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Highland Council : Thurso Service Point

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Photograph of Highland Council : Thurso Service PointMonday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Anyone wishing to report an out of hours emergency in connection with roads, flooding or street lighting and environmental services should call 01349 886690 and for council housing, property and homelessness related emergencies the telephone number is 0845 700 2005.

During normal working hours of 9am to 5pm the telephone number for reporting any issues in relation to roads, flooding and street lighting is 01349 886601 while the telephone number for council house repairs is 01349 886602.

The Highland Council is reminding the public that although their offices and buildings remain closed to the public a full range of support and information is still available.

Access into all service point buildings continues to be currently restricted for people to complete birth registrations and other high priority registrations by appointment only, and following all current social distancing and hygiene guidance.

The public can still access help and advice from service point staff by telephone and webchat services.

Contact can be made on the following numbers Monday to Friday 0800 to 1700 unless otherwise stated:

COVID-19 Freephone Helpline - 0300 303 1362

Council house repairs, pest control, housing applications and rent enquiries - 01349 886602

Planning and Building Standards - 9am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday - 01349 886608. Monday - email eplanning@highland.gov.uk

Roads, flooding and street lighting - Emergency reports only - 01349 886601

Domestic and commercial waste issues - 01349 886603

Garden waste - 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday - 01349 886660

Make a payment by debit or credit card - 01349 886605

Elections helpline - 01349 886657

Entitlement (Blue Badge, travel and National Entitlement Cards) - 9am and 3pm Tuesday to Thursday - 01349 886604

Social Work Childrens Services - 01463 644460

Social Work Out of Hours Team - 5pm to 9am Monday to Friday - 08457 697284. Open all day on weekends and public holidays.

Help with claiming benefits, keeping up with bills and council tax - 0800 090 1004

Help available to reduce business rates – 01463 702894

Advice for Business - 01463 713889

Or by email for:

Licensing - licensing@highland.gov.uk
Landlord Registration - landlord.registration@highland.gov.uk
Elections helpline - election@highland.gov.uk
For electoral registration queries - ero@highland.gov.uk
Environmental Health – envhealth@highland.gov.uk

Telephone
01349 886606

E-mail
service.point@highland.gov.uk

Postal Address
Highland Council : Thurso Service Point
Council Offices
Rotterdam Street
Caithness
KW14 8AB





News for Highland Council : Thurso Service Point

6/5/2022
Highland Council 2022 Election Results
All the results for the 2022 Highland Council election have been declared.   They are as follows: Independent - 21 Scottish Conservative and Unionist - 10 Scottish Green Party - 4 Scottish Labour Party - 2 Scottish Liberal Democrats - 15 Scottish National Party (SNP) - 22 Total elected 74 The first meeting of the new Council will be held on Thursday 26 May.  
29/4/2022
Progress Update On Reinstatement Works At Wick Community Campus
The Highland Council and their development partners Hub North Scotland (Wick) ltd have agreed that reinstatement works for a section of wall cladding for the games hall at Wick Community Campus will be carried out during the coming summer holiday period.   This is to minimise disruption to the building users, in particular pupils at Wick High School, who are currently undergoing national exams until June.  
29/4/2022
New Highland Youth Convener Sought
The search is on for a new Youth Convener to champion the cause of young people in the Highlands.   The Highland Youth Convener is a sounding board for youth issues in the Highlands and has a direct line into policy makers and decision takers.  
29/4/2022
Open Day To Highlight Draft Conservation Area Appraisal And Management Plan For ThursoThumbnail for article : Open Day To Highlight Draft Conservation Area Appraisal And Management Plan For Thurso
The Highland Council is inviting individuals, community groups and local businesses in Thurso to have their say on determining how the historic centre of the town is managed in the future.   Following the success of an event held at the end of March, the Council will be hosting another public drop-in session at the start of May to highlight the draft Thurso Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan and encourage input and feedback from the local community.  
29/4/2022
Still Over 20,000 Postal Votes To Be Returned In Highland
Postal votes are being opened every day but will not be counted until Friday 6th May along with the votes cast at polling stations.   So far Thurso and West Caithness have returned 1947 out of 3049 issued amounting to 63.86% Meanwhile Wick and East Caithness have returned 1791 out of 3111 - 57.57%.  
14/4/2022
Highland Council Trading Standards Warns Of Scam ‘TestNTrace' Text MessagesThumbnail for article : Highland Council Trading Standards Warns Of Scam ‘TestNTrace' Text Messages
Highland Council Trading Standards are warning unsuspecting members of the public to be on their guard and not fall victim to a COVID-19 contact tracing text scam that is currently in circulation.   The scam involves an unsolicited text message from ‘TestNTrace' advising the recipient that they have been a close contact of someone who has contracted the Omicron variant.  
7/4/2022
Spirit Of The Highlands And Islands Project Receives Funding From The Natural And Cultural Heritage Fund
New funding has been secured for the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project to create innovative and interactive digital content showcasing people's stories of the region.   The grant comes from the Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund (NCHF), led by NatureScot and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  
6/4/2022
Less Than Two Weeks Left To Register To Vote In Upcoming Council ElectionsThumbnail for article : Less Than Two Weeks Left To Register To Vote In Upcoming Council Elections
With less than two weeks until the voter registration deadline for local elections in May, the Electoral Registration Officer for Highland & Western Isles urges residents to make sure they are registered in time.   Anyone living in Scotland who will be 16 or over on 5 May, can register to vote in these elections.  
6/4/2022
Highland Council Enhancing Biodiversity And Protecting WildlifeThumbnail for article : Highland Council Enhancing Biodiversity And Protecting Wildlife
The Highland Council is embracing the climate change agenda by increasing the amount of set aside and wildlife corridors across the area.  In 2019, Highland Council declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency and have committed to being a low carbon Highlands by 2025.  
6/4/2022
Council Recognises Staff Achievements Throughout The Pandemic
Sponsorship and support for the awards ceremony was provided by TUSKER and the Inverness Common Good Fund.   The Council extends its thanks to both for making last week's celebration possible.  

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