One Year Milestone For Ward Forums

Residents living in both the Cromarty Firth and the Tain and Easter Ross Wards are invited to attend their Ward Forums next Thursday (28 August).

Ward Forums have been running for one full year now and have covered topics such as recycling; education and young people; housing development and housing allocations; planning and building control; the need for low flying training; and community safety.

The Highland Council Tain and Easter Ross Ward Forum on Thursday 28 August is being held in the Seaboard Memorial Hall, Balintore. The main topic will be the Highland LEADER Programme funding and how it can support local projects.

On the same evening the Cromarty Firth Ward Forum is being held in the Saltburn Community Hall.  The main topics will be the benefits of renewable energy, with a look at what financial help there is to introduce renewable energy as well as tips on how to save energy, along with a run through of the recently launched Highland 2007 Legacy Fund and how it will help to promote the events, festivals and cultural programme of the Highlands. 

Both Forums start at 7.30pm with teas and coffees available from 7pm.
Ward Forums have been set up across the Highlands to help you have your say in what's happening in your area. The forums meet regularly in public led by the Ward Elected Members in each area, assisted by the Ward Manager. Representatives of Community Councils and partner agencies, such as the police also attend the forums.  The meetings last for up to 2 hours, with a 20-minute slot allocated at the end of the meeting for questions from the public.
If you have an enquiry about your Forum, would like to submit questions in advance of the meeting or have any special requirements or needs to help you take part, please contact your Ward Manager.

For the Tain and Easter Ross Ward contact Carol Elliot at Tain Service Point or by phoning 01349 886643 or by emailing   

For the Cromarty Firth Ward contact Helen Ross at Invergordon Service Point or by phoning 01349 855524 or by e-mailing

Further information can also be found on the Highland Council website under “Your Ward”.

18 Aug 2008