Sunday 13th May from 12pm.
Our first event in the Nairn Viewfield Community Orchard! Bring your picnic blankets and lunch, and join us to celebrate spring and welcome the orchard in to bloom.
There will be a seed, plant and garden tool swap table so bring along any of your extras to share. With some activities for kids (big kids included). All welcome!
Join us Sunday 18th March at 10am. Let’s keep our natural environment clean and beautiful. Meet at the Green Hive Hub, Old Links School, Fishertown. Drinks and snacks provided afterwards, gloves and bin bags provided.
Our legal name is Nairn River Enterprise. We operate as “Green Hive”. This summarises our aims – to do all we can to promote our environment, protect and improve our green spaces, focusing on action, learning and community connections.
Our guiding principles are
- Community led
- Not for personal profit
- Action orientated
- Environmentally sustainable
- Pride in Nairn
- Sustainable economic development
- Jobs and volunteering opportunities
- Learning and development opportunities
Since our formation Green Hive has launched a number of environmental volunteering projects – more than 25 events in the 9 months to April 2018. Through our SEPA-registered community leaf mulching project, Nairn Viewfield community orchard, litter picks, fabric up-cycling project and “Art is Rubbish” competitions, we have made a practical commitment to the local environment.
All of our projects are conceived, developed and implemented by volunteers. Our board and membership are all voluntary and their decision making is steered by the feedback and consultation with our wider network of volunteers. Our ambition is to grow the community assets of our town, both physical assets such as community orchards and skills assets such as sewing and gardening, especially for those living in areas of deprivation.
Our immediate objective is to use the resources we already have to continue making an impact in Nairn and build our support and capacity to deliver.
Our longer term objective is to establish a community hub where people can meet up and think through ideas; a hub which includes a retail outlet to sell upcycled goods collected from the area, a workshop and store where the goods are brought, renewed and upcycled and where people can learn new skills and find routes to employment.
We are looking for a volunteer treasurer to help Green Hive develop and maintain our financial management system. This is an exciting time to support an ambitious local community group to grow. We now have charitable status and multiple funding streams. Our volunteer treasurer will support the organisation to respond to the complexities of managing grant funding as well as accounting for spending and advising our staff member and board on budgeting and fundraising. Initially we envisage a time commitment of a few days spread over a couple of months whilst developing our financial systems, reducing to quarterly input with updates to the board.
Ideally you will have financial management experience and experience of supporting charity or social enterprise finance systems. It is desirable but not essential if you share our goal of enabling environmental sustainability in Nairn through community volunteering and social enterprise.
To find out more contact Kirsty on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07453912697.
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 finance systems.
Three of our current Directors were elected at the previous AGM held in October last year (Corinne Ferguson, Helena Harcourt Robinson and Simon Noble) and two more (Stephen Fuller and Alastair Simmons) were appointed during the intervening period. All of them propose to stand for re-election this year, so successful nominees will be joining a growing band of committed Green Hivers.
To become a member sign up on our website.
Apply to be elected to join our board by emailing us at email@example.com telling us a little about yourself and why you’d like to stand.