Nairnshire Committee

Tasks and responsibilities

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The remit of the Nairnshire Committee (NC) is to:

  • appoint the Chair of the Local Committee, responsible for the running of the Committee and the management of its functions. To appoint a Civic Leader where appropriate
  • develop appropriate connections with, and ensure Council support for, the local community planning partnership for the area covered by the Local Committee
  • ensure implementation of the Council’s localism action plan as it relates to the locality
  • scrutinise and monitor the local delivery of Council services, within approved resources and strategy
  • scrutinise the performance of, and engage with, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • monitor the delivery of Council Capital Projects within the local area, as agreed within the Council’s Capital Programme
  • approve delegated local functions e.g. Road Traffic Orders; Road Construction Consents; and Upholding Access Rights
  • champion local initiatives which promote and support the traditional languages, heritage and culture of the Highlands
  • deal with requests for and make nominations/ appointments to local outside bodies not covered by the Council or Strategic Committees e.g. Local Access Forums.
    agree any local community engagement, including the work of Ward Forums in relation to Council business in the locality
  • consider proposals for community participation and transfer of functions to community management / ownership subject to Council policies and as guided by the Communities and Partnerships Committee
  • ensure that all local decisions taken are within the terms of the legislation governing the work of the Council and the approved Scheme of Delegation to Committees and Officers.  

Further details of the terms of reference and the powers and duties delegated to the Committee are set out in the Council's Scheme of Delegation.