Councillor welcomes new Community Policing Model
A local Councillor has welcomed a community policing model which has helped to improve relationships with local communities in Paisley North. Read more
Free school meals: 8,646 children eligible in Renfrewshire this term
The school term began in Renfrewshire today and it’s been revealed that 8,646 kids will be eligible for free school meals this year. Read more
Renfrewshire receives £50,000 Green Energy funding to help reduce emissions and tackle fuel poverty
Renfrewshire will receive a £50,000 share of £4.4 million from a Green Energy fund from the Scottish Government.  Read more
Two Paisley Credit Unions lead the way on funeral poverty as Government launches new 10 point action plan
A 10-point plan has been launched to help people struggling with debt to manage funeral costs has been set out by Equalities Secretary Angela Constance. Read more
Excellence and success on results day by Paisley’s MSP George Adam
Around 136,000 students across Scotland have received their results for a wide range of SQA qualifications including National 5, Highers and SQA Awards. Read more
MP calls for answers on BT broadband deal
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has said there are unanswered questions from the UK government on their announced deal with BT to provide broadband, with concerns over the benefits to rural Scotland and whether the proposals are the best deal for the taxpayer. Read more
Gavin Newlands MP comments on the IFS report confirming pension poverty trap for women
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has commented on a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) saying that it confirms that the rise in the state pension age for women has hurt over a million women, with some now in a ‘Tory trap of... Read more
MP calls for the UK Government to take action on energy prices
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has condemned the announcement from British Gas that they are increasing their prices by 12.5% from 15th September. Read more
Renfrewshire Youth will be heard at UK Youth Parliament
One of Renfrewshire’s newly-elected Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) is heading down to Liverpool to represent the West of Scotland. Read more
Schools in Renfrewshire get further funding boost
Schools in Renfrewshire will receive over £3.5m in 2017/18 to help close the poverty-related attainment gap, the Scottish Government announced this week. Read more