Category: Renfrewshire

On target to deliver 1000 affordable homes in Renfrewshire

New affordable housing developments right across Renfrewshire are providing properties “of all shapes and sizes for families to grow and people to prosper.” That’s according to Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board Convener Councillor Marie McGurk as she welcomed news the Council is on target to deliver more than 1000 affordable homes by […]

Volunteers from intu Braehead dig in to help care home

RESIDENTS at a Renfrew nursing home can now ‘putter’ around the garden thanks to staff from intu Braehead. Volunteers from the shopping and leisure destination spent the day tidying up the large garden at Craigielea Care Centre, in French Street and creating a golf hole for the residents to play putting. The intu Braehead staff […]

Nursery staff given the opportunity to step up into leadership roles

Renfrewshire Council is recruiting for Depute Heads of Centre and Heads of Centre jobs in nurseries across the area. Ashleigh Carson has worked in the nursery sector for more than 17 years and says becoming a depute head has been the most rewarding experience yet. She said: “I didn’t start out wanting to work in […]

Green light for £42m Paisley Museum project as planning permission granted

The £42m project to turn Paisley Museum into a world-class destination expected to bring huge volumes of new life and footfall to the town have taken a step forward – after planning permission was granted. The Category A-listed Victorian building is being transformed into a leading European museum telling the unique stories of a town […]

Fireworks extravaganza set for Paisley town centre

A dazzling display of fireworks will be set off in the skies above Paisley Abbey on Saturday 2 November. Crowds will gather in Paisley town centre to watch the magnificent array of Catherine wheels, rockets and sparklers on display backed by a soundtrack of popular 90s classic hits. Gus from Pulse FM will welcome crowds […]

Lush pamper treat for shoppers sitting in intu Braehead’s Chatty Chairs

SHOPPERS sitting in the new Chatty Chairs seating area at intu Braehead are in for a pampering treat. For an hour every Monday in November, staff from the Lush handmade cosmetics store will give a free hand and arm massage to anyone sitting in the special seats. The intu Braehead Chatty Chairs are in the […]

N’ice one Charley as toddler dresses up in Zamboni machine costume at hockey match

TODDLER Charley Haywood melted the hearts of players and fans at a professional ice hockey match. The two-year-old dressed up early for Halloween after the Glasgow Clan had beaten Manchester Storm 5-2 at the intu Braehead Arena and wandered on to the ice rink dressed as a Zamboni machine. A Zamboni is used to resurface […]

Projects set for £127,000 investment from Renfrewshire’s Community Empowerment Fund

Communities across Renfrewshire have moved a step closer to acquiring assets in their local area as more than £127,000 was awarded from the Community Empowerment Fund. The fund is designed to support the development of community organisations and build their capacity to undertake potential asset transfers, which can be a building or a piece of […]

Remembrance Day services set to take place across Renfrewshire

Hundreds are expected to turn out to pay their respects to the fallen as parades are carried out in towns and villages across Renfrewshire, with services taking place to mark Remembrance Day. A weekend of remembrance will begin on Friday 8 November as the annual Children’s Remembrance Service takes place at Mossvale and St James […]