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Shopping for furniture can be a blast, or it can be a massive headache. It’s a big choice that you’re going to be living with for a while, and you want to ensure you’re keeping everything you need in mind. The following will explore aspects of choosing furniture you need to consider when redecorating.

Understand Statement Pieces

It will be obvious once you think about it, but it’s not something people talk about enough when they refer to home decor. Some pieces of furniture are loud, and some are quiet. Suppose you have too many loud pieces in a room. In that case, the effect will be overwhelming, and kind of uncomfortable—like how walking around the mall feels during the holidays where every item, package, and the ad is screaming for your attention all at once. All you did was go to a few stores; why are you so tired? That feeling. 

 

In contrast, some pieces are quiet, and if space is full of silent pieces, the result can be underwhelming—nothing catches your eye or holds your interest. Therefore, Homes Direct 365 points out that, ideally, you want to start with one or two statement pieces per room—the sofa or a unique coffee table or the dining table. Once that’s done, you can fill the surrounding space with quieter, complementary pieces.

Be Honest About Your Family and Habits

It doesn’t matter how pretty that couch is; if it’s neon white and your three-year-old love finger painting and hates washing her hands, you have a potential problem. 

 

Think about how you and your family use the space and choose pieces to handle your daily life. What color is your dog’s fur? Is it kid-friendly? Does the chair you’re looking at seem like it could withstand the everyday wear and tear that your family can expect to give it? Or is it one of those “only for the guests” pieces? Will having a chair no one is allowed to sit on change up your living room’s feeling? Make things a little less welcoming? 

 

It can be frustrating to admit to yourself that you’re never going to have an ivory living room set (at least not for the next fifteen years) but trust us, it’s going to be far more frustrating to purchase the set and have it be destroyed—staring at ink stains every day for the next few years.

Learn About Materials

Like anything else we put in our house, furniture can be made out of a vast array of materials; some of these are more toxic than others. Some are eco-friendly and won’t harm pets or babies that stick the kitchen chairs’ legs into their mouths. More than this, materials like sofa upholstery can be made with some really scary stuff resulting in a puff of volatile organic compounds floating around in the air each time someone sits down. 

 

And that doesn’t necessarily go away after the new couch smell is gone. That can keep happening for years (reducing your life expectancy in the process). Avoid flame retardant materials as these tend to be regular materials sprayed with carcinogenic chemicals.

Always Be Thinking About Storage

Furniture has a functional aspect to it—that part is obvious—we sit on chairs, put our dinner on tables, end tables hold nightstands, etc. But on top of the standard function, all furniture can either be adding to the clutter in your home or taking away from it. Television stands can have enough space for those DVDs you can’t bear to throw away or the extra blankets you always need when you’re cuddling on the couch or the baskets you use to hide the myriad of cords and wires that are now part of your life forever. 

 

Your coffee table can double as storage space, your headboard and bedframe too—ensure that whatever you choose has enough storage elements to accommodate your storage needs. Most of us could use two more bookshelves than what we have (at least). That gorgeous kitchen cabinet isn’t going to be so pretty when it’s covered with overflowing dishes and those odd pots you rarely use (but when you need them, you really need them).

Understand Color Theory

This seems like a strange thing to include on the list, but you won’t think it’s so odd once you read the science. It turns out that the colors we see the most (particularly in large swatches like on our walls, floors, spread across our windows and beds and sofas) have a drastic impact on our mood and overall sense of space. Before purchasing any large item, check the impact its color will have on you and your family.

 

The above tips should help you keep the important things in mind while shopping for furniture. Of course, every home is different, so everyone’s furniture needs will be different as well.

Elderslie Village Hall

Three popular community halls across Renfrewshire are set for full refurbishments after councillors approved awarding the £1.6million works contract to City Gate Construction.

The Paisley-based company is expected to start work in May on a wide range of internal and external improvements to Elderslie Village Hall, the McKillop Institute in Lochwinnoch and South End Action Centre in Paisley.

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Internal improvements include upgraded toilet facilities, new floor finishes and redecoration – providing modern accessible spaces for the varied community groups which use the facilities, from dance and drama classes to craft clubs, toddler groups, yoga sessions and local support groups.

All three facilities will benefit from new roof coverings, with the McKillop roof also incorporating solar panels.

At the McKillop and at Elderslie, the programme of works will also see repairs to external walls.

Replacement doors and windows, electrical rewiring and new alarm systems are also included where required, with the works scheduled for completion later this year.

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City Gate Construction is an accredited Living Wage employer and the approved contract includes a series of community benefits provided, including two jobs for people currently unemployed and a work experience placement.

The local employer will also host industry awareness events promoting careers in construction and local trades will be invited to a supply chain opportunities event.

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David Palmer, Commercial Director, City Gate Construction said: “We are genuinely delighted to be taking on this project once the contract is awarded and look forward to continuing our long-term working relationship with Renfrewshire Council.

“As a large local employer, these buildings have been a part of many of our employees’ upbringing and are still an important part of the community for many families in the Renfrewshire area, as well as historically important.

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“We will use our local expertise to deliver a high-quality finish which will enhance the future of these buildings. We are also keen to extend our local employment offering and if any local company or operative is keen to work on these projects, then please do get in touch.”

News of the works have been welcomed by community group Roar, who run activities for older people from community halls in Renfrewshire, focusing on social and physical wellbeing, with exercise, music and quizzes providing an environment for friendships to grow.

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Project worker Anne Morgan said: “Roar Connections for life has been running a group for older adults in the McKillop Institute in Lochwinnoch for more than 12 years and it is a fantastic venue which is central to the village and the refurbishment plans are much needed here. We also use Elderslie Village Hall too and other community halls, our services helping to prevent loneliness and isolation and provide a safe welcoming environment for all service users.

“The older community needs these facilities in order for clubs like Roar to continue and now, more than ever, we need to be able to assist older adults in building their confidence and allow them to stay mobile and stay connected.”

South End Action Centre has been home to the Kathleen Edgar School of Dance ever since the centre first opened.

Kathleen Edgar said: “We’ve been based at South End Action Centre since the very start 40 years ago and over that time, hundreds of children and young people have benefited from this local facility. Our dance school provides a safe, welcoming environment for children to develop their skills, enjoy a healthy activity and build friendships and self-confidence. It’s pleasing to see the centre getting this refurbishment and are looking forward to getting classes back up and running and continuing to provide a valuable resource in the south end of Paisley.”

Elsewhere, surveys are being carried out at Steeple Hall in Kilbarchan to deliver a smaller programme of works upgrading this community facility.

easter trail

Spring is here and there’s plenty to look forward to in Paisley town centre with our Easter Animal Trail!

There are 12 animal friends hiding in local business windows around the town centre …. but one of them doesn’t have a name.

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So it’s your job to find our friends and name the final animal to be in with a chance of winning one of two Easter-tastic prizes!

It’s the perfect activity to get everyone out in the fresh air and have some free, family fun at the same time!

Pick up a trail leaflet from either the Piazza Shopping Centre or The Paisley Shopping Centre, or if you prefer you can download your own trail leaflet which is available HERE.

Remember many of our local businesses are still open or operating, see the full list HERE – perfect if you want to stop to refuel or pick up some essentials along the way.

Plus parking is free in all council car parks seven days a week with on-street parking charges applied Monday to Friday only before 6pm.

Once you have completed our trail, just post your entry form in one of the special Easter post-boxes located in either of the shopping centres to be entered into our prize draw.

And don’t forget to pick up your free Spring Activity Sheet when collecting your trail leaflet, or download HERE

Let’s have some Spring Fun in Paisley this Easter!

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Beer is considered the oldest and most extensively used alcoholic drink worldwide. After water and tea, it comes as the third well-liked drink around the globe.

You might have heard a lot about the hazardous effects of beer and other such drinks. But never thought that it can be advantageous as well. Beer has some surprisingly beneficial effects on the human body that everyone should know about. 

Given below are some of them:

1. Lower the Risk of Heart-Related Diseases

By the research of the effects of beer on humans, we came to know that it tries to control heart-related diseases and can be used for the prevention of heart attacks. It minimizes the percentage of death through heart attacks. It increases the concentration of high-density lipoproteins or HDL which is also famous as good cholesterol. 

Beer also contains vitamin B6 known as pyridoxine which decreases the homocysteine level of the beer drinkers. Homocysteine is the key factor that causes the risk of heart attacks. By taking beer the risk of heart attacks by homocysteine will be minimized. Studies and research showed that by taking a drink a day, the drinker could remain safe from congestive heart failure even at the age of 65 years. Taking one alcoholic beverage per day is good for health but the extensive use of beer may lead to death.

2. Lowers the Risk of Brain Stroke

Beer can be used to decrease the risk of brain strokes. With the help of taking one beer a day, an individual can remain safe from brain strokes. As the brain stroke is caused by the clotting of blood in the vessels which is known as ischemic stroke so the clotting of blood can be reduced by taking beer.

It not only provides positive health impacts but it can be fun too if you have a beer-making kit with you. So, make a drink for yourself, enjoy it and reduce the chances of getting a threatening disease like brain stroke.

3. Lowers the Risk of Having Diabetes

Researches showed that people who drink a controlled amount of beer or alcoholic beverages have less risk to be a type 2 diabetic patient. Diabetic patients who take one drink on a daily basis have less threat of coronary heart disease when compared with non-drinkers having type 2 diabetic illnesses. All these risk reductions are for those who take light to moderate amounts of beer.

4. Effects on Memory or Thinking Capacity

Beer affects the memory of the drinkers positively when taken in a controlled amount. People with old age who are taking one beer a day for years proved to be having better general knowledge and sharp memory as compared to non-drinkers. 

However, drinkers who are taking a larger amount of beer in a day like four or more drinks a day harm the memory with age. And they have less memory as compared to those who are non-drinkers or controlled drinkers.

Research showed that beer has good effects on humans when taken in a controlled amount. It may be dangerous as well when taking in excessive amounts. So, you can enjoy it but at your own risk!

 

paisley museum

The journey to transform Paisley Museum into a top cultural destination took a major step forward today (Wed 31 March) as Renfrewshire councillors approved the appointment of the contractor to deliver the £23million main works programme.

Members of the council’s Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board authorised the appointment of Kier Construction Limited as the main works contractor that will transform the A-listed building. Final negotiations will now take place with a view to formally appointing Kier next month. This will result in work beginning on site in early summer with construction likely being completed by late 2022, reopening to the public in 2023.

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This marks a significant milestone in the £42million redevelopment of the museum – the signature project in Paisley’s radical regeneration which also includes refurbishments of the town’s A-listed town hall and a new learning and cultural hub housing library services on the town’s high street.

The museum transformation project is an important part of Paisley’s economic recovery from lockdown both in terms of the on-site activity that will take place during the construction phase and in the increased footfall that will follow when the museum reopens to the public. When Paisley Museum opens its doors it is expected to attract 128,000 visitors each year from Scotland, the UK and overseas and provide a £79million economic boost to the area over the next 30 years.

Paisley Museum Reimagined Project Director, Kirsty Devine, said: “The approval to appoint the main works contractor is an exciting step forward in realising our ambitions of radically transforming this prominent symbol of Paisley’s past for future generations.

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“A great deal of work has taken place behind the scenes over the last year to help realise our vision for the museum and once the contractor is formally appointed and work begins on site in early summer the public will start to see that vision take shape.

“Paisley Museum was founded as a place of learning at the heart of the town and this redevelopment project will preserve that for years to come, while showcasing the town’s globally-significant story like never before.”

The project will not only deliver a cultural facility of significance for Scotland, it will also help transform Paisley’s perception of itself, develop a visitor economy, lead the regeneration of the town centre and once again give Paisley a confident, outward-facing profile to the world.

Senior Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland and Paisley Museum Reimagined Patron, Professor Frances Fowle, said: “It is wonderful that the museum will not only be restored to its former glory, but will be transformed into a world-class venue.  I am excited that Paisley is undergoing this period of cultural Renaissance and am proud to be a Patron of the Paisley Museum Reimagined project.”

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Kier have worked on a number of high-profile heritage construction projects throughout the UK and are currently helping to deliver the refurbishment of The Burrell Collection in Glasgow.

Regional Director of Kier Regional Building North & Scotland, Phil McDowell, said: “The transformation of Paisley Museum is of significant local and national importance and we are looking forward to working with Renfrewshire Council on this project.

“We have extensive experience restoring and reimagining historic cultural buildings and we will work with our local supply chain partners and utilise the very latest digital technologies to transform the museum. We will also engage with the local Paisley community, providing job, training and apprenticeship opportunities as well as working with local organisations as we look to leave a lasting legacy in areas in which we build.”

A programme of community benefits were requested as part of the procurement process. Kier have agreed to offer a number of local employment opportunities, work experience placements, business advice and support to local SMEs, social enterprises and voluntary organisations. They have also made a commitment to ensure that supply chain opportunities are prioritised for Renfrewshire based businesses and pledged to support a local community project.

The redesign of the museum campus, being led by an international team including architects AL_A and exhibition designers Opera Amsterdam, will allow the number of objects on display to be increased by 150%. The designs produced by AL_A radically reimagine the museum and its campus, reshaping it into a cultural hub of discovery, skills development, creativity and innovation. Improvement work will include a new entrance courtyard and entranceway, along with a new west wing, outdoor garden space and an interactive weaving studio.

The museum’s final phase of fundraising is now under way, with the museum website reimagined.paisleymuseum.org showcasing the project’s ambitious vision.

Renfrewshire Leisure is delighted to announce that Paisley Book Festival reached a global audience for its 2021 Festival programme. 20,296 people tuned in from as far afield as India, Malawi, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel as well as most of mainland Europe.

The most popular events included Scottish Masculinities with Douglas Stuart, Graeme Armstrong & Andrew O’Hagan, Get the Door Frank with Janey Godley, Songs for a Scabby Queen with Kirstin Innes and Outi Smith, Melanie Reid, and Chris Brookmyre & Dr. Marisa Haetzman: In Conversation with Ambrose Parry.

The 2021 Guest curated strands from Kirsty Logan and Malachy Tallack were also a resounding success, stimulating lively discussions across social media and in the YouTube live chat.

Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes said: “We are thrilled with the engagement with the second annual Paisley Book Festival, with events attended by people from all over the world and in significant numbers. I’ve personally really enjoyed attending the events. A particular highlight for me was ‘Working Class Lives in Fiction with Ely Percy and Julie Rea, not least because Ely’s fab book ‘Duck Feet’ is set in my home town, Renfrew.”

In addition to continuing partnerships established last year with the University of West of Scotland, Glasgow Women’s Library, Open Book, The Fountain, and Renfrewshire Leisure’s ArtBoss group, the festival also established several new relationships this year including the Lochwinnoch Arts Festival, Extra Teeth magazine, the Edwin Morgan Trust, the National Library of Scotland, the University of Glasgow, Scottish PEN, and journaling/bookbinding duo Cassandra Barron and Julie Galante.

A wide range of local groups and talent formed part of this year’s programme including the Renfrewshire Makar, Brian Whittingham as well as local poets and authors including Ely Percy, Ross Mackenzie, Jim Ferguson, Basia Palka, Kay Metcalfe, and Sean McMenemy, and more.

The ArtBoss group showcased their new graphic novel created in lockdown, and three local authors – Donal McLaughlin; Mairi Murphey; Charlie Gracie – presented What it Means to Overcome, readings based on their experiences of emigration from Ireland. Morag Smith and Jim Aitken presented a host of local writers featured in A Kist of Thistles, a new anthology of radical Scottish poetry.

Drawing on local talent played another important part of the Festival success. The inaugural writer-in-residence, Imogen Stirling’s digital residency involved 15 workshops before the festival and culminated in three highly engaging public events at the festival itself. These events showcased both Imogen’s creative work and that of the community groups she had worked with for the residency, as well as introducing some of Imogen’s own favourite

Scottish writers/musicians in Imogen’s Big Night In.

Rikki PayneArts ManagerRenfrewshire Leisure said: “Our first digital Paisley Book Festival has defied our expectations. Reading has been a huge solace and escape for many during Covid and we were delighted to be able to offer readers something so positive in these times. There is no substitute for a live encounter with your favourite authors but

audiences responded to the exceptional digital programme with lively chatrooms and warm feedback. A huge thank you to those who donated and helped ensure the future of Paisley Book Festival.”

He added: “Next year, all at Renfrewshire Leisure hope to welcome our audiences back into local venues for Paisley Book Festival 2022.”

With two successful book festivals under its belt,  the Paisley Book Festival has, quite rightly, earned its place on Scotland’s rich cultural calendar of events.

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Join us for an amazing evening of performances and chat from a huge selection of PACE alumni and friends, hosted LIVE from Exchange, Paisley.
Our Big PACE Night In promises music, laughter, memories, surprises, and talent by the bucket-load. Mark the ending of lockdown with an unforgettable big night in!
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Featuring performances and interviews from PACE alumni and others including: Darren Brownlie, Dani Heron, James McArdle, Mark Rowley, Martin Quinn, Scott Reid, Erin Hair, Daniel Cameron, Erin Armstrong, Erin Caldwell, Leigh Quinn, Declan McLeish, Laura Murray, Santino Smith, Scott Mackie, Ryan Hunter, Liam Farrelly, Aida Levantaki, Heather MacInnes, Kick the Door, Rebecca Lafferty, Amy Conachan, Alex Robertson and more.

Raising funds for a new theatre dedicated to children, young people and families.
Tickets: Donate-What-You-Can (Suggested donation £15)

www.pacetheatre.com/bignightin

create culture academy

Funded by The Youth Work Educations Recovery Fund, Culture Academy will see Create Paisley team up

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Paisley YMCA

and Renfrewshire Council Youth Services.

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Open to S1-S6, the programme will allow the young people to select one of the 4 strands: Dance, Visual Arts, Creative Writing and Media.
Interested in a programme that will allow you to develop creative skills and achieve a Bronze Art Award and take part in festivals such as Open Mind Fest.
Sign up heren https://www.createpaisley.org.uk/culture-academy/ Starting 8th of April and running every Thursday through to July!
Welcome to Your Vote square

Local people in Renfrewshire are being encouraged to exercise their right to vote at the Scottish Parliament election in May, with foreign nationals able to vote for the first time.

Refugees and other foreign citizens living in Scotland who have leave to remain in the UK, or do not need such permission, can now vote in Scottish Parliament and local council elections.

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The Scottish Refugee Council have produced a range of materials, in various languages, to ensure that all foreign citizens are aware of how and why they should vote in May, and that the deadline to register to vote is 19 April.

Sandra Black, Returning Officer for Renfrewshire, said: “It’s important that at the forthcoming election everyone who is able to vote takes the opportunity to have their voice heard.

“Refugees and other foreign citizens living in Scotland who have leave to enter or remain in the UK, or do not need such permission, are now able to vote so I would encourage them to ensure they are registered by 19 April and take part in the election.”

All voters are being urged not to miss the deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 6 April to register for a postal vote.

Application forms are available to be downloaded from the UK Government website and completed forms should be returned to the Electoral Registration Office in Paisley by the 5pm deadline

Kate Crawford, Electoral Registration Officer for Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board, said: “In the forthcoming election for the Scottish Parliament, you, the voter, have a choice to either vote in person or by post.

“If you would like to vote by post in this election, please ensure you apply by 5pm on the 6th of April . It’s easy to do, just log onto www.renfrewshire-vjb.gov.uk or contact my office ero@renfrewshire-vjb.gov.uk or call us on 0300 300 0150 to arrange.”

Anyone wishing to vote by proxy should have their application in by 5pm on 29 April.

For more information on the election, including what to expect at a polling station on 6 May, please visit: www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/SPelection2021.

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Communities will see grassed areas cut more often and all at once as part of a revised approach to grass cutting in Renfrewshire.

From 5 April, council teams will operate a new fortnightly schedule which will see all grassed services completed at the same time with Renfrewshire is broken down into 14 different areas.

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The new schedule will see open spaces, school playing fields, public parks, cemeteries, as well as the grass and hedge cutting assistance scheme, all carried out in one day.

By focusing the council’s resources into one area each day, this will increase the frequency of grass cutting for each local community and any areas missed will be completed the following day.

Hedge cutting will continue to be provided twice a year and will operate in line with the new grass cutting model, with communities seeing their first cut between mid-May and mid-July and their second cut between mid-August and the end of September.

Ken Gray, Renfrewshire Council’s StreetScene Manager, said: “This will ensure that we focus all our resources correctly and have a fully coordinated grass cutting service for our residents.

“It will allow us to cut the grass more often so I’m looking forward to the new schedule beginning in April.

“It may take time to settle in so I would encourage residents to work with us to resolve any issues in the initial period by reporting them to us as soon as possible.”

Residents can check the council website for details on when teams are due to be in their area, and report any issues with the new service, by visiting www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/grasscutting.

Safer schools

Four Renfrewshire schools will pilot a vehicle exclusion zone during the school run with the aim of improving safety around the school gates for pupil, parents and carers.

The pilot is set to begin on Monday 19 April at Barsail Primary, Lochfield Primary, St Catherine’s Primary and St Charles Primary and will see vehicles unable to enter surrounding streets during restricted times.

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On weekdays, between 8.30am and 9.15am and 2.30pm and 3.15pm, vehicles will be unable to enter Brabloch Crescent and Netherhill Road at St Catherine’s, Rowan Street and part of Thrushcraigs Crescent at St Charles and Quarry Road at Lochfield.

The same will apply to Park Moor at Barsail with slightly different times of 8.30am-9.15am and 2.45pm-3.30pm.

Exemptions will be in place for residents within the affected streets and school staff via a permit system, as well as automatic exemptions for blue badge holders, the emergency services, school buses and transport, postal vehicles and other similar essential travel.

The aim of the pilot is to solve congestion issues, reduce emissions, ensure the safety of children around schools, and encourage active travel with pupils walking, wheeling or cycling to school.

Anyone who has to drive to school should park safely away from the school and walk the final part of the journey.

Emma Henry, Head Teacher at St Catherine’s Primary, said: “I’m looking forward to this pilot being introduced as we want to ensure it is as safe as possible for our children to go to and from school every day.

“By stopping vehicles entering these streets during certain times, we will reduce congestion and the risk of accidents, lower pollution levels and create a safer, healthier environment for our pupils to learn in.

“We want our parents and carers to think more about active travel, but above all improve the safety around the school gates during the school run.”

An experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) will be in place during the pilot and Police Scotland will be able to issue Fixed Penalty Notices to anyone found driving in these streets during the restricted times without a valid exemption.

Significant consultation took place around this project, with feedback received from elected members, head teachers, school staff, parent councils, parents and carers, community organisations and local residents.

This helped shape the design of the pilot, which will be regularly monitored and evaluated throughout, and the council will be seeking further feedback from all stakeholders during the pilot which is set to run until 31 December 2021.

For more information, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/saferschoolspilot.

Additional Information:

Primary School Restriction Times Streets Affected
St Catherine’s, Gallowhill 8.30am – 9.15am Brabloch Crescent and Netherhill Road
2.30pm – 3.15pm
St Charles, Paisley 8.30am – 9.15am Rowan Street and part of Thrushcraigs Crescent
2.30pm – 3.15pm
Lochfield, Paisley 8.30am – 9.15am Quarry Road, Paisley
2.30pm – 3.15pm
Barsail, Erskine
(Note: Different PM time)
8.30am – 9.15am Park Moor
2.45pm – 3.30pm
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When you enter the online world, there are always scams to be aware of, this pertains even more so to currency when it becomes involved. When you begin to learn about the new form of digital currency known as cryptocurrency, you will soon enough figure out that there are certain risks that you need to be aware of. While there is volatility to be aware of, that is the least of your concerns if you end up the victim of a scam.

There are scams all over the internet that aren’t even involved in the cryptocurrency world, so don’t think that it is just cryptocurrency that has scams. As you begin to get into it and start investing, remember that you need to be aware of many things. If you’re lucky, you will be able to find reliable apps and other online help much like when you head to the News Spy login, however, unfortunately, not everyone is lucky to strike gold straight off the bat.

Here are some common cryptocurrency scams that you should avoid at every cost and know to look out for just in case. Stay aware, stay educated, and stay investing.

 

Fake apps

People love apps. They’re in your pocket, they’re easy, you can play them no matter where you are, overall, they’re extremely convenient. However, just because there are plenty out there, it doesn’t mean that all of them are made equally, in fact, there are many scams that are fairly easy to identify.

You are able to download these apps through the Apple App Store or Google Play and usually, they seem too good to be true. Usually, these apps are found and removed before they do any harm, however, there will always be some that slip through the cracks. There have been thousands of people downloading fake crypto apps and there is an even bigger risk with Androids.

Usually, there will be misspellings that are very obvious or an inauthentic look. If you feel that an app is a scam, don’t forget to report it.

 

Scam emails

Everyone is aware of scam emails, perhaps it is a man named Greg that is emailing you from India wanting to leave his whole fortune to you, or maybe it is a simple email with no subject line, either way, emails scams are one of the most prominent forms of scams. They are fairly easy to weed out because they are usually packed with spelling errors or distinct errors. Even if it looks legit, always make sure that you are aware and proactive, do your research first. If it seems too good to be true, it likely is.

 

Websites

While you may think you’re an internet expert, there are many ways that you can become a victim of a scam website. It is sometimes surprising just how far people will go to create a scam website and you’d be surprised how many slip through the gaps. Judging by the statistics, you likely encounter at least one scam website every time you internet surf.