SNP Councillors raise concern over dangerous driving at roundabout

“During one of our regular canvass sessions a number of local residents highlighted the problems at this roundabout and raised their concerns that a serious accident could occur if nothing is done about the poor driving,” said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on the John Neilson Avenue/ Station Road roundabout on the A761. Continue reading

Cllr MacLaren welcomes new Paisley Learning & Cultural Hub

Renfrewshire Council’s Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board will decide at its meeting on Wednesday 4th September to award a contract for the main works to the proposed Paisley Learning & Cultural Hub in Paisley’s High Street. Continue reading

Cllr MacLaren supports community appeals to planning applications

“Sometimes it feels like the planning system is biased against local communities so having third party (community) rights to appeal planning decisions would help”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on a decision by the Communities, Housing and Planning board to write to the Scottish Government to request it reviews its position on the community right to appeal planning applications. Continue reading

Cllr MacLaren condemns impact of 2 child cap on benefits

“Over 5,300 children in Renfrewshire will be affected by the UK Government’s policy of limiting child tax credits or universal credit for the first two children only,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), highlighting recent research by the Child Poverty Action Group. Continue reading