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People in Renfrewshire warned about the rise of fake goods this Christmas

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People in Renfrewshire are being warned to be careful when buying last minute Christmas presents due to a rise in the number of fake goods becoming available.

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Renfrewshire Council Trading Standards experts have warned that counterfeit goods, such as toys, make-up, perfumes and hair styling appliances may not have undergone safety testing and could be dangerous to the people buying or using them.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board said:

“Every year, we see people being injured by faulty goods bought online or items from markets supplied by untraceable sellers.

“Our Trading Standards & Licensing team are continually keeping an eye on products but we still see unsafe products on the market.

She added: “The last thing we want is for Renfrewshire residents to have a ruined Christmas and I would urge people who are seeking out bargains to be extra vigilant at this time of year. Put safety first rather than price.”

Further advice from the Trading Standards & Licensing team includes checking labels, logos and instructions and only buying from reputable, authorised dealers.

Ensure that any toys you buy are CE marked and suitable for the relevant child. Check for age restrictions and hazard warnings and ensure instructions are adhered to.

Customers buying online should always check reviews and feedback on the seller and be wary of goods advertised as ‘seconds’ or ‘rejects’.

For further advice on goods you have purchased, you can call the Trading Standards team on 0300 300 0380 or send an e-mail to ts.es@renfrewshire.gov.uk

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Christmas shopping is child’s play with Drop ‘n’ Shop

Parents are getting the chance to do their Christmas shopping without worrying about keeping their children occupied.


In the busy run-up to Christmas, Drop ‘n’ Shop activity camps are being run by Renfrewshire Leisure at local sports centres.

This means parents can take their children along to the Drop ‘N’ Shop and then head off on their own to buy this year’s Christmas presents for family and friends.

And while mum and dad hit the shops, youngsters will be having fun and games with Renfrewshire Leisure staff during the activity sessions between 10am and 3pm.

The first Drop ‘n’ Shop activity day is being held at Johnstone Community Sports Hub, on Saturday, December 9 and the following Saturday, December 16, the activity camp moves to Renfrew Leisure Centre.

On Sunday, December 17, Drop ‘n’ Shop is at the ON-X, in Linwood; Thursday, December 21, at Erskine Sports Centre and on Friday, December 22, at The Lagoon, in Paisley. The activity camps cost only £10 per child.

Chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, Joyce McKellar said: “With a million and one things to do at this time of year, preparing for the big day can be very stressful for the grown-ups.

“And asking your kids to trail round the shops might not be the favourite activity for youngsters.
“So, we’re giving parents the chance to drop their kids off at one of our leisure centres where they’ll have loads of fun and games with our fully-trained leisure staff, then the parents can get on with the serious work of Christmas shopping.”

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Special Offers at WM.Phelps Butchers

WM. Phelps Butchers are a family run business selling quality dry aged scotch beef pork and lamb to the people in and around paisley since 1965 #positivepaisley#shoplocal.

Why not pop along to 41 Causeyside Street, Paisley and bag yourself one of their fantastic special offers; their very own traditional black pudding only £1.60lb, special recipe pork links only £1.80lb or beef olives at only £0.50 each.

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New range at John McKay Jewellers

John McKay Jewellers of Paisley are pleased to introduce a new range of Scottish pewter called Piper Pewter.

This can be engraved covering all of Scotland’s tradition gift wear.

All subscribers of Paisley.org.uk will receive a 20% Discount.

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PHELPS BUTCHERS MARCH MINCE MADNESS

For the whole month of  March, our extra lean rump steak mince will be on special offer @ £3.50lb.
Containing less than 5% fat this tasty offer is a healthy bargain and perfect for making your favourite mince & tatties, spaghetti bolognese chilli and so much more.

So why not pop along to William Phelps butchers and grab yourself a bargain.  #Support local business #Shop Local

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Looking for a good deal on a PC?

Core 2 Computing now have a  range of high spec Dell refurbished desktop PC’s currently in stock for March.

These include quad-core Intel i5 processors and large 22” monitors. These would be ideal for either business or home use and all come with everything you need to get you up and running including Windows, anti-virus and word processing software.

Also all our desktop refurbished PCs come with our 12-month hardware warranty for peace of mind and trouble free computing.  Give us a call on 0141 889 6363 as this stock is limited and did not last long last time we had these on offer.

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Christmas shopping is child’s play

CHRISTMAS shopping will be child’s play this year after a new activity camp for kids was launched in sports and leisure centres throughout Renfrewshire.

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Parents can take their children along to the Drop ‘N’ Shop Days and then head off on their own to buy this year’s Christmas presents for family and friends.

And while mum and dad hit the shops, youngsters will be having fun and games with Renfrewshire Leisure staff during the activity sessions between 10am and 3pm.

The next Drop ‘n’ Shop activity day is being held at Johnstone Community Sports Hub, on Saturday, December 10 and the following Saturday, the activity camp moves to Renfrew Leisure Centre.

On Sunday, December 18, Drop ‘n’ Shop is at the ON-X, in Linwood; Thursday, December 22, at Erskine Sports Centre and on Friday, December 23, at The Lagoon, in Paisley. The activity camps cost only £10 per child.

Chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, Joyce McKellar said: “The run-up to Christmas can be a very busy and stressful time for adults.

“While the kids are getting excited about Santa Claus and waking up on Christmas Day to lots of presents, they might not be so keen about having to trail round all the shops.
“So, we’re giving parents the chance to drop their kids off at one of our leisure centres where they’ll have loads of Festive fun and games with our fully-trained leisure staff, then the grown-ups can get on with the serious work of Christmas shopping.”

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Voucher for John McKay Jewellers

Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a gorgeous Christmas gift from John McKay Jeweller.  If you show the voucher below you will recive £5 off any spend over £25.

 

John McKay £5 Note Front

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FREE weekend parking at Piazza

As part of the re-opening of our refurbished car park, we are offering free weekend parking until the end of December 2016.  Opening hours at the Piazza are:  Mon – Sat 8.00am to 6.30pm and Sun 11am to 5pm.

 

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