Chair: Chief Inspector Jenny Valentine, Area Commander, South Highland, Police Scotland
The Nairn and Nairnshire Community Partnership was set up following the Community Empowerment Act 2015.
This Act was created to help empower community bodies through strengthening their voices in decisions about public services. This means everyone can get involved and help to make important decisions. The Nairn and Nairnshire Community Planning Partnership is made up of people from the local council, health, police, fire, voluntary and leisure/culture/wellbeing services. We make sure that there are good services provided in the local community. People feel better when they have a say about what happens in their communities. They can make things better because they know what will work for them. People feel more confident and learn new skills when they have the right support. This can mean:
As a Partnership we are in the process of gathering initial views and opinions from lot of different people about what they feel is good or what could be better about where they live and the services they receive. We would like to make sure you can get involved so we have multiple things happening but if you aren't able to make it along to an event, conversation or to complete the online survey please get in touch to tell us what you need and we will try to meet those needs if at all possible.
Equally if you are part of a community group or organisation and you would like someone from the Partnership to come and speak with your group please let us know and we shall do what we can.
The places where we spend our time have an important impact on our lives. The way a place looks, functions and feels can influence our health and wellbeing, and the opportunities we have access to. Improving the quality of places can help to tackle inequalities.
Understanding the existing and potential strengths of a place can ensure that resources are targeted to where they are most needed.