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Renfrewshire’s green spaces set for £135,000 investment thanks to community fund

Communities are investing in their local green spaces following successful applications to Renfrewshire Council’s £1.87million Green Spaces, Parks and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund. More than £120,000 is set to be invested in four projects which will improve the play equipment for young people and upgrade the infrastructure in parks across Renfrewshire, after councillors […]


A woman who gave her mother a second chance at life by donating her kidney has spoken of the importance of people within black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities discussing organ donation ahead of World Kidney Day (12 March 2020). Syma Shahzad, 40, who donated to mum Anees Haq in 2008, shared how she […]

Like Animals – Postponed

Postponed: Like Animals tour SUPERFAN in association with Tron Theatre presents Like Animals A parrot says ‘I love you’. A dolphin tries to speak. A woman spends a lifetime trying to understand. Paisley Arts Centre on Friday 17 April. Newly announced National Theatre of Scotland Company in Residence SUPERFAN set off on tour from 4 […]

Art contest pupils in the frame for high praise

SCHOOL pupils produced some “outstanding” work when they entered Renfrewshire’s annual Inspired Art Competition. Now 122 of the 678 entries of drawings and paintings are on display in a free exhibition, at The Tannahill Centre, in Blackstoun Road, Paisley, until April 20. Two of the talented pupils – Aine Currie, aged 14, from St Andrew’s […]


Less than a week after going to Tayside for a successful Scottish Cup semi final tie, Paisley Pirates are once more heading for the Dundee Ice Arena this Saturday, where they will again face the Dundee Comets, this time in a two legged tie which will determine which club will be one of four to […]

Renfrewshire Budget 2020/21

Our Budget 2020/21 Here’s how our budget will be invested in Renfrewshire in 2020/21. Key facts A £440million budget An investment package totalling £35million benefiting everyone in Renfrewshire A £385million five-year capital investment programme 2020/21-2024/25 £13.9million of planned costs reductions and savings generated to support this budget A 4.64% increase on Council Tax, representing a £1.12 weekly increase to Band D households Confirmed Scottish Government grant of £341.9million A 2% inflationary […]

Housing in Renfrewshire set for £75million investment

New build and current council housing in Renfrewshire will benefit from a £75million investment as Renfrewshire Council outlines its three-year Housing Capital Investment Plan. Initially, £24million will be invested in 2020/21 to support planned investment programmes, regeneration, new build homes and retrofitting in projects throughout Renfrewshire. Brand-new council housing will be developed in Gallowhill and […]

Budget for Renfrewshire builds on long-term commitments

A budget building on long-term commitments and investing in Renfrewshire communities has been agreed by councillors today (Monday 9 March 2020). The £440million budget includes a new fund to help tackle the climate emergency and more money for the school investment fund, almost doubling it to £52million. There’s £2million for the crucial work of Renfrewshire’s […]

Existential crisis definition

People are starting to doubt the meaning of life and what their purpose or the entire life is, they’ll face a crisis of survival.” Katie Lekam, a licensed therapist in Decatur, Georgia, who focuses on anxiety disorders Leikam) explained that relationship stress and identity. this might be a breakthrough within the way you think that […]