Parish News -
Services at Arbuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland with Rev Dennis Rose:
Sunday, January 18 - 11.30am Service at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie.
Visit the Church website at www.arbuthnottbervieandkinneff.org.uk or like them on facebook for regular updates.
Services at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson. Saturday, January 17, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass, Sunday January 18, 9.30am Holy Communion - Anglican / Episcopal.
“The Church is, of course, open all day every day, for people to come and simply be.”
The Reverand Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk
Gourdon Guild -
Today (Thursday) at 2.30pm Gourdon Guild, Gourdon Hall, has Derek Mitchell visiting to Celebrate the New Year with ‘A night at The Theatre’.
Water Aid Café -
Wednesday January 21, 10-11.30am - Water Aid Coffee Morning, Bervie Church Centre, King Street, Inverbervie
Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council -
RBICC Summary of 2014 by Chairman Neil Paterson.
The year began with the long-awaited works on the beach-front car park and recycling area taking place. This face-lift is a much-needed boost to the Royal Burgh and makes the area much more attractive and usable. This has been enhanced further by the fantastic work done by Brighter Bervie in landscaping the area and the installation of our little trains, providing play value and a historic journey to times past.
Several other improvements were completed throughout the year. New steps were installed behind the Medical Centre, to make the route to the Haughs more accessible. The public toilets were refurbished and the exterior paintwork of the Burgh Chambers/Library building was refreshed. Bervie Playparks succeeded in giving the Royal Burgh a new play area to be proud of and, coupled with the rebuild of the Scout Hall, this corner of Inverbervie has improved greatly since the start of the year.
RBICC has also been involved in discussions with Peterkins, as the housing developers prepare plans for a new estate at the southern end of the town. Several public meetings have been well-attended by the community and such engagement can only be to the benefit of all the residents. It is hoped that this will bring further investment to the area and will also help Bervie Skate Park committee meet their goals.
This year will bring a focus on roads, with potholes and safety concerns around the zebra crossing paramount. We welcome the work done so far, including the fact that we can now stand at the bus stop without getting wet feet, but there is much more work to do. Our school is also under the spotlight as it swiftly nears capacity and new housing developments will only make the situation more critical.
We will continue to work closely with Aberdeenshire Council and we thank them for their efforts over the year. We are also grateful for the work of our elected local councillors, who try their best in often difficult circumstances.
However, many of these achievements could not have happened without the tireless work of volunteers within our community. These are the residents who put their time, money, graft and energy into providing fund-raising; events for young and old, including Gala week and the annual fireworks display; regular clubs and activities; and works to make our Royal Burgh look brighter, through landscaping and the Christmas lights display. For this, RBICC and the community of the Royal Burgh of Inverbervie says “thank you” and “keep up the good work”. It is greatly appreciated.
Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council meets on the second Monday of every month (except January and July) at 7:30pm in the Burgh Chambers, above the library on Church Street. Meetings are open to all residents, who will receive a warm welcome. The next meeting will take place on Monday, February 9.
Bervie Youth Project - Saturday, January 17 - sports events, 3-4pm in Bervie Sports Centre, Kirkburn, basketball/netball, P7 to adults more than welcome to attend, free fun session. The sports events are not currently Sponsored by any company or individuals for January 2015.
Youth Café - 7-9pm, the Herd Centre, Townhead, P7 to young adult, free hot chocolate and home bakes. Youth Café Events are not currently sponsored by any company or individuals for January 2015.
A sponsorship opportunity exists for the remainder of January - Bervie Youth Project, Sports and Youth Café, £60 each. If you are interested in sponsoring Bervie Youth Project please contact Caroll on email@example.com or on 01561 361587
An Evening with Karen McCaugh Spiritualist Medium with Bervie Youth Project, tickets are on sale now.
Friday, March 6, 7.30-9.30pm, the Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street, £10. Tickets on sale ahead of the night due to limited numbers. Strictly no alcohol, teas and coffees will be provided, as well as a raffle during the evening, both hosted by Bervie Youth Project, to raise funds.
Raffle on the night and proceeds will go to Bervie Youth Project.
Strictly over-18s only, Tickets are on sale from Bervie Paper Shop, Queens Arms Public House and Tidy Tangles, all King Street Inverbervie, They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. http://www.karenmccagh.com/
Bervie Shoppers -
Bervie residents need help with shopping trips, doctor trips or gardening assistance. Bervie have very few volunteers and we need more.
Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network, work in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations and most particularly with community groups, to improve the health of older people. Contact Nikki Lorimer on 01561 378130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and volunteer to help one hour per week/fortnight or what ever you can.
Flower Guild -
Assistance is required by Bervie Church Flower Guild, who have been delivering the church flowers to members of the congregation and local residents for more than 50 years.
While flower donations are holding up very well, we are urgently needing six new monthly distributors, to hand out the flowers after church on Sundays.
If you can help, please contact Frances on 01561 362471.
KIDS Dance and Fitness -
uring the cold winter months it’s more difficult to get the kids out playing and exercising, so here are a few local groups to get them signed up for some regular exercise. Street Dance, Tuesday 5.30-9pm, with Showcase the Street, at Bervie Primary School. Contact for more details email@example.com;
Recreational Gymnastics - Wednesday 3.45 - 6.45pm with Torus at Bervie Sports Centre. Contact for more details firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tae Kwon Do - Wednesday and Friday from 4pm with Boydell Black Belt Academies at The Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street. Contact for more details email@example.com;
Ballet, Thursday 5.30- 7pm, with Showcase the Street, Bervie Primary School. Contact for more details firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Fun Football Skills Training session , Saturdays at Bervie Sports Centre, Kirkburn. £1.50 per child during winter months. Term time only, Age 4 to P2, Saturday 11am-12noon, P3 and P4 Sat 10am -11am
Always looking for more Volunteer Coaches, like them on facebook for regular updates.
LPCT Afterschool football training club at Bervie Sports Centre on Tuesdays weekly LPCT Coaches from 4-5pm for P1-P3 and 5-6pm for P4-P7. There is a suggested donation for sessions of £3, but give what you can. Boys and girls are all welcome to come down.
LPCT also run seasonal holiday camps. Like them on facebook for regular updates or contact email@example.com for more information
Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Heritage -
The old photograph on the left was taken around 1900. We would love you to share any photos you have with us. Heritage Projects has planned sessions starting in January. To be involved, contact Caroll at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01561 361587
Caroll, from the Heritage Group, said: “We are looking for a working group to meet and chat about days gone by, industry and the people who shaped our community.”
Bervie Social Club -
Bervie Social Club continues to meet weekly for bingo, and will continue throughout the year at the Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street, Inverbervie. On Saturdays, ‘eyes down’ at 7pm, during winter hours. Membership forms are available from Alan Reid and his team of helpers. New members always welcome - it’s a great way to meet new people and make some new friends!
Bervie Food Bank -
The Bervie Food Bank is working together with the South Aberdeenshire Food Bank and The Trussel Trust. Business Sponsor’s, Dick Karpinski & Partner, Hornblowers, Alan Milne Roofing and EJB Plumbing.
The foodbank can provide three days of emergency food supplies, If you find yourself in a personal crisis, suffering illness, separation, homelessness, low wage or other circumstances please contact us now on facebook at Bervie foodbank or call 07703154431 for more info.
Special thanks to all the extra seasonal donations, we have been overwhelmed with your generosity.
Job Club -
Wednesday’s during term time, 1-3pm, Working With Families, attend Bervie Church Centre, King Street, Inverbervie with their Job Club. If you need help looking for work, CVs, interview skills and application forms or other issues relating to employment, training, education or volunteering, drop in or contact Liz Rushmore, key worker on 07920782711
Christians Against Poverty are available to offer financial advice in Bervie on Friday’s, to arrange an appointment please call 0800 328 0006