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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.

 

 

 

We have attached the amended poster for the Greenock Health Centre 1st December Event to be held in Your Voice.  Unfortunately the event has been postponed.

 

 

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.

 

🌟🌟Gardening Group 🌟🌟
Inverkip community council is starting a gardening group to help make our village blooming beautiful……🌸🌸🌻
First meeting Inverkip community hub Wednesday 15th November @ 7pm in cafe area.
Please come along …….all welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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