Goodbye to a dear friend

Ardentinny has said goodbye to a dear friend. Gerry McGinty died at home in Ardentinny on 23rd April, 2020 and his funeral was held today at Greenock Crematorium with only close family members present due to coronavirus restrictions. While acknowledging his Ayrshire roots, Gerry once said of Ardentinny: “I love it here. I feel like …

Ardentinny and COVID-19

Like many other communities country-wide, Ardentinny has risen to the challenge of this crisis with speed and alacrity. An online community forum was established mid-March with the intention of informing and supporting. The Community Council called for volunteers to help with shopping, prescription delivery, dog walking, telephone support etc. for the vulnerable and self isolating …

Ardentinny Community Council Emergency Action Plan call for volunteers

Received from Ardentinny Community Council: As you are no doubt aware the coronavirus outbreak is starting to affect everyone in the Ardentinny community council area with this in mind the community council is in the process of creating a plan within which those most at risk or those with symptoms who are self-isolating can get …

Does Ardentinny want more nuclear waste on its doorstep?

The UK government intends to increase the number of nuclear submarines on the Clyde; is currently building a nuclear support hub to centralise its radioactive waste handling facilities and radiochemistry laboratories at Faslane; and plans to undertake submarine maintenance work at Coulport resulting in an increase of waste discharges of up to 50%. Consequently the …

Another successful year for Ardentinny Community Trust

Ardentinny Community Trust (ACT) held its AGM on 7th January 2020 where it reported on another successful year. Trust Treasurer, Jean Urquhart presented end of year (2018-19) accounts which saw funds stand at £20,709.61, after having invested in an array of necessary fixtures and equipment. ACT Chair, Anna Williamson gave a report on the year’s …