On Friday, 21st January 2022, Bob Downes, Chairman of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency confirmed that following conduct allegations, Terry A’Hearn has stepped down and left his position.
Road closures are likely around the time of the high tides which are between 12:30 GMT and 14:30 GMT on Thursday 6th.
Churchill Barriers, Kirkwall, St Margaret’s Hope and Stronsay
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.
“Improving Scotland’s water environment is a key priority for SEPA, and that includes the bathing waters so many of us enjoy”
A doubling of fines for flytipping are amongst the proposals being put forward in a new consultation launched by the Scottish Government into littering and the illegal dumping of waste.
“It is evident from the new data that Scotland has a huge incineration problem, which is currently increasing unchecked” Kim Pratt, circular economy campaigner at FoES
“Last month, the world came to Glasgow to agree global action on the climate emergency. The message was clear that together, as counties, companies, or communities – we all have a role to play.” Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive of SEPA
The proposals will focus initially on implementing the proposed framework to protect wild salmon populations against harmful increases in sea lice concentrations.
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 903 as 3 new positive tests were recorded in the Health Board area.