Category: Renfrewshire

20 Community Businesses to Benefit from Council Grants Boost

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Renfrewshire Council has dedicated £100k to its Social Enterprise Fund, offering grants to help local social enterprises to grow, deliver more products and services, and bring even more benefits to their communities. Social enterprises are businesses that reinvest any profits back into their communities. They face similar challenges to any other business but they are […]

Festive safety campaign back on Renfrewshire streets

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Christmas and New Year revellers will once again be well looked after this December thanks to Renfrewshire Council’s festive safety campaign. Some of the council’s wardens will be doubling up as taxi marshals in Paisley’s County Square over the next few weekends to make sure partygoers get home safely. The Safe Bus will sit either […]

Football fans support campaign to end violence against women

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]16 women took the message of violence against women to thousands of football fans last Saturday. Despite the wind and the rain, the women performed a special dance on St Mirren park at half time. The Break the Chain dance by One Billion Rising, was performed as part of Renfrewshire’s 16 Days of Action, a […]

Work starts on new £18.8m school in Linwood

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Work has started on a state-of-the-art £18.8m school for children in Renfrewshire with additional support needs. Pupils, school staff, councillors and contractors recently attended a sod-cutting ceremony on the site of the former St Brendan’s High School on Middleton Road, Linwood. The new school – scheduled to open in August 2016 – will replace the […]

Tinsel Walk to raise festive spirit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Locals looking to get into the festive spirit should head to Lochwinnoch on Wednesday 10 December for the annual Tinsel Walk. The event, organised by Renfrewshire Council, follows a route around the outskirts of the town. Locals looking to get into the festive spirit should head to Lochwinnoch on Wednesday 10 December for the annual […]

Men to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A group of men are set to totter down Paisley High Street wearing red high-heeled shoes – in an eye-catching bid to raise awareness of sexual violence. The men’s march to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will take place for the first time on Wednesday 10 December at 2pm. Starting from New Street, the […]

Walk of Hope raises £2200 for local charity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Members of local support group for people living with an incurable disease put their best foot forward and raised £2200 for their cause. Around 20 walkers, members of the Renfrewshire Huntington’s Disease Support Group and their friends, raised the cash on a recent Walk of Hope along the banks of the Clyde at Erskine. The […]

New Johnstone Town Hall nominated for national award

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The project to build a new Johnstone Town Hall has been nominated for a prestigious award to showcase the best new property in Scotland. The £14.5m town hall – due to open in summer 2015 – is on a four-building shortlist to be named Public Building of the Year at the Scottish Property Awards. The […]

Book Week Scotland is a big hit in Renfrewshire

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After a busy week of exciting events, it’s clear that Book Week Scotland was a big success in Renfrewshire. A visit from Alex McCall at Johnstone Library prompted a big turn out and lucky members of the Johnstone Library Book Group got signed copies of Alex’s hit book ‘Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens’. Primary […]