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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 01/10/18

Above: A Second Public Consultation Event for West Blackhall Street was Held at Cafe Balfe  


West Blackhall Street - Second Public Consultation Event

Riverside Inverclyde (Ri) is aiming to revitalise West Blackhall Street and promote further investment and improvements in Greenock Town Centre.

SourceRiverside Inverclyde - 28 September 2018


£15m plan for Waterfront Will Take Up a Third of the Parking Spaces

The plan for a new £15m cruise ship terminal and visitor centre and George Wyllie museum will take up a third of all the parking spaces at the Waterfront.

SourceGreenock Telegraph - 27 September 2018


Friends and Colleagues of 'Inspirational' Late Education Director are Set for a Charity Run

Close friends and colleagues of 'inspirational' late education director Wilma Bain are set for a charity run to help other people in her memory.

SourceGreenock Telegraph - 27 September 2018


Above: Oak Mall Manger Claire Jefcoate is set to leave the role after 10 years (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Oak Mall manager Claire Jefcoate is Leaving the Shopping Centre

After over ten years in charge, she will move on at the end of this month. The announcement follows hot on the heels of news that the centre's owners have asked for permission to demolish a huge part of it.

SourceGreenock Telegraph - 27 September 2018


Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire to Share Roads Chief

Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire councils are to appoint a joint head of roads and transportation to work across both areas. The chief officer will be the strategic and operational lead for the two separate services.

SourceInverclyde Now – 1 October 2018


Parkinson’s Sufferers Take Part in an Innovative Weekly Arts Programme

The 'Dance for Parkinson’s' initiative at the Beacon is led by Scottish Ballet and designed for people with little or no dance experience who are affected by the disease.

SourceGreenock Telegraph - 28 September 2018


Above: Local trio David Carswell, Andy Samuel & Alan Cromar are set to film ‘Hatches, Matches and Dispatches’ (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Trainspotting 2 and River City Stars Sign Up For Inverclyde Film Project

Three Inverclyde film-makers have teamed up to lure stars from Trainspotting 2 and River City for their new project.

SourceGreenock Telegraph - 27 September 2018


Summer Holiday Hubs Hailed a Success

Over 3000 lunches were served up to Inverclyde families alongside arts and crafts, reading, songs, games and family cooking over the school Summer Holiday.

SourceInverclyde Council - 24 September 2018


Strathclyde Leek and Onion Society Put on a Big Show

The biggest and best vegetables from miles around were all pulled from the ground then lined up for the Strathclyde Leek and Onion Show.

SourceTaste Inverclyde - 27 September 2018


Above: Gourock Amazon employee Fotis Karounias who will travel to the company's headquarters in USA (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)


Trip of a Lifetime for Gourock Amazon Employee

Gourock Amazon worker Fotis Karounias has been chosen for a trip to the company's headquarters in the USA.

SourceInverclyde Now - 24 September 2018


Bosses from a Scottish Government-Owned Body Blast Ferguson's Owner Over a £97m Ferries Order

Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL), the organisation which ordered the vessels, has flatly rejected claims made by the billionaire that it should take the blame for design changes to MV Glen Sannox and therefore be liable for extra costs. 

SourceGreenock Telegraph - 29 September 2018


Digital Storytelling Project Launched in Inverclyde

A new programme has been launched that invites people in Inverclyde to tell their personal stories, whilst developing important digital skills.

SourceInverclyde Now - 28 September 2018



Above: PC Kirsy Boyd has been awarded Scotland's Police Officer of the Year (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)



A Greenock PC Has Been Crowned as Scotland's Police Officer of the Year

Dedicated Constable Kirsty Boyd - known locally simply as 'PC Kirsty' - has been recognised for her 'immeasurable' contribution to the lives of young people throughout the district. News of the accolade left her stunned because she'd no idea she'd been quietly nominated by proud boss, Inspector Julie MacDonald, until a week before she received it. 

SourceGreenock Telegraph - 30 September 2018


A Zombie Musical Christmas Movie Made in Inverclyde Has Been Nominated for Two Scottish BAFTAs.

A zombie musical Christmas movie made in Inverclyde has been nominated for two Scottish BAFTAs.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 26 September 2018


Grants Scheme Launched for Inverclyde Sports Competitors

Organiser of the Inverclyde Sports Personality Awards are launching a grant scheme to provide funding for individual athletes from a wide variety of sports.

SourceInverclyde Now - 27 September 2018


Above: Provost Marton Brennan with pupils from the newly re-opened Moorfoot Primary School (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)


Official Opening for '5 Star School'

An Inverclyde Council primary school has been officially re-opened after undergoing a £5million transformation. 

SourceInverclyde Now - 27 September 2018


Campaigners Join Forces to Send a Plea to the First Minister Over the Future of Greenock Drydock

The Save Inchgreen group and the Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative (CDPI) have joined forces to send a plea to Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Government to come up with a plan to revitalise the facility and other Clydeside sites. 

SourceGreenock Telegraph - 30 September 2018


New Attempt at Getting Approval for Residential Development at Kingston Site

Briar Homes have applied for planning permission in principle for residential development on the site which is beside the Clyde, off Lithgow Way, near the playpark. A previous application five years ago was rejected because the land was set aside for commercial use in the masterplan for the area.

SourceInverclyde Now - 29 September 2018


Above: Councillor Jim Clocherty with Daniel Jones, from BHF, and pupils from Inverclyde Academy in Greenock.


CPR in Schools – Lessons to Save Lives

All pupils at Inverclyde Council’s secondary schools are being given compulsory lessons in lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Source: Inverclyde Council - 24 September 2018


Calls Have Been Made for Major investment in Inverclyde's Crumbling Main Road Network

Inverclyde's MSP, Stuart McMillan, says much more needs to be done by the Scottish Government to address a catalogue of issues with the busy A8 and A78 routes operated by its agency Transport Scotland. 

SourceGreenock Telegraph - 30 September 2018


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Published: 1st October 2018