Make Room for Pedestrians!

High Street pedestrians

This week we launch the first report of our Lower Speed Communities project.  Entitled ‘Make Room for Pedestrians’, the report outlines the results of our recent Community Street Audits.    Those audits look at three main areas of Moniaive, already identified as ‘hotspots’ by previous engagement with local residents, and consider a range of actions that could be undertaken to alleviate issues in those areas.

 Report 1_Making Room for Pedestrians_Nov17

Please take a look at our report and let us know what you think.  Some of the potential actions outlined might be short-term or temporary interventions that we could try for ourselves as a community. Others would require wider public consultation and local authority consents.  Which do you think are worth trying?

You can provide feedback by sending us an email, by posting on our Facebook page, or by leaving comments here on our Website or in our box in Watsons Shop.

Moniaive Initiative is Recruiting

We are recruiting a new Project Officer to lead the delivery of our proposed Community Shop & Hub.

  • Fixed Term (26 weeks)
  • 21 hours per week
  • £9 per hour
  • Home based and in Moniaive

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in capital project management, fundraising and community consultation.  The project will have a focus on sustainability, alleviating rural disadvantage, and encouraging voluntary participation.

You can read the full JOB DESCRIPTION and JOB SPECIFICATION here:

Job specification MI Community Hub Project Worker Sep 2017

Please email your CV and a covering letter to by 08/12/17.



Macara Park Update


Work is progressing on site, despite the miserable weather and waterlogged conditions.  Both the toddler equipment and the Aerial Runway are now safely concreted in place.  Over the next couple of days the wet-pour safety surfacing will be installed around the toddler equipment.

There are stacked bags of woodchip now standing inside the Ayr Street gates.  Please stay away from them: they are very heavy!  This is the loose-fill safety surfacing to go under the Aerial Runway: our contractors will not be able to move it to where it is needed until the ground conditions improve.  The seat will not be installed on the Aerial Runway until this safety surfacing is in place.

All the new equipment will be subject to a safety inspection before it is ready for use, so please remind children to keep away until we say that it is safe to use it.

Thanks for your patience!




Work has started on our Macara Park Playground Improvements


Work started on site on Tuesday 14 November 2017, when our contractors arrived on site and started setting up.  They will be on site daily over the next two weeks, and will be stowing as much equipment as possible in their site container when not working.  Can all parents / carers please remind their children to stay away from the construction area and all machinery / equipment / fenced off areas.  We will endeavour to keep access to the play area clear so that children can still use the other equipment as much as is practicable.  But we ask that you vacate the area if asked to do so by the contractors for Health and Safety reasons.  We anticipate that works will be complete by Friday 24th November (weather permitting!) but there may be some ground reinstatement to complete after this date.  Re-seeding of damaged grass will be held over until the Spring.