Inverkip and Wemyss Bay
by Alison Masterson 521403
Fairlie Fairtrade Initiative will have a pop-up stall in the Gallery, Wemyss Bay Station, on Saturday 9 December, 10am - 4pm. Christmas cards and gifts, unusual artisan crafts from around the world, new flavours of fairtrade chocolate, and sweet treats to taste and to buy."
The pavements in Inverkip have been resurfaced and the bollards promised for the pavement between the bus stop and the old Police Station have been put in place.

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The placing of the bollards had raised some eyebrows. It was intended that they would stop cars parking on the pavement at this spot, however there is still room for at least 3 cars to park there which they have been doing since the resurfacing was carried out. Granted there is some space for pedestrians to pass but the position certainly hasn’t deterred the motorists. Wednesday morning was a case in point. Van parked on pavement with door open and mother with pram had to come onto road to pass. Young lad sitting in van paid no attention or bothered to shut the door.
The installation of a new sound system and screens has been carried out in the Church. This has not met with everyone’s approval!. The congregation will no doubt get used to the innovation.
The total of boxes for Blythswood Appeal from Inverkip was 72 boxes. Thanks to all who contributed.
The work will be beginning on a new play park situated at Inverkip Hub. Not exactly central to the Village and children on their own will have to negotiate passing cars parked at Sainsbury’s.
Inverkip Church are holding a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2nd December,11am – 2pm. Inverkip Primary Choir will open the Fayre. Lots of stalls and home baking in the tea room.
The Institute meet for a Christmas evening on 4th December in the Bonomy Room of Church hall at 7.30pm Reminder that it will be £3 for members £5 for non members.
The Friendship Circle at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Church meet on 5th December for a Christmas Party. 2-4pm
There will be a Seasonal Quiz and sherry and shortbread served at the meeting of the W.E.A. at Skelmorlie Community Centre on 6th December. Meeting at 10am.
Christmas is coming and the Wemyss Bay Christmas Lights will be switched on during the evening of Friday 1st December at Wemyss Bay Community Centre!
Here is the planned timetable of events for the Wemyss Bay Christmas Lights switch on taking place at the community centre on Friday 1 December. 6.45pm - Brass Sounds Inverclyde playing 7.00pm/7.05pm - Wemyss Bay Primary School Choir singing 7.25pm - Lights Switch On! 7.30pm - Head into the Community Centre for Santa!
Inside the community centre, after the lights are switched on, there will be Santa's grotto! Tea, coffee, juice and mulled wine Mince pies Shortbread biscuits Chekko the clown. And brand new for this year - Virtual reality zone in the middle room! The Community Association will also welcome any donations for Inverclyde Foodbank and these can be brought along on the night.
The Community Association will also welcome any donations for Inverclyde Foodbank and these can be brought along on the night.
Xmas @ the Hub on Friday 8th December 3pm to 4.45pm Come along and join in the free festive activities at the Inverkip Hub including Bouncy Castle, Teas, Coffees and refreshments face painting Christmas arts and crafts, Photo booth selfies, healthy cooking , Volunteer info stalls and Tablet and Ipad workshops
The timetable after that is: 6pm Councillors speeches, Inverkip School Choir, music from mobile PA System, jingle bells, and Santa arrives with sweets for the kids 6.25pm Countdown to lights switch-on, 6.30pm LJ Dance Performance 7pm Magical Mayhem Children’s Entertainer 8pm Thanks and close.