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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 16/07/18


Above: Inverclyde Environment Week Poster


Custom House Goes Green for Inverclyde Environment Week

Riverside Inverclyde is proud to announce its participation in the Inverclyde Goes Green campaign to celebrate Inverclyde Environment Week. RI will be lighting The Custom House building green from 26th – 28th July to mark the event and show support for Inverclyde Environment Week.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde 14th July 2018





Above: Youngsters enjoy fun in the sun at Summer Tennis Camp


Summer Tennis Camps Underway In Greenock

youngsters are enjoying tennis fun in the sun in Greenock. The first of the summer's tennis camps has been taking place at Ardgowan Tennis club. The Greenock clubs between them are running six, with next week’s camp taking place at Fort Matilda Tennis Club in Newark Street.

Source: Inverclyde Now 6th July 2018


Beacon Arts Centre Looking For New Board Members

The board of directors at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock is appealing for people to come forward and help the venue flourish.

Source: Inverclyde Now 10th July 2018



Above:  plans submitted for former Bank premises (photo: Inverclyde Now)

NEW Plans Submitted For Gourock Town Centre Restaurant/Takeaway

Planners are being asked to let an empty Gourock bank premises be turned into a restaurant with hot food takeaway.

Source: Inverclyde Now 10th July 2018



Above: Alex WIlson honoured with special award (photo: Greenock Telegraph)


Former Greenock Juniors chairman Alex Wilson has been honoured special award

Former Greenock Juniors chairman Alex Wilson has been honoured by the game's governing body with a special posthumous award.

Source: Greenock Telegraph 8th July 2018


Above: Proposed Housing Plan (picture courtsey J Gheel Architecture)


Housing Plan Proposed For Margaret Fleming Investigation House At Inverkip

Plans to build houses at the site of the riverside Inverkip property at the centre of the Margaret Fleming police investigation have been submitted to Inverclyde Council.

Source: Inverclyde Now 10th July 2018


Inverclyde Groups Awarded Children In Need Funding

BBC Children in Need has awarded nearly £60,000 to two local groups working with disadvantaged children and young people across Inverclyde.

Source: Inverclyde Now 12th July 2018



Above: From left, Aubrey Fawcett, chief executive Inverclyde Council, Fiona McLintock, director W.H Kirkwood Builders, Tricia McWaters, early years worker, Councillor Martin Brennan, head of centre Joyce Patrick, Councillor Colin Jackson, Councillor Jim Clocherty, Councillor Jim McEleny, Councillor Natasha Murphy, Stephen Fulton, contract manager, David Wyllie, site manager, and youngsters Cruz O’Donoghue and Lucas Jenkins


New £1.2Million Base Ready For Greenock Children's Centre

Finishing touches are being made to the new £1.2million home for Glenbrae Children’s Centre in Greenock.

Inverclyde Council have converted former social services offices in Aberfoyle Road into the pre-five facility. Children are due to move in to the new building on Thursday 19 July. The centre opens 52 weeks of the year catering for children from zero to five years.

Source: Inverclyde Now  13th July 2018


Awarded To 21 Inverclyde Sports Clubs

Sports groups across Inverclyde have been awarded more than £145,000 from Inverclyde Council’s new grants system for under-19 clubs. The money has been given out in the same way as the successful Grants to Voluntary Organisations fund.

Source: Inverlcyde Now 13th July 2018


Above:  Former Greenock Court Building Refurbishments Progress picture courtsey of Greenock Telegraph


Look inside former Greenock court building as £500k refurbishment progresses

Work is under way on a £500,000 refurbishment of an infamous part of Greenock's historic Municipal Buildings. Contractors have begun carefully restoring the former district courtroom to preserve it for future generations. It was last used a decade ago and is part of the Grade A-listed Inverclyde Council HQ

Source: Greenock Telegraph 13th July 2018


Nominations Sought For Queen’s Awards For Voluntary Service

People in Inverclyde are being urged to nominate deserving community groups to be honoured with the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service.

Source: Inverclyde Now 13th July 2018



Above: Cyclist Robert McCready prepares ahead of Bordeaux Event


Cycling - Robert Goes The Distance Ahead Of Bordeaux Event

Inverclyde Velo's long-distance specialist Robert McCready was busy in June as he prepares for another gruelling 1,200km event in Bordeaux in the south of France later this month. He started the month with his longest event of the year so far  a 1,000km ride.

Source: Inverclyde Now 14th July 2018



Above: EE call centre, Greenock picture courtsey of Greenock Telegraph


More jobs could be on the way to the EE call centre

More jobs could be on the way to the EE call centre - as bosses commit to Greenock. The mobile giants, who merged with BT two years ago, plan to move more work to the Greenock site, the Tele can reveal. It is understood this could mean an increase to the 700-strong workforce later in the year.

Source: Greenock Telegraph 14th July 2018


More Than 80 Groups Benefit From Inverclyde Council Funding

Bowling clubs, pipe bands and volunteers are among dozens of community groups to benefit from one-off grants from Inverclyde Council. Around £190,000 is to be paid out from the Grants to Voluntary Organisations Fund.

Source: Inverclyde Now 7th July 2018


Above: Central Fulfilment locate to Victoria House, Greenock 


Another new business has been lured to the district by regeneration chiefs

Another new business has been lured to the district by regneration chiefs. Distribution firm Central Fulfilment, which specialises in online orders and logistics, has opened its doors at Victoria House.

Source: Greenock Telegraph 14th July 2018


Volunteers are giving up their free time to support individuals struggling to cope

Peer mentors who have overcome struggles in life are using their experiences to help others in the community. Twenty volunteers are giving up their free time to support individuals struggling to cope with problems.

Source: Greenock Telegraph 14th July 2018



Above: Cyclists smash fundraising target picture courtsey of Greenock Telegraph


A cyclist from Greenock is using pedal power to help feed impoverished children in third world countries

A cyclist from Greenock is using pedal power to help feed impoverished children in third world countries. Andrew Miller pushed his body to the limit by cycling 200 miles round the Outer Hebrides in aid of Mary’s Meals – a charity which provides food to some of the world’s poorest children.

Source: Greenock Telegraph 15th July 2018



Above: West Blackhall Street in Greenock


West Blackhall Street Consultation Plans

Riverside Inverclyde (Ri) is aiming to revitalise West Blackhall Street and promote further investment and improvements in Greenock Town Centre.  Renowned landscape architects - Ironside Farrar - are leading the planning and design of this public realm project.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde 9th July 2018


Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 09/07/18

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Source: Riverside Inverclyde 9th July 2018 


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Published: 16th July 2018