Why does the CRA exist?
Our constitution details our purposes:
- To safeguard and promote the interest of residents in the area on matters concerning housing and the environment. and
- To help improve living conditions, community facilities, and services for the residents living in the group’s area.
We are committed to engaging and representing the views of Claggan’s residents. We are also committed to upholding the principles of equal opportunities and working towards good relations amongst all members of the community, specifically prohibiting any conduct which discriminates or harasses on grounds of race, religion, disability, political belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Why do we need a Residents Association?
A Residents Association helps residents to build strong and constructive relations amongst neighbours and those who have an influence on our local area, such as the Local Authority. This allows us as residents to get issues of local concern addressed faster and with better outcomes for all. A good residents association also helps to build a strong sense of community and belonging. Community Wardens, officials from the Highland Council and Lochaber Housing Association come to most of our meetings which help us to get things sorted out for the benefit of all residents.
What have you achieved so far?
We are a relatively new association, set up at the end of 2016. So far, we have had community estate walkabouts, where issues have been identified and action is taken – please see our link to our action plan here:
for details of our walkabouts and actions taken. Issues such as local weeds have addressed, and the need for a barrier at the road near the play park has been actioned – these are just the start. Other residents associations have worked to access significant lottery funds to improve common areas, and if there was interest in Claggan we could explore similar possibilities. We have met with the committee of the Plantation Community Association who got £250K from the lottery for their play area and are keen to learn more from the network of resident’s associations throughout Scotland and beyond.
We meet on the first Monday of every month from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Everyone is Welcome to attend