The A-Z of Services is a list of public services provided by Orkney Islands Council, alphabetically arranged and hyper-linked to the web page where the topic is discussed in greater detail. This is very similar to the way a traditional index, that is usually found to the rear of non-fiction books, works.
E Coli Information
Advice about E.coli O157 and how to avoid infection.
Early Learning and Childcare
Information on services relating to early learning and childcare in Orkney.
Information about the online service for building standards applications - eBuilding Standards.
Education and Learning
Information and Services for Education and Learning.
Education is for All
Information from the Education is for All Handbook.
Education of Children
Information on how to access reports and publications relating to the education of children.
Education, Leisure and Housing
Information on the Education, Leisure and Housing Committee, and Agendas, Reports and Minutes.
Educational Psychology Service
General information and contact details for the Educational Psychology Service.
Details about elections administered by Orkney Islands Council.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging
Information on electric vehicle charging in Orkney - including a handy map showing their locations.
Electrical Work - Existing Premises
Information on electrical installations and alterations to existing domestic premises.
Eligibility for Assessment Criteria
Information regarding the eligibility for assessment of needs.
Eligible Two Year Olds
Eligible Two Year ...
Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) - Financial support for young people.
Information on the wave and tidal regime in Orkney.
Information about Orkney Islands Council's Emergency Planning.
Information, advice and referrals for anyone seeking employment, education or training.
Information on employee benefits.
The 2013 Council Staff Survey.
Employment of Children
Information and guidance for the employment of children under 16 years old.
Details of Orkney Islands Council’s ‘Empowering Communities’ project, which aims to help support and develop fragile communities, through enabling greater responsibility for running Council services in their area.
Information and options on empty homes in Orkney, including details on the Matchmaker Scheme and Sweat Equity.
Empty Properties and Second Homes
Find out more information about Council Tax on empty properties and second homes.
End of Term Highlights 2017-2022
As we approach the Local Government elections in May, we are often asked what it means to be a Councillor in Orkney.
Serving the Orkney community over the past five years has been a privilege and hugely rewarding for all.
Whether it is our dedicated, resourceful staff or our voluntary sector partners, the business community, other public services or community groups and members of the public that you’re working with, people are absolutely determined to get the best for Orkney.
We haven't always got it right of course, but where mistakes have been made we've acted quickly alongside Council staff to make the required changes - including new checks and balances, revised procedures and improved communication with the public.
There's a real 'Team Orkney' drive to make the most of our potential as a rich, compassionate community, as an inspiring place to visit and as a place to enjoy a quality life and career.
Produced at a cost of £1232.00 this leaflet provides just a flavour of what has been achieved in this Council term.
Energy and Regeneration
A range of useful documents and reports relating to Energy and Regeneration and who to contact for Energy Advice.
Energy Efficiency Assessment - SAP Ratings
Information on Energy Efficiency Assessments and SAP Ratings.
Information on Planning Enforcement.
Environmental Health and Trading Standards General Enforcement Policy.
Enterprise and Economic Growth
Information and support relating to Enterprise and Economic Growth within Orkney.
Information about the procedures for applying for various types of entertainment licence.
Information and advice on everything related to environmental health in Orkney including dog fouling, pollution, food safety and antisocial behavior.
Environmental Health and Trading Standards
Information on legislation enforced by the Council to safeguard public health and quality of life issues.
Information on Equal Opportunities within Orkney Islands Council, including access to our Equal Opportunities Policy Statement.
Equality and Diversity
Details of OIC's Equality and Diversity Strategy, schemes and policies.
Equality Impact Assessments
Most of the policies and strategies prepared by the IJB include an appendix document known as an Equality Impact Assessment. This describes how officers have considered the Nine Protected Characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation) and, especially, how the new strategy or policy might affect someone with one of the Protected Characteristics.
The IJB also considers how a new policy or strategy will affect people who live in the ferry-linked isles. This is called an Island Community Impact Assessment.
Details of sports equipment available for community use.
Information on Organising Safe Events.
Events and Festivals
Information on local events and Festivals in Orkney.
Information for landlords regarding the eviction process.