LOCAL EVENTS

To place a poster on the community notice board please contact Ian Williams Chairman on 01463 790282
Posters must be no larger than A4 please
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Police Scotland - Operation Monarda – is an ongoing country wide operation regarding Bogus type workmen, carried out in conjunction with Trading Standards. Traditionally this is the time of year when this type of issue comes to the fore. We ask residents are cautious should door step callers attend offering roofing or gardening services.

Any concerns, incidents or sightings should be reported to Police Scotland using the 101 non emergency phone number.  Any information can also be reported anonymously using Crimestoppers on – 0800-555-111. 

More information click here

Community Lunches

The successful Culloden Baptist Church lunches are starting up again on the 1st Friday of every month in Balloch Hall. The first one will be on Friday 6th Sept from 12-2pm in the large hall. The cost remains the same, £3.50 for homemade soup, baking, tea and coffee

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

The Village Trust has the following equipment which is available for loan for community use: slide projector, screen and 3-fold display boards. Please email Susan Williams if you would like more info.

Dial A Bus


For more information on Dial-A-Bus - please visit 
http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourenvironment/roadsandtransport/publictransport/dialabus.htm


UK HONOURS

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their valuable voluntary or community work?  Then why not consider nominating them for a UK Honour?

If someone has gone the extra mile over and above their day job, this is someone who can be considered.  Perhaps they've demonstrated innovation and entrepreneurship or philanthropy. Their fundraising efforts have had a positive effect in their local community or they've achieved great things against the odds. 

Any and all of these are things that can be considered.

Achievement comes in many forms but what stands out is someone who has made a difference in their field of work or community. However, it should not be just because of their job title(s) or the grade they have attained.

Honours can be awarded for all sorts of work - paid or unpaid - but your nominee must still be involved in the activity for which they're nominated.

Other than where the nomination is for someone who has been doing voluntary work in retirement, people who have retired will not be considered unless it is within one year of them retiring.  If you are thinking of nominating someone for their work (voluntary or otherwise), consider submitting it at least 1 year before they are due to retire to ensure they are in with a chance. If they are particularly young, could they achieve more in their career in future?

To be in with a chance of seeing your candidate on the Honours List, you have to make sure your nomination has what it takes to make it all the way.

Has your nominee: made a difference to

  • their community or field of work?
  • improved the life of those less able to help themselves?
  • displayed moral courage and vision in making tough choices and hard applications?
  • How do they compare to others doing the same work?  
General UK Government Cabinet Office guidance to nominators states that if a candidate has not had word of any award in a two year period then they are unlikely to have been successful.  Scottish Government Honours Secretariat retain documents for five years and are happy to update nominations if new information is received.  After five years, a fresh nomination would be required.

There are two Honours rounds per year.  New Year and Birthday and we are particularly keen to get representation from more ethnic, disabled or female candidates for all levels.

More information on UK Honours including the nomination form and guidance, which is UK wide, can be found at:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/UKgovernment/Honoursawardsandmedals/TheUKHonourssystem/index.htm

Forms can be sent to the Scottish Government Honours Secretariat at 3D South, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ either by post or by email to honours@scotland.gsi.gov
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HIGHLAND SENIOR CITIZENS NETWORK

The Highland Senior Citizens' Network was established in 1995 against a background of reducing resources and a perception that the quality of life was in danger of deteriorating for older people. The Highland Senior Citizens' Network rapidly achieved a high profile with its campaign recognised by both the statutory authorities and the media as the authentic voice of the Highland senior citizens

Issues that have been tackled:council residential home closures charges for community care services petrol prices village shops concessionary travel cold weather payments care and repair cutbacks swimming pool charges wheelie bins central heating.

Any individual or organisation subscribing to the aims of the Senior Citizens’ Network and accepting its constitution shall be eligible for membership.

There are three categories of membership:

Individual Pensioners, Affiliated Organisations and Groups Other interested and concerned individuals

A pensioner shall be defined as an individual of an age which makes him/her eligible to receive a retirement pension from the State or other source.

For further information please contact:HSCNBox 30124 Station Square, InvernessIV1 1LD E-mail:
hscn@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.hscn.co.uk.

TRAVELINFO:

To find out when the next bus is due or to plan a journey:

T. 0871 200 2233 (10p per minute from BT landlines, charges from other providers may vary)

W. www.travelinescotland.com

M. www.nextbuses.mobi

App. traveline scotland

Text. Text your bus stop code for the next 5 buses at that stop (
www.travelinescotland.com for code)

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