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Committee changes at Wemyss Bay Community Association AGM
New chairperson Beth MacLeod

Wemyss Bay Community Association (WBCA) held their AGM on Wednesday and it was great to see members of the community stepping up to take positions on the committee.

The Association have been without a chairperson for a number of months but thankfully that is no longer the case with Beth MacLeod taking up the role of chairperson.

Paul Cassidy is the new vice-chairperson while Alan Weston is the new secretary. Janet Blackstock is the new treasurer, with David Adams continuing as Letting Secretary & Facilities Manager.

Joseph Craig and Liz Roders continue as committee members along with Lynsey Halliday who rejoins as a committee member.

A big thank you goes to Mark and Joanne Kelly who stood down at the AGM. Mark was vice-chairperson and Joanne was treasurer and did a great job of updating the accounts and putting in place a system that will greatly help the new treasurer.

We are also very thankful to the committee members who remain and to the new volunteers. It is really important to remember that the Community Centre is run by unpaid volunteers and without them, access to and use of the centre would be a lot more difficult with local control of the centre being lost.

The group of volunteers that make up WBCA and who now run the centre are still a small group and it would be great if more people could step up to help out. There are various ways in which you could help. Maybe you are good at fixing things and could help with repairs, maybe you are good with accounts, perhaps you could help set up or take down the bouncy castle or maybe you could volunteer to help at the annual Gala Day or at the Christmas Lights' Switch-On?

If you are the parent of a child who uses the community centre or you help to run a user group, why not come along to the next meeting on Tuesday 6th September at 7:30pm in the Community Centre? Email WBCA to find out more.

Friday 29th July 2016
Wemyss Bay Gala Day 2016 - report
Wemyss Bay Gala Day 2016
Saturday 11th June 2016 saw Wemyss Bay Gala Day return with a bang – the first “bang” coming courtesy of Brass Sounds Inverclyde Brass Band who opened the afternoon and provided spectacular music throughout the day.

This year’s Gala saw our regular stalls and attractions return, along with the popular additions The Animal Man, medieval archery and the Bungee Run. A team from Wemyss Bay Caravan Park served as excellent and enthusiastic comperes whilst Bible Club and Youth Group leader Stephen Renton served as a far more questionable keeper for Beat the Keeper!

The Gala...
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Thursday 28th July 2016
MSP voices support for local community energy project
Wemyss Bay wind turbines launch event at Inverkip
Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has urged local people to help fund an innovative new local community energy project at Kelly Bank, Wemyss Bay.

The Small Wind Co-op is inviting people via Crowdfunder to support two small farm wind turbines at Kellybank Farm in Wemyss Bay and a second farm wind project in Wales – the first time a community energy project has brought together farm-scale wind projects in different countries within the UK.

The minimum to take part is just £100, and as well as offering those who join a return of 4.5% or 6%, the project will generate a comm...
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Thursday 28th July 2016
EU referendum result for Inverclyde
The European Parliament ( Driese)

The EU referendum result for Inverclyde was as follows:

  • Votes to remain in the EU were 24,668 which is 63.8%.
  • Votes to leave the EU were 14,010 which is 36.2%.
  • Turnout: 66.0%.

The votes for the whole of Scotland were as follows:

  • Votes to remain in the EU were 1,661,191 which is 62.0%.
  • Votes to leave the EU were 1,018,322 which is 38.0%.
  • Turnout: 67.2%.

The overall result for the United Kingdom was different however, with the results as follows:

  • Votes to remain in the EU were 16,141,241 which is 48.1%.
  • Votes to leave the EU were 17,410,742 which is 51.9%.
  • Turnout: 72.2%.

After the result was announced, David Cameron has said that he will step down as Prime Minister by October, while First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that a second independence referendum for Scotland is now highly likely. At a news conference in Edinburgh earlier today, she said: "It is, therefore, a statement of the obvious that the option of a second referendum must be on the table, and it is on the table."

Local MP for Inverclyde Ronnie Cowan (SNP) said: "I am delighted that both Inverclyde and Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union. However, I hugely regret that the UK is in the position that it is. Scotland has been taken out of Europe against our will, and the First Minister has made clear that all options are on the table, including a second referendum, to protect our EU status."

Friday 24th June 2016
Community enjoys annual Gala Day!
Wemyss Bay Gala Day 2016

Wemyss Bay held their annual Gala Day yesterday at the Community Centre with a variety of stalls and activities on offer for both young and old to enjoy!

Attractions on the day included:

  • Mini fairground
  • Balloon modelling
  • Face painting
  • Beat the keeper
  • Craft stalls
  • Guides tea room
  • Falconry display
  • The Animal Man Petting Zoo
  • Soup stall
  • Lots more!

Thankfully it stayed dry until about 3pm. Thank you to everyone who came along and especially to all the volunteers who made the day possible.

What did you like best about the day and what would you like to see next year? Please leave your comments below.

Sunday 12th June 2016
Sunset over Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal, taken by Brenda Campbell (Sept. 2015)
Sunset over Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal, taken by Brenda Campbell (Sept. 2015)
Photo album: Scenic Photos
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Childrens' Parties
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Wemyss Bay Community Centre
Wemyss Bay Community Centre

If you are thinking of having a party, why not hold it at the Community Centre? Although it is pretty busy, party bookings are still available outwith the regular lets. Even better, why not theme your party? When placing your booking just say if you would like a Bouncy Castle Party or if you would like the a DJ to provide your entertainment.

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Poll: IndyRef2
How would you vote if there is a second independence referendum in Scotland?

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that a second independence referendum for Scotland is now highly likely following the UK decision to leave the EU even though Scotland voted to remain.

After the EU referendum, Nicola Sturgeon said: "It is, therefore, a statement of the obvious that the option of a second referendum must be on the table, and it is on the table."

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46.7% (28 votes): Independence for Scotland
53.3% (32 votes): Remain part of the UK
Total votes: 60.
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Poll: Rothesay
How many times have you visited Rothesay?

The ferry to RothesayThis is a question for Wemyss Bay residents, or those who have lived here in the past. There is a ferry to Rothesay right on our doorstep, but how many times have you been over for a visit?
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22.2% (12 votes): Never
13% (7 votes): Once
7.4% (4 votes): Twice
13% (7 votes): 3-5 times
11.1% (6 votes): 6-10 times
9.3% (5 votes): 10-20 times
16.7% (9 votes): More than 20 times
7.4% (4 votes): Where's Rothesay?
Total votes: 54.
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View across the River Clyde from Undercliff Road
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