Application for Snack Van at Marchfield Avenue refused

Local residents in Marchfield Avenue, Paisley were concerned about an application to site a snack van in their street. This resulted in residents complaining to local councillors, Kenny and Mags MacLaren, as well as the local Paisley North Community Council. Continue reading

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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