Provosts Awards Launch 2011

Still time to nominate Renfrewshire’s unsung heroes

Renfrewshire residents are being urged to nominate their friends, loved ones, colleagues and neighbours for Provost’s Community Awards.

The awards take place in February but the nomination period ends at the end of November so time is running out.
Businesses, individuals and community groups across Renfrewshire are being invited to put forward their local heroes for these long-running awards.

Now in their 14th year, the awards celebrate those in the community who have made special achievements and gone out of their way to make a difference to the lives of others.

The awards, which will be held in the Glynhill Hotel on Saturday 25 February, hosted by STV’s Sean Batty, who is himself from Paisley.

They are also set to be Provost Celia Lawson’s last as host in her role as Renfrewshire’s civic leader.

There are seven award categories:

  • Arts and Culture Award (sponsored by Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services)
  • Adult Achiever, sponsored by Diageo
  • Special Needs (sponsored by Scottish Power and former Provost Ronnie Burns)
  • Community Volunteer Award (sponsored by BASF Performance Products UK)
  • Carer’s Award (sponsored by former Provost Nancy Allison)
  • Spirit of Fairtrade Award, (sponsored by the Piazza)
  • Child of Achievement (sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd)

Provost Lawson said: “There are so many people around us who go above and beyond to contribute to our community or who have achieved something inspiring and these awards are a chance to recognise that. It may be someone who doesn’t even realise they difference they make or how proud their family and friends are.

“The Community Awards are one of my favourite jobs as Provost of Renfrewshire because they celebrate the real heroes on our doorsteps.”

The final date for nominations is Friday 25 November.

Nomination forms are available at all council buildings or on the council’s website www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

 

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Paisley Cenotaph

Communities across Renfrewshire are preparing to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Members of the Royal British Legion and the armed forces will join representatives of Renfrewshire Council and a wide range of organisations and community groups at services.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson, who will be attending Paisley’s Remembrance Service, said: “This is a time for all of us to honour the service given by our armed forces and their sacrifice in military conflicts past and present.

“The services of commemoration are a time to remember those who gave so much for us.”

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Provosts Awards Launch 2011

Renfrewshire’s Provost Community Awards are back

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Renfrewshire Provost Community Awards.
Businesses, individuals and community groups across Renfrewshire are being invited to put forward their local heroes for these long-running awards.

Now in their 14th year, the awards celebrate those in the community who have made special achievements and gone out of their way to make a difference to the lives of others.
The awards, which will be held in the Glynhill Hotel on Saturday 25 February, hosted by STV’s Sean Batty, who is himself from Paisley.
They are also set to be Provost Celia Lawson’s last as host in her role as Renfrewshire’s civic leader.There are seven award categories:

 

  • Arts and Culture Award (sponsored by Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services)
  • Adult Achiever, sponsored by Diageo
  • Special Needs (sponsored by Scottish Power and former Provost Ronnie Burns)
  • Community Volunteer Award (sponsored by BASF Performance Products UK)
  • Carer’s Award (sponsored by former Provost Nancy Allison)
  • Spirit of Fairtrade Award, (sponsored by the Piazza)
  • Child of Achievement (sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd)

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social media

Are you involved in a Paisley organisation or business that would like to learn more about how to use the internet and especially social media? The internet is an immense tool and can bring lots of new customers to your website, or be a powerful platform for you to promote your business, idea, product and/or event.

At Paisley on the web, we have been using social media for years and know the best way to use it easily and how to make sense out of what can seem useless and sometimes overwhelming information.

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If you are interested in us either coming to your place of work and training your staff, or coming to one of our classes, then please email brian@paisley.org.uk and just ask. We can tailor something around your available time and level of experience.

We can start to make your business, organisation or product noticed on the web and with the help and support of paisley.org.uk then you will have an excellent platform to start from.

We can do one to one tuition, distance learning, tutorial based, or classroom based lessons and the only pressure is the desire to promote yourself using all the available tools in the social media sphere.

 

How do we help?

 

  • Use Facebook better, set up Groups, Facebook Pages and manage them.
  • How to deal with customers, and respond to them in the best way.
  • Set up twitter and get the right followers, target your audience and use the right tools to monitor your time and effort to see if it’s working.
  • Tweak your website, or get help to set one up, (still very important).
  • Deal with criticism and negative remarks on social media.

We can cover everything and help you succeed! Contact us if you’re interested and we can arrange to phone or come out and see you. We know everyone is busy, especially in the lead up to Christmas, but can you imagine how social media can transform your business into a powerful and effective marketing tool that drives business to you? Priceless, and all it take is a bit of time!

Contact Brian by email brian@paisley.org.uk or use our contact page https://www.paisley.org.uk/contact/

 

stress less

StressLess is the new public education course, free to people who live or work in Renfrewshire.

The course will offer practical strategies for reducing stress in our bodies, lives and minds.

Run over 3 sessions of 2 hours, the format is:

  • information sharing
  • low-key participation activities
  • personal goal setting between sessions. Read more
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Renfrewshire residents warned to prepare for benefit changes

Hundreds of people across Renfrewshire are being urged to start preparing now for changes that will cut their housing benefit.
Last year the UK government announced changes to Rent Allowance and Local Housing Allowance which will affect the amount of Housing Benefit people who rent from private landlords receive.

Around 1500 people across the area will find themselves receiving less money when these changes come into effect in January 2012.

Changes to the way Local Housing Allowance is calculated will affect anyone living in private rented accommodation and receiving housing benefit.

Councillor Allan Noon, Convener of the Council’s General Management and Finance Policy Board, said: “Although these changes have already been brought in most people’s benefit payments have been protected so far by a transitional period. However this will come to an end in January when people may start to notice changes to their housing benefit payments and will have to pay more rent to their landlords.”

The changes will also in particular affect anyone aged between 25 and 34, living on their own in private one bedroom accommodation and receiving housing benefit.

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It is now even easier to vote for Paisley on the web rbs project just call 0800 2100 245 project no 208

This is the last day

takes two minutes and you can get everyone you know to call up, as loads have had problems with the online voting..

Here is a video tutorial showing you how to register and vote for Paisley on the web on the RBS Community Force website, its step by step so please pause it if necessary, your vote really does matter to our organisation for some desperately needed equipment to promote the town of Paisley, its events, its buildings and its people.

The RBS Page direct link is here http://communityforce.rbs.co.uk/project/208 

but please follow this video which is much easier. Read more

Paisley Daily Express

The Paisley Daily Express has launched a new Reader’s Pic of the Day feature and we want to hear from you. We’re looking for lighthearted snaps of everyday life in Paisley and Renfrewshire as well as photographs which highlight our beautiful towns, villages and countryside. The best way to get in touch is to sign up to our group on our Flickr page (www.flickr.com/groups/paisleydailyexpress) and upload any photos you’d like to see published. It would be great if you could include some details about the picture – where it was taken, when, and your name.

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Paisley Photographs

Welcome to the Paisley Photographs page for the most up to date events and press releases relating to the town of Paisley. We are not professional photographers by any means as all our staff are from the community and are trained on the use of photography and video production. We also have a vast library of Paisley images taken over the last 5/6 years you can find those images by visiting our Flickr Page by clicking here. To Purchase images please visit our online shop by clicking here.

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If you would like to be part of our volunteer staff then please use our contact page which is top right on the menu above. All Photographs taken for Paisley on the web are credited to the various photographers in Paisley. We are Positive about Paisley and will continue to push the latest event photographs and video to our members and visitors.

Disclaimer: Photographs are taken by various photographers, the copyright remains the property of the individual photographer, but those taken for paisley.org.uk are the property therewith.

Buy Paisley Photographs

You can now purchase prints of our photographs taken around Paisley, click here to be taken to www.paisleyphotographs.co.uk

We have just added Paisley Christmas Cards to our stock..

Quick Paisley Galleries

 

Paisley Videos

We also have a selection of Paisley Videos from local events and locations in and around the town of Paisley.

Purchase Paisley Photographs

Should you wish to use the Paisley photographs you see on our gallery or Flickr page then we also have a fair rights policy and you can purchase the rights for print or use on websites. Click to Purchase Paisley Photographs Now…

Advertise to a massive audience instantly.

Thank you for your interest in advertising on www.paisley.org.uk. We are a community website which is run by volunteers.

We have on average 14,000 visitors per day with a huge number of page views.
Our Facebook pages have a combination of 8,000 likes (average of 1,800 impressions per Facebook Post) and we have accumulated over 3,000 followers on our various Twitter pages.

We also have 2,500 registered users on the website. Now, is this the kind of advertising network that sounds appealing to your business? Click here for more information.

Gerry Rafferty Gig

Taken by Alex Kyle for www.paisley.org.uk

Stars take to home-town stage for Gerry Rafferty tribute

Paisley Abbey

All Paisley Abbey Photographs taken by Various Paisley Photographers

Paisley Town Hall

All Paisley Town Hall Photographs taken by Various Paisley Photographers

Thomas Coats Memorial Church

All Thomas Coats Memorial Church Photographs taken by various Paisley Photographers

Emirates super jumbo A380 10th April 2014

Emirates super jumbo A380 touched down in the city at 12.45pm.

This is the first time the impressive double-decker airbus has handed on Scottish soil.

Glasgow Airport tweeted: “@GLA_Airport the first Scottish airport to welcome an A380. Thanks @emirates.”

Spectators across the city took to the social network to share their images of the multi-million plane as it circled overhead before descending.

The airbus is piloted by Iain Weir from Clydebank and is visiting the city to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Emirates introducing flights between Glasgow and Dubai.

David Muir from Paisley Captured these excellent shots from Paisley. (first 6)

Ian McDonald Captured the 7th Image of the A380 in flight.

Glasgow Airport Captured 11th-12th of the A380 images.

Mark Harkin posted the remainder of the images of the A380.


Paisley Mill’s Photographs

All Paisley Mill Photographs taken by Various Paisley photographers.

Paisley High Church

All Paisley High Church Photographs taken by Various Paisley Photographers.

Here is a video tutorial showing you how to register and vote for Paisley on the web on the RBS Community Force website, its step by step so please pause it if necessary, your vote really does matter to our organisation for some desperately needed equipment to promote the town of Paisley, its events, its buildings and its people.

The RBS Page direct link is here http://communityforce.rbs.co.uk/project/208 

but please follow this video which is much easier. Read more