Renfrew gets ready for some ROAR-some gala fun

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Adventurous families from all over Renfrewshire will be going wild on Sunday at a gala day with a difference. This year’s Renfrew Gala Day takes place at Robertson Park from 1pm until 4pm. The theme of this year’s event is jungle…
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Renfrew WFI launch group with event featuring Dr Phillipa Whitford MP

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Renfrew Women for Independence will officially launch their group on Saturday 18th May at the Methodist Central Halls, with an event featuring Dr Phillipa Whitford MP. ‘Brexit and the NHS’ will look at the impact Brexit is going…
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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,…

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…

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…
Elizabeth Alexander and Councillor John Shaw

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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Strictly Come Prancing is coming!

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On Friday 15th March, fourteen couples will go head to head for charity, as St. Vincent’s Hospice presents their annual Strictly Come Prancing event at the five star Ingliston Country Club and Hotel. Now in its eighth year, the hugely…
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Extra food bank funds agreed after introduction of Universal Credit

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Renfrewshire Councillors have approved £30,000 funding to Renfrewshire Food Bank to reduce the impact of Universal Credit. The proposals to give the food bank the money over a three year period were agreed at a meeting…
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Johnstone set to get festive this weekend

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Johnstone will officially mark the start of the festive season as the Christmas lights in the town are switched on this weekend.   Saturday (1 Dec) will see Houstoun Square transformed in to a winter wonderland with…