Cutting back trees, clearing up litter and cutting overgrown grass might not sound like the ideal Sunday, but for Heather Clisset and the volunteers of the Erskine Community Garden this is what they look forward to – and not just on Sundays.

The inspiring volunteer group are working around the clock to bring a derelict piece of land back to life, as they look to create a recreational and educational space which will include a growing area for fruit bushes and trees, a sensory pleasing maze lined with scented flowers and peaceful zone for communities to relax and meet up in.

There is plenty of work ahead to make this a reality though and the group are looking forward to the introduction of a new fund designed to improve and upgrade green spaces across Renfrewshire.

Heather said: “This will be a great funding source for communities and groups like ourselves to access much needed money to get a project started, as well as pushing forward evolving plans. It makes it realistic for communities to gain land or property to enhance the lives of all who live there.

“It is an investment in a place and its people, and hopefully a stepping stone for the community to gel, work together and explore what more they can do for their area.”

The £1.87million Green Spaces, Park and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund will give community groups and volunteers the opportunity to apply for funding and support to take forward projects which will strengthen the character, identity and heritage of their local community.

This could include upgrading or developing play areas or equipment, opening up underused open spaces to create leisure or recreation opportunities, or creating heritage trails or walks which highlight local points of interest.

Heather added: “People should make a difference to their local areas because we can’t wait on someone else doing it when we might be the someone else.

“Local people know what the place they live in needs and this fund could help give us the ability to make our vision into reality.

“We want to give people a place to get together and socialise, as well as improving the area of land, so the benefit isn’t just the visual transformation but also the potential social transformation of people in the area too.”

£370,000 of the investment has been designated in support of a Villages Investment Fund which will encourage applications from smaller communities and will deliver projects that highlight and build upon the heritage and uniqueness of village life.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “Erskine Community Garden have a clear vision for their project in wanting to tunr an area of derelict land into a recreational space for the community.

“This fund is designed for ventures just like this and will give people the opportunity to make a real difference to their local area.

“I would encourage all community groups or volunteers who have an idea to improve a green space to submit an application and we will closely with all applicants to provide as much support as we can to turn these ideas into reality.”

The new fund will be open from 1 October 2018 and a dedicated section of the council website has been created to ensure local groups and residents are fully aware of how they can apply, what they can apply for and what is expected of the successful applicants.

For more information on how to access the fund and to submit your application, visit or contact Engage Renfrewshire’s Community & Voluntary Action Team on 0141 887 7707.

Communities in Renfrewshire are being encouraged to bring their ideas and projects to life after plans for a £1.87million fund to support projects for green spaces, park and play areas and villages were approved by councillors today.

Green Space Funding
PIC SHOWS Council Leader Iain Nicolson with Alan McNiven Engage Renfrewshire

Local community groups and volunteers will have the opportunity to apply for funding and support to improve underused or neglected green spaces and take forward projects which will strengthen the character, identity and heritage of their local community.

This could include upgrading or developing play areas or equipment, opening up underused open spaces to create leisure or recreation opportunities, or creating heritage trails or walks which highlight local points of interest.

The fund will provide investment where the community can demonstrate a sustainable plan to improve and maintain the condition and use of a green space or community asset that they have a vision for.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson, said: “We want to make sure we’re helping local communities take forward projects they believe will make a difference to their local area.

“It’s a real chance for residents to make a difference to where they live, including the opportunity to create or develop free to play facilities for local young people, so I would encourage everyone to discuss their ideas with us, no matter how big or small they may be.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the ideas and projects which are brought forward and we’ll work with every group and resident to strengthen and develop their applications as much as possible.”

The council will provide support through grant funding with projects considered under three levels: small scale projects of under £5,000, medium scale projects between £5,000 and £10,000, and large scale projects requesting over £10,000, with a maximum of £50,000 per application.

There will be support for communities to carry out condition and development surveys of green spaces as well as providing officer support to assist in preparing applications for external funding.

Two dedicated officers will be recruited to work directly with local communities and provide practical support to develop, and then implement their plans, as well as engaging with the wider community to ensure access to the fund is available for all.

Alan McNiven, Chief Executive of Engage Renfrewshire said: “Many community groups in Renfrewshire will be excited by the potential of this funding opportunity.

“The officers at Engage regularly help our member organisations with initiatives that consider how best to produce community benefits from local assets like green space and I’m sure the support now available from Renfrewshire Council will help accelerate a range of local plans.”

£370,000 of the investment has been allocated to develop a Villages Investment Fund which will encourage applications from smaller communities and will deliver projects that strengthen the identity, heritage, uniqueness and integrity of village life.

A further £110,000 has been allocated to support the provision of a Multi-Use Games Area or alternative facility in the Bargarran area of Erskine.

The recent multi-million investment in Renfrewshire’s parks and green spaces set aside £250,000 for five neighbourhood parks and councillors agreed to support local communities to access these funds alongside the new fund.

The new fund will be open from 1 October 2018 and a dedicated section of the council website has been created to ensure local groups and residents are fully aware of how they can apply, what they can apply for and what is expected of the successful applicants.

For more information on how to access the fund and to submit your application, visit or contact Engage Renfrewshire’s Community & Voluntary Action Team on 0141 887 7707.

Residents looking for help and advice on Universal Credit can get the support they need from Renfrewshire Council.

Renfrewshire Council launch Universal Credit advice in Johnstone and Ferguslie 18.9.18

Council Leader Iain Nicolson says staff have been preparing for when Universal Credit goes live – on Wednesday 19 September – and have made sure support is in place for residents.

Advice Works staff can offer residents advice on their benefits and changes in circumstances that might mean they need to claim Universal Credit.

The Council’s customer services team can also direct residents to where they can get digital support to make or maintain their claim, but residents are also advised to get in touch with their work coach at their nearest Jobcentre Plus.

Councillor Nicolson met with Kevin Campbell, an advisor in the Advice Works team, and Maggie Smith, a Renfrewshire Libraries digital volunteer – known as a Digiteer – at Johnstone library.

He said: “It’s important residents know where they can get support. Residents should speak to their work coach at their local Jobcentre Plus, but they can also speak to us if they need advice about their benefits or support to make their claim in the first place.

“Universal Credit is the biggest change yet to the welfare system. Not only do residents need to make their claim online, they also need to check for tasks set by their work coach and update their journal online.

“It’s a major change to how people access benefits, but residents should know they can still pop into their local Jobcentre Plus should they need support.”

Adviser Kevin Campbell said: “Many people will be unsure what the implementation of Universal Credit will mean for them. If anyone is adversely affected by Universal Credit and need advice, they should call Advice Works who will be able to support them.

“Our advisers have been through Universal Credit training and can offer residents the advice they need to decide what they should do for their own situation.”

Residents can also learn the basics of getting online ahead of needing to make a claim for Universal Credit.

Digiteer Maggie McAlistair said: “Renfrewshire libraries are a great place to build your digital skills. Residents can book an appointment with a Digiteer by calling 0300 300 1188 or can simply book a computer at one of the libraries.”

Residents can also drop into their local Jobcentre Plus if they need to access a computer.

Computers will also be available at Renfrewshire House and 5 High Street in Paisley as well as Johnstone Town Hall.

Residents can contact the Council’s Advice Works on 0300 300 1238 and Customer Services Centre on 0300 300 1124, Advice Renfrewshire on 0800 164 2922 or Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau on 0141 889 2121.

For more information on Universal Credit, visit

Paisley is set for a ‘festival of family fun’ when The Wee Spree comes to town this October.

The popular programme of activities for kids will take place from 12-21 October with thousands set to be entertained during the school holiday period.

The Wee Spree festival, Paisley – Musician
Colin Hyson rehearses for The Wee Spree festival, with school kids Gordon McCallum, 8 (blonde hair, blue t-shirt) Callum Gemmell, 9 (glasses and check shirt), Holly Beggs, 9 (pink tshirt), Imogen Hunter, 9 (rainbow tshirt)

The festival coincides with The Spree festival of music and comedy set to take over the town centre and will be bigger and better than ever, marking Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.

The internationally celebrated Scottish Chamber Orchestra will bring their free Fun Day to the festival (18 October) and promise some ‘bewitching musical fun’ inspired by Julia Donaldson’s much-loved children’s story, Room on the Broom. Orchestra members will perform for a family audience before kids get the chance to try music and craft workshops and join a special multi-coloured orchestra themselves.

Chamber musician Colin Hyson visited Paisley this week to speak to P5 pupils Gordon McCallum, Callum Gemmell, Holly Beggs and Imogen Hunter from Williamsburgh Primary School.

Kirsteen Davidson Kelly, SCO Connect Director, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Wee Spree in Paisley, bringing Julia Donaldson’s much-loved book Room on the Broom to life through musical storytelling.

“Scottish Chamber Orchestra violinist Aisling O’Dea will lead an interactive musical workshop before performing Room on the Broom with three other SCO musicians. Afterwards, children can take part in themed craft workshops and try out our colourful musical instruments. This Family Day is the SCO’s first event in Paisley since 2015 and our first visit to the Wee Spree.”

National Theatre of Scotland will bring the fascinating DO’S AND DON’TS to Paisley (12-14 & 16-21 October) as part of Futureproof – a radical new festival of ten productions across the country marking Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018. Developed in partnership with award-winning documentary theatre makers Rimini Protokoll (Germany) and local young people, this event will see the audience led on an exciting and unusual tour around Paisley on a mobile auditorium, with an accompanying soundscape provided by local choirs.

Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Theatre of Scotland, said: “DO’S & DON’TS has been co-created by the young people of Paisley and German theatre-makers Rimini Protokoll and it is great that it is a part of the Paisley Spree Festival.

“It is a very exciting project which is also part of our bigger Scotland wide Futureproof festival celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018. We are delighted to be part of the Paisley Spree and the Year of Young People 2018 and working alongside our partners Renfrewshire Council and Renfrewshire Leisure.”

Paisley’s strong tradition of commitment to Gaelic music and culture will be celebrated during the festival when the popular local Fèis Phàislig bring their ‘ceilidh trail’ and music workshops (13 October), while Paisley Arts Centre hosts a free Gaelic singing and music workshop with Gillebrìde MacMillan (18 October) ahead of his ‘Paisley Connection’ evening performance celebrating the Paisley Bard, Donald MacIntyre.

Family celebrations of music are at the heart of the programme’s opening weekend with the Sprog Rock (13 October) andMini Manoeuvres (13 October) shows letting families have ‘a gig experience’ together.

Cosmopot (13-21 October) is a new multi-sensory show for pre-schoolers from Paisley Arts Centre’s Artist-in-Residence, Claire McGarry, and the free and popular Bookbug (15 & 16 October) from the Renfrewshire Libraries team lets toddlers enjoy songs, rhymes, music and stories.

Youngsters can try out a variety of Circus Skills (16 October) from hula hooping and juggling to tightwire with the team from Glasgow’s Aerial Edge and families can get active together with two sessions of Family Yoga (19 October) led by Renfrewshire Leisure.

The free Comedy Club 4 Kids (19 October) puts some of the best stand-ups and sketch artists on the circuit in front of an audience of kids. Entertainment of another kind comes from the Computer Xplorers (20 October) who will teach kids how to create their own games using coding skills and augmented reality.

The Wee Spree and The Spree festivals are organised by Renfrewshire Council.

Louisa Mahon, Head of Marketing, Communications and Events at Renfrewshire Council, said: “The Wee Spree is always a huge hit with families and this year’s October week looks amazing. We have had great fun designing the programme with all of our venues and artists and we are delighted to see places booking up fast. We have music, comedy, storytelling, acrobatics and song, all taking place in the heart of the town centre – 10 minutes from Glasgow City Centre by train. So, for anyone looking for ways to fill the October holidays – we can guarantee a great day out at this year’s Spree festival.”

The Spree festival is now in its seventh year. Acts appearing this year include Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, London African Gospel Choir, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, The Orb, Gang of Four, Wolfgang Flür (ex Kraftwerk), Big Minds, The Wandering Hearts, Tracyanne & Danny, The Pastels, Vieux Farka Touré, The Leisure Society, Duke Special, Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert, Gillebrìde MacMillan, Des Clarke, Janey Godley and Stuart Mitchell.

A Spree for All fringe programme will celebrate live music from local acts in Paisley and across the wider Renfrewshire area.

Details of full programmes and ticket information for The Spree, The Wee Spree and the Spree for All are available online at or from the festival box office at 9b Gilmour Street, Paisley PA1 1DG.

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Plans for a new fund to help make the vision behind Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 a reality by growing the local independent creative sector are to go before councillors.

Renfrewshire Council plans to create a Cultural Organisations Development Fund – to help the area’s arts organisations transform the scale of their reach and operations and becoming self-sustaining.

The fund is a key part of the wide-ranging Paisley legacy plan being taken forward by the council and its partners – which aims to realise the aims of the UK City of Culture bid by delivering long-term economic, social and cultural change for the whole area.

If approved, the ODF fund will make £360,000 available over three years – with the money coming from resources set aside to fund the UK City of Culture year had Paisley won, which councillors earlier this year agreed to put towards legacy projects.

The ODF could support groups to hire staff, improve their governance and management, involve people in cultural activity, and build new audiences and partnerships across Scotland and the UK.

It will be open to Renfrewshire-based creative groups but not private individuals or businesses, and will support organisations committed to diversifying and expanding participation in culture.

The fund will complement the existing Culture, Heritage and Events Fund, which was set up during the bid and has supported more than 100 one-off events and projects over the past two years.

If the plans are approved by the leadership board on 19 September, ODF applications will open next month, with the application and assessment process for both the ODF and CHEF funds to be run by Renfrewshire Leisure’s cultural services department on the council’s behalf. The first applications will be due by February 2019.

Renfrewshire Council leader Iain Nicolson said: “We said the area’s UK City of Culture journey would continue – and this new fund is central to that.

“The bid was always one part of a wider long-term plan to change the area’s future using our unique and internationally-significant heritage and cultural story. That approach has already boosted our profile and reputation and driven up event attendees and visitor numbers.

“But it’s also about widening the opportunities for people to take part in culture and access all the proven benefits that has for education, health and well-being.

“The work around the bid showed Renfrewshire needed to strengthen its independent creative sector – so the council is proposing to use bid legacy money to help some of the organisations who have already shown they can put Paisley on the map to move their operations to the next level.

“By giving a small number of groups certainty over finance for the next few years, we equip them to reach a national platform and stay there for the long term – permanently transforming the independently-run creative scene in the area.

“And as we build human capacity, we are doing the same with our venues, with a £100m investment – including transformations of Paisley Museum and Town Hall and our key outdoor spaces – to create 21st-century venues to host the expansion of events and cultural activity Paisley will attract, and cement our place as one of Scotland’s key destinations.”

Alan Clark is part of Creative Renfrewshire group – a network which inspires, connects, informs and shines the spotlight on creative and cultural activities across Renfrewshire.

He said: “I think the Creative Renfrewshire members would see real value in this investment in the local creative scene over the long-term.

“I think it was recognised during the UK City of Culture bid we needed more of a focus on building capacity and this creates a more sustainable approach.

“This type of fund will allow organisations to build partnerships and create growth across the whole sector – we are all part of this together.”

Renfrewshire’s major events programme has created a £1.25m boost for the local economy so far in 2018 as the ongoing work to use the area’s cultural and heritage story to transform its future continues to deliver results.

More than 70,000 people have come to the area from across Scotland and beyond to attend big days with April’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival, May’s British Pipe Band Championships and Sma’ Shot/Weave festival in July, each attracting five-figure crowds.

Those three events alone created more than £850,000 of local spend plus almost £400,000 of spend by visitors to the area – boosting the coffers of local businesses.

This year also saw Scottish Opera bring a unique outdoor production of Pagliacci to a specially-erected tent in Seedhill Playing Fields for five sold-out nights in July, which also attracted a five-figure crowd and Scotland-wide profile.

The figures are listed in a report going before the council’s leadership board next week updating members on progress with the wide-ranging Paisley 2021 legacy plan.

The council and its partners have agreed to use the resources set aside during the town’s UK City of Culture bid to host the title had Paisley won on projects which will deliver on its vision and aims, and create long-term economic, social and cultural benefits for the whole area.

Other key strands of the legacy plan referred to in the report include:

– the push to promote the area as a visitor destination continues through the area’s new destination brand and website, which has already smashed its first-year target for views;

– a new arts and culture in health steering group led by the NHS is now up and running, and has secured funding to expand its pioneering community connectors programme allowing GPs to ‘prescribe’ creative activities to patients suffering from social isolation;

– work to build the area’s creative business sector, which has already – thanks to the work of the council’s business incubator InCube – seen a sharp rise in the numbers of creative businesses seeking funding and support in the past few years;

Renfrewshire Council leader Iain Nicolson said: “Paisley’s UK City of Culture bid did a huge amount to lift the town’s profile, reputation and self-confidence, but it was only ever one part of a major plan designed to use culture and heritage to make us a destination and drive new footfall.

“We said that journey would continue – and the numbers attending major events in the area are one of many ways we can now demonstrate that. To have £1m pumped into the local economy so far this year will have had major benefits for traders throughout Renfrewshire.

“We’ve also a new fund designed to build capacity among local creative groups as well as investment to transform key outdoor spaces and transport links as part of the £100m investment in Paisley town centre over the next few years.”

The next events taking place in the area are The Spree festival, which sees nine days of music comedy and more at various venues in Paisley from 12 to 20 October, and the Paisley Halloween Festival on 26 and 27 October.

From treasure hunts to orienteering, cracking number codes and harvesting fruit and veg, pupils across Renfrewshire schools enjoyed hair raising fun during Maths Week Scotland.

At Paisley’s Lochfield Primary, pupils estimated and then measured the length of their locks, while primary seven pupils from Auchenlodment Primary School in Johnstone created maths problems and posted them around the community. Local residents were encouraged to retweet their answers to win a prize.

St Margaret’s Primary School launched times table ‘rockstars’ and pupils had a swashbuckling time with Pirate maths adventures.

At Linwood High, first year pupils investigating the work in aerodynamics of famous mathematician Daniel Bernoulli took part in a paper-plane event.

Renfrew’s Arkleston Primary School enjoyed a visit from a local bank who held a money workshop for senior pupils on how to budget for a party, while at Todholm Primary School, primary one to five pupils enjoyed a visit from Starling Learning. They took part in outdoor workshops, all with a numeracy focus, with topics including the books Stick Man and The Gruffalo, as well as Minibeasts and Signs of Autumn.

Parent visitors, , including a paramedic and a Project Manager for naval ships, also talked to the children about how they use numeracy and maths in their jobs.

In the nursery at Houston Primary School, children harvested fruit and vegetables, before weighing and counting them to make their own soup.

Junior school pupils made number super hero capes and enjoyed a number hunt in the woods as well as an alien maths relay and a ‘crack the code’ to open a padlock.

Senior pupils took part in a money group challenges and class shop and planned a trip to Paris on a budget, checking foreign currency and exchange rates, while primary seven held a Gryffe High School Treasure Hunt and played board games to play with their P1 buddies.

A ‘jelly’ good time was had at Bishopton Primary where pupils measured the right amount of water to make the delicious wobbly stuff.

At Our Lady of Peace Primary, pupils enjoyed solution based and quick fire puzzles while at Williamsburgh Primary in Paisley, primary one children had lots of fun making their own supermarket shop, writing receipts, using price lists and entering this amount into the tills.

They also made their own crocodile as they are exploring jungles and their animals. and investigating what ‘enormous’ is.

The fun extended across other schools, including Bargarran, Barsail, Inchinnan, Langbank and Rashielea Primary Schools who had a variety of joint activities, including a maths and art competition with the theme of bridges in Scotland where pupils researched and discussed bridges before creating a piece of art.

SNP Council leader, Iain Nicolson welcomes the report due to be considered by the Councils Leadership board outlining all the work and effort put in by council officers and CAB to reach a funding deal for Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau.

A report being published this week for the Leadership board lays out the extensive work, time and effort to reach a deal that will secure the long-term future of the RCAB and what the plans are for long-term sustainability.

Cllr Iain Nicolson said; “ Once the situation regarding Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau was made known to us, the SNP administration immediately put the matter to the leadership board and agreed an additional 3 months funding. This was to allow time and space which we knew was required to focus on working with RCAB to understand their situation.

While other political parties spent time and energy shouting from the side lines, we got on with the job of working with Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau.  Our joint working and common purpose was completely focussed on securing a deal.”

“Elements of the deal will involve providing additional support funding to RCAB in advance of the roll out of Universal Credit in Renfrewshire this month.

The Council along with CAS (Citizens Advice Scotland) will provide continued support to ensure Renfrewshire Citizens Advice bureau has a long term and sustainable future. CAB have also agreed to work to secure some savings in their operating costs.

I have said before that the Citizens Advice Bureau is a key partner who working with Renfrewshire Council and other agencies, will help us mitigate the worst of Westminster’s austerity and welfare cuts which are being handed down to our most vulnerable individuals in Renfrewshire and I thank everyone involved in reaching the position we are at now”

Enthusiastic volunteers are set to clean up Renfrewshire as they take part in the Spotless September Challenge, the latest event of the Team Up to Clean Up campaign.

Team UP To Clean UP
PIC SHOWS Cllr Cathy McEwan with the pupils from Gleniffer High School

Taking place over the weekend of 28-30 September, hundreds of community volunteers, schoolkids, businesses and council staff are expected to take part in a series of litter picks.

Every town and village in Renfrewshire is being challenged to host a clean-up in their area, whether that’s through a lone litter picker or every class in a school taking part.

Team UP To Clean UP
PIC SHOWS Cllr Cathy McEwan with the pupils from Gleniffer High School

The challenge will build on success of the Big Spring Clean, where more than 1000 volunteers turned out over one weekend in April to collect 500 bags of rubbish from the streets of Renfrewshire.

Lisa Chalmers, Gleniffer High School Head Teacher, said: “Our pupils are delighted to take part in the Spotless September Challenge and have been actively trying to keep our community clean through regular litter picks.

“Young people across the school have committed to working together to endorse the ‘Team Up to Clean Up’ message and are aware of the importance of this in our local community.

“It’s great to show our neighbours that we respect our local area and appreciate the surroundings we have. “

Since the campaign was launched in October last year, more than 150 litter picks have taken place by inspired local volunteers.

To celebrate the success of the campaign, and the weekend of the Challenge, a special thank you event is set to take place at Paisley Town Hall on Sunday 30 September – with volunteers invited for food and networking with like-minded people from across Renfrewshire.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “The Big Spring Clean was a fantastic success and showed the level of support which the community has for the campaign.

“We’re working hard to make our communities brighter and more attractive places to live, and this can only happen if people come on board and make sure they do their bit to make a difference.

“We have many fantastic community groups carrying out inspirational work and they’re always looking for like-minded people to join them.

“So if you can spare five minutes, an hour or more, please do so as it will all help contribute to improving our communities and making them places we are proud to say we live in.”

The Team Up to Clean Up campaign has been allocated £2.5million across five years to make a real difference to the cleanliness of the streets in Renfrewshire and improve the local environment.

As well as the support from local communities, an enhanced programme of operational activity is underway to clean gullies, sweep the roads and repair the roads infrastructure to ensure the campaign is a joint approach between the council and its residents.

If you’re keen to take part in the Spotless September Challenge, call 0300 300 1375, email or visit