Councillor Mags MacLaren welcomes new bus stops in Ferguslie

“A constituent had highlighted the lack of bus stops on this stretch of Barskiven Road and asked if I could help”, said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest). Continue reading

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Cllr MacLaren urges residents to respond to BBC Licence fee changes

“There has been very little coverage of the consultation on whether those over 75 years old should get a free TV licence, so I would encourage anyone with views on this to contact the BBC before this consultation closes on 12th February”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on a BBC consultation on whether over 75s should continue to receive a free TV licence. Continue reading

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