Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nairn Town Centre regeneration group formed – more time wanted for consultation with Highland Council

Over thirty people attended a meeting in the Courthouse this evening to discuss the formation of a Town Centre Regeneration Group. A steering group was formed to investigate possible options for setting up a formal constituted organisation. Several suggestions were put forward including a CIC (Community Interest Company), a Company limited by guarantee, or a Development Trust. The steering group will meet next week at a venue yet to be confirmed. It was also agreed to write to Highland Council to ask for an extension to the consultation period until Easter of next year. The town’s three community councils and the Nairn Business Association will also write to the Highland Council with the same request.
Liz declined to be a committee member but will take ordinary membership and give advice to the project.
It is painfully obvious that the new organisation will have a lot of work to do and will need the support and active participation of as many Nairn residents as possible. Time to get involved Gurnites.


Unknown said...

I'm all in favour of this. It could work just like BID in Inverness (which has had a fair degree of success). It's about time someone stood up to the Council and the faceless planners.

Brian @ said...

Instead of calling it the "Nairn Town Centre regeneration group" why not just grab the bull by the horns and call it the "Royal Burgh of Nairn council", and steal a march on the HC? :)

Graisg said...

A good suggestion Brian, the Steering Group opted for 'NICE' however - Nairn Improvement Community Enterprise
And more information should be released into the local press next week.