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SIC / Streetlight upgrades underway
Politics / Councillors bite back at government funding offerSouth mainland member Allison Duncan likened the terms of the settlement to ‘political blackmail’.
SIC / ‘Backbench’ councillor concerned over number of meetings
Online gambling a ‘hidden’ problemGambling policy was discussed at a meeting of Shetland’s licensing board.
SIC welcomes review of electoral ward boundariesThe move is part of the recently established Islands Act.
Community councillors play ‘vital role’ in local democracyNominations are open again for people wishing to join a community council.
SIC / Council looks to tackle shortage of planners
Objections lodged against new houses near broch
SIC / Nothing planned for old Eric Gray building yet
SIC / New strategy wants isles to become most active community in the country
SIC / No deal Brexit warning from councillor
SIC / New children’s home back on the agendaThe council says there remains a shortfall in residential spaces in Shetland.
Education / Childcare expansion timescales in the spotlight
Business / Baltasound bar beckons for Unst
SIC / Fish market funding bid failure ‘very disappointing’
SIC / Gas plant income on the rise
Transport / Ageing population could be a reason for reduction in bus incomeConcerns have also been expressed over the town service bus in Lerwick.
News on North Isles broadband bid soon
Education / Concerns from union as council approves college merger
Environment / Household waste recycling figures on the upFigures have surpassed expectations according to committee chairman Ryan Thomson.
Community / Homes could be built at old school site
Education / Council committees back college mergerPlans to merge Shetland’s tertiary education, research and training sector have been backed by two council committees.
Education / College merger could save millions
Health chief’s concern over getting more young folk active
Health / Funding granted for day surgery refurbishment
Health / Health board to use funding to support victims of sexual crimes
Hefty drop in investments value ‘swings and roundabouts’
Transport / Loganair plans to revamp fleet
Plans to keep Sella Ness accommodation open until 2026
Student hostel plans fall flatHNP Engineers moved out of the site two years ago.
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