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Marks & Spencer has today opened a brand new Foodhall in Paisley, unveiling one of Scotland’s first new look stores for customers in Renfrew Road Retail Park. The new 12,600 square foot Foodhall has a marketplace feel and has been designed with customers and local families at its heart, helping to make shopping as convenient and […]

Renfrew residents thanked for taking part in COVID-19 testing

Renfrew residents have been thanked for visiting the temporary COVID-19 testing site over the past week. The facility at Renfrew Town Hall closed yesterday (Tuesday 25 May), with 733 people who live, work or go to school in the town attending to take a test. Testing people without COVID-19 symptoms, the drop-in site was part […]

Most innovative play area in Scotland’ opens in Renfrewshire

A state-of-the-art play park has opened in Bargarran in Renfrewshire and includes outdoor DJ decks and sound system, a dance arch and an activity zone with seven different screens which can be played individually or as a group. There is also a zip wire, seating areas, outdoor shelter and outdoor gym equipment – all key asks […]

Renfrew author voted as favourite by teens of Scotland

Scottish Book Trust has announced the winner of its annual Scottish Teenage Book Prize as Evernight (Andersen Press) by Ross MacKenzie. The national charity encourages teenagers to get involved with the award by reading three shortlisted books and voting for their favourite as part of their class or reading group. Evernight was the most popular read with […]

Additional community testing to take place as Renfrewshire cases rise

Renfrewshire residents have been urged to do their bit to help stop the spread of Covid-19 as additional community testing is deployed to communities in the south of Paisley this weekend. A mobile testing unit is being set up in Glenburn and anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Glenburn or Foxbar with […]

Creative tenants work displayed across Renfrewshire

An innovative arts project is enabling the stories of Renfrewshire’s sheltered housing tenants to be seen across Renfrewshire. The We’re Still Here project, delivered by H-Arts and funded by Creative Scotland, aimed to enable those shielding in Renfrewshire to reach out to the wider community through creative writing. Led by the H-Arts team, tenants participated […]

Green spaces, sports facilities and play parks in Renfrewshire receive £520,000 investment

Community projects to improve green spaces, sports facilities and play areas in Renfrewshire will receive more than £520,000 from Renfrewshire Council’s Green Spaces, Parks and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund. The £1.87million fund is open to community groups from across Renfrewshire to submit ideas for local improvements and the Council works with them to […]

Mower funding is bringing results to Renfrewshire’s grass cutting programme

Communities are seeing the results of a £240,000 investment in Renfrewshire Council’s improved grass cutting programme. The investment has seen two new John Deere tractors, six zero-turn grass cutting machines, three sets of hydraulic triple units, two pedestrian flail machines and 12 self-propelled hand rotary machines available for the Council’s grass cutting teams – which […]

Work gets under way on 101 new council homes in Ferguslie Park

Work has now started on 101 new council homes in Ferguslie Park as the area’s ongoing community-led transformation takes another major step forward. Building contractors AS Homes are now on site at the former St Fergus Primary School as they start work on new high-quality modern energy-efficient council homes. Tenants will move in as new […]