Hunterhill Paisley News

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NNE presents ABBAMANIA at Paisley Town Hall

ABBA Mania, the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production, are coming to Paisley on Friday 5th May 2017.


Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

ABBA Mania brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA Mania is for you!

So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares, join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper and many more.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting their website here or @skiddle.com

 

 

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One person studio/flat at Glentanar Court

Glentanar Court invites applications for the tenancy of a one person { studio} flat, now available.

Glentanar Court offers well appointed retirement housing for aged 50 plus in an established residential area in Seedhill area of Paisley

The court offers:

  • excellent standard of accommodation
  • gas central heating
  • extensive gardens { tenants have the opportunity  to join the Gardening Club}
  • Communal lounge and active varied  social programme
  • Laundry facilities
  • Secure door entry system
  • Community alarm – service provided by Renfrewshire Council
  • Competitive rent level with service charges/gas central heating included
  • Assistance with welfare rights  advice and housing benefit applications
  • Responsive repairs service

Please contact Cairn Housing Association on 0800 990 3405 for more information.

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Paisley Rugby Club Juniors

Paisley Rugby Club are looking for junior players to join the club.   New players of all ages and abilities are always welcome at the club and should contact coach@paisleyrugby.org.uk in the first instance.

Why not pop along and give it a try or contact the club for more details. You can also visit their Facebook by clicking

You can also find more information on their Facebook page by clicking here

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April deals at Core 2 Computing

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

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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Scottish Greens announce their Candidates for Renfrewshire Council Elections 2017

The Scottish Green Party have announced their candidates for the Renfrewshire Council Elections in May.

Renfrewshire Greens on Paisley High Street

If the Greens win a seat, they will have their first elected Councillor in Renfrewshire.

Ward 1 – Renfrew North and Braehead : Nath Rosset
Ward 2 – Renfrew South and Gallowhill : Graham Batin
Ward 3 – Paisley Northeast and Ralston: Duncan McIntosh
Ward 4 – Paisley Northwest: Beth Douglas
Ward 5 – Paisley East and Central: Daniel Speirs
Ward 6 – Paisley Southeast: Emma McShane
Ward 7 – Paisley Southwest: Sean Lafferty
Ward 8 – Johnstone South and Elderslie: Megan Tait
Ward 9 – Johnstone North, Kilbarchan, Howwood and Lochwinnoch: Sarah Anderson
Ward 10 – Houston, Crosslee and Linwood: Helen Speirs
Ward 11 – Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank: Chris Lavelle
Ward 12 – Erskine and Inchinnan: Mairi Cranie

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Further public engagement and consultation events will be held regarding major infrastructure projects

Proposal of planning notices for works including new bridges across the Clyde and White Cart were submitted on Friday 17 March, starting the statutory planning procedures.

City Deal community and business engagement events in 2016

It begins a period of consultation, during which events will be held to get stakeholders’ views before the plans are finalised.  A full planning application will then be submitted later this year.

These events will include four days of public exhibitions at which people will be able to discuss the plans with members of the project team.

The exhibitions will begin in Renfrewshire, taking place in Renfrew Town Hall on Monday 8 May and in Paisley Town Hall on Tuesday 9 May.

The project team will then cross the river to take part in exhibitions in Clydebank Town Hall on Wednesday 10 May and finally Yoker Community Campus on Thursday 11 May. All four exhibitions will run from 11am to 7pm.

Details will be announced on the Renfrewshire Council website at  www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/citydeal – where people can also sign up to a mailing list to be directly notified of the announcement.

Views gathered from the events will be used to inform a full planning application to be made in June.

The works are part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal ‘Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside’ and ‘Glasgow Airport Investment Area’ projects.

The proposal of planning notice related to the ‘Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside’ project was submitted to Renfrewshire Council, Glasgow City Council and West Dunbartonshire Council as the works involve areas within each of the three authorities.

Works related to the ‘Glasgow Airport Investment Area’ project will be entirely within Renfrewshire so the proposal of planning notice was submitted only to that authority.

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Good sports raise hospice charity cash

SPORTS centre staff and customers have raised more than £6000 for two hospices in Renfrewshire.

Ken Mathie, from ACCORD, left and Carol-Anne Lamont from St Vincent’s Hospice, right, with fitness instructor, Lesley Cochrane and members of her Body Attack class who helped raise the charity cash.


The annual Renfrewshire Leisure Charity Fundraising Week saw £6320 split between St Vincent’s and ACCORD Hospices.

The money was raised through various sponsored events at pools and sports centres throughout Renfrewshire including a Swimathon, raffle, tombola, bakery sale and fundraising where fitness fans sponsored their instructor, Lesley Cochrane not to speak for an entire class session.

Representatives of the two local hospices visited the ON-X, in Linwood to be presented with their cheques.
Carol-Anne Lamont, from St Vincent’s said: “On behalf of all at St. Vincent’s Hospice, I would like to thank members and staff for their efforts in raising this superb amount of money towards hospice care in Renfrewshire.

“It costs almost £6,000 per day to run our hospice and community services –more than half of which comes from donations and fundraising.  Our services are available to all, free of charge, thanks to the generosity of our local communities.”

Ken Mathie, from ACCORD added: “The staff and members of Renfrewshire Leisure have supported ACCORD for many years through their sponsored events programme and it’s absolutely wonderful that they continue to think of us and to raise so much money amount through a varied programme of activities.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part in the recent week of activities for all of their support which goes to ensure that our patients receive the care they deserve.”

Charlie McDougall, senior facilities manager at the ON-X, who organised the charity fundraising, said:
“I’d like to pay tribute to everyone who embraced the spirit of our fundraising and who put so much effort into raising the money.”

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Gavin Newlands MP holds roundtable event on neonatal care in Scotland

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has held a roundtable event to discuss how neonatal care in Scotland can be improved.

Gavin Newlands MP with Caroline Lee-Davey, Chief Executive of Bliss Scotland

In partnership with Bliss Scotland, Mr Newlands brought together other Scottish MPs and health professionals to discuss the Bliss Scotland Baby Report 2017. This report set out an up-to-date picture of neonatal care in Scotland and outlined a series of recommendations to improve the support offered to premature and sick babies.

In January, the Scottish Government published the maternity and neonatal services report ‘The Best Start: A Five Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland’ which set out a vision for the future. The Scottish Government responded to The Best Start report to accept the recommendations set out within it

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:

“My family has had direct experience of the fantastic neonatal care in our hospitals and we will be forever grateful to the care that we received. However, we should not rest on our laurels and improvements can be made to ensure that every mother and baby can receive the best possible care from Scotland’s health service.

“I was delighted to work in partnership with Bliss Scotland to bring together MPs from across Scotland as well as health professionals to discuss neonatal care in Scotland and how we can deliver improvements to this vital service.

“The Scottish Government have been proactive in working to improve neonatal care in Scotland and I look forward to playing my part in helping to ensure that every premature or sick baby and their mother receives the best possible care.”

Caroline Lee-Davey, Chief Executive of Bliss Scotland, said: “I would like to thank Gavin Newlands MP for hosting this roundtable discussion on our Bliss Scotland Baby report. Over 5,800 babies are born premature or sick in Scotland every year and we welcome the chance to shine a light on their experiences by discussing Bliss Scotland’s findings in Westminster. The Scottish Government recently set out ambitious new plans for neonatal care – we welcome these, but Bliss Scotland would also like to see immediate action to address the current staffing issues raised in our Baby report alongside implementation of the plans for the future.”

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Get ready to run with Mum at Race for Life Glasgow

MUMS and daughters across the Glasgow area are being urged to unite and join the fight against cancer by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The charity is inviting women of all ages, shapes and sizes to sign up to take part in Race for Life 5K or the Race for Life 10K at Glasgow Green on Sunday May 21. With Mother’s Day only days away, there’s no better time for mums and daughters to pull on their trainers, limber up and join like-minded women committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK spokeswoman in Scotland, said: “We are urging mums and daughters across Glasgow to make this Mother’s Day extra special by signing up to Race for Life.

“It’s the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together, create precious memories and join like-minded women determined to beat cancer sooner. Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Every step participants take together will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Every day, 88 people are diagnosed with cancer in Scotland.* That’s why we’re calling on daughters in Scotland to give an extra special gift this Mother’s Day and pledge to take part in Race for Life with their mum.Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

Now for the first time, men can take part too. Cancer Research UK is introducing a new addition to its events calendar – ‘Race for Life Family 5k’ – which is being piloted for the first time in Scotland.  Glasgow has been chosen to host one of just 10 of the new Race for Life Family 5K events in Scotland this spring. While the women only 5K and 10K at Race for Life Glasgow both start at 9.30am, an hour later at 10.30am men, women and children will be able to take part together in the new Family 5K.

Lisa said: “Scots have always shown such an incredible commitment to the cause, so we’re thrilled to be trialling the new Family 5k event in Glasgow.

“For the first time, this will offer men the chance to experience Race for Life as participants. Our much-loved traditional 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events will remain women-only – giving everyone the opportunity to support Cancer Research UK in the way they want to. Everybody is welcome to enter Race for Life, whether they’re taking part on their own or with family, friends or workmates.”

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Last year, around 37,612 people took part in Race for Life in Scotland and raised almost £2.5 million. This year, organisers are appealing for even more people to stride out to beat cancer sooner with Scotland’s first Race for Life 5K events kicking off in Stirling and South Queensferry on May 14, closely followed this spring by events across the country, everywhere from Glasgow to Aberdeen, Inverness to Irvine. Scotland’s first Race for Life Family 5K which for the first time will allow men to take part alongside women is in Stirling on May 14. As well as Glasgow and Stirling, Scotland will also host new Race for Life Family 5ks which men can participate in at locations in Perth, Fife, Dundee, Falkirk, Irvine, Inverness, and Aberdeen. All Race for Life events are non-competitive so participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course to help fund life-saving research.

Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to tackle cancer and save more lives. More people are surviving cancer than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend more than £33 million last year in Scotland on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, and now Family 5k events, which raise millions of pounds every year so that this life-saving work can continue.  

Sign up for Race for Life at raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

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Contact the Elderly appeal for volunteers in Renfrewshire

WARDING OFF LONELINESS IN RENFREWSHIRE – ONE CUP OF TEA AT A TIME

A charity which has four groups in Renfrewshire is appealing for older people who live alone in the region to join its free monthly afternoon tea parties.

Contact the Elderly offers a lifeline of friendship to more than 30 guests in the area. It hopes to encourage more older people to enjoy the healing properties of a good cup of tea, a slice of cake and a nice chat with other guests and the charity’s volunteers.

Guests are collected by a volunteer driver and accompanied by them to a volunteer host’s home in their local area on Sunday afternoon a month.

Caroline McGinlay, Support Officer at Contact the Elderly, said:

“Our groups in Renfrewshire are incredibly popular and everyone has a lovely time. We know there are more people out there who would benefit from a nice afternoon and want to encourage people to pick up the phone if they, or someone they know, would enjoy a bit of baking and a blether.

“We understand it may seem daunting to pick up the phone and put yourself out there but our guests tell us every week how glad they are that they did just that and have formed lasting friendships in their groups.

“Additionally, if you know an older person who you think would enjoy this then we would encourage you to find out a little more and chat to them about it.

“Loneliness in older age is becoming ever more common and we are warding that off – one cup of tea at a time.”

To find out more about becoming a guest of Contact the Elderly in Renfrewshire, please contact Caroline on 0141 812 1555 or caroline.mcginlay@contact-the-elderly.org.uk.