Town Charrette : NICE was delighted to have been able to participate in the Nairn Town Charrette last year. The Action Plan is now available for public comment. It is encouraging that the Plan embodies many of the ideas brought forward by the various groups and individuals that participated. There is general agreement about what needs to be done to make Nairn a better place. We are pleased that Highland Council regard NICE as having a real role to play going forward and we will respond to the invitation to make written submissions by 15th May. This will take the form of a “manifesto” which will describe how NICE propose to take matters forward. The emphasis will focus on a “vision” of how the town and town centre in particular might look eventually, and start planning around that to deliver projects as finances permit. Other groups such as the Assoc of Nairn Businesses and the Nairn Economic Initiative will no doubt make their own submissions and we are more than willing to work with others to see the plan become reality.
Harbour Project: Following the encouraging meeting of interested parties in October 2013 around the Harbour, we have agreed follow-up on the Steering Group Brief that NICE prepared as facilitator. See the Oct 2014 report further down this page.
The Wetlands Project is in the “ownership” of Dick Youngson and his team. NICE has agreed to be the charity “umbrella” and provide a suitable legal structure should this venture proceed.
Men’s Shed: A Men’s Shed is where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment. If you feel you would like to get involved in setting up a pilot Men’s Shed, or are simply intrigued to find out more, please go along to the open meeting on Wednesday 22 April at 2.00pm in Nairn Dunbar Golf Club Lounge. Roy Anderson is organising the meeting and would appreciate having a rough idea of numbers attending. Please phone him on 01667 455620 or email email@example.com if you would like to attend. Download poster here.