Saturday, October 08, 2011

Nairn's appearance - more evidence of Highland Council neglect!



The above pictures are from the Cemetery field between the Grantown Road and the riverside walks. This is in an area where citizens have voluntary given up their time for two years running now to plant thousands of bulbs to brighten up this strategic approach to Nairn. Contrast the goodwill of the citizens with the failure of Highland Council management to keep the shrub beds free of weeds and couch grass. The appearance of these shrub beds is a total disgrace to a tourist town. Time to pay off a few more suits in Glenurquhart Road and divert more funds to the front line?

The Gurn was alerted to this situation by Billy who told the Gurn: "The shrub beds at the cemetery field are now looking bad and need a good weeding. It looks like with all the cut backs they are getting overlooked, and the beds on the A96 need some attention as well. I'm worried that a lot of the other ones around the town will suffer the same fate. This does little to attract visitors to our town or indeed for our local townsfolk, it seems such a shame when folk are putting in time and effort on planting bulbs and saving beds that were going to be grassed over."

This observer fills that it is time to involve the Royal Burgh of Nairn Community Council Forum in the administration of this type of service in Nairn. Perhaps the usual suspects can could come up with some imaginative suggestions that might ensure that the town's appearance is better cared for and the available resources are better deployed?

8 comments:

Very suspect said...

As the usual suspects have failed so miserably why not make this a challenging exercise for Gurn readers, what services would they cut back given the freeze in council tax?

Jonas Maelstrom said...

Fear not, i will pop along in a bit with my very own brand of weed-killer. Probably best to avoid the area for a bit afterwards, as it is lethal to pretty much everything with a face! How long? Ooooh, say about...fifteen years or so...?

neilscot said...

That area has alway been known as the Tar Pathy!

Keep Nairn Tidy said...

You go through to Forres and look at there gardens and greenary and there all imacullate and well maintained you look at the gardens that the Council in Nairn maintain and there a disgrace. Sorry not having a go at the Council workers they have a hard enough job but the level off standard in Nairn is terrible. If Councillor Chrissie Ellen was still on the Council now she wouldnt stand for any off this. I wish the old team was back on the go they would sort this nonsence out off whats happening in Nairn now.

Major 'Mal' Function said...

Argggghhhh! Just wait til I get my hands on you, Jonas Maelstrom! Arggghhhhhhhhhhh (etc etc etc)

Giant Hogweed said...

Now that River CC has been allocated a massively increased grant to spend on local community projects (the largest increase in the region!) by Highland Council under the new arrangements, why don't they use some of the money to maintain this part of their parish... and indeed the Riverside?

With power, and funding, comes responsibility.

Ealain-Donan-MacRath said...

Well said Giant Hogweed there should be somebody responsible for to see that these areas around Nairn are all kept to a certain level off standard i dont want to slag off whoever is responsible but how far will they let it go.

Gulliver said...

Giant Hogweed! Why dont you go along to the River CC meeting on Tuesday,
and ask the same question,they dont charge for admission by the way.