Cllr MacLaren condemns Council amalgamation proposal

“The recommendations of this study would harm local government in Scotland and would leave Renfrewshire with poorer democratic accountability,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on a report from the University of Sheffield suggesting that the number of councils in Scotland should reduce from 32 to 17, including combining Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and East and West Dunbartonshire with the City of Glasgow. Continue reading

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RAMH launch new Self-Management ‘SMILe’ card

“We were pleased to attend the official launch of RAMH’s SMILe card at the Barrhead Foundry”, said Councillors Mags and Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).  The SMILe card, which is a self-management information leaflet in a handy credit card size, is a valuable tool which includes top tips for being the leading partner in your own support and recovery. Continue reading

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Empty Homes Initiative bringing housing back into use

“This report highlights the importance of the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) and how it is helping to bring empty homes back into productive use,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on a report that highlighted the SEHP has helped to bring more than 700 homes lying empty for more than 6 months back into use. Continue reading

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SNP Councillor Condemns Impact of Tory Austerity Cuts

Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) has said that Scotland is “tackling poverty with one hand tied behind our backs”, following revelations the SNP Scottish Government has spent almost £400m in four years plugging the gaps created by Tory austerity. Continue reading

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SNP councillors call for residents to get involved in Scottish Government Consultation

“We would encourage everyone to go online and get involved in this consultation, let the Scottish Government know what you want to see in a deposit return scheme,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) and Councillor Stephen Burns (SNP – Paisley Southwest), commenting on the recently launched Scottish Government consultation on the introduction of a deposit return scheme. Continue reading

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Labour’s Toxic PFI Legacy haunts Renfrewshire’s Education Budget

“Renfrewshire is one of the worst examples of Labour’s PFI swindles, where buildings worth about £100million will end up costing Renfrewshire taxpayers over £530million”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest). Continue reading

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