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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

13/5/2021
Council calls for a share for Highland in renewable energy profits
Members at today's full meeting of Highland Council agreed a motion from the Leader and Chair of Corporate Resources, which would call for a fairer share of income derived from the development of the region’s natural resources to establish a Highland Renewable Fund.   In the motion Highland Council Leader, Cllr Margaret Davidson, highlighted that at a time when private energy companies are making huge profits from the abundance of natural resources of wind and water in the Highlands the region’s roads were suffering.  
12/5/2021
Anja Johnston From Thurso Becomes The 13th Highland Youth ConvenorThumbnail for article : Anja Johnston From Thurso Becomes The 13th Highland Youth Convenor
Anja Johnston from Thurso will take up the role of Highland Youth Convener early in May 2021 This full-time role is a bursary position that will run for 12 months.   The 24-year-old, has previously worked as an Assistant Youth Worker, delivering the YOJO digital youth project with High Life Highland.  
12/5/2021
National Mòd Asks Highland Council For A Further £80,000 To Run The Inverness Mòd 2021
At the Highland Council Gaelic committee to beheld on 18th May 2021 the committee will be asked to agree that the National Mòd for Inverness in 2021 should be given a further £80,000.   The council has an agreement to pay £40,000 annually that aids the Mod to come to Highland every three years.  
11/5/2021
Positive uptake of the Highland Employment Recruitment Offer (HERO) across region
Since the launch of the Highland Employment Recruitment Offer (HERO) in March 2021, there has been a positive uptake of the grant scheme across Highland as 157 applications have been approved in principle, with 73 recruited/currently being recruited.   HERO is funded by The Highland Council and the Scottish Government under the No One Left Behind and Young Person's Guarantee Funding Streams.  
10/5/2021
Grant award allocated towards delivery of 20 mph programme in Highland
Members of the Highland Council's Economy and Infrastructure Committee have agreed to allocate up to £200k of the Council's Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes 2021/22 grant award to the delivery of a new Council 20mph programme, and 10% of this annual budget is to be used in future years.   The introduction of more 20 mph speed limits on Highland roads will help the Council to meet the challenging road casualty reduction targets set out in the new Scottish Road Safety Framework launched in February this year.  
27/4/2021
Highland Council and partners keeping businesses and people safe in the Highlands
With the majority of businesses re-opening this week, Highland Council's Environmental Health team with assistance from Police Scotland will be undertaking joint visits to premises throughout the Highlands.   The visits aim to help raise public confidence that businesses are doing all they can to protect public safety as the lockdown restrictions are eased.  
24/4/2021
Caithness Committee Members Approve £310,848 For Twelve Projects
Twelve successful projects have been awarded a share of £409,652 Highland Coastal Communities Fund (HCCF) yesterday (Thursday 22 April 2021) by The Highland Council's Caithness Committee.   £98,803 was agreed to be invested in moving forward an economic development project that will benefit the whole of Caithness, with a view to securing match funding for local partners.  
24/4/2021
Final Visitor Management Plan Approved And Seasonal Access Rangers Appointed For Highland
The Highland Council's Tourism Committee has approved a final draft Visitor Management Plan for 2021 yesterday (Wednesday 21 April) which aims to assist communities and the public during the anticipated busy summer months.   Chair of the Tourism Committee, Cllr Gordon Adam said: "Welcoming visitors back to the Highlands from Monday 26 April is a positive sign that the road to recovery can finally commence.  
24/4/2021
1,000 followers needed on Highland Council YouTube!
The Highland Council is inviting people to follow them on YouTube so that the local authority can broadcast live the Highland constituencies and the Highland and Islands Regional results.   Please follow (subscribe to) Highland Council's YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/TheHighlandCouncil (external link) Constituency and Regional Returning Officer, Donna Manson explained: "Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the need to provide a safe election we are facing new challenges and opportunities in delivering the Scottish Parliamentary Election count and declaration of results.  
24/4/2021
Highland sets its sights on multi-million pound transport investment
A bid to fund the design and delivery of over £55 Million of transport infrastructure in Highland was submitted to Transport Scotland today.   A partnership including The Highland Council, bus operators and other stakeholders has put together a package of measures to prioritise buses in congested parts of the network.  

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