Paisley’s Business Improvement District

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Paisley First has launched a new shop local campaign as businesses start to reopen from the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Love Local Love Paisley aims to build on the renewed community spirit as people pulled together to fight against the pandemic which has seen much of the country closed down for the last three months. 

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Most retail businesses will begin reopening in Paisley town centre from this Monday, 29th June. 

Hospitality businesses with outdoor seating areas will be reopening from Monday 6th July. 

Hospitality businesses, including cafes, pubs and restaurants, will then be able to reopen their indoor seating areas from Wednesday 15th July. 

And who doesn’t already know that our hairdressers and barbers will also be reopening from 15th July! 

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Now Paisley First, the town centre Business Improvement District, is hoping that those people who relied on local businesses during lockdown will return the favour and continue to shop local as restrictions are eased. 

Colette Cardosi, Chair of Paisley First, said: “Local people relied on local businesses during lockdown, businesses have been there when people needed them most. Now we’re asking the public to be here for them! 

“Our town centre businesses have been working hard to get their premises safe and secure to welcome customers back, with social distancing measures all in place. 

“Of course, some of our amazing local businesses have remained open throughout lockdown, in order to serve the local community and we are so grateful to all their hard-working staff! 

“We have a great range of independent retail businesses – food, florists, jewellers, giftware, fashion, homeware and more and they can’t wait to welcome back customers, both regular and new. 

“You can still support your favourite hospitality or hair and beauty business before they reopen by leaving them a good review online or why not contact them via Facebook and see if you can buy a gift voucher, help support a local business now and give yourself a treat to look forward to!” 

Colette added: “My message to the local community is that our local business owners can offer you a safe way to shop. While many things have changed, our town centre remains the heartbeat of our local community. 

“Don’t queue around the block elsewhere, support our local businesses who need you to shop local like never before and together we can make Paisley a stronger and more vibrant town centre. 

“With summer well and truly here, we have plenty of fresh air and wide-open spaces, we look forward to welcoming you back safely to Paisley town centre soon. Love Local, Love Paisley!”

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson

Grant support for Renfrewshire businesses to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus has now topped £23million, with 98% of all applications having been considered.

Renfrewshire Council’s business teams have awarded 2075 grants from the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus Business Support fund.

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Some 1876 small business grants have been issued, totalling £18.5million and 199 retail, hospitality and leisure business grants have been awarded, providing £4.8million in relief for companies to counter the impact of Coronavirus.

This small business grant has now been extended to support tenants and occupiers of premises such as shared office spaces, business incubators and shared industrial units

Local businesses are urged to apply now if they require support, with the Scottish Government confirming new applications to this fund will close on Friday 10 July 2020.

A further £380,000 in hardship grants has helped 190 people newly self-employed.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “Coronavirus is having a huge impact on all communities across Scotland and upon the local and national economy.

“Our business teams are working tirelessly to approve and award government grants and provide local businesses with support and guidance at this tremendously difficult time.

“I would encourage local employers and employees to visit our support for business web page which is being constantly updated with all the available funding schemes, including sector-specific support and employability advice too.”

The council web page www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-businesses will also have details of additional funding being made available for small B&Bs from Monday 15 June.

Throughout the Covid-19 outbreak, Renfrewshire business leaders, enterprise and education agencies have been in regular contact to consider the current situation and collaborate on the steps needed towards recovery.

Councillor Nicolson said: “The recent news of the potential for major job losses at Rolls-Royce is a devastating blow for everyone affected, including many Renfrewshire residents employed at the Inchinnan site.

“Our priority is to identify how we can support those at risk of losing their jobs and we are in contact with Rolls Royce and working with Government and national agencies to help mitigate the impact of this decision wherever possible.

“I know many more businesses big and small are struggling and we must be ready and able to tackle the social and economic harm now and in the months ahead.”

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Scottish Curry Award winner Restaurant of the Year in the South West of Scotland 2019

Multan Tandoori are doing a wonderful gesture for our NHS Heroes when at the end of your order you add NHS247 15% (not on set meals).

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Feel free to share this to friends and family who are curry lovers but also NHS workers…

Multan are only offering orders for delivery at the moment.

Delivery Note: Our aim to deliver between 40-60 minutes, however at peak times on Friday and Saturday evenings, this may extend to 60-90 minutes therefore we do advise you to order your food earlier. Orders for collection are usually available within 20-30 minutes unless otherwise stated. (Please note that all our dish is fresh cook to order, and can take longer at busy time)

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If you have any food allergies please contact us prior to ordering, we’ll do our best to advise you.

Telephone: 0141 889 4426 – 0141 561 7155

Website: paisleymultan.co.uk

5 George Street, Paisley

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A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: “In line with national guidance from the Scottish Government on the coronavirus, we have taken the decision to cancel all large-scale Renfrewshire Council-run events until the end of June.

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“This will include the Paisley Food and Drink Festival which was due to take place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 April and an agreement with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) to cancel the British Pipe Band Championships in Paisley, which was set to take place on Saturday 23 May.

“We will also look to reschedule both Renfrew Gala Day and Barshaw Gala Day for the end of summer.

“We will continue to review our future events, including Sma’ Shot Day on Saturday 4 July, as the situation progresses.

“We would advise everyone to continue to observe the medical advice available at NHS Inform. For further information, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus.

“For ongoing updates to our event programme, please visit www.paisley.is.”

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Save money this February in Paisley town centre with these great offers from our local businesses as part of February FiverFest! 

Paisley is joining with hundreds of High Streets across the UK, and thousands of independent businesses, to put on special £5 offers across two weeks in February, as part of the Totally Locally FiverFest Fortnight! 

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Paisley has a great mix of retail shops, food and drink venues, health, hair and beauty salons and professional service companies. 

Around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by picking up that coffee, going for lunch or buying that gift, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses. 

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Colette Cardosi, Chair of Paisley First, said: “The independent shops and businesses are what helps to make Paisley town centre special. We appreciate it when our community support us, so these offers are to say thank you for that support, and to show just what great value our local businesses are. 

“Spending just £5 a week in Paisley town centre can make a big difference to our High Street!” 

So, come and show your local High Street some love this February and take advantage of our great FiverFest offers! 

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February FiverFest runs from 15th – 29th February 2020. 

See the full list of deals here http://bit.ly/2uHGl11Paisley or pick up a February FiverFest leaflet from our leaflet racks in the Paisley Centre and the Piazza Shopping Centre. 

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Paisley First is calling on members of the public to show their backing for their Free for Three campaign in an effort to have it rolled out across the town! Take the survey Now!!

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The Paisley town centre Business Improvement District launched a campaign calling on Renfrewshire Council to offer free parking for three hours within Paisley town centre Mondays to Fridays, at the end of 2018. 

As a result, a Free for Three pilot project is in place in six car parks – Hunter Street Upper, Hunter Street Lower, Oakshaw, Orchard Street, School Wynd and Weighhouse Close. 

Chair of Paisley First, Colette Cardosi, said:” The pilot scheme is scheduled to run until the end of January 2020 and feedback will be crucial to our campaign to have Free for Three rolled out across the town centre on a permanent basis. 

“If we can achieve this, then visitors to the town will be entitled to three hours free parking Monday – Saturday in all council owned car parks, which will also help to put town centre businesses on a level playing field with places like Braehead and the Wallneuk Retail Park who both offer free parking. 

“With visitor attractions such as Paisley Museum and Paisley Town Hall also now closed for a number of years for refurbishment, it is crucial that the negative impacts felt by local businesses are mitigated against. 

“Feedback from both visitors and local businesses alike has shown that time-limited free parking can make a difference in encouraging more people into Paisley town centre. 

“If we can have it rolled out throughout the town centre on a permanent basis, this could be a real game-changer for Paisley.” 

Whilst not part of Paisley First’s Free for Three Campaign, Renfrewshire Council decided to reintroduce charges on Saturdays in all council-owned car parks, apart from the six pilot car parks which still offer the first three hours free, as analysis has shown a lack of availability of spaces in the town centre with many people using it as a park and ride facility. Take the survey Now!!

The on-street parking areas that were free on Saturdays are still free, you can also get three hours free in the pilot scheme car parks, and the large car park at the council’s HQ is still free all day on a Saturday too. 

Members of the public can complete a short paper survey inside many of the town’s businesses, or complete an online version of the feedback survey via the Paisley First website www.paisleyfirst.com.

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Revellers are being advised to stay safe during the festive season by ensuring they only use licensed taxis and private hire cars to get home from a night out.

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Renfrewshire Council is offering advice to partygoers now that the festive season is underway, advising that anyone heading out in Renfrewshire should:

  • Book their taxi home in advance;
  • Use a taxi or private hire company they are familiar with;
  • Only get in the taxi they have booked to take them home;
  • Make sure that their taxi is displaying Renfrewshire Council plates and licence stickers, with the drivers badge visible in the car too.

There are several private hire car companies in Paisley, Johnstone, Linwood, Renfrew and Erskine, and all hires must be pre-booked in advance.

Councillor John McNaughtan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Regulatory Functions Policy Board, said: “The festive season brings more nights out for people than normal and while it is an enjoyable time of year, we want to ensure everyone is safe at all times.

“Getting to and from a night out can be tricky so it is important that everyone follows the advice given and only uses licensed taxis or private hire cars to get home.

“While it can be tempting to ask a private hire car on the street to take you home, please only get into the one you have booked and, where possible, arrange this before you head out for the evening.

“You can flag down one of our taxis, which are all white in colour and rank at Glasgow Airport and Gilmour Street, and they will have their details clearly displayed to ensure they are recognisable as a Renfrewshire Council taxi.

If you are unhappy about the conduct of a taxi or private hire driver, you should contact the Council’s Civic Government Enforcement Officer on 0300 300 0300 or the Police on 101.

You can ask to see the driver’s badge and note the number. Alternatively, you should note the plate number or registration number of the vehicle.

For more information, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/taxisandprivatehires.

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Paisley is the place to be this Christmas with WinterFest just one of the highlights to help get you in the mood for the festive season!

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Running until 30th December, our outdoor ice rink is back, and our big wheel is lighting up the Paisley skyline yet again!

Don’t forget there’s a 20% discount on ice skating for those who can show proof of a PA postcode at the ticket office, or who have a valid Young Scot card.

Family favourites such as the Rudolph coaster, carousel and the Wave Swinger have also returned as well as the Fire Pit and ever-popular Nutella House.

Visitors to Paisley town centre can also see a very special Santa and his reindeers…taking three months to build, and using 700,000 LEGO® Bricks, you can even sit next to Santa on his sleigh for a Christmas selfie!

Our free festive trail is the Christmas Bricklive spectacular, the Paisley Penguin Parade Trail – follow the trail of penguins around the town centre, naming all our penguins as you go,  find our Christmas Emperor Penguin to claim your festive treat and enter our prize draw!

Trail maps and entry forms are available in the Piazza and Paisley Shopping Centres along with our Paisley Guide to Christmas, giving you the lowdown on the best places to shop, socialise and get ready for Christmas!

Remember, around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by picking up that coffee, going for lunch or buying that gift, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses.

And follow Paisley First on social media @PaisleyFirst to take part in our 12 Days of Christmas Competition with fantastic prizes from local businesses up for grabs every day in the run up to Christmas, starting tomorrow!

Love Christmas? Love Paisley!

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Head to Paisley town centre this Christmas and grab this festive season’s must-have Selfie with Santa! 

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Made from more than half a million LEGO® bricks and taking more than three months to build, you can see this amazing creation on Paisley High St until 2nd January, and even sit next to Santa for a Christmas pic like no other! 

As part of BRICKLIVE Christmas, families can also complete the Paisley Penguin Parade Trail – also made from thousands of LEGO® bricks. 

Just follow the trail of penguins around the town centre, naming all our penguins as you go, and find our Christmas Emperor Penguin to claim your festive treat and enter our prize draw! 

Trail maps and entry forms are available now in our Paisley Guide to Christmas, available in the Piazza and Paisley Shopping Centres. 

Paisley has also welcomed the return of WinterFest – our outdoor ice rink is back, and our big wheel is lighting up the Paisley skyline yet again! 

Don’t forget there’s a 20% discount on ice skating for those who can show proof of a PA postcode at the ticket office, or who have a valid Young Scot card. 

Family favourites such as the Rudolph coaster, carousel and the Wave Swinger have returned, as well as the Fire Pit and ever-popular Nutella House. 

And not forgetting our Christmas Golden Ticket Competition – collect a free Golden Ticket with every purchase in Paisley town centre and you could be one of four lucky winners winning £500 of town centre gift vouchers! 

Around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by picking up that coffee, going for lunch or buying that gift, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses. 

Our first lucky winner has already been drawn, our next Christmas draws will take place on 30th November and 7th and 14th December! 

Our Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition also launches on 30th November, Small Business Saturday, giving you the chance to vote for your favourite Christmas window display. 

And follow Paisley First on social media @PaisleyFirst to take part in our 12 Days of Christmas Competition with fantastic prizes from local businesses up for grabs every day in the run up to Christmas. 

Love Christmas? Love Paisley!