Sewage Spill at Lochloy/Kingsteps

Here at Nairn River we are devastated but not surprised to hear of  yesterday’s  sewage flood at Kingsteps. This  occurred on Wednesday at the newest development at  Lochloy  which we campaigned so hard in 2018 to persuade Highland Council to reject  for reasons exactly like this.   As far as we are aware, no homes wereContinue reading “Sewage Spill at Lochloy/Kingsteps”

Citizen Action to improve Nairn’s environment- the tale of a Bench

Click here to watch the ‘makeover’ of this Riverside bench. This was achieved with volunteer effort, donation of wood from a local business, paint from the Council, and coordination by Nairn River CC . Not everything is about ‘money’…….. We also note this week in the local press another recent example in the Nairn RiverContinue reading “Citizen Action to improve Nairn’s environment- the tale of a Bench”

Special Meeting Wednesday 29 Sept for Nairn River CC

Nairn River CC is holding an additional special meeting on Wednesday 29th September to discuss proposed new governance structures for Nairn and Nairnshire . Agenda Special Meeting of NRCC 29th September 2021 The proposed structure for a new Nairn Economic Development Forum to operate in parallel with a new more collaborative, community focussed and outcomeContinue reading “Special Meeting Wednesday 29 Sept for Nairn River CC”

Decision Time for Nairn’s 4 Councillors Nairnshire Committee preview

By the time that Nairn River Community Council meets next Wednesday night in public the Nairnshire ‘Local Area’ Committee ( Nairn’s 4 Highland Councillors) will have made some big decisions affecting Nairn and Cawdor Ward at their quarterly meeting. The agenda published on the Highland Council website a week ahead of this meeting is belowContinue reading “Decision Time for Nairn’s 4 Councillors Nairnshire Committee preview”

Agenda NRCC meeting 15 Sept 2021

The Agenda is below for the next Nairn River CC public meeting is here NRCC Agenda 15th September. Members of the Public wishing to attend the NRCC Meeting should send an email to: nrcc.online@outlook.com including their name and postcode. The invitations will be sent close to the meeting date. As usual for security reasons NRCCContinue reading “Agenda NRCC meeting 15 Sept 2021”

Lochloy Residents say No to foot/cycle bridge to Balmakeith and Yes to a road with active travel across railway (and some community facilities please…)

A summary of findings of a community survey of 1000 households at Lochloy, Kingsteps and Merryton is below. The subject was initial designs put forward by Highland Council for an active travel crossing over the railway to Balmakeith. You will also find below, Nairn River Community Council’s formal submission to the Highland Council consultation onContinue reading “Lochloy Residents say No to foot/cycle bridge to Balmakeith and Yes to a road with active travel across railway (and some community facilities please…)”

CCTV – does Nairn want more? 32 BID members say YES. What do residents think? And who pays? Common Good?

You may have seen on Nairn’s local Facebook pages that Nairn BID members/local businesses had been asked by Highland Council whether they wanted more CCTV for Nairn. Results of a Nairn BID survey of members( pasted below) have been shared by Councillor Saggers who is a member of the Nairn BID board as well asContinue reading “CCTV – does Nairn want more? 32 BID members say YES. What do residents think? And who pays? Common Good?”

1000 houses for Granny Barbour’s Road ? Open for pre consultation till end September Have your say ..

Nairn River Community Council recently attended a public online meeting on 2 Sept for Nairn residents to have their say on a proposed major development by Springfield Properties PLC for 1000 new houses in the Granny Barbour’s Road area of East Nairn. This is a ‘pre-planning consultation’, legally required to last at least 12 weeks,Continue reading “1000 houses for Granny Barbour’s Road ? Open for pre consultation till end September Have your say ..”

Two Nairn CC’s call for urgent Nairn flood prevention action

As you may have noticed from the Inverness Courier Nairnshire edition this week, Nairn River’s Chair, Hamish Bain has backed the Chair of Nairn West and Suburban CC in sending a joint letter to Highland Councillors urging urgent progress on flood prevention action. Nairn simply cannot afford to wait another decade for this work toContinue reading “Two Nairn CC’s call for urgent Nairn flood prevention action”