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Police / Local call centre plea from Flea after woman waits 57 minutes on phone to police
Transport / Black Gaet slip road set to be removed in coming monthsTraffic volumes at the junction have risen on average two percent every year
Housing / Lack of available housing saw police staff member turn down job offer in Lerwick
Community / Longer public toilet opening hours one proposed solution to antisocial behaviour in town centre
Council / Council election candidates’ expenses published
Election / No surprises in North Isles by-election announcement
Council / Town centre restaurant gets alcohol licence
Health / Meeting psychological therapies waiting target a ‘tremendous achievement’
Health / Plenty of positives from mobile operating theatre as more than 330 people undergo procedures
Council / Bullying allegations raised at council meetingSIC chief Maggie Sandison says bullying is ‘entirely unacceptable’
Council / Burra bridge painting and maintenance will cost more than £600,000Tender prices are ‘very volatile’ at the moment, councillors told
Council / Mixed views on investing some of SIC’s reserves locally
Marine / SIC convener keen for council to keep up pressure on gill netting
Community / Library stats best in the UK per head of population
Environment / Collaborate with supermarkets on electric vehicle chargers, councillor suggestsMeanwhile elected members have been updated on the constraints behind rolling out more electric vehicles
Housing / SIC director proposes construction industry meeting as local capacity affects house building
Council / Amount of debt written off by council takes big dip
Community / Dog from Ukraine sent to Southampton after arriving in isles with fake rabies test results
Council / Morton keen for SIC to study economic impact of space centre
Education / Out of school childcare beckons for Brae and SandwickBut a warning was made that expanding childcare in Brae could affect rural schools
Education / Recruitment a continued challenge for education – with some posts attracting no interest
Education / Fetlar school to be mothballed
Council / Exploring self-determination remains on the agenda for new SIC convener
Transport / Rising fuel prices prompt review of taxi fares
Community / Inflation warning made at Charitable Trust meeting
Education / Fetlar school could be mothballed as number of pupils falls to zero
Community / Value of charitable trust investments takes £50m dip
Community / Fresh planning approval for Fair Isle Bird Observatory rebuild
Transport / SIC transport chair welcomes government minister’s stance on tunnelsUK Government’s Scotland minister Iain Stewart was recently in Faroe on a fact-finding trip
Council / New integration joint board chair sets out hopes for next five yearsTackling workforce recruitment and retention and exploring a proposal for a heroin assisted treatment clinic are topics on John Fraser’s agenda
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