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.
The EU referendum result for Inverclyde was as follows:
The votes for the whole of Scotland were as follows:
The overall result for the United Kingdom was different however, with the results as follows:
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."
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:
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.
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.