Thursday, December 16, 2010

A chequebook account better than a Facebook account!

Micheal Green was present in the audience at the NICE meeting on Monday night and had some positive words of congratulation on the work achieved so far and hinted that perhaps the 'Nairn Fund' (an organisation set up by the late Bruce Barron and colleagues) could come into play once again for town centre matters.
Micheal told the meeting: "I think we should be looking at the Nairn Fund, how it was set up, how it could be implemented today because I think it would give us cash and give us time to get the town centre we want. It's all very well having a facebook account but a cheque book account is a lot better."


Anonymous said...

NICE should consider the COMMUNITY RIGHT TO BUY Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. This provides opportunities for communities in rural Scotland to apply to register an interest in land and property. The effect of the registration is to provide the
community with a right to buy the registered land if and when the owner decides to sell it
(or more accurately a right to try and buy the registered land since the landowner may subsequently withdraw it from sale).
NICE should approach Highlands & Islands Enterprise for assistance with this. An application can be submitted to the BIG LOTTERY in the 'Investing in Communities' theme:

This could secure access to the necessary community funds (bank account).

Lord Ealan Donan MacRath said...

(COMMUNITY RIGHT TO BUY) Under the provisions of The Land Reform (SCOTLAND)Act 2003, And subject to specific qualifiying conditions,A community body.Formed interems of the Act,Can register an interest in relevent land (Predominatly rural in nature)Which will entitle that body to pre-emtively purchase the land if the owner of the land takes steps to sell it.