This is the Latest news from Inverclyde Council
Call for ferry contract award for Ferguson's Council Leader has called for a direct award of ferry contracts to Port Glasgow-based Ferguson Marine and clarity from the Scottish Government on the yard’s plans for work.
Partner press release: First cruise ship calls at Greenock since pandemic struck The first cruise ship to call at Greenock since the Covid crisis effectively closed down the cruise industry was warmly welcomed this morning.
Signs of the times Inverclyde Council has supported Inverclyde Tourist Group in producing street signs to mark the ‘Historic Quarter’ which was once a global powerhouse for shipping and trade.
PS Comet commemoration opportunity Inverclyde Council is working alongside the Port Glasgow Regeneration Forum to develop plans to honour Sir Henry Bell’s famous Port-built paddle steamer which became the first commercially successful passenger steamboat in Europe.
A78 Inverkip Road temporary traffic lights They will be at the junction of Auchmead Road from Monday 19 July 2021 until Friday 23 July to allow for drainage works being carried out by Inverclyde Council.
School clothing and meals support increased Families in Inverclyde are set to benefit from an increase to the school clothing grant for the new academic year with more pupils also set to receive free school meals.
Deposit support for private lets The council has launched a deposit guarantee scheme to assist prospective tenants into a private let while providing landlords with some financial security.
Partner press release: DSSB superfast broadband rollout eases Inverclyde lockdown burden More than 9,460 households and businesses across Inverclyde were reached by the £463 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband, final programme data released today revealed.
Long term empty homes survey The council wants to hear from people about the Long Term Empty Property Levy (LTE) that allows local authorities to increase council tax for homes that have been empty for more than a year.
Route Map Restrictions Fund launch Extra funding is being made available to eligible Inverclyde businesses affected by ongoing Covid-19 restrictions with grants of up to £750 on offer.