“Recent figures from the Scottish Government reveals that over £1.5 million in Covid-19 support grants has been paid out in Renfrewshire between October and December 2020,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).Continue reading
“The Victim Surcharge Fund is built up from financial levies imposed on offenders and will be open to bids from organisations that provide direct support to victims of crime and their families,” said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).
A new fund to help organisations provide support for victims of crime using money paid by offenders has opened for applications. The Victim Surcharge Fund, drawn from additional financial levies imposed on all offenders who receive a court fine, has opened to bids from organisations that provide direct support to victims of crime and their families.Continue reading
“There has been a 7.9% drop in domestic abuse incidents reported to the police over the past year (compared to the previous year’s figures),” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley North West), highlighting a report to Renfrewshire Council’s Police and Fire & Rescue Scrutiny Sub-Committee.Continue reading
“These new proposals to restrict the sale and use of fireworks will be welcomed by many people including myself”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren.
Scottish Ministers are proposing a major reduction in the quantity of fireworks that can be sold to members of the general public, with the limit for purchase for people without an explosives licence being cut from 50kg to 5kg. It is hoped the changes can come into force at the end of June this year, well ahead of the main fireworks season in November.Continue reading
“Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading and runs between the 16th and 22nd November,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).
As part of Scottish Book Trust’s annual writing project people all over Scotland were asked to submit true stories inspired by this year’s theme, Future. Every day we cast ourselves into the future, imagining what’s next in our lives. We tell ourselves stories about where we’ll go and with who, or reflect on how the past has shaped us. For many of us, the future represents opportunity and gives us hope that we can make positive change for our loved ones, our communities or ourselves.Continue reading
“With the continued lockdown rules due to Covid-19, no one is sure when we will be able to get back to holding our traditional councillor surgeries, so we’ve came up with an alternative”, said Cllr Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).Continue reading