Cromarty Notices and Events (Older than Latest News)
Womens' Come and Try Tennis Sessions
Cromarty Tennis Court
6-8 p.m. Every Tuesday
All are Welcome. It's just for fun and it's for all levels and abilities, come along and give it a try!
CLASSICAL CULTURE IN CROMARTY
In the Sunday Times Culture Supplement on 12th June 2022
GOODBYE BUT NOT FAREWELL
The latest C&DCC meeting, on Monday 25th April, saw Councillor Craig Fraser attending for the last time as our Ex-Officio Member, representing the Highland Council. He is retiring as a Highland Councillor on Thursday 5th May.
To say “He will be missed”, is an understatement. His tenacious ability to see things through, and get jobs done, has been the hallmark of his contribution to Cromarty, and the wider Black Isle community, since he became a Councillor in 2007.
Knowing how much he loves Cromarty, he will still be very much a person who cares about the community and he is already establishing links to continue supporting whoever is elected on 5th May. Whoever it is, they have a very hard act to follow.
Lastly, thank you Dorrie for lending Craig to the community over the last 15 years. His contribution has been invaluable and your support in this is so recognised, and hugely appreciated.
NEW MEMBER JOINS THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
At the latest C&DCC meeting, Andy Thurgood was elected to be a Co-opted Member.
Andy, although fairly new to Cromarty, has already made his mark with valuable work in making sure Cromarty’s interests are well protected, in discussions with both the Port Authority and Global Energy. He has many transferable skills that will further help the Community Council and better represent the Community. Members look forward to working with Andy.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CROMARTY CARE PROJECT for their well deserved Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, and we wish to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers in Cromarty, and across the Highlands, who have kept communities going through these difficult times with both kindness and compassion as reflected in the C&DCC Chair's Annual Report presented on 31st May 2021. Read here.
SUMMER IS HERE SO IT MUST BE THE START OF THE YOUTH CAFE'S SUMMER PROGRAMME!!
From Monday 28th June until 30th July the Youth Cafe will be presenting a Summer Programme to put some smiles back on the faces of Cromarty's young folk. Click here for full details.
Massive thanks to all the funders for making this happen -
Cromarty Care Project, MFR Cash for Kids, the Highland Council Black Isle Ward and the Middleton Trust.
In addition, thank you to Highlife Highland for their support.
Finally, although it would be great fun to see the young ones take part, please will all adults remember that there are still restrictions in force to keep us all safe by limiting the numbers permitted to gather outdoors. Please be sensible and stick to the rules.
WORK STARTING ON THE CROMARTY DEVELOPMENT TRUST WHITEDYES CAMPER VAN SITE
The first phase of work on the ground to create their new Camper Van site begins on Monday 17 May, with the cutting down of some trees. "We've had VERY LONG discussions with Highland Council Planners and Highland Council Tree Officers about which trees can be cut and when they can be cut; and we are doing exactly what we have been given permission to do and nothing more", says Sheila Currie of the CDT and "Cutting trees can feel like a drastic surprise, but removing a group of the self-seeded sycamores was always an essential part of the plan, and we've described the need for tree cutting work in all our community meetings, Cromarty Live newsletter articles etc."
New tree planting at the west of the site will be done in the autumn. The work will take a few days and will be done during the day only. CDT expect to begin the groundworks for the site soon.
Some important information from Highland Council about mental health and support here.
SLIGHTLY OLDER POSTS...
DEVELOPMENT TRUST WHITEDYKES CAMPSITE GETS PLANNING APPROVAL
Finally, after months of negotiations, the plan for the campsite development has been approved by Highland Council. The site layout can be viewed here.
CROMARTY RISING LATEST
An update on Cromarty Rising's petition to Scottish Government regarding the Port Of Cromarty Firth and its relationship with local communities is available here.
'OIL RIGS – LOVE THEM OR HATE THEM' RESULTS
Following the request for resident opinions and comments in the August Newsletter, the C&DCC has received emails and letters from 26 different residents. The results were as follows –
‘LOVE THEM’ – 11.54% (3)
‘HATE THEM’ – 80.77% (21)
‘ON THE FENCE’ – 7.69% (2)
Some of these responses were very emotive and at their meeting on Monday 31st August, the C&DCC unanimously decided the following –
“Members therefore agreed the C&DCC would support action or comment necessary to oppose rig noise around Cromarty.”
It was also decided to keep separate our actions relating to the Cromarty Firth Port Authority’s potential application to make the Cromarty Firth a Free Trade Zone or Port. The C&DCC involvement in this process will be led by Kari and
“.. Members agreed KM can freely ask questions on behalf of the C&DCC to gather more details about the proposals and impacts on the local area.”
COURTHOUSE LOOKING FOR TRUSTEES
Cromarty Courthouse are appealing for new trustees. Further information here. The number to contact should read 600819
C&DCC Online Meetings
Invitation for members of the public to join the virtual meeting
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, all current C&DCC meetings are held virtually using the `Whereby` platform.
If you would like to join us, please e/mail you request to: email@example.com
This will be on a first come first serve basis. We will then advise you of log in details and meeting protocol.
Dear friends and neighbours - The Community Council is still working with various groups in Cromarty to help and protect the most vulnerable residents.
This continues to be an unprecedented situation. If you have any suggestions on what would be helpful please contact us at Cromartydistrictcc@gmail.com
We regret to announce that, owing to the current coronavirus pandemic, the weekly Tuesday Talks at Hugh Miller's have been suspended with immediate effect. We fully intend to reinstate our Tuesday Talks when it is deemed safe to do so. Please watch this space for further updates - thank you, and our best wishes to you all.
PROPOSED CHANGES TO TACKLE TRAFFIC ISSUES IN CROMARTY
You are invited to view the proposals to manage traffic flows differently in the town here. Comments and feedback forms are available in the Post Office, or opinions can be e-mailed directly to the Community Council.
INVERNESS ROAD TRAFFIC PLANS
A public exhibition on proposed changes to the Longman Roundabout junction is being held. Further information can be found here
DROP IN EXHIBITION AT VICTORIA HALL
Tuesday 25th April - 15.00 to 20.00
Re Nigg Planning Application Below
Click here for details