Councillor Mags MacLaren highlights funding for local groups

“I would encourage all local groups to check out this source of funding and see if they meet the criteria of the two funds”, said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on two grant funds which may help local groups in Paisley and Renfrewshire. Continue reading

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Cllr MacLaren welcomes moves to overhaul Tenement maintenance legislation

“The maintenance of common property in tenements is an important issue for many people in Paisley and Renfrewshire and this report hopes to update the relevant legislation”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on an interim report by the Working Group on Maintenance of Tenement Scheme Property which consists of MSPs and housing experts. Continue reading

Councillor MacLaren welcomes new powers to tackle derelict sites

“This is good news for local councils and communities,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on the move by Planning Minister Kevin Stewart to empower councils to use Compulsory Purchase Orders to force the sale at auction of eyesore derelict sites and vacant land. Continue reading

Councillor MacLaren condemns extortionate delivery charges

“It’s not just people who stay in the Highlands and Islands who suffer from extortionate delivery charges, some companies target Paisley residents as well,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on a new report from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre which highlights that Scottish shoppers are forced to fork out an extra £38.1 million each year in delivery surcharges. Continue reading

A Second Vote – Aye, No, Maybe?

brexit-and-the-eu-810x456Renfrewshire’s sole Lib Dem councillor put forward a motion to a recent full council meeting calling for the council to support the campaign for a second Brexit referendum.  This is a line this councillor has taken in the past while vehemently objecting to calls for a second Scottish Independence referendum. Continue reading