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S3 pupils asked to help shape Paisley 2021 bid

School pupils from across Renfrewshire were asked to help shape Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 ambitions by submitting their own ideas for the bid. The Higher Expectations Event hosted by the University of the West of Scotland saw 120 S3 pupils split into five-person teams and asked to discuss what ‘culture’ means to them. […]

Councillors approve ambitious plans to transform Ferguslie Park

Communities will have the chance to shape an ambitious regeneration programme for Ferguslie Park. Members of the Renfrewshire Council Leadership Board approved proposals for major investment in the area, which are focussed around the development of a Regional Centre for Sport and delivery of high quality homes. The proposals have been shaped by community consultation […]

Renfrewshire households protected from cuts as Councillors vote to freeze council taxes and rents for coming year

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Renfrewshire households protected from cuts as Councillors vote to freeze council taxes and rents for coming year Households in Renfrewshire have been protected from significant budget cuts as Councillors voted to freeze Council Tax, council rents and adult social care charges for the coming year. Renfrewshire Council’s budget for 2017-18 was […]

Paisley 2021 boosted by culture fund and music tuition investment

Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 ambitions are being boosted by two six-figure investments on cultural projects today agreed in Renfrewshire Council’s budget for 2017/8. A special budget meeting today saw councillors agree to pump an extra £500,000 into Renfrewshire’s existing Culture, Heritage and Events Fund – which aims to unlock the area’s creative potential […]

SNP Announce Candidates for Council Election

Gender Balanced Team Revealed The SNP have today announced their Renfrewshire candidates for the up-coming local authority elections in May. The team of 12 men and 12 women will be attempting to take control of Renfrewshire Council from the current Labour Administration. SNP Group leader Cllr Kenny MacLaren said: “We’ve got a strong team in […]

Step Up for St Vincent’s Hospice – Sponsored Walk

Join us and Vinnie, our St Vincent’s Hospice Mascot, on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 11.00am, for our first ever sponsored walk at Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch. Bring your friends and family and join Vinnie and fellow supporters on this leisurely 10k walk or our shorter family friendly 5k route which is suitable for all abilities. […]

Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce cheque presentation

“Bob Grant, CEO Chamber of Commerce along with Tom Johnston, president of Chamber of Commerce came along to St Vincent’s Hospice today to donate £3,000 which has been raised at The Rocco Awards 2016 raffle. Each year, ROCCO support 2 Organisations which are based or operate in Renfrewshire. Eunice Muir, Chairman of St Vincent’s Hospice […]

Local businesses show support for Paisley 2021 bid through Culture Bus tour

Businesses across Renfrewshire showed their support for Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021 after a visit from the state of the art Culture Bus. The Paisley 2021 bid took to the road yesterday to visit a number of local business organisations, hotels and fitness centres in the area and gain their support. […]