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Local Roadworks and Restrictions

A78 Bankfoot to Inverkip

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will be resurfacing 800metres of the A78 between Bankfoot and Inverkip.

The £243k programme of works will be carried out under a series of OVERNIGHT closures, running for 7 nights from Monday 23rd until Monday 30th of July.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Road Design Engineer said: “We involved the local community and key stakeholders in the scheduling of this programme of works. The project was originally programmed alongside the £1Million of A78 investment we delivered during April. The community and elected members expressed concerns over the timing of the project then, and so we worked with them to schedule it for a more convenient time. Works have also been scheduled for overnight, to keep disruption to an absolute minimum. And, we’re working with local bus operators to ensure their timetable isn’t affected.”

Traffic management will be implemented at 8pm each evening and lifted at 6am the following morning. Because of the nature of the trunk road network in this area of South West Scotland, diversion routes are significant and will add additional time onto journeys.

Motorists are advised to plan their journeys in advance, and to check trafficscotland.org, or to follow @trafficscotland on Twitter for live trunk road updates. Further diversion information is also available on the Scotland TranServ website.

Inverclyde Council has published its Proposed Local Development Plan as part of the preparation of a new Local Development Plan for the area.

The Local Development Plan sets out the Council’s strategy, policies and proposals for the use of land and buildings within Inverclyde, and is the document the Council uses to determine planning applications and provide advice on development proposals.

The Proposed Local Development Plan sets out the Council’s settled view as to what the content of the new adopted Local Development Plan should be. It offers an opportunity for the community and others with an interest in the future development of Inverclyde to make representations on the content of the new Plan.

The Proposed Plan was published on Monday 30 April for consultation until Friday 29 June 2018. The Proposed Plan and associated documents are available to view and download from www.inverclyde.gov.uk/newldp and are available to view in Council libraries.

Forms are available on which to make representations on the Proposed Plan, Environmental Report, Supplementary Guidance and Draft Action Programme. The forms are available in electronic document (Word and PDF) on the Council’s website, and as a paper copy available from Inverclyde Council libraries.

Respondents are encouraged to use the official form but emails, letters etc will be accepted.

Representations can be submitted by:

The Council’s preferred means of communicating on the Local Development Plan is by email and respondents are requested to provide an email address if they have one.

If you have any questions in respect of the Proposed Local Development Plan, please call the Planning Policy team on 01475 712491.

 

Information is available on new CCTV Guidelines

These documents require you to have Adobe Reader installed.

For Domestic Premises. Click Here.

For Business Premises. Click Here.

For Licensed Premises. Click Here.

 

Stuart McMillan MSP December newsletter

is available, (as a .pdf file), to download Here.

 

Your Voice/Shopmobility

General Questionnaire & Shopmobility Questionnaire

The purpose of these questionnaires is to find out how we can improve a Shopmobility Service in Inverclyde, also what you think is good practice or needs improved for people with disabilities in Inverclyde.  Please complete the questionnaires and return them to us.  Thanks a lot for your help.

Download questionaire Here

 

James Watt Event

Hi everyone its Ruth Callaghan from Cardwell Bay and Greenock West community council. I work in West College Scotland Greenock and we are currently trying to set up a pioneering group for the anniversary of the death of James Watt. The 200 anniversary of James Watts death is August 2019.

We had our first meeting of delegates from various departments in the college today to discuss how we can implement events from August 2018 to August 2019.

We are trying to reach the wider community and looking for volunteers from the community council to join the pioneering group. Is anyone interested in this?

Also can I please ask if everyone if they can add this to their agenda to see if anyone in the local community can come up with ideas of events that could be held throughout Inverclyde or in the college.

At the moment this is just in the infancy period. The next meeting of James Watt festival steering group will be held mid December.

Thank you in advance

Ruth

 

Ronnie Cowan MP has welcomed the announcement by Ofcom (today) that broadband and landline customers will get money back from their providers for slow repairs, missed appointments and delayed installations, without having to claim it.

Following an Ofcom review, major operators who together serve around 90% of landline and broadband customers in the UK have agreed to introduce an automatic compensation scheme.

Ofcom media release – https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/automatic-compensation?utm_source=updates&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=autocomp

Below is  an info card on the amount of compensation consumers can expect.

 

 

 

Work will begin soon in Inverkip Main Street, and Wemyss Bay Pierhead areas funded by Riverside Inverclyde to enhance our village centres.

Wemyss Bay Pierhead/War Memorial.

Inverkip Main Street.

 

 

As mentioned by Ronnie Cowan MP at the November Community Council Meeting. His office has supplied the link to the map of the proposed Boundary Changes.

Here is the link to the map – http://www.bcomm-scotland.independent.gov.uk/2018_westminster/Revised_proposals/maps/Inverclyde_Erskine_revised_proposals_poster.pdf

 

Information available for the coming winter.

A Copy of the 2018 Winter Maintenance Document can be found on Inverclyde Council’s Web portal at:

https://www.inverclyde.gov.uk/environment/roads-lighting/gritting-and-winter-maintenance

The Trunk Routes A8 and A78 within the administrative boundary of Inverclyde Council are maintained by Scotland TranServ on behalf of Transport Scotland, and they can be contacted at the following:

0141 218 3800 – General Enquiries (during office hours)

0800 028 1414 – Report a Defect (24/7) or on the web at:

http://www.scotlandtranserv.co.uk/scotland-transerv/contact-us/

 

CMAL WEMYSS BAY PROJECT WINS AT RICS AWARD GRAND FINAL

 

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has picked up a national accolade at the RICS Award Grand Final in the Infrastructure category for its refurbishment project at Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal.

CMAL was announced as the regional winner earlier this year.  Over 95 regional winners competed for national titles across eight categories at the RICS Awards Grand Final, which took place in London on 2nd November 2017.

CMAL received the industry accolade for its £1 million upgrade of the Grade A listed historic timber pier walkway, which connects Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal to Wemyss Bay Station.  The walkway dates back to 1903 and is a prominent wrought iron and timber clad structure with a slate and glass roof.

RICS judges said the walkway has been beautifully restored to its former glory whilst modern building techniques were successfully deployed to ensure future longevity of the pier, and improve the vessel fendering system.

The upgrade was part of a £6 million investment in the ferry terminal, which also included a new fendering system to replace the pier timber fenders, reconstructed concrete pier roundhead, refurbished linkspan and installation of a corrosion protection system.  The harbour was also dredged.

CMAL worked with a range of design, engineer and construction partners to return the pier to its former glory, including WH Kirkwood Limited, Graham & Sibbald, George Leslie Limited, Wallace Stone LLP and CH2M.

 

Citizens Advice Scotland are doing a survey on local bus services.

Are you satisfied with your local buses? We have just launched our national survey and want your opinion on the bus service in your local community. Tell us what you think and we’ll speak up on your behalf: www.cas.org.uk/betterbuses

 

 

 

Survey.