27 March 2018Community Broadband update

Just a quick update on the Connecting Strathnairn Broadband project. We've now commissioned the surey work to take place, and over the coming few weeks there will be representatives from two local companies out and about in Strathnairn checking coverage options. There is a fair amount of hill walking and door knocking involved as they establish the different options and technologies available to us. Watch this space and also the Strathnairn Facebook page for further updates.

02 February 2018Minute Secretary

Strathnairn Community Council are seeking a minute secretary to record its meetings. A payment of £65.00 per meeting is offered.

The task involves attending the Community Council meeting to take a record of the general discussion and any decisions that are made.  Following the meeting a typed record in minute form is required.  In order to comply with the requirements of the Highland Council this has to be circulated as a draft no less than 14 days after the day of the meeting.

The Community Council hold their meetings at 7:30 pm in Farr Community Hall on the third Monday of the month with the exception of August and December when there is no meeting.  The meetings usually last 2hrs.

If you are interested or would like to learn more about this post please contact secretary@strathnairncc.com

31 January 2018Community Asset Register

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched the Community Asset Register (CAR) in 2017.

Essentially this is a register of volunteers who have a particular asset or skill which they feel could be used to support emergency services and responders at an incident.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are seeking people who are interested in putting their names forward for this register.

Any questions should be sent to SFRS.CommunityAssetRegister@firescotland.gov.uk

Examples include someone with a boat who could be called in times of flooding to assist evacuate people from houses to a place of safety. Similarly someone with a 4X4 may be used in times of severe snow to transport vulnerable people to a community hall.

Further information about the CAR

Unfortunately, it is impossible to gauge how often a volunteer will be requested.

Mobilisations can be determined by severe weather, a specific type of asset/skill required for the incident, the emergency services availability and resources in the area and the location of the volunteer.

It must be stressed that even when someone has registered, they are under no obligation to mobilise when they are called by the Operations Control centre.

For anyone to register an interest and request a form they would be required to email: SFRS.CommunityAssetRegister@firescotland.gov.uk and a registration form will be sent to be completed along with guidelines on how to complete the registration process.

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