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Health / Health and social care partnership plans for the future
Council / Flea frustrated at lengthy reading list
Council / No overprovision of off-licences in town for now, board decides
Council / Extra hour on hop nightThe Brae Hall wanted more time to allow patrons to leave.
Features / Life after charitable trust funding
Six-flat development given go-ahead
Business Gateway – Connect with your local business advisers
Council / Education chief in tune with call for free music tuitionCouncillor George Smith said ‘ideally we’d not like to have any charges at all’.
Council / Streetlight upgrades underway
Politics / Councillors bite back at government funding offerSouth mainland member Allison Duncan likened the terms of the settlement to ‘political blackmail’.
Council / ‘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.
Council / Council looks to tackle shortage of planners
Objections lodged against new houses near broch
Council / Nothing planned for old Eric Gray building yet
Council / No deal Brexit warning from councillor
Council / New strategy wants isles to become most active community in the country
Council / 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
Council / Fish market funding bid failure ‘very disappointing’
Council / 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
Environment / Household waste recycling figures on the upFigures have surpassed expectations according to committee chairman Ryan Thomson.
Education / Concerns from union as council approves college merger
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
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