A huge thank you to all the volunteers who came out to litter pick this morning 20 March 2021. We had around 35 people who collected all over the village and also at Ardgowan beach. 54 bags of rubbish were collected as well as the usual extra bits and pieces that have been fly tipped. Those at the beach managed to have their picture photobombed by the HMS QE!

 

All the dates for the 2021 Village Litter Picks can be found Here

Strict social distancing and working in pairs will be adhered to.

Delighted to say that 9 people volunteered for our Litter Pick today, 12 December 2020 and they bagged 56 kgm of rubbish from around our lovely village.  Thanks everyone.

FairTrade Christmas PopUp Shop

Some beautiful new deliveries arrived today for the FairTrade Christmas PopUp shop at the Watt Institution. If you missed it this week, we’ll be open next week Wednesday-Friday 10-2pm (16-18 Dec 2020). The shop is run on a “not for profit”basis and supports Inverclyde FairTrade priorities.

There will be a small socially distanced beach clean on Sunday 20th September at Ardgowan Beach from 1-3pm. Litter pickers will be available but please wear your own gloves. Please read the guidance in the comments below before attending.

On Saturday 14 September there is a ‘Christian Aid Power Walk’ taking place at
Whitelees Windfarm. Registration takes place at 10.30am in the visitor centre and
there are options of a 3 or 7 mile walk. I took part in this last year and can
recommend it – it is a unique opportunity to walk and talk about the world around
us. There will be time to reflect on the impact of climate change on our sisters and
brothers across the globe. You can also find out about making changes in your own
life to help build a world that’s more secure for those living in poverty. For more
information, please look at: www.christianaid.org.uk/events/scottish-power-walk

Traidcraft jewellery / money recycling – the Eco -group are now providing a facility to recycle jewellery and bank notes to help support Traidcraft’s life-changing projects in Asia and East Africa. Any jewellery (golf, silver, watches, costume jewellery and broken or damaged items – eg odd earrings or items missing stones) and bank notes (old or new, UK or foreign, including all pre-Euro notes) can be placed in the box in the hall, which will be available the same Sunday as the monthly Fair Trade stalls, starting 21 July. Dates. Dates of the Fair Trade stalls can be found on the Eco-group’s noticeboard in the hall and in the intimations.

Please come along and support the Church Eco Group with their Village Litter Pick on Sunday, 30 June at 2 pm, meet outside the Church Hall on Langhouse Road opposite the Church. All equipment will be provided, please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Inverkip Primary’s Eco group, led by Mrs Chalmers,  organised an all day beach clean at Ardgowan Beach on Wednesday, 26 June between 9.30 am and 3 pm with each class taking it in turn to walk over and carry out a slot assisted by staff, volunteers and parents.  The weather was wonderful and the children had a great time.  Thanks to all who participated.

On 30 March our Eco-group Convenor attended the Eco-congregation Scotland annual gathering in Dundee. The theme for this year was ‘Transforming Energy – Transforming Lives’ with some excellent keynote speakers and interesting workshops and seminars led by groups such as Christian Aid, Operation Noah and Home Energy Scotland. We were also asked to take part in the ‘Inspiration to action’ session where Eco-congregations shared in their successes, challenges and achievements.

The Church is having another beach clean in conjunction with Inverkip Primary School on Saturday 16th March between 10am and 12pm on Ardgowan Beach (behind the marina houses). Please come along and support this to get as much plastic out of the marine environment as we can. Even if you can manage only a short time this all helps!

Many thanks to all who helped at our litter pick on 3 February 2019. A staggering 105kg of rubbish was collected from the area around the war memorial and beach.

The Eco Group are now providing Ecover washing up liquid refills in a bid to reduce plastics. These will be available most weeks, not just on the Fairtrade stall. Anyone wanting a refill should speak to Lynne McBain.