Renfrewshire Council appoint 11 new heads across our Schools and Early learning and childcare centres
Renfrewshire’s ambition for all children and young people to reach their full potential has been boosted with an arrival of 11 new Heads. Read more
Twenty-five Scottish charities, organisations and a Renfrewshire MP call for halt on full roll-out of Universal Credit
Scottish charities and organisations, including MP Mhairi Black, are calling for a halt to the full roll-out of Universal Credit which is due to take place in October 2017. Read more
Scottish Greens: 99 households in Renfrewshire hit by benefit cap
Renfrewshire has seen a rise of over 700% in the number of households being affected by the UK government’s new benefit cap, new analysis by the Scottish Greens reveals. Read more
Gavin Newlands MP discusses Brexit concerns with Apple
Local MP Gavin Newlands has visited the Apple store in Braehead to learn more about their educational programme aimed at upgrading the IT skills of those living in the local community. Read more
Tom Arthur joins the team in Linwood for MSP town time
Tom Arthur, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Renfrewshire South constituency, spent a day working with Linwood Community Development Trust (LCDT) as part of the MSP Connector Programme this summer. Read more
Council Leader Iain Nicolson on Accounts Commission report : “Working together is vital to securing future local public services”
A report has been released by the Accounts Commission which assesses how well Renfrewshire Council has been performing. Read more
Gavin Newlands MP praises charity’s efforts to combat disability hate crime
MP Gavin Newlands has provided his backing to a local charity who is campaigning to see an end to disability hate crime. Read more
MP Mhairi Black praises housing support for young people
MP Mhairi Black has praised the Scottish Government after they pledged £195 million investment into their Help to Buy Scheme. Read more
Disability Committee criticise Westminster Government austerity cuts as a “human catastrophe”, MP Black welcomes comments
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) met with UK government officials last week in Geneva over a two day period, with the chair of the committee slamming welfare cuts to disabled people as a “human catastrophe”. Read more
Renfrewshire Council prepares for winter as street lighting survey gets underway
The finishing touches to Renfrewshire’s £11million LED Street Lighting Programme are underway as a survey of street lighting levels takes place as the last stage of implementation. Read more