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Next Meeting - Monday 15th April 2024

The next meeting of the Cawdor and West Nairnshire Community Council will take place on Monday 15th April at 7.30pm in the Cawdor Community Centre.  We will have updates on several issues raised at the last meeting as well as new items to share. The Agenda and draft Minutes of the meeting held on 12th February can be found here. We hope you are able to join us and look forward to welcoming you.

Winds of Change - AGM

The Winds of Change AGM took place on Tuesday 6th February in the Cawdor Tavern.  The next meeting of Trustees to discuss large grant applications will be on 16th April and applications should be submitted by Tuesday 9th April.  If you would like further details regarding submitting an application, details are on the website.

Local Place Plan - Public Consultation Events

A successful event was hosted by NICE in the Cawdor Community Centre on Tuesday 12th March and was well attended by local residents. This provided an opportunity to register views about the focus of the Local Place Plan for Nairn and Nairnshire, with particular relevance to the Cawdor and West Nairnshire area.  If you didn't make the event in Cawdor, please don't worry as there are further similar events in Croy, Nairn and Auldearn over the next week, details of which can be found here.  The NICE website also includes a digital walk through of the information boards and an opportunity to add any comments.

Beauly to Blackhillock 400kV Overhead Line Project - Public Events

SSEN Transmission are hosting a series of public events across the project route with two in our local area and all interested parties are invited to attend these drop-in exhibitions.  Details of all events can be found here, with the local events highlighted below:

  • Monday 11th March 10am - 1pm in Nairn Community Arts Centre

  • Monday 11th March 3 - 7pm in Fornighty Village Hall

Haventus, Port of Ardersier - Community Benefit Fund

Foundation Scotland hosted a collaborative workshop in Ardersier on Wednesday 13th March, attended by over 60 members of the local community. The 4 Community Council areas involved have been asked to submit 3 representatives for the working group, who will assist in shaping the framework and guidelines for future applications.  The working group aim to have this phase completed in the next 3 months.

 

Jubilee Wood - Hedge planting

Following the great work done by local volunteers to prepare the ground, Cawdor Primary School Sustainability Squad assisted with planting the hedgerows on Thursday 14th March. The year round colour mix of varieties include Rowan, Hawthorn, Dogwood and Wild Cherry.  As the trees grow, this hedgerow will provide shelter for wildlife and birdlife and protection from easterly winds.  If you are interested in assisting with this community project, please do get in touch.

Defibrillator for Clephanton

Clephanton now has a defibrillator thanks to the efforts of residents Liz and Andy Peck, who applied to the Winds of Change for funding.  Local residents were recently given a training session by Peter White of Lucky2BHere, which was organised by Liz.  The new defibrillator is located on the north side of the B9091, next to The Hawthorns and Edgefield.

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