News from Lyle Gateway


Latest News 21st May
Gateway will be opening an additional day per week starting on Thursday 1st June. So we will now be open 10.30am to 1.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Come along to see us, and tell all your friends. 

May 2017

Gateway is thriving! Our Union St Building is a vibrant, happy place especially on Tuesday mornings. We now have 70+ regulars attending each session. Great!

This success is very encouraging for the Management Committee and is in no small measure due to our team of 28 dedicated Volunteers who work as teams of 4 on a 7 week duty roster. They put out the equipment, prepare the food, staff the Cafe and provide a welcome to all comers! Wonderful!
To enjoy a rewarding experience as a volunteer please contact Heather Sunter at Gateway
or email or write to her at Lyle Kirk, 31 Union St, Greenock for more details.

Our Regulars are mostly retired but not all!  The profile, at present, is almost 50/50 Lyle
Kirk members / Wider Community. There is a fairly wide age range. Some enjoy some light exercise from our activities – Chair Exercises, Kurling, Short Mat Bowls and Table Tennis; some  play Scrabble, cards or Bridge for Fun; some enjoy having lunch in company and
some just come for the gossip! The happy “buzz” has been commented on by many visiting
for the first time and as a result they come again!

As a non profit making organisation, we have been able to purchase various items for the activities and more tables and chairs for the busy Café thanks to grant funding from “Awards for All”, Inverclyde District Council CVS Fund, donations and the surplus from the Café.

In response to the comments from our regulars and the popularity of last year’s summer sessions, Gateway will not close over the summer months but will be open every Tuesday for usual business 10.30am – 1.30pm and the Café will have filled rolls, toasties, tea, coffee and juice available too.

If you have not experienced the Gateway Buzz, do drop in and feel it!  You will be made very welcome.


March 2016 Photos
A very busy Gateway, minister Rev Owen Derrick playing table tennis with his wife Dianne, also players trying the new Kurling game.
Photographer Jim Crawford


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