The Gurn understands from unreliable sources close to River Community Council that there has been a big take up on their survey forms put around all the houses in Broadhill. The forms were put out to determine how public opinion lies as to whether that area should be the Nairn guinea pig test-bed for switching one in every two street lights off to save money.
The Highland Council had asked River CC for their views. River CC quite sensibly asked the citizens themselves and it looks like Broadhill residents have responded very well to someone bothering to ask them their thoughts. That sounds a bit like democracy it action doesn't it? One wonders why the Highland Council couldn't have asked the residents themselves in the first instance. The results are not in the public domain yet according to our unreliable sources but it seems those Highland Council folk in favour of a partial black-out up at Broadhill will not be happy with the result.