This is the Latest news from Inverclyde Council
New initiative to tackle period poverty Free sanitary products are now easily available in all of Inverclyde’s schools, libraries, youth zones and community centres.
Local people decide how £350,000 in council cash is spent Some 800 local residents cast their votes in the area’s first ever Participatory Budget ballot to decide which community groups should benefit from a £350,000 pot of Inverclyde Council cash.
New deposit guarantee scheme to help homeless Homeless people, people at risk of becoming homeless and people on low incomes can now get access to decent, privately rented homes thanks to a new, £30,000 scheme launched by Inverclyde Council.
Chapelton Bridge widening scheme - latest update Motorist and pedestrians are being warned that Chapelton Bridge will be closed from Monday 1 April 2019 until 31 May 2019. The work will see the bridge widened to two-carriageways as part of a £650,000 scheme to improve road safety and cut congestion.
Free early learning and childcare hours for local kids to double Parents, carers and local toddlers are set to benefit from a £6m expansion plan designed to double the free early learning (nursery) and childcare hours available from Inverclyde Council.
Inverclyde budget agreed Inverclyde councillors have agreed a budget for 2019/20 with the council’s revenue budget set at over £190m with savings of almost £7m agreed in the next two years including the loss of nearly 58 posts.
Colonel Peter McCarthy appointed as new Lord-Lieutenant The Queen has appointed Colonel Peter Thomas McCarthy as the new Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, a position which covers Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire.
Bakers Street reopens after £3million realignment scheme Work to realign Bakers Street (known locally as Bakers Brae) in Greenock is now complete and the road has re-opened to traffic.
Modern apprentices – getting paid, getting qualified and getting jobs Modern Apprenticeship Week saw some 25 young people gather at the Municipal Buildings to highlight how the scheme is helping them get paid, get qualified and get a job.