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282 March 2018 - Gryffe Advertizer

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38 kilmacolm & quarriers Let's hear from our Councillors the advertizer kilmacolm & quarriers Cllr Stephen McCabe Thank you to those of you who participated in the Council’s Budget consultation. We had nearly 1,400 responses, which is very encouraging. The full Council will meet on 15th March to set the budget. We still have a significant funding gap to close. At our meeting on 22nd February we agreed to increase Council Tax by 3% next year. The majority of people responding to our consultation supported an increase in Council Tax. This decision will help avoid £860,000 worth of cuts to local services. You will have seen from news media that it looks like most, if not all, Councils in Scotland will increase Council Tax by the Scottish Government’s limit of 3%. If we were to increase it above 3% our local MSP Derek Mackay, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, has said to would reduce our Government grant. The Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee will consider the proposed Inverclyde Local Development Plan on 8th March. One of the proposals in the plan is to release land at West of Quarry Drive for a 75 unit housing development. If approved, the proposed plan will be published on 30th March for consultation for two months. As a member of the Committee I would be keen to hear from constituents on any concerns they have prior to the meeting 8th March. A copy of the proposed plan will be available in the Committee section of the Council’s website:www.inverclyde.gov.uk. I have one surgery this month in Boglestone Community Centre, Port Glasgow from 9.30am to 10.30am on Saturday 17th March. You can contact me directly to discuss any matters that are of concern to you by telephone on 01475 712020 (during office hours) or by email: Stephen.McCabe@ inverclyde.gov.uk. Alternatively you can write to me at 10 Victoria Gardens, Kilmacolm PA13 4HL. You can keep up to date with my work as a Councillor by visiting my blog: http://councillorstephenmccabe.blogspot.com/ and follow me on Twitter @ CllrSMcCabe. Cllr David Wilson Scottish Power intend replacing the Steel Lattice overhead electricity lines with a wooden pole construction between Erskine and the Devol Moor substation. The height difference is between 20m and 15m. This will make a small difference but still welcome. The real destruction of the landscape and the visual intrusion will happen when the 110m tall giant wind turbines are erected for the Greenock Windfarm. This application was agreed after the developer appealed the refusal by Inverclyde Council to the Scottish Government. Inverclyde Music Festival again was well supported by talent from PGHS, KPS and both St Columbas. The standard and numbers of entries increases every year and compliments are due to the committee who manage the event and the school staff who prepare the contestants. The salmon ladder on the Gottar Water in Quarriers Village is now proceeding at a pace. Sepa now have the monies agreed and the thought of some 9km of new spawning ground is causing great excitement within the BoW Angling Club. I am sure that in a few years time youngsters will be captivated by the progress of these magnificent fish. The partial removal of the weir can only help the flooding further up in the village and will also negate a need to conduct a stream diversion . The Gladman Exhibition with regard to their site at Carsemeadow was well attended. I met many constituents from Quarriers. There has been controversy in Scotland regarding the flying of flags. The Kilmacolm Flagpole sits on the tower of the Old Kirk and the person responsible for duty is quite clear when an occasion is exclusively Scottish or Great Britain. kilmacolm & quarriers Kilmacolm Community Council During February all the arrangements were made for the procurement and installation of a community access defibrillator to be sited in the vicinity of the Kilmacolm Library. This was only made possible thanks to the generosity of an anonymous local donor and of the Board of the KNCC. The Kilmacolm Community Council also allocated funds from their reserves to this worthwhile community ’project’ which they have managed and co-ordinated. At the January meeting of the Kilmacolm Community Council the Chair reported on a meeting he had attended to discuss the proposed transfer of the Kilmacolm Library to a community group. This was one of the proposals contained in the Inverclyde Council list of proposed budget cuts that were submitted for public consultation. It was the intention - if the proposal went ahead - that the Kilmacolm Community Council would be a candidate to take over the running of the Kilmacolm Library. It was agreed that the Kilmacolm Community Council, and possibly no other community group, would have the resources, skills and knowledge to successfully manage this essential community service and could not, therefore, take on the responsibility. This response has been conveyed to Inverclyde Council by letter. The Kilmacolm Community Council requested Quarriers to clarify the situation in regard to any plans they have for making properties in Quarriers Village available to the Kibble organisation who are a specialist provider of services for young people at risk. This possibility is causing concern amongst Quarriers Village residents and home owners. The Kilmacolm Community Council were instrumental in the formation of the Kilmacolm Twinning Society and have been asked to help in an appeal for members of the community to support the Society and make themselves available to serve on their committee. Spring/Easter Window Competition Saturday 24th March To support our local shops, Kilmacolm Community Council are running a ‘Best Dressed Shop Window” competition on Saturday 24th March. All shops have been asked to decorate their window with a Spring or Easter theme. Included in the display there will be some hidden treasure for children to find! Forms to enter this free competition are available from Friday 23rd March, until 12.30pm on Saturday 24th March, from the Community Centre. A sweet treat will be given for all completed entry forms. Three prize draws will take place with a lucky winner from each age range winning a gift voucher. We are very grateful to St Columba’s Pipe Band and Angel Voices who will provide entertainment on the plaza outside the library. Please come along on Saturday 24th and support our village and local businesses. kilmacolm & quarriers Kilmacolm Christian Aid Committee A Bread and Cheese Lunch to support the work of Christian Aid will be held in Kidston Hall on Sunday 18th March at 12.30pm. Everyone is most welcome, we ask only for a small donation in lieu of your Sunday lunch, and in appreciation of delicious homemade soups, tasty bread with a variety of cheeses. and shortbread with tea/coffee. The Christian Aid Appeal for Lent and Easter asks you to ‘Count Your Blessings’. the daily reflections are steps along the path to Good Friday and the joy of Easter Sunday. Copies of the Appeal are available at each of the churches in Kilmacolm, and at the New Community Centre, Kilmacolm. For further information please telephone Jill Russell on 01505 872393. Your Ward 1 Councillors ... for Inverclye East (includes Kilmacolm & Quarriers) 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 39 kilmacolm & quarriers Angel Voices and Voices + at the Inverclyde Music Festival The Choir sang at the Music Festival for the 5th year in a row. The Judge commended them for their ‘entertaining’ performance! For a number of the younger choir members, it was their first time on the stage. The Choir are now rehearsing for a Musical Celebration for Mothering Sunday on 11th March at 6pm in St Fillan’s Church, Moss Road, Kilmacolm. The Choir Team invite all children from around the area who like to sing to come for a taster session on Friday evenings during term time: for more information please contact organiser: Maureen Russell land line: 01505- 872905 / mobile 07905950028. email: maureenmrussell@hotmail.com kilmacolm & quarriers Curry & Quiz Night Saturday 3rd March The Annual Kilmacolm Scout Curry and Quiz Night will be on Saturday 3rd March. Tickets are £10 which includes your curry. Bar on the night selling beer, wine, spirits, prosecco and soft drinks. There will be great food, quizzing, music and maybe even some dancing! So get a team together - max 8 people per team - or better still 2 teams. Tickets from Maureen on 01505 872094 or any of the scout leaders. We always appreciate the support. Money raised goes to help support our local scouts activities. kilmacolm & quarriers Mount Zion Notices Website We are pleased to announce a new website where you can keep up to date with the ministry and special events here in the Church: mountzionquarriers.org. Easter is the most important time in the Church Calendar, as we spend time in Holy Week thinking of the central theme of our faith: the death and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Why not come and join us? - Maundy Thursday Holy Communion Service - 7pm, 29th March. - Good Friday Meditation around the cross - 2.30pm, 30th March. - Easter Sunday Family service - 10.30am, 1st April. Personal Prayer Ministry: Like many other Christians, we believe in the power of God to heal and help people. We have witnessed numerous examples of God helping people spiritually, emotionally and physically through prayer ministry over the years. As the Pastor of Mount Zion Church, Quarriers Village, I would like to invite anyone who feels in need of prayer to contact me through the website. We will make an arrangement to spend time with you, free of charge. The Gatherin’: held at Mount Zion Church, Quarriers Village on the 4th Sunday of the month. It is a meeting for people from the area to come together for worship and fellowship. Our focus is to receive clear biblical preaching from guest speakers. Both the congregation and leadership team come from different churches and denominations. Everyone is welcome. The next Gatherin’ is on Sunday 24th March 2018 at 7pm. kilmacolm & quarriers Church Events World Day of Prayer - Friday 2nd March St. Columba Church Hall, Bridge of Weir, Kilmacolm at 1.30pm. Everyone welcome. For further information contact Maureen Russell on 872905 or 07905 950028. Good Friday Service - Friday 30th March Grace Church (Kilmacolm Guide Hut), Kilmacolm at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. For further information contact gracechurchkilmacolm@gmail.com Any details we've missed? - email them to info@advertizer. co.uk kilmacolm & quarriers Do You Want To Improve Your Bridge? Tuesday evenings in Kilmacolm Community Centre 7pm - 9pm. There will be a lesson on a specific topic each evening followed by discussion and play for the rest of the time. A detailed list of lessons is displayed in the Centre Notice Board. Further information call 01505 872345. kilmacolm & quarriers Kilmacolm Art Class Exhibition Are holding their Annual Exhibition in the Community Centre on Friday 23rd March from 10am to 5.30pm and Saturday 24th March, from 10am until 4pm. There will be over 100 pictures on display in a pleasant environment. You will have the opportunity to buy an original painting by talented artists at a reasonable price. You may even be inspired to consider joining the class, details available at the exhibition. Fionn Loch Sutherland by B Orr Entry is £1 - accompanied children are free. churches in Kilmacolm & Quarriers................................................ Kilmacolm Old Kirk: Church of Scotland (Charity no. SC009291). www.kilmacolmoldkirk.org.uk. Minister Rev. Dr. Peter McEnhill (01505 873174). Morning Worship - Sundays 11am. All Welcome. Tea/coffee served after service. Sunday School and Crèche. Solas Bereavement Group 2nd Thursday each month at 2pm in Kidston Hall. 18th March at 12.30pm - Christian Aid Lunch. Kidston Hall. Bread and cheese lunch to support the work of Christian Aid. Holy Week Services - Monday 26th to Friday 30th March, nightly at 7.30pm. Easter Sunday 1st April – Communion at Knapps Loch at 9.30am. Easter Worship with Communion in the Old Kirk at 11am. St Columba Church of Scotland: (charity no. SC007992) Morning Worship Sundays at 11am. All welcome. Coffee/tea served in the hall after the service. Grace Church Kilmacolm: in association with Downavale Free Church of Scotland (Charity No: SCO38274) - Sunday Service at 10.30am in Kilmacolm Guide Hut, Woodrow Avenue, PA13 4QF - all welcome. St Colm’s Catholic Church, Smithy Brae Kilmacolm. Rev. Vincent Byrne. Family mass Sundays 10am with children’s liturgy, followed by tea and coffee. Eucharistic service Thursdays 11am. Rosary Tuesdays 6.30pm. Prayer group meets Thursdays 7.30pm. Further information and contact details www.stcolmsparish.co.uk. All welcome. Buddhist meetings: Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin. Phone Margaret on 01505 871343. St Fillan’s Episcopal Church, Moss Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4DL. Services on Sunday at 11.30am. Wednesday: 10.30am Holy Communion. On the last Sunday of the month at 11.30am we welcome families to come and join us for our monthly Family Service. We are united by our belief in Jesus, who sustains and encourages us in all the ups and downs of life. Everyone is welcome to join us! www.heartlandsec.org/KLM/index.html Contacts: Revd. Heller G.P 01505 872961 / Maureen Russell (Pastoral Assistant) 01505 872905. Mount Zion Church: Rev. Andy Lunn BSc, (01475 791282) Mount Zion Church, Law View Road, Quarriers Village, PA11 3FD. Sunday Worship: 10.30am, Bible Study and Prayer Meetings: Wednesday at 7pm and Friday at 10 am. “Mozzy” Youth Club Thursdays at 6.30pm for young people of high school age. Half night of prayer: 7pm – midnight, 4th Friday of each month. ‘The Gatherin’ is at 7pm on the fourth Sunday of each month. Maundy Thursday Holy Communion Service - 7pm, 29th March. Good Friday Meditation around the cross - 2.30pm, 30th March. Easter Sunday Family service - 10.30am, 1st April. Please come and invite others: all welcome! kilmacolm & quarriers @GryffeAds www.advertizer.co.uk

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