Councillor MacLaren calls for Pedestrian Crossing

“There has been an increase in both traffic and travellers using Paisley St James railway station, making Greenhill Road more difficult for pedestrians to cross,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest). Continue reading

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Cllr Mags MacLaren warns of Notes deadline

Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) is highlighting that the deadline to use your old Scottish £5 and £10 notes has been set for March 1 – meaning the paper notes will cease to be legal tender after that date. Continue reading

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Councillor MacLaren highlights charity funding opportunity

Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) is asking community groups and local charities across Paisley and Renfrewshire to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year.Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) is asking community groups and local charities across Paisley and Renfrewshire to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year. Continue reading

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Councillor MacLaren calls for action on dangerous pavement

“The poor fencing at this part of the pavement needs replaced”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on damaged fencing alongside a section of pavement on Inchinnan Road, which has a significant drop onto waste ground. Continue reading

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Councillor MacLaren welcomes funding for schools

“I am pleased to see this funding going direct to schools in my ward”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on the Scottish Government announcement of over £4.2 million going to Renfrewshire via the Pupil Equity Fund, including £694,800 going to schools in Paisley Northwest.  Continue reading

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Cllr Mags MacLaren highlights funding for local groups

Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) is encouraging community projects to enter an awards programme which could see them share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area.Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) is encouraging community projects to enter an awards programme which could see them share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area.

The Clydesdale Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2018 is open for applications across Scotland, and this year’s programme will take the total funds given out since the awards started in 2013 to more than £1 million.  Registered charities and not for profit organisations are invited to enter their projects into the awards scheme under one of three categories:

1. projects which help people to have a healthy relationship with money

2. projects which help people to improve their local environment

3. projects which help people into employment

The awards are open to a range of initiatives across the third sector that can demonstrate support for the local community. This could include projects helping to upskill people for the workplace, ventures promoting healthy relationships with money or schemes aiming to protect the environment.

Five projects will be selected in each of the three categories and all 15 winners will be awarded £5,000 each.

Cllr Mags MacLaren said:

“I would encourage all registered charities and not for profit organisations in Renfrewshire who are seeking extra support for community projects which are going the extra mile, to apply for Community Award funding.”

Debbie Crosbie, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks Chief Operating Officer, said:

“I am delighted to announce the sixth year of the Clydesdale Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards. These awards aim to recognise and support the vital contribution that voluntary and charitable projects make at grass roots level.”

For further information about the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation’s Spirit of the Community Awards or to enter, people can visit http://www.cbonline.co.uk/foundation or go into their local Clydesdale Bank branch to receive an application form.The closing date for applications is Monday 19 March 2018 and the winners will be announced in summer 2018.

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