Category: Paisley

Extra food bank funds agreed after introduction of Universal Credit

Renfrewshire Councillors have approved £30,000 funding to Renfrewshire Food Bank to reduce the impact of Universal Credit. The proposals to give the food bank the money over a three year period were agreed at a meeting of the Council’s Leadership Board today (December 5). The funding follows the introduction of Universal Credit in Renfrewshire in […]

LOCAL MP SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR CONEMPT OF PARLIAMENT

LOCAL MP SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR CONEMPT OF PARLIAMENT   SNP MP CALLS ON TORIES TO END “DUCK AND DIVE” BREXIT APPROACH Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called on the Tories to bring an end their disregard for parliamentary process, after the government was extraordinarily found to be in contempt of […]

Hundreds march to raise awareness of domestic abuse

Campaigners marched through Paisley on Tuesday 27 November to mark the beginning of Renfrewshire’s 16 Days of Action campaign, which aims to eliminate violence and sexual abuse towards women. The Reclaim the Night march left from the University of the West of Scotland and marched to Dunn Square where Renfrewshire’s Provost, Lorraine Cameron led a […]

Mhairi Black Urges People to Support Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank

MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South Mhairi Black is asking people to support the Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank this Christmas. The Toy Bank will help provide Christmas presents to children in Renfrewshire who may otherwise not receive any gifts on Christmas day. Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank has been set-up by local mum Lauren Roy-Sutherland. She […]

Mhairi Black MP press release Electricity Bill

Campaigners welcome Mhairi Black’s support for national community energy initiative Power for People, an organisation campaigning for more local, clean energy, today welcomed the support of Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP, Mhairi Black, for a Bill introduced in Parliament that, if made law, would allow communities to sell locally generated energy to local people. Currently, […]

MHAIRI BLACK CALLS ON PENSION FUND TO DROP FOSSIL FUELS

MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South Mhairi Black, along with a cross-party group of 200 MPs, including the majority of Scottish MPs, are calling on the MP’s Pension Fund to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, such as Shell and BP, following growing concerns about their role in fuelling climate change. SNP, Conservative, Labour and […]

STRICTLY’S DR RANJ CHAMPIONS COURAGE OF SCOTS CHILDREN WITH CANCER

AN AWARD scheme backed by Strictly Come Dancing star Dr Ranj Singh which recognises the courage of youngsters with cancer is being launched across Scotland. Around 130 children are diagnosed with cancer in Scotland every year.* Thanks to the support of people across the country, Cancer Research UK’s research has helped transform survival for children’s cancers, which overall has […]

FLIGHTPATH’S LUMP SUM AWARD TO FUND OUTDOOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Venture Scotland awarded lump sum to ensure more than 60 pupils from 8 local secondary schools take part in life-changing outdoor personal development programme – Sixty four pupils from eight secondary schools will take part in an outdoor personal development programme thanks to a lump sum award of £23, 398 from the FlightPath Fund. The […]

Festive fun comes to Johnstone

Thousands descended on Johnstone town centre to mark the start of the festive season this weekend at the annual Christmas Lights Switch On. The Pulse FM DJs hosted a main stage in Houstoun Square packed with young up-and-coming talent who helped get everyone in the festive mood. Youngsters in attendance were spoilt for choice with […]