Foxbar residents and community groups receive funding to help shape and improve their future Foxbar residents and community groups receive funding to help shape and improve their future
Foxbar residents, businesses and community groups are to get a stronger voice in how their community is shaped and improved in the future. A... Foxbar residents and community groups receive funding to help shape and improve their future

Foxbar residents, businesses and community groups are to get a stronger voice in how their community is shaped and improved in the future.

A pilot project from the Scottish Government, entitled Making Places Initiative, will provide help and support through dedicated funding, community consultation and engagement for any possible new projects and improvements.

Local councillor Stephen Burns has welcomed the idea and believes it will help to build a better Foxbar for the future.


Photo: Cllr Stephen Burns

The exercise is anticipated to commence in Spring 2018 and the outcome will be reported to the Board later in 2018.

SNP Councillor for Paisley Southwest, Stephen Burns, said: “This is good news for Foxbar and I welcome this additional funding from the Scottish Government.

“The Making Places Initiative seeks to support communities to actively participate and lead the design and development of their local area.

“A key area of focus for the fund is the preparation of plans which reflect community aspirations and tackle inequality and disadvantage.

“This will help to build a better Foxbar for the future, and I would encourage all residents to get involved.”

Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board noted at their recent meeting that their application to the Scottish Government’s Making Places Initiative was successful.

Main photo image: Foxbar, Paisley. Photo Credit: Brian McGuire / Paisley.org.uk