Category: Blog

Foster Care campaign sees increase in enquiries but journey continues

A campaign to boost foster care numbers in Renfrewshire has resulted in a seven times increase in the number of enquiries from prospective carers to the service. During Foster Care Fortnight last month, carers shared their inspirational stories to help spread the word on their rewarding role, while a series of drop in events also […]

Parents asked to help shape early learning and child care provision

If you have children aged up to 14, Renfrewshire Council is asking you to help shape future nursery and childcare provision for families. The Council is seeking the views of parents in the area on the provision of early learning and child care, including before and after school services and school holiday cover, by competing […]

Gavin Newlands MP welcomes Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre to Renfrewshire

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed the announcement that the £56 million Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre will be based in Renfrewshire. The industry-led centre will offer pharmaceutical companies from start-ups to multinationals a unique service to develop new manufacturing techniques which speed up bringing new drugs to market. The global […]

Councillors asked to approve High St learning hub refurbishment

Plans to build a 21st-century learning and cultural hub on Paisley High Street are set to take a step closer – with councillors being asked to approve a comprehensive refurbishment of the building. The council has earmarked a currently-empty retail unit at 22 High St – formerly the Internacionale clothes shop – for a new […]

Benefits of City Deal projects the hot topic in Paisley North

Making sure local communities benefit from Renfrewshire’s £274million City Deal projects was high on the list of topics discussed at Paisley North Community Council this week (Tues 12 June) attended by Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson. The Council Leader is visiting community councils across the region to hear about their local issues and the visit […]

Local entrepreneurs aspiring to new heights

A fifth round of entrepreneurs has taken the first steps to develop their businesses with the help of Renfrewshire Council. InCube is an innovative business support programme, developed by Invest in Renfrewshire, where local creative start-ups can benefit from support to improve their growth. Based on Paisley High Street, Incube provides talented creatives with the […]

Celebrate summer at Barshaw Gala Day

Crowds are set to soak up the summer vibes at Barshaw Gala Day with an afternoon packed full of exciting activities for all the family. Taking place on Saturday 23 June, from 1pm to 5pm, Barshaw Park will be a hive of activity as the local community comes together for one of the highlights on […]

Erskine communities lead way in tackling local issues

A national intervention programme is being implemented in Renfrewshire to help build safer communities through close partnership working between key services and local communities. A multi-agency group led by Police Scotland and supported by Renfrewshire Council, Engage Renfrewshire, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, works closely with […]

Workshops in mending, adapting and embellishing your clothes.

Bring along a garment you would like to wear again or keep wearing but needs to be adjusted to a new size, mended with some beautifying embroidery or adapted with a hem or a new zipper. Our experienced facilitators will make suggestions and show you how. Most of the materials you will need are provided […]