SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FORUM SINCE
After extensive public consultation it was agreed to set up “The Forum” as a non-political single-issue group
|29th May 2002|
Meeting at the community centre with Council members -Willie Wison, Alex Kirk, Helen Calvert. Willie Wilson suggested carrying out public perception surveys for Library and Community/Village Centre facilities
The Forum formed KNCC, a Company Limited by Guarantee, to take forward the improvement of new community facilities. KNCC development business plan carried out.
Public meeting in Kilmacolm Primary School hall. Council members present -Sandra McDougal, W.Wilson, Alex McGhee, Alan Blair
Public meeting in Kilmacolm Primary School hall. Council members present -Alex Kirk, Willie Wilson, Dr Tom Fyffe
Kilmacolm Village Centre Forum website launched with the name – www.villagecentre.org
Neglect of gutter/downpipe maintenance caused major flood damage in Village Centre, during heavy rainfall. It has been reported to the Forum that some of the gutters have since been cleaned and “the tree” removed!
28th September 2004
Meeting – Clr. Alan Blair, Clr.Tom Fyffe, Robert Cleary, Neil Graham, Dennis Stoddart, Willie Wilson.- Agreement was reached to a 99 year lease of the Village Centre to KNCC, allowing private funding from other sources.
4th March 2005
Well attended Forum meeting at which Clr. Tom Fyffe discussed the initial £600,000 funding to be made available by Inverclyde District Council towards the project.
27th April 2005
“Architectural Design Competition” completed – Four different proposals from 3 different Architects are received for consideration
5th May 2005
Public Forum meeting to present and discuss a favoured
The Holmes Partnership proposal was unanimously selected as the “preferred concept” to develop
12th January 2006
Funding approval by Inverclyde Council for appointment of Holmes Partnership to produce a detailed architectural design and submit a
21st February 2006
2 Inverclyde Councillors appointed members of the K.N.C.C.board to comply with Audit Scotland
13th April 2006
Application for planning by KNCC for new Village Centre
7th February 2007
Full planning consent was unanimously approved by Inverclyde