Community Resilience Group Weekly Briefing – 18

Dear Community Resilience Group/Community Council

I hope you have all had a good week.  Please find attached this week’s email briefing which includes information on:

  • Green Health Events – opportunity to apply for funding to run a green health event or activity this summer
  • Awareness raising of a new phone scam around National Insurance numbers
  • Launch of a consultation on active travel within the Inner Moray Firth area
  • Information from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on promoting careers to underrepresented groups

This is accompanied by a stakeholder briefing from NHS Highland.

This week’s virtual briefing is introduced by myself and Phil Waite who is the Countryside Team Leader.  Phil will provide an update on the new seasonal access rangers who the Council have appointed to support visitor management across the area.  As noted in the briefing, the contact for the access rangers is accessrangers@highland.gov.uk  but please remember that they are not an emergency reactive service and are there to engage & educate rather than enforce.

The briefing can be accessed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR5jME-DmIM and the slides are also attached.

Just a reminder, and to add to the information in the virtual briefing, for groups in the Dingwall/Black Isle areas, the community testing unit will be in Dingwall next week.  The mobile unit will be at the lorry park off Greenhill Street between Monday and Friday 9.30-4.30 daily.  Just to emphasise that there is no outbreak but this is to support normalising testing across the area. I would appreciate it if you could encourage people across your networks to attend – no appointment is necessary. As noted in the virtual briefing, we will pause these briefings for the next few weeks to allow us to undertake a review of the briefings and a survey will come out in the next couple of weeks seeking your views. 

Thank you for everything that you are doing in your communities

Alison Clark
Head of Policy
Highland Council

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