RENFREW LOOKING RADIANT AS INSPIRED GROUPS CARRY OUT A BIG SPRING CLEAN

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Renfrew was the latest area to benefit from a Big Spring Clean as volunteers headed out over the weekend on community clean-ups. More than thirty volunteers turned out to two litter picks in Renfrew as inspired teams tackled the banks of…
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Renfrewshire Council Leader pays tribute to our blue light services

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The work of the emergency services has been praised by Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson as they continue to operate throughout the festive period. While many places close or offer a reduced service during the festive period,…
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Plan your journeys in advance this Hogmanay

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As the bells get set to toll to bring in another year, revellers are being advised to plan ahead and book their taxi home in advance if they’re heading out on Hogmanay. Renfrewshire Council and Police Scotland have joined forces to…
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A day in the life of a Renfrewshire gritter driver

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Snow is falling outside; the presents are wrapped under the tree and a family favourite is just about to begin on tv – then the phone rings. While many of us may get to experience that stereotypical cosy night in at Christmas, for…
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Residents urged to seek debt advice before January bills come in

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People who are worried about post-Christmas debt are being urged to get help now before their bills start arriving in January. At least a third of all families will have spent more money than they can afford at Christmas, leaving many struggling…
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Local talent continues to thrive in Renfrewshire

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Almost 30 projects have been supported in 2018 through Renfrewshire’s Culture, Heritage and Events Fund – including a two-day music festival, a mini Mela and jewellery making classes. The fund was launched in February 2016 to support…
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Think recycling this Christmas

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Residents are being reminded to recycle this Christmas with extra waste expected to be created over the festive period. With gifts being wrapped up and exchanged, residents will find themselves with more paper, cardboard and packaging…
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Mall staff jump to it for Christmas Toy Bank Appeal

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STAFF at intu Braehead certainly jumped to it when they were asked to help out with donations for the Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank Appeal. They donned colourful Christmas jumpers for a day and collected £60 in cash along with…
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Renfrewshire Food Bank launches donations appeal after introduction of Universal Credit

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Renfrewshire Food Bank has issued a plea for donations to help people who are struggling following the introduction of Universal Credit. Universal Credit was introduced in Renfrewshire in September 2018. Administered by the UK Government’s…
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Shopping mall helps campaign to beat period poverty

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GENEROUS bosses at intu Braehead are helping a campaign to beat period poverty among women and teenage girls. The shopping and leisure destination has donated £500 to Tracy Skelton, who is buying sanitary products to give out to those who…