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First Games of the season cancelled Gourock Highland Games has been called off for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions on outdoor events.
World Autism Awareness Week 2021 Virtual events are planned and local landmarks will be lit up to mark World Autism Awareness Week in Inverclyde.
£200k accessible playparks work complete 13 play parks across Inverclyde are now more accessible for children of all abilities thanks to a £200,000 council investment.
New £300k A8 crossing to improve Greenock town centre links Inverclyde Council is paving the way for the toucan crossing at the foot of William Street which will connect onto Custom House Way and the waterfront via the A8 Dalrymple Street.
Day of reflection – coronavirus one year on People in Inverclyde are being encouraged to join a national Day of Reflection (Tuesday 23 March 2021) to mark a year since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
32 groups share over £70k The local authority has approved the final round of funding from its Grants to Voluntary Organisations (GTVO) and Under-19s funds for the 2020/21 financial year.
Walking and cycling in Greenock town centre A study has been launched to find ways to encourage more walking and cycling in Greenock town centre.
Council budget approved The council’s overall budget of £203m and a three-year capital budget to fund infrastructure costs of nearly £61m was approved. The budget includes additional support for up to 4,000 households who will each receive a £100 Council Tax credit this year to support those who fall the wrong side of other covid financial support. The council has also put in place an additional £10m in funds to support the community through the pandemic.
Notice of election - Scottish Parliament The Notice of Election for the Scottish Parliamentary Election for the Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency and for the West Scotland Region have been published.
Asymptomatic testing site update More than 100 people attended Inverclyde’s asymptomatic testing centre in Gourock in its first full week with employers now being encouraged to take advantage of the site.