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Council / Agreement reached over towage dispute
Council / Village road to be closed for resurfacing work
Council / SIC gender pay gap slims further
Community / Projects from Fair Isle to Unst receive cash boost from Crown Estate fund
Council / SIC to create two new posts to support Knab housing plans
Council / Report shows how Shetland’s economy ‘flat-lined’ during last decade
Education / New learning estate strategy hugely important, meeting hears
Education / Don’t lose momentum on making case for change in pupil equity funding scheme, councillor says
Transport / Space centre and energy project plans strengthen case for Yell and Unst fixed links, SIC tells governmentThe council says it is “essential” there is investment in transport infrastructure to support nationally significant projects such as the space centre
Council / Audit report ‘one of best I’ve ever seen’, chairman says
Updated Tug workers to press ahead with overtime ban
Transport / Full steam ahead for new Fair Isle ferry funding bidLocal resident Eileen Thomson says ‘we desperately need a ferry suitable for life in the 21st century, to continue to attract visitors and prosper as a community’
Council / Council to seek early impact assessment on national care service plans
Council / Full council backs Levenwick road upgrade plan
Council / Worries that national care service plans would ‘diminish’ empowerment sought for isles
Council / Decision on space centre launch site plan not expected any time soon
Council / Further concern over number of vacancies in council
Council / Broad welcome for possible improvements to Levenwick road
Council / SIC investments rise in value by more than £100mA warning was made, however, that the value of reserves fluctuate and need to be viewed long-term
Community / Council extends opening hours of town centre public toilets
Council / Proposals for Levenwick road upgrade to get first airing in front of councillors
Coronavirus / SIC keen to hear from businesses about Covid support
Council / ‘We need people to stand’ – folk encouraged to start thinking about putting themselves forward for 2022 SIC election
Transport / New fixed links group holds ‘extremely constructive’ first meeting
Coronavirus / SIC keen to see community events return – but ‘test’ gatherings unlikely to work in Shetland
Council / Early engagement vital on post-Brexit funding schemes, SIC development chief says
Council / Covid pandemic sees councillors’ claims for expenses take significant dipAbsences from meetings were also down as committees went online
Community / Benefits system ‘not fit for purpose’, councillor says in discussion on child poverty
Council / Social care staff receive £500 as ‘thank you’ for efforts during pandemic
Council / Boundary proposals would see isles gain extra councillorThe plan would see Shetland West lose a Councillor but become smaller, and Shetland South and Central gain one each
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