Meetings 2023

NRCC meetings – normally take place on the middle Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Nairn Community and Arts Centre in King Street.

Additional public meetings may be scheduled around key topics and in other local venues as appropriate.

For 2023 provisional dates are as follows:

23 January 2023 (joint meeting with Nairn West and Suburban CC)

Upcoming Meetings

22 February, 22 March, 19 April, 17 May, 21 June

Community Councils are required to hold at least 7 meetings per year including our AGM. Despite COVID restrictions 2021 was our busiest year ever with 19 public meetings hosted

10 meetings plus our AGM were held in 2022

Agendas for NRCC public meetings are normally notified in public 7 days in advance on the Castle Square Noticeboard, and promoted via local social media including this website.

We encourage local residents to attend our public meetings, to learn about how local government policy making and development works and to have their say on the issues which matter to Nairn. New community council volunteers are always welcome.

All current community councillors in Highland will step down at the end of 2023.

Local residents with spare time and energy to volunteer for your community, (it is an unpaid role) are encouraged to get involved and stand for election by local people as a community councillor in the autumn of 2023, to serve for the next 4 years from Jan 2024

In the meantime, we have one vacancy remaining for a coopted member, and are always keen to welcome new (non voting) ‘Associate’ members from local interest groups and all neighbourhoods across the Nairn River community ( click to see map) to contribute local views and information at our public meetings.

With a new Academy on the way, we would particularly like to hear from young people and parents of school age children.

Nairn’s 4 new Highland Councillors, elected in May 2022, as ex officio CC members, are invited to all our public meetings to keep local residents up to speed with Council matters, and to hear about the issues that matter to the local community.

We welcome the commitment of the newly elected Chair of the Nairn and Cawdor Ward, Highland Councillor Michael Green, who has confirmed his commitment to working with his Ward team of 3 colleagues Cllrs Laurie Fraser, Barbara Jarvie, Paul Oldham, Ward Manager Lewis Hanna and community representatives to deliver on the two following priority actions:

1/to pilot a new local body to oversee management of Nairn’s Common Good Assets

2/to collaborate on community led development of a Local Place Plan in line with the new Scottish National Planning Framework ( NPF4) which came into force in February 2023

This is urgently needed to help target more public investment in Nairn’s overstretched infrastructure (including securing an A96 bypass and improving amenities and public services such as healthcare, education and transport for both locals and visitors).

It will also protect Nairn’s precious natural environment by clarifying ‘green’ priorities for the town and surrounding areas, including sustainable local job creation and a low carbon ‘circular’ economy, and in line with NPF4 policy will prioritise regeneration of existing town centre buildings over out of town newbuild.

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