We would like to welcome our newest advertiser on www.paisley.org.uk. If you would like to find out more information about advertising please follow this link.

 

Abercorn Heating are giving TWO YEARS FREE SERVICING with any boiler installed with referrals from the Paisley website this summer, call 0141 887 0308 for a free quotation.  Abercorn Heating are based in Abercorn Street and have been supplying and installing commercial and industrial heating since 1981 in the Paisley area, they are gas safe registered and offer a full range of gas and oil fired boilers and warm air heaters.

Abercorn Heating Ltd,
107 Abercorn Industrial Estate,
Abercorn Street,
Paisley,
Renfrewshire,
PA3 4AT

Telephone: 0141 887 0308

Website: www.abercorn-heating.co.uk

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For one day only we are going to let any business in Paisley post one ad on our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/paisleyscotland

 

Tomorrow Friday the 30th March 2012 only.

Please add something like this:

Your Business Name

What you do i.e. services

Where you are

When you’re open if its appropriate

Your Website or Facebook page or both

Your twitter name if you have one

and of course your contact details and address

Don’t make the ad too big, you can promote yourself in just one or two paragraphs of text, please don’t over do it, keep it straightforward and think of your customer.

We may make this a regular thing, we have over 2,000 people on the page and it also gets sent to twitter to about 7,000 people too.

Anyone abusing it will simply be removed and an email won’t be sent to warn you.

Remember go to http://www.facebook.com/paisleyscotland tomorrow and advertise free..

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So sell your business to the people of Paisley free of charge for one day only.

Don’t forget, we have advertising packages on  http://www.paisley.org.uk/advertise/ with great rates and lots of extras…

Make the most of it, let’s promote the businesses of Paisley!  If you’re tweeting use the hashtag #paisleybusiness and if you’re posting just put this at the end of your post too… Don’t worry if you don’t know what that’s about… Just promote your business to new and existing customers.

Looking to have some family fun on April Fools Day? Why not join Jogging Buddies at Barshaw Park for the Mad Hatters Fun Run. You can walk, jog or run!

There will be a 3K at 11am open to anyone over age 9 and a 1K for all ages/abilities at 11.45am.

All participants will receive a medal and Easter Egg and their will be a special prize for the maddest hat!!

Entry fee £5.00 for 3k & £3.00 for 1k (£13 for family of up to 2 adults & 2 children). Call the race hotline 0141 880 9096 for an entry form or enter on the day from 10am.

 

Renfrewshire’s unsung heroes have been honoured at the 2012 Provost’s Community Awards.

STV’s Sean Batty and River City star Tom Urie joined Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson for the celebrations which recognise the special achievements of local heroes.

The awards, now in their 14th year, were also the last to be hosted by Provost Lawson before she steps down in May.

Each of the nominees, their families and the people who nominated them were invited to the ceremony, held at the Glynhill Hotel, Renfrew.
This year’s winners were:
Arts and Culture Award (sponsored by Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services) – The Buddy Beat
Adult Achiever Award (sponsored by Diageo) – Alice Beaton, Lamont Farm.
Special Needs Award (sponsored by Scottish Power and former Provost Ronnie Burns) – Edward Garry, Paisley
Community Volunteer Award (sponsored by BASF Performance Products UK) – Ian Williams, Paisley

Carer’s Award (sponsored by former Provost Nancy Allison) – Irene Struthers, Johnstone

Spirit of Fairtrade Award, (sponsored by the Piazza Shopping Centre) – Katrina Millar and Brooke Hepburn, Gleniffer High School

Child of Achievement (sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd) – Robbie Colquhoun, Paisley.

This year for the first time, there was also an overall winner’s award, chosen by the panel of judges from all the categories. Overall winner’s award went to Alice Beaton, for her service of more than 20 years to the Lamont Farm charity in Erskine.

Provost Lawson said: “The Provost’s Community Awards are always a very special occasion and this year was particularly special for me as it was my last time hosting the awards.

“It is one of my favourite jobs as Provost to be able to host this event and pay tribute to the many people who make such worthwhile contributions to our communities and overcome significant personal difficulties and tragedies at the same time. All the winners and nominees were fantastic and an inspiration to others. I’d like to congratulate them all, as well as the sponsors, without whom the awards wouldn’t be possible.”

Sean Batty said: “Being from Renfrewshire myself, it is a great pleasure for me to be able to join the Provost in honouring these local residents for all their achievements and contributions to the community. It’s always really inspiring and a really great, positive event. The winners, and nominees, are all very deserving and I really enjoyed meeting them and hearing their stories. It’s also been a pleasure to work closely with Provost Lawson on this and several other community events over the past few years and would also congratulate her on her huge contribution to the community as well.”

Renfrewshire Council Leader Brian Lawson also spoke at the event to congratulate Provost Lawson on all her work over the past five years.

He said: “The Provost’s Community Awards have become one of the key community events in Renfrewshire over the past 14 years and have grown under Provost Lawson to incorporate awards that recognise local achievements in Fairtrade and Arts and Culture. She has always been a huge supporter of the community and local charities and will be sadly missed as Provost. So as well as all very deserving winners and nominees, it’s also fitting to congratulate the Provost.”

Thursday 26th 2012,
12 – 2pm ,
Ingliston Country Club, Bishopton

 

Traditional Burns lunch networking event with RSAMD Burns singer, Burns club speaker & our ROCCO piper.
Member Cost: £30 plus VAT
Non Member Cost: £40 plus VAT

You can book for chamber events on line or by email.

BOOK ONLINE NOW

Book by email through lconnor@renfrewshirechamber.com, confirming the event you wish to book and the following details for each delegate attending: Company name, brief company description, delegate name, email address, and contact telephone number.

 

You will receive email confirmation of your booking. Please contact the events team on 0141 847 5450 if you have not received this within 48 hours.

* Please note that payment in full is required before the event.
** Cancellations made less than 3 working days prior to event date are non refundable.

Paisley MOD 2013

Paisley MOD 2013

Mòd Phàislig & Voices in Paisley are offering an exciting opportunity to compose the tune ‘Paisley welcomes the Royal National Mod 2013’which will celebrate the historic visit of the renowned Gaelic festival to the town in 2013. As their contribution to Weaving Musical Threads, the arts extravaganza which takes place across Renfrewshire on 3 & 4 March, the Mòd Phàislig 2013 team have combined with Voices in Paisley to host this competition, with the winner being unveiled on Saturday 3 March when a number of Gaelic choirs will perform in the town as part of the celebrations.

In order to enter the competition email or post a manuscript of your composition to the Mòd Phàislig team. Do not put your name on the manuscript as the judging will be anonymous. It would be useful if entrants could also submit some audio of the tune being played, although this is not essential. In addition to the manuscript, a covering letter is required with full contact details, as well as any information you feel is necessary. E-mail entries to modphaislig2013@yahoo.co.uk or post to Mòd Phàislig 2013, 12 Ben Nevis Road, Paisley, PA27LA by 8 February. If you have any queries contact Ealasaid MacDonald on 07535514385

In addition to having the honour of their tune being the soundtrack to the Mòd Phàislig celebrations, the winner will receive a cheque for £150. Judging the competition to the final two are three stalwarts of traditional music, Duncan Nicholson, Pipe Major of Strathclyde Police Pipe Band, Brian Laurie of the Brian Laurie Accordion Music School and Andrew Gifford of the renowned band Fiddlers Bid. It will be the audience at the Gaelic Choirs event on 3 March that will make the final decision.

Jim Drennan, Chair of Voices in Paisley said:

‘We are delighted to be working with Mòd Phàislig 2013 as our contribution to Weaving Musical Threads. The tune will provide a lovely soundtrack to the preparations for the Mòd, and will be a lasting legacy. We hope composers from Renfrewshire and afar take the opportunity to be part of two exciting events.’

Ealasaid MacDonald, Convenor of Mòd Phàislig 2013, said

‘This is an excellent opportunity for people to be at the centre of the Mòd Phàislig celebrations. The tune will be central at all events as we prepare for the Mòd and also while it is here in the town. We are grateful to our judges for giving their time to judge and I know they are looking forward to seeing the different interpretations of ‘Paisley welcomes the Royal National Mòd 2013’.

For press queries contact Ealasaid (Liz) MacDonald on 07535514385 or email liz.macdonald-ce@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Little Lions – 3-5yrs
Wee Warriors – 6-12yrs
Adults Classes – 13+

Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Kuk Sool Won™ is a systematic study of all of the traditional fighting arts, which together comprise the martial arts history of Korea. As a martial arts system, Kuk Sool Won™ is extremely well-organized; and seeks to integrate and explore the entire spectrum of established Asian fighting arts and body conditioning techniques, as well as mental development and traditional weapons training.

The following list includes some, but by no means all, of the elements of Kuk Sool Won™
Punching Range, Kicking Range, Joint Locking Range, Throws, Mid-Range & Grappling Range.
Falling & Acrobatics, Traditional Weapons, Martial Art Healing & Meditation Techniques.
Forms, Patterns, Sparring – Non Contact / Semi contact & Full Contact.

www.kuksoolwon.com 

Find out times and more information by clicking One Dance Studios link here http://www.onedancestudio.co.uk/classes/

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Advertise your Business over the Festive period; we have on average 10,000 visitors per day with a huge number of page views.

Our Facebook pages have a combination of 4,000 likes (last month we had 250,000 views on our posts alone) and we have accumulated over 3,000 followers in our various Twitter pages.

We don’t just have the Paisley websites and Facebook pages, we have a large network of various towns and villages surrounding the area too. We also have 2,500 registered users on the website.

Now, is this the kind of advertising network that sounds appealing to your business? We have several places for your business to advertise, and every business that does gets up to two blog posts per week maximising exposure and helping your business be socially active.

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Festive campaign launches one stop shop for safety

Community safety organisations across Renfrewshire have teamed up to launch a one stop shop for information and advice as part of their festive safety campaign.

The Community Safety Shop has opened in the Paisley Centre and will run until Friday 23 December from 9.30am until 4.30pm every day.

Around 20 partner organisations have signed up to take part and have staff on hand at different times to provide information, advice and act as a point of contact for members of the public.

Renfrewshire Wardens Service, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, Strathclyde Police and Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership will all be on hand. There will also be officers from Renfrewshire Council’s Trading Standards and Antisocial Behaviour Investigations (ASIST) teams.

The shop will also be used to invite people to sign up for Renfrewshire’s Ready for Winter campaign.

The launch of the shop also marks the start of additional safety measures being introduced for the festive period.

Councillor Kenny MacLaren, Renfrewshire Council’s Community Safety spokesperson, said: “Throughout the year we work closely with our community safety partners to ensure that people in Renfrewshire feel safe. This is particularly important over the festive period when unfortunately the actions of a few can ruin things for others. The festive safety campaign combines support and advice for the public through the community safety shop with extra measures to ensure our town centres stay safe this Christmas.”

A taxi marshal service will be provided by Renfrewshire Wardens Service in Paisley town centre on Friday and Saturday nights starting from Friday 9 December.

There will also be additional and late night patrols in Paisley, Johnstone and Renfrew town centres by both the wardens and Strathclyde Police.

Inspector Joe Thomson of Strathclyde Police said: “As at any time of year, we’re here to keep people safe and whilst we want everyone to enjoy the festivities, we would also urge everyone to take responsibility for their own safety too. Increased levels of alcohol make people more vulnerable, cause them to take risks they would not normally consider and increase the chance of being a victim of crime.

“We have seen significant reductions in violent crime in Renfrewshire in recent years. However we are not complacent and in particular at this time of year we will be working extra hard to have a highly visible presence in town centres and hotspot areas in order to deter those intent on violent crime and antisocial behaviour.”

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue’s Area Commander of Renfrewshire, John Ironside, said: “We are delighted to be working with our Community Planning partners to improve Community Safety in Renfrewshire

“Last year we attended 250 house fires over the holiday period where six people died and 68 people were injured. Two of those fatal house fires occurred in Renfrewshire.

“There are simple steps that any householder can take to reduce the risk of fire.  Take care to put cigarettes out properly, and don’t cook if you are under the influence of alcohol.  But the most fundamental step that anyone can take is to make sure you have a working smoke alarm in your home. If fire does break out it could be your only chance of waking up.”

Strathclyde Fire & Rescue will supply and fit a long life smoke alarm free of charge as part of the Home Fire Safety Visit process. Their call centre is open 24 hours a day, and they will arrange to fit a smoke alarm, and offer home safety advice, at a time that suits you.

Contact phone numbers:

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Strathclyde Police 0141 532 2000

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue 0800 0731 999

Renfrewshire Council Anti-social Behaviour Helpline 0800 169 1283

Renfrewshire Wardens Service 0141 889 3499

Renfrewshire kids enjoy the area’s first Winter Games

Around 200 Renfrewshire high school kids took part in the area’s first ever Winter Games last week.

S1 and S2 pupils from Renfrewshire’s high schools were invited to take part in the games at Linwood Sports Centre on Friday – which featured three indoor sports: Ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball and indoor curling.

Councillor Susan McDonald, Renfrewshire Council’s Sports Champion, said: “The 2011 Winter Games is a new and welcome addition to a well-established and popular Secondary School Sport Calendar.

“We have many after school clubs featuring dodgeball and Ultimate Frisbee as a result of pupils requests, so the Winter Games gave our lower high school pupils the chance to enjoy these sports in a larger-scale game situation.”

The winning teams for each category are

-Dodgeball: Castlehead High School
-Ultimate Frisbee: Renfrew High School
-Indoor curling: Renfrew High School

Please click on the link for photos.

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