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Have your say on council consultations and review the content of closed consultations by Inverclyde Council and our partners.

On this page you will find Inverclyde Council's open consultations.

Pre-consultation exercise for transition to secondary school from village schools and catchment areas 

We are carrying out a pre-consultation exercise to find out opinions about part of the admissions to schools policy for the village primary schools of Inverkip, Kilmacolm and Wemyss Bay. 

The pre-consultation will also seek to find out the demand for Catholic education, specifically in the West of Inverclyde. 

The purpose of a pre-consultation exercise is to find out the opinions of those who may be affected. If any changes are taken forward then the changes must go through a further full statutory consultation process before they are put in place.  A link to an online survey can be found on this page titled 'Education pre-consultation' below the heading 'External links'.

The survey closes on Friday 6 December 2019.

The main reason we are carrying out this work is that there is currently pressure on the number of pupils who attend St. Columba’s High School. 

We aim to manage pupil numbers so that every pupil can receive a full and efficient curriculum.  This means that the yearly intake into every school has to be limited so that the curriculum can meet the needs of every pupil in the school. 

At the most recent meeting of the council’s Education and Communities Committee, a paper was presented and it is available to download and read online on the council website.

On this page you will find a link to a page titled: 'Education Committee meeting (agenda item 14)' below the heaqding titled 'Related links'.

You can also visit the ‘committees and councillors’ section of this website and the papers are listed under the Education and Communities Committee meeting held in November 2019.

You can also ask for a copy at the school office.

The current policy on admissions and pupil placement in mainstream schools has a paragraph specifically about village schools.  It reads:

There are no denominational primary schools in Quarriers Village, Kilmacolm, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay.  Parents often choose to send their children to the local non-denominational primary school because of the travelling distance to their      nearest denominational primary school.  In such circumstances the following admission arrangements will apply:

  • children whose parents have selected to send their child to the non-denominational school serving the defined catchment area assigned to their address rather than to their assigned denominational primary school because of travelling distance, will have the choice at primary 7 of seeking admission to either the non-denominational or denominational school assigned to their address.  The Council's policy in respect of school transport will apply.

The pre-consultation exercise seeks your views on possible changes to this paragraph.  While there is no firm proposal on the table, we appreciate that you may want further information on the advantages and disadvantages of what may be considered in the future and that you may want more information to form an opinion.  

A series of meetings will also be held to answer any questions you may have.  These are listed below.

Venue

Date

Time

Kilmacolm Primary School

26/11/19

18:00

Port Glasgow Community Campus

26/11/19

19:30

Wemyss Bay Primary School

27/11/19

17:30

Inverclyde Academy

28/11/19

17:30

Inverkip Primary School

28/11/19

19:15

Draft Inverclyde antisocial behaviour strategy 2020 - 2025

The Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 places a duty on each local authority and Chief Constable to jointly prepare, publish, review and revise a strategy to tackle antisocial behaviour in the council's area. The current strategy for Inverclyde expires in March 2020.

The strategy sets out the several legislative requirements of The Act which is detailed in the document "Draft Inverclyde Antisocial Behaviour Strategy" (accessed on the panel to the left). 

Whilst overall incidents of antisocial behaviour reported to both Inverclyde Council and Police Scotland have reduced over the previous three years, partners do acknowledge that antisocial behaviour can have a serious impact on the lives of our residents and have a negative impact on communities across Inverclyde.

Therefore to prepare a new strategy we are seeking the views and experiences of people in Inverclyde. If you are interested we would appreciate some of your time by responding to the consultation via the link on this page.

The consultation runs until Friday 20th December 2019.

Inverclyde Council consultations

Name of consultation

Closing date

Draft Inverclyde Antisocial Behaviour Strategy 2020 - 2025

20 December 2019

Pre-consultation exercise for transition to secondary
school from village schools and catchment areas
 
6 December 2019
Inverclyde budget consultation CLOSED
Kilmacolm Parking Consultation CLOSED
Quarrier’s Homes Conservation Area Appraisal CLOSED
Greenock Parking Consultation 2019 CLOSED
Consultation on Proposed Amendment to the Inverclyde Core Paths Plan CLOSED
Gourock Parking Consultation 2019 CLOSED
Proposed disposal of Land at Kirn Drive - June/July 2019 CLOSED
Quarrier's Homes Conservation Area Appraisal - 30th May 2019 CLOSED
West Blackhall Street evening consultation event, May 2019 CLOSED

Inverclyde Health & Social Care Strategic Plan 2019-2024 Consultation

CLOSED

Review of Polling Stations 2019

CLOSED

Final British Sign Language 2018

CLOSED

Lady Alice Bowling Club 2018

CLOSED

Budget Consultation 2018

 

CLOSED

 

Page last updated: 4 December 2019