Council tenants urged to allow access for essential gas safety inspections

TENANTS living in council-owned homes are being urged to allow access for essential gas safety inspections. Moray Council’s gas servicing team will make multiple attempts to contact tenants who have missed their annual gas safety inspection, to arrange for this to take place. If no contact can be made, there’s no response received from letters […]

Moray Council plans carbon neutral status by 2030

Carbon Neutral

Moray councillors today backed plans to put climate change actions at the centre of council activity. The move comes after the council became the first authority in Scotland to declare a climate emergency in June last year. The strategy, which will now be consulted upon with the public and council partners, sets some challenging targets […]

Successful order and collect pilot rolls out to other Moray libraries

Books

ALMOST 1,000 books have been borrowed during Moray Council’s ‘order and collect’ pilot at Elgin Library. Customers have attended 257 collection slots, borrowing 976 books since 24 August. The pilot has been so successful that it’s being rolled out to community libraries in Forres, Buckie, Keith, Aberlour and Lossiemouth. Orders for collection at these libraries can […]

Consultation on BT Public Payphones

BT pHONE BOX

BT has written to Moray Council saying that they propose to remove a further 13 public payphones from Moray. Moray Council have been invited to respond to BT with their comments. With this in mind, Moray Council is consulting with the people and organisations of Moray on this matter. Please complete the online consultation form […]

Return to school guidance published in Moray

Moray Council has published the guidance for families ahead of schools and nurseries returning for pupils on Wednesday 12 August. The suite of guidance follows confirmation from the Scottish Government that schools can return 100% next week and was written in consultation with head teachers. Details on transport, catering arrangements, cleaning practices, what pupils are […]

Moray’s 10-year development plan signed off

Moray Council’s blueprint for the area’s housing, commercial and infrastructure development for the next ten years has been approved. Members of the council’s Emergency Cabinet signed off the final version of the Local Development Plan at a special meeting this week. The Local Development Plan sets out parameters and guidance for developers and planners, self-builders […]

Pandemic-hit businesses invited to share experiences and views

Views from businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic are being sought to inform Moray’s recovery plans. To help collate the views Moray Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise are holding a series of webinars for businesses across Moray, where they can share their views on the impacts of COVID-19 and what the future challenges will […]

Moray’s licensed premises annual fee reminder

Food and Drink

Moray Council has begun issuing its annual fee reminder for licensed premises for 2020/21, which is due on 1 October. Given the difficult operating conditions for licensed premises in 2020 due to the covid-19 crisis the council is keen to give licensed premises as much notice as possible of their obligations to pay the fee. […]

Moray schools covid-19 safety campaign launches

bee Safe logo

Moray Council has launched its ‘Bee Safe in Moray’ campaign for schools reopening safely. The Bee Safe logo will appear on new signs throughout all school buildings identifying hand washing points, sanitisation stations and giving general advice on access and direction of travel if in a one way zone. These measures act as mitigations against […]

Emergency childcare hubs update

Childcare

Moray Council has confirmed its emergency childcare provision will cease after next week. The confirmation comes after the announcement by the Scottish Government that the requirement for local authorities to provide emergency childcare hubs ends on 31 July. A number of private, voluntary and independent (PVI) childcare providers will continue their provision in Moray beyond […]