Inverkip and Wemyss Bay Notes

by Alison Masterson 521403


The question of parking on pavements has been aired both in the daily papers and on air. If it becomes an offence (or is it at the moment?) there are those who park on the pavement on Main Street will have to use the car park off Station Road.

During the holiday weekend there were many motorists taking advantage of the car park at the empty Wemyss Bay Hotel.

There were also mention recently that there were to be speed signs of some sort on the A78 through Skelmorlie. These have yet to materialise and the speeding and overtaking is bad on this stretch of road.

Drivers should watch out at the Garage in Wemyss Bay as car washing takes place on the A78 there and the chaps cleaning the cars sometimes seem oblivious that they are on a Main Road.

Former Beach House Site

The site of the former house and latterly a residential home is back on the market. The site is next the flats at Wemyss Bay. The original building was demolished and all the rubble from that is still in the area bounded by the A78 and the Clyde.

Statue Unveiling

The statue of a boy ready for his holiday’s complete with yacht commissioned by Friends of Wemyss Bay Station and sculpted by Angela Hunter was being unveiled on the station concourse on Saturday 13the May at 12 noon. The walkway at the station recently refurbished and enhanced by the Friends of the Station has won a prestigious award by R.I.C.S Scotland in the Infrastructure Category.

Walking Football

The Hub will be the venue for Walking Football. This will be a new venture with Greenock Morton in the Community. Over 50’s are encouraged to go to the Hub on May 26 at 1pm. for the launch of this and find out about what it entails. There will be a short taster session on the Astroturf.

Further details from Inverkip Community Hub at 01475 520740

Bible Study

Bible Study Group at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Church has stopped it's meetings for the summer. There will be an Afternoon Tea at Strathclyde House at 2pm on the May 23.

Power Boat Foundation

Inverkip Pupils among others have been asked to produce Posters celebrating the values and uses of the Clyde. This is to do with the upcoming Power Boat event that’s taking place later this summer. 24th – 25th June

Wemyss Bay Gala Day

There is a plea for helpers for the Gala Day at Wemyss Bay on Saturday May 20. Help is needed to set up, man the Bungee Jump and also to clear up at the end.

Main Street Closure

It has been intimated that on the 29th May and till 1st June, Main Street will be closed for work to be carried out on part. This has been indicated as being between lamp post R10 - R9 and to “Paruera” on Main Street. Times are 9.30 to 15.30/ From May to 1st June.