At the EGM last night (Tuesday 18th Sept) members unanimously approved the new Articles for NICE. This means that NICE is now officially a Community Development Trust with Right to Buy, approved and supported by the Scottish Government and OSCAR (the charity regulator).
Consultations have taken place with officials and elected representatives of Highland Council and presentations will be made to each of the Community Councils – starting with Nairn West CC tonight (Wednesday 19th Sept. Community Centre at 7.30pm) to be followed by Nairn River CC next Monday (URC, King St at 8.00pm) and Nairn Suburban at Nairn Academy on Tuesday 25th.
The ideas being presented are broad brush strokes about possible ways forward but the whole enterprise will depend on residents contributing their own ideas. Nairn has always had a future but we have often wondered if we had any say in what that future would be. Now the community has a real chance to set – and implement – its own vision.
There will be a public presentation on the 12th Oct at the Community Centre – “A Vision for Nairn”
Meantime you may be interested to look through the new NICE Articles here