Public Questions -parking and visitor facilities- to help Nairn Community groups work with Highland Council to improve 2021 tourist welcome

An online meeting was held on 1st September 2020 which brought together representatives of the two Nairn Community Councils ( Nairn River and Nairn West and Suburban) , BID and NICE ( Nairn\’s Community Development Trust) with 3 of Nairn\’s Highland Councillors and a number of Highland officers involved with transport and parking, policy, and improvement of tourist welcome facilities(eg toilets, campervans) across Highland.

For more information on  community groups \’Team Nairn\’ joined up approach to getting the best for Nairn  see our previous posting on Working Together for Nairn
(Aug 21 -comments are now closed here as we await an official Highland Council consultation in autumn 2021 on parking charges at Nairn seafront Common Good car parks which have been voluntary since June )

6 thoughts on “Public Questions -parking and visitor facilities- to help Nairn Community groups work with Highland Council to improve 2021 tourist welcome

  1. C'mon folks, it's your town, do you want parking charges on the Links, Maggot and Harbour or not. Tell the River CC folkies.

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  2. No firm proposals yet -Highland Council representatives tabled these suggestions at a recent meeting as something they see as a priority for action -and a potential earner for Nairn and THC.
    Since this is Common Good Land – Nairn residents must be given a say.
    Nairn River Community Council is doing its job to get the word out and gather feedback from local community early on in the process before any proposals, or action plan is developed.
    In previous Nairn developments this has not always happened with plans often progressed and decided behind closed doors by Highland Council without community input.
    A recent example is the current CAB and flats development proposed for the town centre with demolition of the old Police Buildings approved by Councillors, before local Community Councils heard about it. No opportunity to shape these plans around what Nairn community and businesses want and need in the town centre. Why have the new town centre flats got no lift to take residents with limited mobility to homes on the first and second floors? Why no renewable energy use built into the design to reduce the carbon footprint? These are missed opportunities due to a lack of community consultation.

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  3. Hi river c c For the parking charges I'd prefer no4 on your list please ..community one Yes I'm in favour of the campervans parking up and prefer the harbour area .As for the toilets I prefer no1 on your list ie tom heggie idea .And my preferred option for the holiday lets etc is just leave them alone they are businesses after all trying to make some money

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  4. Parking chargesNo parking charges anywhere in NairnCamper Van ParkingNo designated parking for Camper Vans. Car parks in Nairn are not big enough to accommodate these vehicles. If they wish to visit our town, they can use and pay for a pitch at Parkdean.Holiday LetsUp to individual owners of the properties.

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