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  • Food business register to be refreshed

    Support continues to be provided to businesses in Orkney who offer, sell or provide food to help ensure their details registered with the Council are up to date.

    The Environmental Health team are refreshing the food business register and, as such, will be in touch with many businesses who deal with food on their premises.

    Letters and questionnaires will be sent out in batches and first to receive them will be childminders.

    07 December 2022

  • Coca-Cola recall notice

    Coca-Cola has issued a recall on a limited number of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar multipacks with Christmas cardboard. Some packs have been wrongly boxed and may contain Coca-Cola Original taste.

    This may pose a risk to certain consumers.

    Pack size: Multipack of 24 x 330ml cans

    Batch code: 301WA1, 302WA1, 303WA1, 304WA1, 305WA5, 306WA5, 307WA5 and 308WA5

    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a risk statement regarding the recall.

    This explained that there is a "potential risk to consumers who need to manage their sugar intake".

    The FSA stated: "Coca-Cola is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product.

    "These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product."

    22 November 2022

  • The Orkney Islands Council (Remembrance Day) (Temporary Closure) Order 2022

    Orkney Islands Council has made the above-named Order under Section 62 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 to ensure the safety of the public and road users during the Remembrance Day service and wreath laying ceremony in Broad Street, Kirkwall.

    03 November 2022

  • Remote registrations - Births and deaths

    Directions for the registration service

    In accordance with sections 14(1A)(b) and 23(1A)(b) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (as amended by the Coronavirus
    (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Act 2022), and with the approval of the Registrar General, the District Registrar for the registration district of Orkney Islands
    directs as follows, with effect from 24 September 2022.

    20 September 2022

  • Council arrangements for day of Queen's funeral

    All non-essential Council services and Council buildings – including schools and nurseries - will be closed on Monday 19 September for the national bank holiday for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.

    This will also mean a revised waste collection timetable – further details below - and no leisure and culture facilities.

    Essential services, such as 24/7 care and some harbour operations, will continue, although the Harbour Office at Scapa will be closed. Day Centres will also close, this includes - West Mainland Day Centre; Gilbertson Day Centre; Lifestyle Service; St Colm’s and Kalisgarth day service.

    13 September 2022

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