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Inverclyde Business Round-Up 05/03/2018


Above: Snowy scenes in Inverclyde (Photos by Robert Henry courtesy of Inverclyde Now) 


Whiteout In Inverclyde As Heavy Snow Covers District

Inverclyde awoke to a complete whiteout with the area under feet of snow. Blizzard conditions lasted from early morning Wednesday until late at night and even more snow fell in the early hours of Thursday, completely covering the district.

Source: Greenock Telegraph and Inverclyde Now - 1 March 2018


Taste Inverclyde Attends First Regional Food Groups Summit

 Regional food groups from across Scotland came together for the first time to discuss how they could work together to strengthen regional food and drink, as well as share common ambitions and challenges. The event, organised by industry leadership body Scotland Food & Drink, took place over two days in Inverness and saw 16 different regional food groups attend, including Taste Inverclyde.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 2 March 2018


Walkway Roof Collapses At Greenock Bingo Hall

The roof over a walkway at the Mecca bingo hall in Greenock has collapsed. The affected area has been cordoned off. The bingo hall is still open with customers using a side door.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 3 March 2018


Flats Plan For Greenock Town Centre Building Approved

Planners have agreed that business premises in Greenock town centre can be turned into flats. An application has been approved to change the use of space above shops at 25 West Blackhall Street into four one-bedroom flats.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 2 March 2018



Above: Ferguson’s workers with their donation to Ardgowan Hospice (Photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)   


Ferguson’s Workers Donate £2.5k To Hospice

Workers from Ferguson’s shipyard have donated £2,500 to Ardgowan Hospice. In the past, events such as sponsored cycles, runs and charity football matches have been held by staff at the yard to raise funds for the charity.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 28 February 2018


Estate Agency's Greenock Office Plan Approved

Estate agency McArthur Scott has been given permission to change the former Food Express premises at 25 Brougham Street, Greenock from retail to office use. The proposal was approved by Inverclyde planning department. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 1 March 2018


Gourock Cafe Investment Opportunity

Taste Inverclyde is delighted to be able to share details of a investment opportunity in a former cafe situated in Gourock. The former owner was operating ‘Cupcake Corner’ from the premises and has since retired.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 26 February 2017


Jax Snax Joins Taste Inverclyde

Taste Inverclyde is delighted to announce the arrival of its newest member – and first Street Food vendor – Jax Snax. The hugely popular and award winning vendor, located at the scenic James Watt Dock Marina in Greenock, continues to grow from strength to strength since its relocation in 2017 from its former site in Drumfrochar Road.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 27 February 2018


Above: Young people with Councillors Lynne Quinn, Elizabeth Robertson, Stephen McCabe and Ronnie Ahlfeld (Photo courtesy of Inverclyde Council)   


It’s Good To Talk – Clyde Conversations

Mental health and drugs and alcohol are the top two topics concerning young people in Inverclyde. They came top of a survey of pupils at Inverclyde Council’s six secondary schools as part of the third annual Clyde Conversations project.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 26 January 2018


Consistency Key To Positive Future For Inverclyde Graduates

More than nine out of 10 young people leaving Inverclyde Council schools are consistently going into employment, education or training. The latest figures from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) also show that once again Inverclyde has no ‘unknowns’ which it has achieved for the past eight years.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 27 February 2018


Proposed Road Resurfacing Programme Drawn Up

A £900,000 programme of resurfacing for 10 Inverclyde roads has been drawn up by council officials.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 27 February 2018



Above: Spango Valley in the late 1980's (Photo by Ian McCann courtesy of Inverclyde Now) 


In Pictures - IBM At Spango Valley - Views Now And In the 1980's

Demolition of the former IBM buildings at Spango Valley, Greenock is continuing. Ian McCann's photos show the site now and in the late 1980s.

Source - Inverclyde Now - 26 February 2018


Call To Proceed With Demolition Of Cumberland Walk

After 10 years of waiting it looks like the end is near for the former row of shops. River Clyde Homes, who own the building, have told community councillors that the final plans are now being put in place.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 28 February 2018


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Published: 5th March 2018