NAIRN AND NAIRNSHIRE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP (NNCP)
The Nairn and Nairnshire Community Partnership was set up following the introduction of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
This legislation was created to help empower community bodies by strengthening their voices in relation to decisions about public services. This allows every person to be involved and help make important decisions.
The Nairn and Nairnshire Community Partnership is Chaired by Chief Inspector Jenny Valentine (Police Scotland - Area Commander, South Highland Area Command, N Division).
The Nairn and Nairnshire Community Partnership consists of individuals from the Highland Council, NHS Highland, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Third & Voluntary Sector organisations. Partners ensure the services provided to the local community are to a high standard.
People feel valued and involved when they have a voice in relation to decisions being made within their communities due to their knowledge of the issues and needs of the community.
Communities have more confidence and the ability to learn new skills when they feel they have the correct support. This can lead to:-
Nairn is a town and former burgh located in the Highland Council area. Nairn is an ancient fishing port and market town approximately 17 miles east of Inverness. It is the traditional county town of Nairnshire.
Nairn is best known as a seaside resort, with two golf courses, award-winning beaches, a community centre amongst other attractions and facilities.
The County of Nairn (Nairnshire) is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland. The county was used for local administration until the County Council, based at the county town of Nairn was abolished in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 before the area became one of the eight districts of the two-tier Highland Council region. This arrangement ended in 1996 when the Highland council area was made a unitary authority.
Nairnshire borders Inverness-Shire to the west and south, Moray to the east and has a coastline along the Moray Firth to the north. Nairnshire covers an area consisting approximately 200 square miles.
Nairnshire consists of a flat coastal region where the majority of the population reside with a sparsely populated hilly interior, rising to the foothills of the Grampian Mountain range to the south.
As a Partnership we are continually seeking the views and opinions from the community and partners. We would actively encourage individuals, community groups and partners to be involved in developing and shaping Nairn and Nairnshire through engagement with the Nairn and Nairnshire Community Partnership.
The places where we spend our time have a positive impact on our lives. The look, feel and functions of an area can influence our mental/physical health and wellbeing Improving the quality of our area can help tackle inequalities.
Understanding the existing and potential strengths of a place can ensure that resources are targeted to where they are required.
If you require assistance, further information as to the work of the Partnership or how the Partnership may be able to assist you, please contact the Partnership below.
June 2021 Applications open on Monday 14th June 2021 for Grant Funding. ALL guidance/information and application documents relating to the process are available to download from NHS Highland's website:-www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk.
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