Orkney Islands Council scooped the Driving Efficiency through Technology prize at the Local Government Chronicle awards which were held in London.
Sally George spoke of the devastating damage being done to working lives and that every week Unison is dealing with cases where workplace bullying is a factor.
A hike in Council Tax and rises across many council services except those ring fenced by the Scottish Government has been agreed to by councillors in Orkney.
“We were clear that inclusive growth must be supported through investment in Local Government.” Councillor Steven Heddle
Work to reinstate headstones laid flat in Orkney’s cemeteries is due to get underway shortly.
“At first, Orkney Islands Council paid people to pull over, or knock down, headstones in kirkyards, in case they might fall on people.”
Personal licence holders in Orkney are being reminded that they must act now to ensure that they apply to renew their personal licences by 31 May this year – or risk losing them.
““We considered the potential effects on sectors of key importance to the local economy, including farming, fisheries and tourism.”
Schools in Dounby and Evie will be closing early at 1pm due to the weather
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