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Licensing chiefs urge public to have their say.

Licensing chiefs at Renfrewshire Council are looking for new members, including young people and another local resident, to join the area’s Licensing Forum.

The forum keeps tabs on how the alcohol licensing system is working and gives advice and makes recommendation to the Licensing Board.


The Forum contains representatives from police and fire and rescue services, Renfrewshire Community Health partnership, Renfrewshire Drug and Alcohol Partnership, young people, and local residents, as well as the local licensed trade.

There are currently five vacancies on the Forum and a recruiting drive is being launched over the next couple of months to fill those vacancies.

Margaret Dymond, Forum Convener, said, “A lot of good work is being done in Renfrewshire through regulation, and training and award schemes, to keep improving standards in the licensed trade.

“Pubs and clubs can be a strong focal point in their communities.

“At the same time, we all know there can be problems associated with alcohol consumption whether that shows in people’s health or in antisocial behaviour. We want to use local knowledge to help us in tackling those issues.

“We’d stress to potential new members of the Forum that they wouldn’t be required to give up a lot of time. Meetings are quarterly and training is given to all members.

Anyone interested in potentially becoming a member should contact Paul Shiach, Committee Services Officer, Renfrewshire Council, tel 0141 608 7103 or email[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The Cup Final revisited

A special evening for supporters to re-live the day we won the League Cup for the first time in our history 

Sunday 22nd September, 2013 at 6.30pm is now confirmed as the date for a very special evening to celebrate and remember our historic League Cup Final victory with the players and management who made it all possible.

The venue is the Corporate Lounge at St.Mirren Park and the evening will be attended by members of the Cup winning squad who will talk us through the feelings and emotions of the day.

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Doors will open at 6.30 and the format will involve showing highlights of the semi final win against Celtic and the euphoria of the Cup Final win against Hearts with photo opportunities with the players and the Cup from 6.30pm to 8pm at which point the show gets in to full swing.

A real treat is 40 minutes of previously unseen video footage, not shown on the cup final dvd, showing the players, manager and directors before and after the final. This footage will not be available elsewhere – it’s exclusive to this night and not to be missed!

The players attending the evening will talk us through the day with supporters and players sharing the match events as they unfolded. A question and answer session on the night will give real insight to the players and managements emotions of the day. E mail your Cup winning run question to in advance of the evening. If you have any special stories that you would like to share with the fans, witty or otherwise then please e-mail then to

Tickets are on general sale from reception at Greenhill Road.

The price for the evening will be £15 per person which includes a cold sandwich buffet .The bar will be open and this will mean the evening is only available for adults over 18 to attend, due to licensing laws.

Dress code is come as you would to any Saints match !

All proceeds will be shared between the club and the Saints fans Council for council projects and initiatives for the benefit of all Saints fans.

E mail  for any other information about the evening.

Don’t delay as there is high demand for tickets !

Photograph above taken by Tracey Clements for