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Nairn River Enterprise Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017

New members wanted to join our board. The AGM takes place this year on Thursday 23rd November, starting at 7.30 pm in the Green Hive Hub at the Old Links School, Grant Street, Fishertown. We will be delighted to receive applications from among our wider membership to join our board at the AGM. Board members are Directors and Trustees of the charity and steer the work of the organisation. We are hoping in particular to receive applications from individuals with knowledge and interest in upcycling and recycling, and/or with financial management experience and experience of supporting charity or social enterprise…

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Charity

We’ve just achieved charitable status. You’ll be able to find out about our governance and financial performance through OSCR, the charity regulator’s website. Whilst this strengthens our governance and reinforces our obligation to deliver benefit for the community, it also opens a door to a broader range of sources of funding for our projects.

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Nairn Town Community Orchard

This Autumn Green Hive are supporting the start of a community orchard in Viewfield Park. 16 fruit trees including old and local varieties of apple, plum, pear and cherry will be planted in the area between the old stables and the bowling club on the left of Viewfield Drive. Most of the trees will be supplied by Nairn Allotments’ Orchard Group who have tried and tested many varieties of fruit trees and have given us excellent advice. The orchard will be open to the public and we invite everybody to use and enjoy the space and benefit from the trees…

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Vote For Us – funding from Tesco for the orchard

Call for help! We need your votes for our community orchard project! We’ve applied to Tesco’s Bags of Help programme for funds to help with the community orchard and our other projects. We’ve been shortlisted with a project from Kinloss and one from Forres, and now the public chose which of us should get the money by a vote at our nearest store. Vote for us in Forres Tesco to win funding to start a community orchard in Viewfield Park (we have some funding but need more). Voting is happening in Tesco’s Forres branch only between now and the end…

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Project Work contract

We had 4 really good submissions for this contract. We’re delighted to have contracted Kirsty Ellen, local lass made good, to help us get set up at the Links Studios, recruit more members and get some more projects going. Kirsty has a wealth of experience in community development and is a committed up cycler! She’ll be starting with us in the middle of June, so watch out for more from her as she gets going.

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Our Community Orchard

We’re going to set up a community Orchard in the autumn. This is a great way of people getting involved in something which benefits everyone – free fruit, make your own jam, learn about growing, plants, insects etc. It’s a great thing for young families to do occasionally and there will be an ongoing need for people to keep things in the orchard enclosure tidy and cared for. We want to know whether you think it’s a good idea and whether you would like to support it by giving some time to help. [polldaddy poll=9747200]

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First contract for project worker available 

Interested in community work? Worked with volunteers? Like meeting people? If so, we want to hear from you. Green Hive has got a short term contract worth £2,000 available to someone who’d like to help us co-ordinate our projects and recruit new volunteers.  Could be ideal for students, people already in part-time work or those with a little time available over the next few months. If you’re interested in what happens in Nairn, environmental regeneration and, best of all, upcycling, this could be a great stepping stone. To find out more and get a contract specification, call us on 07453…

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Litter 'n leaves

Last Friday we did a couple of hours behind the cadet hut at John Street…down the hill to Mill Road, Church Road and across part of Riverside Park. Grateful thanks to our volunteers and the Council’s boys for fetching the bags and stuff we collected. You can see more on Facebook. NEXT we’re down at Viewfield Park stables sorting out the leaf bays we set up last year. Anyone can join in these activities (under 16’s with adult please). We’re meeting at 10 am tomorrow, Saturday, and will be there for no more than a couple of hours. Tea, coffee,…