Wednesday, 12 December 2012

NRCC Plan for Business 2013/14

A presentation that was made in the Community Centre on the 12th of December 2012

 Please note slides 2 and 5 will load line by line and slide 11 will only load line by line each time you click on the mouse - apart from that this slideshow is quite simple to use.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Green Dog Walkers

Thank you to all responsible dog owners in Nairn. Please can you help educate others who are not and get them to sign the pledge on the following leaflet.
 NRCC is currently in contact with Highland Council about this and these two links connect with a leaflet about the how  to be a Green Dog Walker
Page 1 of Green Dog Walker Leaflet Page 2
See our letter to Highland Council re Dog Dirt

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Nairn Riverside Environmental Improvement Work

We are delighted to say that our Chair has accessed more funds to complete this work.
An area of wood by the river between the A96 Road Bridge and the Merryton Bridges needed some attention. Despite it being next to a lovely stretch of the river it was not easy to get to.
Some of the people who were using the area had a tendency to misbehave. Meanwhile plans were being made to control and eradicate invasive non-native plants the length of the River Nairn system. There is also a storm overflow pipe discharging grey water into the river. The
Community Council felt it could do something about this and LEADER agreed to fund most of the necessary works.

By the time you read this most of the work on the trees and shrubs will have been done. We have tried to make the area easier to see into by cutting back the scrub by the path and pruning the lower branches off the trees. It should be a bit lighter in there now too. The theory is that if you can see into and through a wood people are less likely to hang out there and get up to no good.

We have also had a go at tackling the Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam. The Knotweed has been sprayed a couple of times this year and the plants adjacent to the river will be injected with herbicide. Knotweed is pretty hard to get rid of and treatment will have to continue for a few years yet. The Himalayan Balsam is another plant that dominates the riverbank to the cost of our native plants. It is something you can pull out of the ground and compost – a greener and more labour-intensive alternative to herbicides which we will try on the site again over the next few years. In time our native plants should return to this area of the riverside.

What else is being done? The Storm Overflow Pipe has been extended and will no longer discharge out into the wooded area. The  interpretive panel by the Merryton Bridge is being erected this week

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Highland Council Officer for Tenant Participation

Kate MacLennan, Highland Council Officer for Tenant Participation will attend our next  meeting on 18th Sept, 7.30pm at the Community Centre.To introduce herself, describe what Tenant Participation is, and ask if there are any local issues relating to social (council) housing that they feel tenants might like to take action on. She adds "You mentioned allocations being an issue which might come up - I'll have a further look in to some statistics on that and will aim to bring them to the meeting."

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Supported Housing

We were asked about supported housing for young adults with learning disabilities in Nairn . We are awaiting the results of questionnaires administered by Health and Happiness across Highland and particularly in Nairn before can offer further support. We have also asked  Highland Council for more information about specialist housing needed

No respite beds in Nairn

We are continuing to search for  ways of lobbying for a better service.We understand that money is short,but unpaid carers save Highland Region a lot of money and they need breaks to continue. Service users find going out of Nairn for respite care-often a long way from home prevents their friends from visiting and serves to increase isolation and confusion. 
If you  are an unpaid carer you may contact Citizens Advice Bureau Nairn for advice on benefits and Connecting Carers Inverness for advice for coping with caring.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Are you an unpaid carer for someone in your family?

See our Carer's Page for useful information
Connecting Carers is exploring ways of making Carers breaks easier to access for members of our Carers Network Want to know more ? follow link.Connecting Carers or telephone 01463723573
They are also running courses on: 
Looking Forward-Explore a life of your own

at Nairn Community Centre on Thursday 31st May, 7th,14th,28th June 2012 at 10am-2.30pm

Transport and respite costs are available.Looking Forward is FREE to unpaid carers.

If you are interested in Looking Forward and would like to know more, or you would like to book a place on the course please contact Tina on 01463 723573 or email or 01463 723574