Wednesday 3 May to listen to people’s views on the Scottish Government’s Project Neptune and the future of external ferry services. 

    As well as meeting with local Councillors, external transport forum stakeholders, and Stromness Community Council, there will be a drop-in session for residents from 4pm-5pm on at the St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall.

    24 April 2023

  • PEPA launches online survey to firm up final play area design and equipment

    PEPA launches online survey to firm up final play area design and equipment

    PEPA – the group behind the creation of a new play area within the Papdale East Community Park – has launched an online survey to gauge folk’s final thoughts on the play park design and equipment.

    The survey - - is seeking public feedback on the finalised play area proposals, which have been created thanks to an earlier consultation. The survey is open til Friday 5pm 28 April.

    21 April 2023

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