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Police / Postal system remaining popular for drug dealers during pandemicShetland area commander Lindsay Tulloch, meanwhile, is to be seconded to a post in the Highlands and Islands
Emergency services / Steep rise in number of accidental house fires
Council / Council looking to plug gaps in health and safety team, meeting hears
Health / Expansion of Ask My GP service among health and social care plan priorities
Business / Fjara given formal approval for extended dining area
Coronavirus / Care home residents to start receiving second dose of Covid vaccine
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Health / Work ongoing with outer island communities over nursing provision after resignations
Business / New fund to support businesses not eligible for Covid funding
Council / Council tax rates to be frozen
Health / Psychological therapy waiting list ‘going in the right direction’
Health / Health officials still working through ins and outs of bringing MRI scanner to islesGilbert Bain Hospital’s CT scanner also expected to be replaced by May
Health / Health board looks to recruit new surgeon to assist succession planning
Council / Council tax expected to be frozen next financial yearCouncillors are also to discuss the creation of a Covid-19 support fund to plug the holes in government schemes
Education / Further education targets may be missed
Education / College looks to understand future skills requirements of energy sector
Marine / Council hopeful of quick resolution to issue of tankers parking near coast
Education / Don’t cut spending in education to plug any Covid funding shortfall, councillor warns
Education / Councillors seek reassurance over remote learningThe education and families committee also hears that staff in children’s services have already begun receiving Covid vaccinations
Education / School counselling service in demand
Energy / Report on oil tankers sitting off coastline to go in front of councillors
Energy / Community councils object to plans to move location of Viking Energy concrete plants
Council / Ferry cash gives council significant rise in expected core funding for year ahead
Coronavirus / Covid vaccinations “well on track”, health board chairman says
Community / Community council looking to hear from groups who might be interested in space near hostel
Updated Ferry funding deal a ‘team’ effort, SNP councillor saysRobbie McGregor adds that a ‘long-term’ solution needs to be in place for capital funding
Community / Recruitment for new amenity trust chief could be a lengthy process
Community / Uncertainty remains over return of Da Voar Redd Up
Community / Museum to remain closed until at least mid-February
Coronavirus / Hopes for most over-80s to receive first vaccine dose by end of the week
Coronavirus / Council keen for government to explore testing of people travelling to islesThe issue has been part of ongoing discussions since last spring
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