Category: Renfrewshire

Macca signs on for old football Buddie at intu Braehead

FOOTBALL legend Frank McAvennie is teaming up with an old football Buddie for a book signing session. Macca will be at intu Braehead shopping centre on Saturday, November 17 between noon and 2pm to sign copies of his former St Mirren teammate, Tony Fitzpatrick’s newly-released autobiography. Fans will be able to buy the book, Fitzy […]

Your chance to be a member of your Local Partnership

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson is calling on enthusiastic community members to sign up for their nearest Local Partnership and have their say on the issues that matter locally. Replacing the previous Local Area Committees (LACs), the partnerships aim to be more inclusive and give local people more of a role in decision making at […]

Views sought on new social housing criteria for Renfrewshire

The Council has been working with four local housing associations – Bridgewater, Linstone, Paisley and Williamsburgh housing associations – to develop a draft Common Housing Allocation Policy for Renfrewshire which all five landlords will use. They are keen to get the views of housing applicants, existing tenants and other people who have an interest in […]

Trusting your gut can help you spot financial abuse warning signs

Residents are being reminded to trust their instincts to avoid being scammed. Councillor John Shaw, Finance Convener for Renfrewshire Council, is reinforcing the message during Talk Money Week, the national awareness week that focuses on avoiding debt, money worries and financial harm. Councillor Shaw said: “If something doesn’t feel right, it’s perfectly ok to speak […]

Recognise that special community volunteer in your area

Inspiring volunteers are set to be rewarded as the Provost’s Community Awards returns for 2019. The Community Volunteer award is once again sponsored by Glasgow Airport and sets out to recognise those who give their time and effort for nothing more than the knowledge that they are making a difference to their community. Craig Martin, Head […]

Paisley Abbey hosts special service to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War

Hundreds attended Paisley Abbey for a special service to mark the centenary of the signing of the Armistice, which signalled the end of the First World War. ​Minister for Paisley Abbey, Reverend Alan Birss, led a short service of commemoration for those who gave all in service to their country with a poignant reading and […]

Santa Claus is coming to town for Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On

It’s his busiest time of year, so no wonder Santa Claus was spotted getting ship shape for Paisley’s Christmas Lights Switch-On. The big man checked out the Abbey and Town Hall ahead of the event this Saturday, 17 November, in Paisley town centre. Santa himself needs to look his best and so his famous white beard […]

Renfrewshire pays tribute to the fallen with weekend of remembrance

Communities across Renfrewshire have paid tribute to those lost while serving with the Armed Forces as services took place to mark Remembrance Sunday and 100 years since the end of the First World War. The largest service was held in Paisley and saw hundreds turn out to pay their respects at the Cenotaph. Military personnel […]

Renfrewshire’s young people remember the fallen

Pupils from Mossvale and St James Primary School in Paisley put on a moving performance as they led Renfrewshire’s annual Children’s Remembrance Service. Pupils of all ages from across both schools delivered poetry and stories of remembrance as they showcased their learning about Armistice Day to their schoolmates, parents and members of the community. They young […]