Gourock Town Centre Regeneration Forum

Purpose:

The Gourock Town Centre Regeneration Forum (TCRF) will highlight key areas within Gourock Town Centre that are appropriate for regeneration.  A main focus of the Forum’s activity is to identify and suggest future investments for Gourock Town Centre. 

The Gourock TCRF will focus attention on supporting Inverclyde Council (IC) Officers; with sourcing external funding to enable priority projects to be implemented.

The Gourock TCRF will not be a decision-making body but will provide recommendations to the Environment and Regeneration Committee of Inverclyde Council for its consideration.

Objectives:

Gourock Town Centre is one of the main areas of retail activity in Inverclyde and the plans and policies of Inverclyde Council, strive to safeguard, enhance and develop it as a major shopping, leisure, and cultural centre of the area.  In the current difficult retail trading conditions, the TCRF will work with IC officers; concentrating on major Regeneration projects were possible, as well as additional projects from external funders.

The primary objectives of the Gourock TCRF should be to:-

  • Develop additional regeneration proposals to complement and support the regeneration investment in Gourock Town Centre;
  • Involve and engage local community groups, businesses and people;
  • Source external funding to enable priority projects to be implemented.

The Gourock TCRF should seek to promote, support and advocate for:-

  • Ongoing Regeneration;
  • Ongoing Investment;
  • Improving the Town Centre Offer – Boosting Enterprise and New Business and;
  • To work collaboratively for the improvement and enhancement of Gourock.

Composition:

Members will include representatives from Inverclyde Council, Business Community, Community Council(s) and local Elected Members and will consist of the following members:-

  • Elected Members (one Member will take on the role of Chair);
  • Community Council Reps from the local Community Councils;
  • Members from Local Churches;
  • Tourist Group;
  • Sports Council;
  • Federation of Small Businesses;
  • Chamber of Commerce;
  • Local Business Reps (CalMac, ScotRail)
  • Traders Reps from the areas of focus and;
  • Relevant Project Specific Inverclyde Council Officers and IC Regeneration Manager and/or Head of Service, Regeneration, Planning & Public Protection.