What’s on Inverbervie - our new column

Our new Bervie correspondent Caroll Evans
Our new Bervie correspondent Caroll Evans

Brand new to the Mearns Leader and Kincardineshire Observer is a column featuring everything that is happening in Inverbervie.

Our new correspondent, Caroll Evans (pictured right), is passionate about community action, family and providing the best environment and opportunities for her children.

She is driven by the powerful philosophy of supporting and encouraging a community to be all it can be.

In her role in managing the Bervie Facebook community page, ‘What’s on Inverbervie,’ she has been able to reach out and offer a positive service to the local and surrounding communities.

Her no nonsense approach and ‘can do’ attitude has seen her involved in a number of community-based committees and groups.

She currently a member of the Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council (RBICC), chairperson of Kincardine and Mearns Community Safety Group, and is a member of the New Kincardinshire Development Partnership (KDP).

Caroll has succeeded in the start-up of a local cleaning business, Bervie Cleaners, which offers economic opportunities for local people and a valued service to the community.

In her spare time, the busy mum of three chairs the Bervie Youth Project and volunteers with the Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network.

In 2013, Caroll was nominated to attend the Queen’s Garden Party at Holyrood and to be a Commonwealth Baton bearer, both nominations from community contribution.

Whats on Inverbervie

Parish News:

Rev Dennis Rose will conduct services this Sunday November 23, 10am in Arbuthnott Church and 11.30am at Bervie Church.

Quiz Night:

Tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm, there will be a Christmas Quiz Night at Bervie Church Centre. This is a fundraiser by Arbuthnott, Bervie and Kinneff Church Fundraising Committee

Fair Trade Café:

Wednesday, November 26, 10am – noon at Bervie Church Centre. Buy your beautifully-illustrated 2015 church calendars, They are always very popular and make a great Christmas present.

Gourdon Guild:

Today (Thursday) at 2.30pm, the next meeting of the Gourdon Guild will be held at the Gourdon Mission Hall, including a Christmas gift sale. All welcome. Visit the church website at www.arbuthnottbervieand kinnerr.org.uk or like them on facebook for regular updates.

Bervie Dance and Fitness:

Like them on facebook for regular updates

Adults dance and fitness: Monday 9.45am - 10.45am Kickboxing - Gourdon Village Hall

7.15pm-7.45pm Metafit - Gourdon Hall. Tuesday 9.45am-10.15am Metafit - Gourdon Village Hall

5.30pm-6.15pm Spin Bike - Bervie Sports Centre, 7.15pm-7.45pm Metafit - Gourdon Village Hall, 7.45 - 9.15pm Scottish Country Dancing - Burgh Hall. Wednesday 6.30am-7am Metafit - Burgh Hall Bervie. Thursday 9.45am - 10.45am Kickboxing Bervie Sports Centre, 11am-11.45am- Spin Bervie Sports center, 7.15pm-7.45pm- Metafit Burgh Hall Bervie. Sunday 5pm-5.45pm Spin Class Bervie Sports Centre.

Bervie Food Bank:

The Bervie Food Bank is working together with the South Aberdeenshire Food Bank and The Trussel Trust.

Local businesses sponsor donation bins - Dick Karpinski & Partner, Hornblowers, Alan Milne Roofing and EJB Plumbing.

The donation bins are situated at Scotmid and The Paper Shop on King street, the Burgh Hall Farquhar Street, The Church Centre and The Living Rooms on Church Street.

Bervie has donated over 220kg of non-perishable food items and are currently running a Christmas chocolate collection to make a child’s Christmas.

Bervie also has voucher givers and can issue food parcels from Bervie Papershop during business hours.

For more information about Bervie Food Bank call Caroll on 01561 361587 or like them on Facebook for regular updates.

Bervie Youth Project:

Saturday, November 22, free sports activities - 3-4pm, P7 to adults, netball and basket ball, Bervie Sports Centre (which are currently not sponsored for November by any local business)

Free Youth Cafe 7-9pm, P7 to young adults, free hot chocolate and home bakes in an informal warm environment. Herd Centre, Townhead. Sponsored for November by Dick Karpinski & Partner Ltd, Tv installation, Aerial and Satellite Services.

First birthday:

Brighter Bervie have celebrated their first birthday, with a successful year under their belts they are recruiting an artist.

The artist will be resident in Bervie during early December to get a feel for the Royal Burgh, talking to residents and groups and taking away impressions of the community to create a Sculpture to be installed at the new and improved Beach Front Amenity area.

Brighter Bervie have been involved with the RNLI Garden, working alongside Bervie Primary School, planting poppy seeds with Inverbervie Pre-School Group, creating and maintaining flower tubs in and around the Royal Burgh as well as their bigger projects.

Brighter Bervie do need more hands to develop more projects, to get involved please contact Tom at brighterbervie@hotmail.com or like them on Facebook for regular updates.

Bervie Skate Park:

Unfortunately, the upcoming race night fundraiser has been cancelled, and all tickets will be refunded. Bervie Skate Park, Scottish Registered Charity Bervie Skate Park SC044275.

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Heritage Group:

We are looking for a group to come together and reminisce over specific photos for a project, at this stage we are gathering names and contact information to get a good working group together.

Contact Caroll on 01561 361587 if you or someone you know is interested or like them on facebook for regular updates

Bervie Social Club:

Bervie Social Club has an average weekly attendance of 100 members who meet every Saturday for some bingo fun, at The Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street.

Membership forms are available from head caller Alan Reid and his dedicated team of helpers. Bingo is currently meeting at revised winter hours and eyes down at 7pm during the colder months. Raffle and Refreshments are available.

Bervie Caley Youth

Soccer 7’s:

A fun football skills training session at Bervie Sports Centre, Kirkburn, £1.50 per child during winter months, term time only. Aged four to P2 - Saturday 11am-noon; P3 and P4 - Saturday 10 -11am

Always looking for more volunteer coaches, like them on facebook for regular updates.

Knit and Natter

This Friendly team of Knitters meet at The Queens Arms, King Street every Thursday evening 8pm-10pm for Crafting and Chatting. New Members very welcome to this informal group.

Music Night

C Red are playing on Saturday November 22, 9.30pm onwards at The Queens Arms, King Street, Inverbervie.