It is hoped that the frustration of several events being organised at the same time in a Moray town will soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new Community Council initiative.
Dozens of community organisations in Lossiemouth have been brought together by the Community Council so that they might work together in the planning and organisation of public events in the town.
Part of that initiative this week saw the introduction of an Event Diary being held in the town’s library. Now any group planning to hold events this summer can check with the diary and ensure that their special occasion is not spoiled by clashing with others nearby.
Launching the community diary was Mike Mulholland, chairman of the Lossiemouth Community Council. He said: “One of the first functions of the new community council when it met at the end of last year was to host a meeting with associations, clubs and groups from throughout Lossiemouth.
“At that meeting we probed areas in which we could all help each other. One of the points raised was the frustration felt when an event was organised only for those behind it learning later that one or two conflicting events were being held in the town at the same time.
“So the idea of us holding a centrally-located events diary was born, and we were delighted that with the help of our community librarian, Jane Thomas, the diary has now been established in the library.”
The diary can also be used by visitors to the town to find out what is happening during their stay, while extracts from the diary will also be published on the Community Council’s soon to be launched web site and on social media platforms.
Mr Mulholland added: “We would encourage anyone who is holding an event in Lossiemouth to check the diary and enter their event. It will, I’m sure, prove to be very beneficial, helping to ensure the maximum support and quite probably financial benefit.”
The Community Council will also hold a further meeting to which all community groups are invited to send representatives – that will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm in the Lossiemouth Town Hall.