Stratherrick & Foyers Community Council are looking for a Minutes Secretary/Administrator.
The post is fully funded by Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust. Funding is in place for 12 months with the expectation that SFCT would continue to support the role.
The role is on a self-employed basis at a rate of £15 per hour with up to 20 hours per month required. Driving licence essential.
Training and support will be offered.
Closing date for applications is Friday 24th May – expected start date is 1st June 2019 depending on number of applicants and interviews if necessary.
Any interested parties should contact Catriona Fraser (SFCC Chair) for further details, a full job description and Application Form.
Tel: 01456 486287
Post: Glebe Cottage Gorthleck Inverness IV26YS
|NOTICE OF UNCONTESTED INTERIM ELECTION|
|ELECTION OF COUNCILLORS FOR
STRATHERRICK & FOYERS COMMUNITY COUNCIL
|FRIDAY 23rd JANUARY 2019|
|The following candidates were validly nominated for the above Community Council and as the number of candidates nominated was equal to or less than the number of councillors required to be returned, no poll will take place.|
|Name(s) of candidate(s) remaining validly nominated*||Home Address in full|
|JIM CAMERON||Compass, Whitebridge, Inverness IV2 6VN|
|PHILIP DAVID CROWE||Foyers Lodge, Foyers, Inverness IV2 6XT|
|PAULA PAGE||Craigniche, Glenlia, Foyers, Inverness IV2 6YA|
|*Where the candidate has given a commonly used surname or forename on that candidate’s nomination form, it is that commonly used surname or forename (instead of any other name) that will appear on the Notice of Uncontested Election.|
Stratherrick & Foyers Community Council
NOTICE OF INTERIM ELECTIONS TO STRATHERRICK & FOYERS COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Stratherrick & Foyers Community Council has decided that it needs to formally elect our three co-opted members and associate member via an Interim Election (paid for by SFCC not Highland Council). The CC has an allocation of 8 councillors of which at least 4 must be elected members otherwise we have to go into abeyance – only one elected councillor needs to go for us to be in this position. With so many important projects being undertaken by the CC at the moment, and the Stronelairg Community Benefit Fund money about to be paid, we cannot allow this to happen.
The four elected councillors at present are Ian Bateman, Catriona Fraser Martin Donnelly and Gordon McAandie – they will not be part of this election.
The three co-opted members who need to be elected are Kim Burton, Jim Cameron and Philip Crowe along with Paula Page (associate member). It is worthwhile pointing out that when the Election process is completed, we will only have 7 months until the Highland Council run Community Council elections in September 2019 when the current Community Council will stand down but we need to future-proof the CC for the intervening months.
However, anyone else in the community can nominate themselves for a place on the Community Council and Nomination Forms will be available from me – either by email or via postal paper copy – once the Election process begins. Nomination forms can also be downloaded from here: Nomination Form 2019
If only four nominations are received, there will be NO postal ballot and the four nominees will be duly elected to serve as members of Stratherrick & Foyers CC until September 2019.
The election process will begin on Tuesday 8th January 2019
The election timetable is as follows;
|Tuesday, 8 January 2019||Publication of Notice of Election|
|Wednesday, 9 January 2019||Earliest date for receipt of Nomination Papers|
|Wednesday, 23 January 2019||Latest date for lodging Nomination Papers|
|Friday, 25 January 2019||Latest date for withdrawal of Nomination Paper|
|Friday, 25 January 2019||Where the election is uncontested, Notification issued regarding the calling of the next meeting of the Community Council|
|Wednesday, 6 February 2019||Where the election is contested, post out of ballot papers.|
|Thursday, 21 February 2019||CONTESTED ELECTION DAY – postal ballot papers must be received by 12NOON|
|Friday, 22 February 2019||Counting of the Votes|
|Friday, 22 February 2019||Notification issued regarding the calling of the next meeting of the Community Council|
Minutes and actions from the Roads & Transport public meeting held on 9th October 2018, can be viewed here:
Councillor Davidson, Leader of the Highland Council, has organised a public meeting to discuss transport and road issues within the Stratherrick & Foyers Community Council area.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th October 2018, at 7:30pm in Stratherrick Hall, Gorthleck.
Representatives from Police Scotland (Fort Augustus Station), The Highland Council Roads Department, the Forestry Commission and key contractors from the Stronlairg wind farm development (VESTAS & RJ MacLeods) have been invited to attend, along with Councillor Davidson herself.
Please come along to discuss any transport or road issues that you feel need to be addressed.
If you are not able to attend, but have something that you would like raised then please get in touch with one of your Community Councillors who will happily raise any concerns/issues on your behalf. Community Councillor details can be found on the Contacts page of this website.
Participatory budgeting is coming back to Aird and Loch Ness! ‘PB’ is a process that lets the local community decide for themselves which community projects are needed in their area and involves locals in ensuring public money is well spent. Given the success of previous PB events in Aird and Loch Ness, the local Councillors have set aside £10,000 of grant funding from the Ward Discretionary Budget top hold another event on Saturday October 13th 2018.
The fund is open to any local community, voluntary or non-profit organisations based in Aird and Loch Ness. Projects can be large or small, add value to existing projects or be something completely new.
Grants can be applied for from £100 to £500 and you must submit your application before 5pm on Monday October 1st 2018. If your idea fits, the community will get to vote for the best ideas at an event to be held on Saturday 13th October 2018 at the Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit from 10.30am (doors open at 9.30am).
At the event you will be required to present your idea to the community. The event is open to all, and individuals who would like to help decide are invited to come along and vote for their favourite projects. Those in attendance vote on all the applications and decisions are made on the day.
Application forms can be found on the Highland Council website at: https://www.highland.gov.uk/directory_record/1080456/your_cash_your_choice_october_2018/category/155/grants_for_community_groups (external link) and from the Craigmonie Centre website www.craigmoniecentre.co.uk/ (external link)
If you require assistance with the application form or need any further information, contact email@example.com or contact the Craigmonie Centre on 01463 459 224.
Potholes on our roads causing you issues? Annoyed that the Highland Council never seem to get around to doing anything about them?
Well, here’s how to report them effectively to the Highland Council’s Roads Department;
The more people that report potholes (and other road faults), the better!
More reports = quicker repair!
If you have any issues reporting potholes or other road faults, please contact Kim, the SFCC Secretary on 01456 486297 or firstname.lastname@example.org who will be more than happy to log faults on your behalf.
The Rural Communities Convention will take place at the Craigmonie Centre, Glen Urquhart High School, Drumnadrochit on Wednesday 1st November from 5pm to 8pm.
The event is open to any community groups and the invitation is not limited to a set number from each group.
The invitation can be viewed here: Rural Communities Convention – Invitation letter
The agenda for the evening can be viewed here: 2017.11.01 Rural Inverness Communities Convention AGENDA
Soup and sandwiches will be provided.
Please see below info from SSE regarding HGV lorries travelling through the Strath to carry out B862 overlying works.
Please note that the Stratherrick & Foyers Community Council was NOT consulted on this change to the planning consent.
“To allow us to ensure the overlay work is carried out to the highest standards and in the most efficient way, last week we sought special dispensation from the Highland Council to allow only the HGV overlay material lorries to use the B862/B851 for the duration of the overlay works, which is expected to last up to seven days.
The Highland Council have stated that they consider it ‘reasonable and acceptable’ to allow only these specific HGV movements on the B851/B862 to deliver this road mitigation provided that they are scheduled to avoid the school opening and closing times at Farr Primary School and Stratherrick Primary School.
As such, we will be going ahead with the works which are expected to commence on Thursday 27 April. We anticipate approximately 75 lorry loads will be required to be brought to the site to complete the works over the course of around seven days. Work will not be carried out on the Sunday so it is hoped the works would finish on Thursday 4 May.”