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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 23/04/19

Above: The Inaugral Clyde Comedy Festival launch at Kip Marina, Inverkip with Glasgow comedian Gary Faulds (Centre) (Photo Credit: Greenock Telegraph)


Milton Jones and Gary Faulds Lined Up For Inverclyde's First-ever Clyde Comedy Festival

Several local venues have teamed up with the council to launch a new celebration of stand-up from June 6-9. Mock the Week regular Milton is among the headline acts with a show in a specially-constructed marquee at The Chartroom in Inverkip on Saturday 8 June.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 20 April 2019


Inverclyde's New Public Space Camera System Is Smaller But More Flexible

Inverclyde Council has spent £200,000 on the system which has 40 fixed cameras plus four redeployable one. It has not said which camera locations have been withdrawn. Most of the remaining ones are in town centres or at busy points on the road network. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 16 April 2019


West Blackhall Street Removed From Free Wireless Internet Development

West Blackhall Street is no longer included in the £185,000 public wifi roll-out which was announced by Inverclyde Council in July last year. Instead, Cathcart Street, William Street, and the Waterfront along to the Beacon Arts Centre will benefit. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 18 April 2019



AboveAround 200 people attended a public meeting in Kilmacolm on a new application from private housing firm Gladmans (Photo Credit: Greenock Telegraph)


Village Residents Face Further Battle To Stop Developers Building On Their Greenbelt

Kilmacolm residents are facing yet another battle to stop developers building on their greenbelt. Around 200 people turned up to a public meeting in a show of strength against a new application from private housing firm Gladmans. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 20 April 2019


Grants Available To Inverclyde's Voluntary Groups

Applications are now being accepted for Inverclyde Council’s grants to voluntary organisations fund for the 2019/20 financial year. Around £200,000 is available to support a range of community groups and activities.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 18 April 2019


Boat Storage Application For Old Gourock Yard

Cardwell Bay Association of Small Boat Owners have applied for permission to use the former McLean's Yard at Cove Road. A drawing submitted with their application shows various bays for boats as well as car parking. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 16 April 2019


Above: Inverclyde Leisure staff make finishing touches to the Gourock Pool. (L-R) Niki Muir, Jim Lyon and Lauren Deveney. (Photo Credit: Greenock Telegraph)


Staff at Gourock's Historic Outdoor Pool Prepare For The Eagerly-anticipated 2019 Opening

Work has been on the go since the end of February to prepare for the 2019 curtain-raiser and it's been all hands on deck at the 110-year-old Albert Road facility, preparing for the annual 'big jump in' on Friday May 3 to launch the new swimming season. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 19 April 2019


Eggs-citing Fun For All At An Easter Craft Day

Youngsters enjoyed some eggs-citing fun at a free Easter craft day at Craigend Resource Centre. The event was organised by housing association River Clyde Homes and the team from Belville Community Garden. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 18 April 2019


Trade Right International's Carishea Soaps To Supply Wholefoods Market

Greenock based business, Carishea natural soaps is being launched into every Wholefoods Market Store in the UK from May 2019, with their unwrapped natural soap bars on sale in all seven UK stores.  

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 17 April 2019


Above: The Beacon Chief Executive Sean Paul O'Hare who has now quit his post with immediate effect.(Photo Credit: Greenock Telegraph)


Beacon Boss Resigns From Post

Chief executive Sean Paul O'Hare - who had been on gardening leave since November pending a gross misconduct investigation - has quit with immediate effect.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 15 April 2019


Egg-stra Special Charity Appeal For Children

Local Co-op stores have stepped in to support Children in Poverty Inverclyde's Easter Egg collection. Thanks to the generosity of shoppers and staff, families everywhere will be feasting on delicious chocolate.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 19 April 2019


Man's Mission To Keep Inverclyde Beautiful

A Gourock man is on a mission to keep Inverclyde beautiful – and urging local business and the community to join him. Stephen Henry was inspired to set up an online community forum – the ‘Literati Guide to Inverclyde’ – after becoming fed up with rubbish blighting its stunning local landscape. 

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 17 April 2019

Above: A William Wallace tree memorial designed by Nicholson McShane Architects is planned for Holy Family Church, Port Glasgow (Photo Credit: Greenock Telegraph)


Monument Planned To Commemorate The Famous Wallace Tree Of Port Glasgow

A monument is planned to commemorate the famous Wallace Tree of Port Glasgow. Nicholson McShane Architects has come up with a striking design for a permanent memorial on the spot where the oak stood within the ground of Holy Family Church. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 18 April 2019


Plans are Afoot For Dad and Baby Dance Class

Organisers at Gibshill Community Centre say they need at least 10 fathers and their little ones to show an interest in the class before they can start it. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 20 April 2019


Boot-iful Gesture From Local Arnold Clark Workers

Staff from the Pottery Street Ford branch put a smile on the faces of children at neighbouring Enchanted Forest with the generous donation of a boot-full on Thursday. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 22 April 2019


AboveTwo Port Glasgow adventurers are climbing to base camp at the world's highest mountain in aid of Ardgowan Hospice. (Photo Credit: Inverclyde Now)


Ferguson Marine Engineering Gives £1,000 Boost To Everest Trek In Aid Of Hospice

Ferguson Marine caulker/burner Lawrence Gemmell and his climbing mate, Robert Mitchell, are planning to go one better than they did three years ago when they reached the summit of Kilimanjaro and raised the Ferguson Marine flag. That achievement raised £8,000 for the hospice, in memory of Lawrence’s wife Carolann who died from breast cancer the year before. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 17 April 2019


Residential Plan For Former Hair Salon

Planners are being asked to let a former Greenock hairdressing salon be used as a residence in Grieve Road. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 19 April 2019


Council Warns Of Scammers

Scammers are trying to take advantage of local residents by claiming that they are working with Inverclyde Council to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Currently the council is working with the Wise Group and the Home Energy Scotland Team to help householders use less energy and cut their fuel bills. 

Source: Inverclyde Council - 18 April 2019


Above (L-R)League of Friends Tea Bar volunteers Isobel Bunten, Anne Armour, John McCall, Sandra Downie & Eleanor Marshall (Photo Credit: Greenock Telegraph)


Tea Bar Volunteers Help Fund More Than £100,000 Worth Of New Hospital Equipment

Inverclyde Royal's tea bar team are turning coffee into cash - as they fund more than £100,000 worth of new hospital equipment. So far they have funded a £32,500 cancer-diagnosing machine in the ear, nose and throat department. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 17 April 2019


Kilmacolm Artist Will Represent Scotland at a Celtic Festival

Helen Mathie, 57, was an art teacher for 30 years and retired as head of the art and design faculty at St Columba’s in October 2017 after working there for 15 years. Since then she has been concentrating on being a full-time artist. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 21 April 2019


Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 15/04/19

Cloch Caravan Park £1m investment and 23 others... 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 15 April 2019



Bee's Knees Awards and Gala Dinner - 7th June 2019 - Chartroom Inverkip Marina

Following on from an exceptional awards dinner in 2018 this year’s Bee’s Knees Awards will be the ultimate showcase event for businesses in Inverclyde providing a unique platform to recognise and reward business excellence across existing and emerging sectors. Don’t miss this major highlight in the Inverclyde business calendar taking place this summer in the Marquee at the Chartroom nestling in the breath-taking setting of Kip Marina, Inverkip.


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Published: 23rd April 2019