Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Community Centres in the Highland Capital to take a big hit?

Invernessians are waking up to the fact that they might be without a few of their Community Centres in the near future. One wonders too what the proposed cuts might mean for the funding of Nairn Community Centre in years to come, given the prevalent 'nothing is sacred' philosophy emanating from Glenurquhart Road these days. The Courier reports:

'THE names of six Inverness community centres facing the threat of possible closure by Highland Council emerged yesterday.
The future of centres in Hilton, Raigmore, Dalneigh and Smithton/Culloden, plus two in the city centre, hang in the balance as the council looks to curb its spending and save millions of pounds.
All currently receive cash from the local authority to help with staffing and other costs.
The cash-strapped council says closing up to four of them would help save around £133,000 each year on staffing and running costs, although it has not stated which ones might face the chop.
It wants the public to have its say on the proposals before making any final decisions.
The idea, however, is already facing fierce opposition from angry residents mounting a campaign against any closure plans.'

More on the Courier website. Looks like the Invernessians that want to protect their community centres could do with a facebook group.

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