John Dolan considers last Friday night's NICE launch in his editorial this week and mentions that their success hinges on community support. He says: "However, they are likely to be disappointed that Nairn River Community Council already appear cool to how NICE is shaping up, if the watchdog's recent statement is anything to go by."
The River CC statement raises some concerns yes, but it also offers an opportunity. If NICE were to take up the offer of having 3 Board members from River CC, 2 from Suburban and one from West (in proportion to their respective electorates) then we would effectively have a town council. If the rural community councils had one member each too then we would have an embryonic Nairnshire County Council. The River CC statement is worthy of further analysis. You can read the text here or just simply listen to a text to sound vid below.