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282 March 2018 - Gryffe Advertizer

The Advertizer - Your local community magazine to the Gryffe area. The Advertizer is a local business directory including a what's on guide and other local information and an interesting mix of articles.

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ishopton, langbank & bridge of weir kilmacolm & quarriers 36 bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir Bishopton Art Group Spring Art and Craft Fair Saturday 17th March between 10am and 3pm Bishopton Community Centre, Gledstane Road, Bishopton Bishopton Art Group will host their annual Spring Art and Craft Fair. Local amateur artists and crafts people will offer for sale a variety of products that will make ideal gifts for that someone special. Visitors can vote for their favourite painting and win a gift voucher. Jack Watson, organiser of Bishopton Art Group’s Spring Art and Craft Fair said, “The annual Spring Art and Craft Fair offers a great selection of art and craftwork at affordable prices. Admission, as always is free. Tea, coffee and home baking are also available. We are very grateful for the support we receive each year from the community.” “There is good access for all to Bishopton Community Centre and free parking. The Centre is only 5 minutes walk from the railway station.” bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir Bridge of Weir Elderly Forum At our meeting on Tuesday 13th February it was decided that our Summer Outing would go to Dunbar on Wednesday 23rd May. There will be more details at our next meeting on 13th March. We are hoping to have a councillor at our meeting on 10th April. Our Annual General meeting will be on Tuesday 15th May at 3 pm in the RBLS Hall, Bridge of Weir. All welcome. bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir Bridge of Weir SWI Our Next meeting will be held on Thursday 1st March. We will be learning more about the Clyde Muirshiel Park and its Tag-n-Track scheme for locating wildlife. This should be a fascinating evening enabling us to appreciate the natural life on our doorstep. We meet at the British Legion at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start and we welcome visitors and hope our meetings provide a chance to make new friends . On April 5th we will have our AGM and mini show, with exhibits covering a wide range of interests. bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir The Bridge kilmacolm & quarriers Coffee Morning Saturday 3rd March 10am - 12 noon Tickets £3 2nd Floor New Community Centre Kilmacolm the advertizer Spring is upon us, already in The Bridge, we are planning for Christmas 2018! Alison Bannerman is drawing our much acclaimed Christmas card and members of the Paisley Colour Photographic Club are taking photographs for the 2019 Calendar. Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 11th March. Show how much your Mum means to you by sending a card from our selection. Easter Sunday is celebrated on 1st April. Brighten up someone’s day by sending an Easter Greetings card from our colourful display. Art Exhibition - during March, Richie Fisken, a local artist, will be showcasing his paintings. A donation from sales will be made to Marie Curie Nurses. Post Office: The usual postal services are provided during opening hours. For that trip abroad - buy your Euros from our Euros on Demand service. Volunteers: Do you have a spare 4 hours once a month? If so, please consider becoming a volunteer in The Bridge. Do not worry about lack of experience as another friendly volunteer will be only too happy to assist. Trustees Annual Report: the Trustees Report & Accounts for the sixth year of The Bridge were approved by the trustees on 24th January. Please view a copy at The Bridge. We look forward to meeting up with you in The Bridge – Your Community Centre, Shop and Post Office. bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir Senior Citizens Club We meet at Cargill Hall every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 7pm - 9.15pm. Subscriptions are only £6 per year and £1 each week pays for your tea and biscuits. Entertainment provided. Previous entertainers include a male voice choir & live music. Contact Sheila Patterson for further information on 01505 690521. bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir Singing for Wellbeing A fun, no-pressure choir singing feel-good songs every Tuesday from 6pm - 7.15pm and Fridays at 2pm - 3.15pm in the Bishopton Community Centre. bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir The Masqueraders... Back By Popular Demand! Prepare to be amazed by their outstanding talents in song and rhyme! After the show, why not join us for a chat over a cuppa and goodies? This year our chosen charity is Robin House Children’s Hospice, which is situated in Balloch. The hospice is a haven for children, and their families, who have lifeshortening illnesses. Tickets priced £5. To order yours call Norma Hancock on 01505 614943 or ask any other member of the group. Event takes place on Saturday 21st April in St Machar’s Ranfurly Church Hall at 7pm. Don’t miss it! kilmacolm & quarriers Kilmacolm Girl Guiding Spring Fayre Saturday 10th March 10am - 12:30pm. St Columba’s Church Hall, Kilmacolm. Come along and support our local Rainbows, Brownies and Guides at the Girl Guiding Daffodil Spring Fayre. Crafts, Tombola, Easter Eggs, Home baking, Mother Day’s Gifts, Bacon rolls and more. Adults £2.50. Children £1.50 - refreshments included. deadline date for our april issue - Friday 16th March - You don’t want to miss it!!

march 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: info@advertizer.co.uk 37 kilmacolm & quarriers Kilmacolm Surgeries Every 4th Monday PC Jamieson, the local neighbourhood officer, will hold a surgery in the Community Centre between 10.30 - 11.30am. Please pop in and see him if you want to share any concerns or need advice. kilmacolm & quarriers kilmacolm & quarriers Guide Hut to Hire A great venue with easy access near to the village centre. Newly refurbished main hall, with additional kitchen facilities and outdoor area. Perfect for children’s parties, weekly classes and one off special occasions. Anyone wanting to hire the Guide Hut please contact Roz on 07584 359007. kilmacolm & quarriers “Tales of Kilmacolm” 2018 Kilmacolm Civic Trust AGM and Public Talk Kilmacolm Civic Trust will hold their AGM and Public Talk on Wednesday 7th March at 7pm for the AGM, followed by our Public Talk at 7.45pm in the Kilmacolm Community Centre. It’s been a particularly busy year for the Kilmacolm Civic Trust, and this is your chance to hear how the Executive Committee have been dealing with a variety of challenging issues. The Trust’s profile has been boosted by working in collaboration with the Kilmacolm Residents Association as part of the umbrella group “Kilmacolm Greenbelt Alliance”. A working party from that group, “Kilmacolm Action Group” has been providing practical support and helping to co-ordinate responses to the Consultations and Planning Applications submitted for Greenbelt sites at Knapps, North Denniston and West Quarry Drive. That process continues. In recent days, a public consultation for house-building at Carsemeadow in Quarriers has also been announced by Gladman Associates, reinforcing the impression that our villages appear to be under siege from developers. Strengthening the Civic Trust The developers’ proposals have provoked a strong response from residents, with over 1100 comments submitted to Inverclyde Council about the applications for Knapps and North Denniston. Many people have subscribed to the database we constructed with the Greenbelt Alliance, and we will be writing to them, encouraging them engage more fully in the protection of our village, by joining the Civic Trust. Although we have tried to ensure there are no duplications, please accept our apologies if you receive that communication too. We are also planning a separate fund-raising campaign for a ‘war chest’ to meet the expenses of challenging developers’ applications and appeals against planning decisions, whether these are held by Scottish Government Reporters or Public Enquiries. If you wish to support this ‘fighting fund’, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email to secretary@kilmacolmcivictrust.org It’s not just about planning! After Annual General Meeting for our membership, we are delighted to welcome all residents to a topical, illustrated talk, starting at 7.45pm. We are delighted to announce our Guest Speaker, Mr John Morgan, who is the Director of Business Development at Ferguson Marine in Port Glasgow. Shipbuilding was an industry in long-term decline, leaving only a handful of yards along the Clyde. The dramatic rescue of Ferguson by Clyde Blowers in 2014 has transformed the business, evidenced by the launch of MV Glen Sannox in November last year. Mr Morgan will set out the story of the yard’s resurgence, and its place in Clyde ship-building, bringing us up to date and into the future. We hope you can join us! Refreshments will be served. Entrance is free, donations are welcome. A sequel to “Village Memories” by Deborah Winters, telling tales of the village in the 20th century, will be on sale by the end of March. Look out for posters around the village shops showing details of book launch / singings. kilmacolm & quarriers Kilmacolm Old Kirk OK Fest 2nd – 4th March A weekend community event, in association with the Old Kirk, celebrating music and the spoken word. Outlook Outlook is a social community group in Kilmacolm that was created to welcome everyone, young and old, to come to share friendship and fellowship together. It is led by the Community Issues team of Kilmacolm Old Kirk. The group meets in Kidston Hall on the 1st and 3rd Thursday afternoons monthly, from 2pm - 4pm. The programme includes invited speakers, afternoon tea, items of community issues for discussion, plus entertaining activities. Programme for March: 1st March - A very special guest, William Kean, talented musician on piano and violin, will play a selection of music including some Scottish favourites. Also a renowned photographer, he will show photographs taken travelling through some Scottish islands. 15th March – We are delighted to welcome back Charlotte from Kilmacolm travel agent firm, Travel …… Actually. Charlotte will bring along the latest news and offers in the travel world. kilmacolm & quarriers @GryffeAds www.advertizer.co.uk

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