One Year On
And so a year has passed since Scotland’s referendum on independence. We’re all a year older, and what a year.. And yet despite all that has happened, I find myself pausing now and looking back.
Let's bring the QE2 home
Town Centre Regneration
With the closure of yet another retailer in our town-centre, the time is right to focus on the need for more regeneration in Greenock.

Blog Updates

A New Year and a New Start

After the trials and tribulations of 2016 it is a proper time, I feel, to reflect. In such a turbulent year, there were many things that will have caught our attention; the sad loss of many gifted performers & visionary scientists, the horrendous scenes seen on our televisions of

Councillor Welcomes Moves To Control Bookies Planning Law

Ward 3 Councillor Math Campbell-Sturgess today welcomed news that the Scottish Government are introducing legislation to tackle the scourge of Payday Lenders and Bookmakers in our town-center. He said “I very much welcome the news that Scotland’s Planning Minister Kevin St

Councillor Demands Answers on West End Roads

After a spate of accidents occurring in Greenock’s West End over the last week, town Councillor Math Campbell-Sturgess has written to the Council’s new Chief Executive demanding answers. He said: “After there was an accident last week in the west-end, I had written t

Councillor Launches Retail Survey

As part of my Save-Our-Shops campaign to save Greenock town-centre, I’m undertaking a retail-survey. The survey is aimed primarily at shoppers and traders in the town-centre, but I’m keen to get everyones views. I will be going door-to-door in the town looking to talk to m

Councillor Launches “Save Our Town Centre” Campaign

Ward 3 SNP Councillor Math Campbell-Sturgess today announced he was launching a campaign to save Greenock Town Centre. The town has recently seen a spate of retail locations closing, with speculation that more may follow. The campaign will seek to stop businesses fleeing the town and

Councillor Hits Out At Labour’s Waste

Ward 3 SNP Cllr Math Campbell-Sturgess has today hit out at Inverclyde Council’s Labour administration for a scandalous waste of money on various projects after it came to light during Thursday’s Environment and Regeneration Committee that the Council would be spending over £204,000 o

Letter to UK Government on FOBTs

I recently sent the following letter to Tracey Crouch MP, the UK Government Minister with responsibility for Gambling, calling on her to devolve full control over Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) to Scotland, to allow the Scottish Government to grant Scottish local authorities pow

CVS Inverclyde Benefit from Scottish Government Funding

Fantastic news ahead of the Scottish Cabinet visiting Greenock today, CVS Inverclyde are set to benefit from £60,000 of funding from the £1.7 million Scottish Government’s “Town Centre Communities Capital Fund”, which will be used to a town-centre Greenock Community

A question of character…

So I turned on my phone this morning and was browsing social-media (as many of us do), only to be confronted with this photo: For those unaware, that is Knocknairshill Cemetery in the east-end of Greenock.  And someone’s fly-tipped bed and filthy mattress. A member of the public