Nairnshire Common Good Fund Budget Agreed for 2024/25

Nairnshire Area Committee members, who met on Monday, 4 March 2024, considered and agreed the Nairn Common Good Fund budget for the forthcoming financial year (2024/25).  Within the 2024/25 budget Committee approved, a revised Pitch Lettings Charging Framework was also agreed for implementation form 1 April 2024.

The 2024/25 budget projects income of £178,204, derived from rents, lettings and revenue generated from invitation to pay parking for the Common Good Fund.

Annual expenditure from the budget will primarily be directed to property maintenance, producing a remaining balance (£48,000) which will then be used to support Common Good Fund projects as agreed by Ward members.  A modest surplus will be returned to the Fund’s Reserves for future use.

The revised Nairn Common Good Fund Pitch Lettings Charging Framework will commence from 1 April 2024.  The framework covers use of Common Good Lands – including The Links, the Maggot carpark and the Bandstand – for major events, weddings, fairground rides, market traders, catering vans, performers/musicians, qualified instructors offering recreational activity and those involved in organising yoga classes and fitness bootcamps.

Councillor Michael Green, Chair of the Nairnshire Area Committee, commented:  “The Charging Framework agreed by Nairnshire members highlights the availability of Common Good lands to host activities and life events, which are either competitively priced or free of charge.  Wedding ceremonies can be held on Common Good Land by local residents for free, including the Links Bandstand.

“Similarly, for the benefit of local residents, between October to March, we will also be making lets available free of charge for wellbeing and fitness classes with up to 12 participants.”

8 Mar 2024