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AGM and June meeting

The AGM and June meeting of the Cawdor and West Nairnshire Community Council took place on Monday 10th June in the Cawdor Community Centre.  The evening was very well attended and Cllr Green presided over the election of Office Bearers. A number of topics were raised, including a representative of the Nairn Golf Club discussing the proposed housing development at Delnies.  Click on the links for Draft Minutes of the AGM and the June meeting or go to the meeting documentation page.

Nairn Bypass Event

This event on 31st May, was organised by the HNM group to discuss the development of the Nairn Bypass and dualling of the A96 between Inverness and Auldearn, and was attended by Fiona Hyslop of the Scottish Government.  Dougie Fraser, representing the CWN area, had his question highlighted and he was able to submit traffic speed data to support our concerns.  Details reported in the Inverness Courier can be found on this link https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/it-s-just-a-mess-residents-share-traffic-fears-at-nairn-352204/

Cawdor Winds of Change

The Trustees met to discuss large grant applications on 16th April. Large grants were approved for the Cawdor Community Centre and the Cawdor Clay Pigeon Shooting Club, along with many small grants for local groups.  Foundation Scotland are assisting the Trustees with a review of how the fund is working, with recommendations for the future.  Trustees next meet on the 26th July, so large grant applications must be submitted by 16th July. Residents living in the Cawdor & West Nairnshire area are eligible for membership at no cost and details can be found on the website.

Cawdor Bonfire & Fireworks 2025

A Planning Meeting was arranged for Tuesday 4th June and local community groups and individuals were invited to join the discussion.  Ideas and concerns were shared and discussed by all those who came along.  We are now focused on delivering a great event on 7th November 2025 with support from Cawdor Community Centre Association and Cawdor Estate.  If you would like to be involved in the organisation, let us know via the contact us page.

The Cawdor Hub

Kirsty Rose, Chair of the CCCA, gave an update at the April Community Council meeting.  The team has been working hard on streamlining communications and reviewing the constitution.  The Community Centre is to be known as the Cawdor Hub, with a focus on being at the heart of the community.  Exciting new projects include a Youth Club and making the space more inviting to smaller groups.  For further details, go to the website.

Cawdor to Nairn River Path

Members of the public are being asked to take care when walking along the river path from Cawdor to the Howford Bridge. Warning signs have been put up by the Highland Council Access Officer, with some diversions at the worst sections where the path has been washed away. The footbridge near the Cawdor Burn, which washed away after storms earlier this year, has been replaced by Cawdor Estate.

SSEN Priority Services Register

SSEN have reminded us of a free support system available to residents in a number of vulnerable categories, including disability, age, those with medical issues.  Registration to the service is free and SSEN would then give extra help during a power cut to those who need it most.  For further details, click on the link.

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