Welcome back!

Nairn River Community Council are pleased to welcome you to our new website.

It is still a work in progress – so bear with us!

We welcome your feedback if there is any information you would like to see here to keep local residents informed and involved in local development and service planning.

You will find here information about

WHAT your community council does

WHO your local community councillors are

WHY you should read our minutes and blog to keep up with current local concerns for the Nairn River community

WHAT we have been doing to tackle these and make sure local views are taken on board in any decisions being made for Nairn by local authorities.

WHEN we hold our business meetings in public,

HOW you can have your say as a local resident in local and national consultations.

We are pleased to say that, after a difficult period of internal strife we are now back to focussing 100% on serving Nairn River residents as a unified community council.

We have just coopted two new community councillors with great experience and skills, and since our June AGM our volunteers have spent a busy summer, supporting residents with a survey of Lochloy, Merryton and Kingsteps about the proposed Lochloy active travel crossing, keeping tabs on ‘voluntary’ parking charges at the Links and other Common Good car parks and getting this website ready for you.

If you would like to become a community councillor, we have a number of vacancies to fill for adults and two under 18 members. Why not come along to our public meetings and learn more about what we do and the structures within which we operate as a public body.

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers willing to put personal interests aside, and work reliably with others for this community as part of a team. Initial training will be provided and you will need to do some background reading between meetings to keep up with the wide range of public policy matters which come our way, so that you can make fully informed decisions as a community councillor. You should be able to engage respectfully with colleagues and the wider community and listen impartially to diverse views and opinions of local residents, observing confidentiality as required.

You may also be required to represent the community council at meetings and in other public settings and be able to accurately summarise and communicate information about local matters to others, both in writing and face to face.

If you’d like to put your name forward as a community councillor – please contact us.

Also get in touch if you have any concerns or questions about issues affecting your neighbourhood which you would like us to help resolve with Highland Council or other public authorities who provide services and make decisions for Nairn.

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