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Caithness Motocross 2006 Trophy Presentations
The Caithness Motocross Clubs (CMXC) 2006 season presentation was held in the Janet Street Club in Thurso on Saturday night. A large gathering of riders, parents & grand parents attended the event, which included the trophy presentation, games for the kidsí as well as the mums & dads, a prize raffle and a Lucky Ticket Draw for a Grand Prix riderís race shirt. Caithness Motocross Club has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and this can be clearly seen by the ever increasing numbers of riders attending the events that take place during the year. The club now caters for Quad riders of all ages and this has allowed the club to add new classes into the championship,

Further Developments From Pentland Housing Association In Thurso & Wick

After the successful completion of 4 Flats and 2 Houses in Janet St, pictured below in March of last year, Pentland Housing Association have now  received approval from Communities Scotland to build a further 4 x 2 bedroom flats for rent at the upper end of Janet Street next to our original development.
Continuing Pentland Housing Associationís commitment to the regeneration of the historic but run down Lower Pulteneytown area where we completed 6 Flats and 10 houses in April 2005 in Telford Street we now intend to finish this housing development with a further conservation and conversion on the corner site of Saltoun and Miller Street.

The Future Of Post Offices In The UK
The Department Of Trade and Industry (DTI) is currently running a consultation into the future of the Post Office Network.  The consultation closes for responses on 8 March 2007. the Post Office network is losing £4million per week having risen from £2 million per week a year ago.  People have moved away from using post offices in favour of banks for things like pensions payments and benefit payments.  The numbers of customers using post offices on weekly basis continues to fall.  the government has made a number of proposals and these are now included in the consultation document for comments by the public and other bodies.  With 2500 post offices targeted for closure this will be one of the biggest changes both for the post office and  possibly many rural areas.  Caithness has already seen the introduction of a mobile post office to replace five post offices.  Have you any thoughts about the possibility of further reductions in the branch network.  Send you thoughts and ideas via the online form

Public Invited To Particles Exhibitions
Exhibitions about radioactive particles in the marine environment near Dounreay will open in Caithness next week. The exhibitions will provide an update of information on the work carried out to date and provide information on a short list of eleven clean-up options identified. The four-day series is part of a programme of events to involve members of the public in identifying the best practical environment option for a future strategy for particles and follows initial consultation carried out in 2006.
Public Participation - Particles In the Marine Environment  Dounreay Particles
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Foreshore Particles Finds To 21 December 2006

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