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284 May 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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28 the advertizer bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir Bishopton Day Fun Run: Sunday 10 June | Bishopton Day: Saturday 16 June Bishopton Week Group are excitedly preparing for this year’s events including magic shows, treasure hunt, fun run on Sunday 10th of June with a 5k and 10k run. Bishopton Day itself is on Saturday 16th of June, with the parade leaving from Bishopton Primary School headed by a pipe band, and with numerous floats celebrating the theme of “Oceans” this year. Entertainment on the day includes the Glasgow Vikings, music, entertainment and food stalls. Follow us on Facebook for more information or check our website for updates. bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir Christian Aid Week 13th -19th May 2018 We believe in life before death Bridge of Weir residents have been loyal supporters of Christian Aid Week over the years. This year the red envelope will drop through your door during the week of 13th to 19th May – thanks to an army of 60 volunteer collectors. Started nearly 70 years ago as a response by Christian churches in the UK to the desperate needs of refugees in Europe after the Second World War, Christian Aid now operates in nearly 40 countries promoting sustainable development, striving for social justice and pursuing a vision of a world without poverty. Founded on and guided by the teachings of Christ, Christian Aid is committed to supporting poor and marginalised people, whatever their beliefs, sexuality, gender and ethnicity. Please make a special effort to support Christian Aid Week again this year. The recent negative publicity concerning serious Oxfam failings was used by some sections of the media to cast a shadow on all overseas aid. But the poor, the marginalised and the displaced people of the world need our help more than ever. If you are a tax payer, don’t forget to fill out the gift aid form – which allows Christian Aid to receive an extra 25p for every £1 donated. Perhaps not much for one envelope, but multiplied across the whole village it could mean up to £1,000 extra for Christian Aid! If you are out when the collector calls back later in the week to pick up the envelope, feel free to drop it into either St Machar’s Ranfurly church or Freeland church. For more information please go to www.christianaid. org.uk bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir Bridge of Weir Festival Committee This year’s Bridge of Weir Gala Day will be on Saturday 9th June 2018 in Houston Road Park, and kicks off a number of events over the following week culminating in the end of Festival Week Ceilidh on Saturday 16th June at the Cargill Hall. The theme for this years Gala Day is “Rumble in the Jungle”. The Gala Queen for 2018 and her attendants were chosen recently, with Ava Miller being chosen as Gala Queen, and Fiona Ritchie and Claudia Walker chosen as her attendants. As per tradition, Ava will be crowned as Gala Queen on Gala Day. bishopton, langbank & bridge of weir The Bridge What’s on? All the usual activities, - Bridge Classes, Film Showings, Hard of Hearing Clinic, Citizens Advice Bureau and MSP/MP surgeries. In addition, our cafe affords the opportunity for you to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in warm, pleasant surroundings. Art Exhibitions: During May, The Bishopton Art Group will be exhibiting a selection of their paintings. Please pop in to view and purchase their pictures. Post Office and Shop: for all your Post Office services, purchases of stationery, greeting cards and pocket money toys. Please support your Community Centre where our volunteers and Post Office staff work hard to meet your needs. Our stock of greeting cards has increased over the last few months, with most occasions catered for. We are pleased to announce the colourful selection of Scottish themed gifts mainly by Scott Inness is proving popular - please do come in to see the display. Volunteers: Do you have a spare 4 hours per month? Consider becoming a volunteer at The Bridge - become involved in your community and meet new friends. The shop within The Bridge is run entirely by volunteers. Their contribution enables the Post Office to remain in our village. Please speak to any of our volunteers for more information. We look forward to you joining our team. 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. kilmacolm & quarriers Kilmacolm Bridge Club - Summer Duplicate If you would like to play Bridge during the summer months why not come along to the Kilmacolm Community Centre on Monday evenings? Starting on 7th May at 7pm for a 7.15pm start Come with a partner or come alone and hope to find one there. Further information Tel: 01505 872345 kilmacolm & quarriers All Things Bright and Beautiful 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. Friday 1st-Saturday 2nd June Kilmacolm will be in full bloom as St Columba’s Church hosts a fantastic flower festival over the weekend from 10am-4pm. This is a community event and all proceeds will be directed to Ardgowan Hospice. Tickets cost £3.50 and are available from Rosie Third (873088) or can be bought on the door. Children go free. Why not make a weekend of it and pop into the Old Kirk on the 2nd to enjoy their Summer Fete and barbeque! deadline date for our june issue - Friday 18th May - You don’t want to miss it!!

may 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: info@advertizer.co.uk 29 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 Community Council Inverclyde Local Development Plan Overview Meeting Tuesday 29th May Inverclyde Council is currently preparing a new Local Development Plan for the Inverclyde area to supersede the existing one in 2019. The Local Development Plan is the document which sets out the Council’s strategy and policies for the use of land and buildings in Inverclyde, and is the basis for determining planning applications. For example, it is the Local Development Plan that identifies the green belt, housing development opportunities and regeneration priorities, amongst other things. The current stage in preparing the new Local Development Plan is a document called the Proposed Plan, which represents the settled view of the Council as to what the final adopted content of the Plan should be. The Proposed Plan was approved for publication and consultation by the Inverclyde Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee on 28th March and published in April with the consultation period running through to June 2018. A representative of the Planning Policy team will attend the 29th May meeting of the Kilmacolm Community Council to explain the Local Development Plan process and provide an overview of the Proposed Plan policies and proposals. Kilmacolm and Quarriers Village residents are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn about aspects which could affect them and village life. Advertisement Feature Changes At Three Sisters Bake We recently asked for feedback on changes our customers would like to see at Three Sisters Bake. Here is what you told us…Seats are uncomfy – our vintage church pews may be beautiful but they hurt to sit on! Thanks to the lovely people at Thistle Upholstery in Paisley we now have custom fitted cushion pads for many of our pews! More sandwiches…lots of you asked for more sandwiches so we have introduced a range of new ones as well as bringing back some old favourites. Take a look at our menu at www.threesistersbake.co.uk to see the new line up of sandwiches and other new menu items, including our expanded range of topped mac n cheese! Scones – “don’t ever change!” Many of you were kind enough to comment on how delicious our scones are. To celebrate their popularity we have included a voucher for a free scone below! Afternoon Tea – this has always been our most popular item for a special occasion but we had lots of feedback that you’d like to see a simpler version that didn’t call for a “special occasion” to enjoy. We’ve now introduced a “classic” afternoon tea which will run alongside our existing “luxury” version. With our voucher offering 2 for £15, its also a very affordable mid week treat! We’re excited about the changes and as a thank-you to our local customers for your continued support and loyalty, we have included some vouchers below to allow you to see for yourself. We look forward to welcoming lots of new and familiar faces over the coming weeks! Gillian, Nichola & Linsey xxx kilmacolm & quarriers kilmacolm & quarriers Kilmacolm RBS Mobile Bank Service Set for Cuts Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay is disappointed to learn that RBS plan to cut access to mobile banking services in Kilmacolm from the end of May. The mobile bank service has been used to fill the gap left by the closure of the branch in 2015 – giving customers the chance to maintain some level of face-to-face banking in the village. At present the mobile banking is in the village on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Friday’s for 1 hour. From May 29th, this will be cut to just Monday’s and Thursday’s. kilmacolm & quarriers Coffee Morning Saturday 9th June 2018 in the new Community Centre Kilmacolm, 2nd Floor from 10am to 12pm. Tickets £3. Mr Mackay said: “This is disappointing news from RBS, not only have they reduced the service to customers across the area even further – they’ve done so by quietly changing the timetable as opposed to being straight with people. This kind of behaviour erodes trust in the bank even further after their shameful rounds of closures over the last few years.” @GryffeAds www.advertizer.co.uk

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