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Council / Planning staff shortage ‘not fair’ on community, meeting hears
Transport / Community keen to see speed limit lowered on Burra bridge
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Community / SIC aims to deliver ‘summer of play’ activities for bairns
Energy / Community council unhappy with decision to allow wind farm construction work on SundaysA Viking Energy spokesperson, however, says a change in shift pattern will result in one day less of work each fortnight
Council / Islands deal not the place for fixed links or digital connectivity funding, SIC leader says
Council / Not upgrading energy recovery plant could result in ‘catastrophic failure’ of facility
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Updated SIC leader keen for clarity on timetable for easing restrictionsMSP urges Wheelhouse to release details on the lifting of Covid restrictions for the islands
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Council / Air traffic control motion wins support of councillorsThe motion requests a meeting be convened between Shetland Islands Council, HIAL and government ministers
Council / No reason to halt Viking Energy construction work, council report on petition saysCouncillor Moraig Lyall, however, said there were ‘glaring gaps’ in report
Council / ‘Transformational’ islands growth deal signedKey projects in line for major investment over the next ten years
Council / New Cullivoe road gets green light
Council / ‘Prudent and affordable’ budget approved by council
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Election / Election planning an ‘additional pressure’ on council workload
Council / Another unsustainable draw on reserves expected but finances are ‘moving in the right direction’
Council / Broadcasting council meetings live would ‘open up the chamber’
Transport / Council motion calls for air traffic control project to be paused
Council / SIC keen to get to bottom of concerns over cars’ suitability for winter weatherInfrastructure director John Smith says the safety of staff is “critically important”
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Community / Reassurances given over burial ground concerns
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Marine / Redeveloped Toft pier in line to open in spring
Council / SIC receives accreditation after taking part in gender equality scheme
Transport / Design work undertaken on improvements to Levenwick road
Transport / Time to bump fixed links up the political agenda, councillors urge
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Council / ‘Try every possible angle’ to tackle planning staff shortage, councillor saysShetland’s location pinpointed as a possible reason behind difficulty in recruiting
Council / New residential care facility for young people edges closer to openingEducation and families committee, meanwhile, is happy with children’s services budget for year ahead
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Council / Hopes that direct contact will end ‘worrying practice’ of tankers lying off coastCouncil convener Bell ‘really pleased’ with response from oil industry
Council / Lerwick phone mast would be a ‘monstrosity’, meeting hears as appeal is deniedCouncillors also remove a planning condition for a new house at Scatsta following an appeal
Politics / Boris Johnson responds to letter on Shetland self-determination – and hopes to visit isles this year
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Business / New fund to support businesses not eligible for Covid funding
Council / Council tax rates to be frozen
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
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