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Helmsdale Environmental Improvement Works completedThumbnail for article : Helmsdale Environmental Improvement Works completed
The environmental improvement works to Helmsdale’s Bridgend Car Park are now complete and the site has been reopened to the public.  These works have been funded through The Highland Council’s Planning and Development Service capital programme and are the second phase in a package of works aimed at providing quality public space and visitor reception facilities for Helmsdale.  
21/2/2010
Warning On Free Alarm Offers
Highland consumers are being 'cold called' at home with the promise of free household alarm systems.   However, the offer may sound too good to be true and Highland Council Trading Standards Service are warning householders to be on their guard.  
23/12/2009
New Recycling Service For The New YearThumbnail for article : New Recycling Service For The New Year
Do you have an electrical item that's lost its spark? By the end of January 2010 facilities will be in place at Recycling Centres across Highland to recycle all waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).   Householders in Highland will be able to recycle any electrical item with a plug attached, or items operated by a battery.  
Council Warns On-line Buyers To Beware!
Trading Standards Officers at The Highland Council are calling on consumers to be on their guard when buying on the internet after a survey highlighted that 40% of on-line business failed to fully comply with the Law.   A recent in-depth survey has uncovered a variety of problems for consumers such as hidden costs and denial of cancellation rights.  
Work Starts on Final Phase of North Coast RoadThumbnail for article : Work Starts on Final Phase of North Coast Road
Work began this week on the £3.4 million final phase of upgrading the A 836 North Coast road, between Melvich ~ Strathy, Sutherland.   The Highland Council has awarded a 40-week contract to Highland Quality Construction to build 3.4 kilometres of modern two-lane carriageway at Melvich, which will include two new bridges and environmentally friendly features, such as otter culverts.