Category: Blog

Changes to council recycling facilities

Renfrewshire Council is introducing changes to recycling facilities across Renfrewshire which will start on 30 June. The Renfrewshire Recycling Centre in Underwood Road, Paisley, will provide facilities where residents from across Renfrewshire can recycle a wide range of items and materials. To support recycling coming from a wider catchment area, the opening hours of the […]

Council is a Cycle-friendly Employer

Renfrewshire Council has been recognised as a Cycle Friendly Employer in recognition of its commitment to increasing cycling among its employees. The award, which is made to Scottish organisations that are committed to increasing cycling, recognises a number of cycle-friendly improvements introduced by the council in recent years. These include making lockers, showers and changing […]

Digital volunteers out to help town centre businesses

Businesses in Paisley town centre could soon have the help of an army of digital volunteers. Renfrewshire Council have this month appointed a new digital volunteer coordinator. And Lauren Gilmour, who started in the post this month, is appealing for town centre businesses to get in touch. Lauren said: “A lot of smaller businesses are […]

Apprentice picks up top national award

AN apprentice  who works at intu Braehead shopping centre has won a top national award. William MacAskill, 22, scooped the Young Achiever of the Year category at the annual SCEPTRE Awards and was presented with the accolade at a ceremony in The Dorchester Hotel, in London. The SCEPTRE Awards recognise best practice and the best […]

Rugby Camp

Coming up – in association with Renfrewshire Leisure:  Sports Services Summer Activity ProgrammeSports Services Summer Activity Programme   In partnership with Paisley Rugby Club and Bishopton Rugby Club we will give you an opportunity to develop and learn new skills, join in fun games/activities, meet new friends all delivered by experienced and qualified coaches.   […]

£4.5m town centre revamp to start as national lottery funding confirmed

Plans for a multi-million-pound transformation of Paisley town centre have now cleared the final funding hurdle after receiving a £1.9m national lottery grant. Renfrewshire Council will now start work on a five-year £4.5m Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme to make the area around the High Street a more attractive place to visit and […]

Stanely Castle

Stanely Castle is a grade B listed building which sits dilapidated in the waters of Stanely Reservoir. The exact date of construction of the castle is uncertain, however, it is believed to have been built in the early 15th century when the land passed by marriage from the Dennistouns to Robert Maxwell of Calderwood.  In […]

Renfrewshire Council Applies for Living Wage Accreditation

Renfrewshire Council has applied to become an Accredited Living Wage Employer, underlining its commitment to tackling poverty and supporting economic regeneration. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. It is calculated according to the basic cost of living and is set by the public; it is a social consensus about […]

2,000 low income kids getting free food through Families First Summer Activity

Nearly 2,000 children are literally looking forward to a feast of summer of fun, having already signed up for Renfrewshire Council’s free, Families First Summer Activity Camps – a week before they even start! The theme for the camps is the Rio Olympics and there will be optional dressing up days to celebrate Brazilian culture. […]