Friday, September 25, 2015

Developing play projects in Nairn

A Highland Council press release:

"Nairn play is now firmly on the agenda following a meeting of interested parties held recently in the Community Centre. 

Organised by the Highland Council, parents, locals and representatives from the town’s community councils and Nairn Initiative Community Enterprise (NICE) heard about the success of the Ardersier PLAY project from the volunteer committee. The meeting also heard about how to access funding from sources such as the Big Lottery.

Alice Tree, secretary of Ardersier PLAY group said: "We were delighted to be given the chance to share our experiences and to show how we worked through our project. We hope that our experiences will encourage others to go for it too."

At round table discussions, groups then had the opportunity to put forward their ideas for what they would like to see provided in Nairn. Many parents at the meeting signalled their interest in becoming involved and in going on to develop play projects.

On behalf of the Nairn Ward Councillors, Area Leader Liz MacDonald said, "It was great to see so many people attending from across the whole of Nairn. I hope that a follow up meeting can be arranged soon as there is a lot of interest in this subject presently and a willingness to be involved. I look forward to working with parents, Councillors and the wider community on this project."

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