Last night at the River CC meeting in the URC hall Tommy Hogg outlined his organisation’s grass-cutting submission to the Highland Council’s Community Challenge Fund.
He read out the proposal: “Our proposal is to assume responsibility for the maintenance of the common areas of the town of
Tommy then said: “I know it is a big undertaking but I am convinced it could work.”
He went on to say that the proposal would be discussed by the Highland Council on the 13th of June.
Brian Stewart (of the Westies) was present at the meeting too and he said: “It’s a suck it and see approach. Have a go, see how the Council react and see what works. It’s worth a try.”
Tommy added: We did get in touch with Liz and Colin and they were more than confident that it could be taken forward.
The River CC proposal, if it were successful, would go a long way to resolving a grievance that many have in the town over the way control of grass cutting was taken away from local control by the last Highland Council administration. Tommy and his colleagues also obviously feel that the present voluntary efforts that many (such as Keeping Nairnshire Colourful and Murd and his fellow river patrol squad) put into keeping up the appearance of Nairn could be considerably augmented and integrated into their plans to care for and enhance the local environment.