NICE have bounced back into life. The organisation announces on its website today:
"There have been various rumours of our demise, but the reality is that the Directors have been quietly following up on the decisions made at the last AGM. It has taken much more time than anticipated and we had to make sure that the changes to the NICE Articles were sound and, above all, legal. The new Articles will be presented to members for approval at a specially called EGM on the 18th Sept."
NICE is now a Community Development Trust with a right to buy. The organisation will be coming out into the open with their latest plans " A NICE vision for Nairn" on the 12th of October and they are aiming high. The message on their site continues: "The new Community Development Trust will require the involvement and participation of at least a 1000 new members and we invite you to join us."
You can find details of the meeting on the 12th and details of how to join the NICE folk here.
The Gurn predicts that the position of River Community Council vis a vis the Niceafarians will be crucial, can the NICE folk get River onside or will Tommy and his members keep a respectable distance and simply put forward their own ideas for the town centre? The Gurn would also respectfully suggest that if 1,000 members are wanted then NICE should publish the plans on the net and see what the people of Nairnshire think about them right now otherwise rumours could get out of hand about what NICE wish to do with properties in the town centre and perhaps beyond? What harm could it do to release information into the public domain now? It would confirm if NICE are on the right track or not wouldn't it?