The Council has linked The Council Plan and the Orkney Community Plan 2023 – 2028 in a shared survey page.
“We know there is no quick fix but unless we start now, then we won’t be able to halt the accelerated decline of recent years we’ve seen already in too many communities across Scotland.” Claire Baker MSP
How Well Is Community Planning Working?
“We want to understand how effectively Scotland’s Community Planning Partnerships have been able to respond to challenges such as the current cost crisis and unprecedented events such as the COVID-19 pandemic. ” Ariane Burgess Convener Local Government Committee
Scottish Government’s “no support for coal extraction in Scotland” Welcomed by Environmental Groups
“It is the right decision for the Scottish Government to want to shut the door on coal once and for all. ” Friends of the Earth Scotland’s head of campaigns Mary Church
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney: Follow Up
We are grateful to a reader for alerting The Orkney News to the fact that we had not provided an update on this : How do Orcadians View The Heart of Neolithic Orkney? published on June 14 2020
UPDATED Eday Islanders Campaign Against Proposed “industrial styled turbines”
The massive wind turbines will dominate the southern coast of Eday including Greentofts Bay and Malt Barn Sands home to a permanent seal colony and otters.
Eday Islanders Campaign Against Proposed “industrial styled turbines”
The area circled in red is where the application if successful will see massive wind turbines dominating the southern coast of Eday including Greentofts Bay and Malt Barn Sands home to a permanent seal colony and sea otters.
Could an Increase in EV Charging Points be a Hazard?
An organisation which promotes more walking and less street clutter is concerned that proposals to permit more electric vehicle charging points could create problems for pedestrians.
Edinburgh to be a Short Term Let Control Area
“For far too long, too many homes have been lost in our city to the holiday market. ” Leader of Edinburgh Council Cammy Day
Scotland’s Census: Have You Sent Yours In?
For anyone who has yet to complete it, help and support is available on the website census.gov.scot or via a free helpline on 0800 030 8308.