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 Highland Council have sent the following update to the B862 road closure;
“Due to poor weather conditions, the resurfacing works on the B862 have been delayed and are now expected to be completed by Friday 13th May”
This will mean that the B862 will remain closed between Abersky and the B851 from 7am until 7pm from Monday 9th May until Friday 13th May.
Concerns have already been raised to THC about the extension of this road closure now clashing with Dunmaglass turbine deliveries that have commenced this week.
Please keep me or any other member of the SFCC informed of any excessive or un-necessary delays, as these will be fed back the THC and wind farm renewable companies at the next SFCC meeting due to take place on 31st May at 7:30pm at Stratherrick Hall.
After a hugely successful 2016 Etape Loch Ness on Sunday 24th April, Malcolm Sutherland from Etape organisers, Caledonian Concepts will be attending the next SFCC meeting on 31st May at 7:30pm in Stratherrick Hall, Gorthleck to provide a debrief.
Any feedback from the community, negative or positive, would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to provide some feedback, please e-mail SFCC Secretary Kim Burton at email@example.com or call 01456 486297.
Congratulations to all who took part on the day and a huge thank you to all the amazing helpers!
UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST
Please see poster from SSE with further details of the turbine deliveries to Dunmaglass Windfarm.
ORIGNAL POST FROM 28th APRIL 2016
Turbine deliveries to Dunmaglass Windfarm are due to start on Monday 9th May.
The delivery schedule shows the abnormal load deliveries happending every Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week throughout most of the summer.
Please be advised that these are controlled by Police Scotland and could change at short notice.
Whilst we are currently awaiting confirmation from Police Scotland regarding the deliveries, it is expected that one delivery will occur in the morning and another in the afternoon. The convoys are each likely to consist of 3 turbine components.
Further updates will be posted as they become available.
The movement of the final 3 sets of blades from Inverness Port to the Corriegarth Windfarm site is planned for;
Tuesday 3rd May x 1 set
Thursday 5th May x 1 set
Friday 6th/Saturday 7th May x 1 set
Weather and police dependent!
Due to the recent resignation of Frank Ellam as the Stratherrick & Foyers Community Benefit Negotiator, the Community Council are now looking to appoint an new Negotiator.
This would be an exciting opportunity for a local individual, who is passionate about their local area, to negotiate with the renewable companies regarding the financial benefit they offer the community.
Anyone interested in finding out more about this role should contact the SFCC Secretary, Kim Burton on 01456 486297 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Progress update from The Highland Council;
Errogie Bend works are progressing well with traffic now moved onto the new section of road under traffic management. This allows for BT diversion works along the length of the old road to be completed. Over the next couple of weeks works will consist of finishing kerbing, path works, carriageway iron works, base course surfacing of passing places and drainage completion.
All of this work will continue under traffic management for the safety of the public and the site personnel given the space constraints on site and tight road width available. RJ McLeod Contractors will seek to minimise delays to residents and other road users at all times.
Some key dates to note;
Separate timetables and updates will be provided by The Highland Council for the other B851/B862 improvements currently under construction.
The Highland Council and RJ McLeod Contractors have expressed their appreciation of residents and road users patience during these essential work and apologise for any delays of inconvenience caused.
The Forestry Commission Scotland have expressed an interest in giving up the ownership/ maintenance of the Farigaig Forestry Commission forest classroom site.
They have proposed that the South Loch Ness community might want to take the site over.
They are leaving it up to the community to decide if, or how much, of the site they wish to take on.
Some possible options for what could be obtained are detailed in the attached presentation;
Anyone wishing to get involved in the Steering Group, or wanting further information should contact;
Catriona Fraser on 01456 486287 or email@example.com