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11 December 2014The Blether - Issue 18

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10 December 2014Hoy Bus Cancellations - updated

Hoy and Walls Community Bus Service

The bus run leaving Longhope at 11.50 am is cancelled.

The bus services leaving Longhope at 13.20 pm and 15.40 pm will run but are subject to the weather. THESE SERVICES HAVE NOW BEEN CANCELLED

The last bus service leaving Longhope at 17.20 pm is cancelled.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

08 December 2014Postponement of IoHDT AGM

Due to the weather forecast for Wednesday 10th December 2014 and in the interest of safety, the IoHDT Board has made the decision to postpone the Annual General Meeting  until 14th January 2015 to be held at North Walls at 7.30 pm.

Many apologies for any inconvenience.

 

If anyone has any queries, please contact the office 701356

26 October 2014The Blether - Issue 17

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17 October 2014Request for Amendments - Orkney 2015 travel guide

REQUEST FOR AMENDMENTS

Arrangements are currently being made for the production of the 2015 Islands of Orkney Brochure.

In order that the brochure correctly reflects the services which are to be available during 2015, business operators and interested parties are asked to contact their local Community Council Clerk to make/delete an entry or to ensure that the detail of their existing entry in the brochure is accurate. 

There is a very strict deadline for submission of amendments, therefore, you are advised to contact your Community Council Clerk as soon as possible. 

Graemsay, Hoy & Walls Community Council Clerk contact details are as follows:-
Mrs Trish Avis
Fea
LONGHOPE
KW16 3PA

Telephone: 01856 701 498
Email: ghwclerk@btinternet.com  


Deadline for amendments is:-

FRIDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2014

22 August 2014The Blether - Issue 16

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16 July 2014Hoy bus service cancellation

Hoy and Walls Community Bus 

The bus services to Hoy on 16th July 2014 have been cancelled. Apologies for the inconvenience and the short notice.

All other services between Longhope and Lyness will run as normal.

 

09 July 2014IoHDT Home Care Project

19 June 2014The Blether - Issue 15

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08 June 2014Hoy Marathon and 5k family fun run

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19 May 2014Graemsay, Hoy and Walls Community Council Grant Scheme

GRAEMSAY, HOY & WALLS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

 

COMMUNITY COUNCIL

GRANT SCHEME 2014/2015

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND

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SEEDCORN FUNDING

 

The Community Council are inviting applications to the above funds.

For application forms and details about the funds

please contact

 

Clerk to the Community Council

Trish Avis, Fea, Longhope. KW16 3PA

Tel: 701 498, email ghwclerk@btinternet.com

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:-

Friday 6th June 2014

14 May 2014IoHDT board meeting - change of date and venue

ISLAND OF HOY DEVELOPMENT TRUST BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY  27th  MAY
8PM
AT
THE NAVAL HALL (No. 1)

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE


FOR ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED AND WOULD LIKE TO COME ALONG.

 

If you have any queries or questions,
please contact Debs prior to the meeting
Debs 701444 or debs@palaeoecology.co.uk
 

21 April 2014Meeting re North Walls Community School

North Walls Community School Provision of Secondary Education. Meeting on Friday 25th April at the school,starting at 6:45pm Chaired by James Stockan In 2010 all of the S1/2 pupils at North Walls opted to transfer to either Stromness Academy or Kirkwall Grammar School for their secondary education. The reasons given at the time included access to a wider range of opportunities, larger peer group and more social networking opportunities. In each of the subsequent years, pupils have had the same range of choices (daily travel to either Stromness of Kirkwall; taking up residence at Papdale Halls) when making the transition from P7 to S1. While consideration to undertaking formal consultation over the future (and possible closure) of the secondary department at the school began, this stopped when the Council agreed to imposing a moratorium on school closures. The moratorium was introduced pending the outcome of the work of the Rural Schools Commission. The report (published in April 2013) made a series of recommendations on the delivery of education in rural areas. Some legislative changes have been introduced this year as part of the Children and Young People Act. For North Walls the current position is that secondary provision is ‘mothballed’. While this is a potentially helpful state (and arguably better than being ‘closed’) it leaves the school community feeling perpetually ‘uncertain’ about the future. The purpose of the meeting is to explore whether criteria can be found for re-establishing secondaryprovision at the school. (On Flotta, a similar proposalhas been made with respect to primary school provision, which was mothballed when the school roll fell to zero).

14 April 2014The Blether Issue 14

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26 March 2014Hoy Kirk part time jobs

The friends of Hoy Kirk are advertising three part time positions.

Please CLICK HERE for details of the jobs and how to apply.

Any queries or questions can be asked via: 

http://hoyheritage.wordpress.com/contact-us/

 

18 March 2014Job advert

Feasibility Researcher 10 hours per week (flexible) @ £10.00 per hour plus relevant expenses. IoHDT is looking to recruit a part time Feasibility Researcher on Hoy for a Fixed Term contract for 6 months starting May 2014 The successful applicant will be expected: • To assess the current provision of Home Care on the island. • To highlight shortfalls in this provision and identify what is required to achieve a more holistic Home Care/Help service for the service user. • To identify the needs of the Home Care helpers to ensure realistic job satisfaction. • To investigate the financial input to the current service and assess additional funding required for an enhanced service. • To liaise with other communities about what they are doing in this respect. • To research possible funding streams for an improved service. • To provide regular reports on progress and write a final report to the Island of Hoy Development Trust. The successful applicant must be highly motivated, able to work unsupervised on their own initiative. They must possess excellent communication skills and be able to relate with vulnerable people. A current driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential. Further information and applications by letter to Teresa Bird, Myre Cottage, Longhope, KW16 3PQ or by email to jayne492@btinternet.com Closing date for applications is Friday 28th March 2014 at 5pm, with interviews being held on Saturday 12th April 2014.

25 February 2014Bag the Bruck

25 February 2014The Blether - Issue 13

Issue 13 - better late than never!

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