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Green Hive Starter kit

Happy Earth Day!As a local charity focusing on the community and enviroment, we want to do our bit to help you connect to people safely and enjoy fun activities with an enviromental focus.Thanks to the flexible support provided by the National Lottery Community Fund we are pleased to be able to show you all what we have been working on: Introducing the Green Hive Starter Kit Earth day is the perfect day to make a choice to live more sustainably – join us to make 2020 the year for championing creativity and positivity in the face of adversity.Whether you are a…

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Two fun days – Creative clean up

Our latest Beach Clean was, once more, well attended with something like 55 people turning out to do their bit. Seemed to us there was a more diverse crew compared to last time – and we’re glad of it. We’re grateful to everyone who came (and to the council boys who came and cleared the bags at the end. We had dry weather, which helped us unearth a couple of tyres, a cupboard door and loads of plastic bags. Overall we had less rubbish to find, which must be good thing. Maybe people are leaving less around, certainly we’re aware…

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Summer Beach and River Clean-up

So you’ll remember the beach clean last November and the Art is Rubbish project & exhibition that followed in January? Well, we’ve teamed up with the Sailing Club and WASPs artists again and are holding another Clean-up this Sunday, 2nd July, starting from the Sailing Club at 10.30 am and finishing around 12.30. It’s a great family outing, exploring, discovering and doing a good job for the wildlife and critters along our shore and riverside. We’ll provide soup and tray bakes between 12.30 and 1.30 – by all means bring your own bites too. We’ll also provide bin bags for…

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Balmakeith Litter

Eleven hearty volunteers rolled up their sleeves on a pleasant day last Friday to discover all sorts of abandoned stuff around the Balmakeith Industrial and Business Park. We were joined on the litter pick by nearby residents as well as members of staff from PHS who have a depot on site. Within an hour we’d collected what you see in the first picture on our Facebook page – here. We finished after three hours! Despite the enormous haul, we encountered loads of pristine sites large and small. Some of the rubbish clearly gets blown into corners by the wind, but it’s…

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Viewfield litter gone

  More than expected came along so we were done very quickly. Nevertheless an assortment of bags, bottles and crisp packets filled out the bin bags donated by Highland council. Thanks to all!

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Litter pick at Viewfield Park

Our next litter pick on Monday 15th August. We’re going to gather up the litter in Viewfield Park blown about in the storm this week. It’s not a big job so we’ll start at 1.30 and it’ll probably be done by 3 or 3.30. Come and join in the fun. Meet at the Stables, opposite the Sports Club.

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Upcoming! Litter Pick

Our next litter pick is going to take place on Monday 15th August, from 1.30. We’re going to clear the litter from Viewfield Park. It won’t take long so we’ll not be organising refreshments this time, but come on down and join us. We’ll have gloves, bin bags and picking sticks provided by Highland Council. This is by way of preparation for our leaf mulching project which will begin in the autumn. Leaf storage areas will be erected against part of the high wall of the Park in the next couple of months.

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A Grand Day

What a day – from Firhall Bridge to the Maggot, and also Lochloy Quarry….around 20 of us all told in both morning and afternoon sessions. Loads of soup, tea, coffee, cakes consumed by hungry litter pickers and some friendly banter. And such a beautiful blue sky day! Lots of bags of litter ready for the Council to pick up and some unusual items among them – an ironing board, bike, street sign and old garage door….and all manner of smaller items. Thanks to all for your efforts, to Ashers for bread and cakes and Highland Council for advice, equipment and…

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Community Litter Pick tomorrow

Come and help clear litter from our riverside. Have a bite to eat, meet up, enjoy yourselves. Litter Pick starts tomorrow at 10 in the morning and again at 2 in the afternoon. Starting point is Riverside Cottage, the last house before Jubilee Bridge on the footpath from town to Boath Park. We’ve been provided with gloves, plastic bags and picker-uppers you can use, and we’ll organise removal of the full bags from the Cottage. A really worthwhile way to spend an hour so – come and join in.

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A Grand Day Out!

Open to everyone –  a grand time to be had! Once you’ve done your bit we’ll be providing a welcome and soup, tea, coffee and biscuits (and maybe cake!). Clearing litter from the riverside is the task for the day, but the whole point is to get together and enjoy time out with other locals. And since we’ll be based from Riverside Cottage, it’s a chance to find out more about Nairn River Enterprise and what we might achieve in future. Not got all day? No bother! Just come along in the morning, or in the afternoon if that suits better….