SNP Councillors welcome new Pavement Parking legislation

“The powers to tackle pavement parking within the newly passed Transport (Scotland) Bill is good news to many communities across Paisley and Renfrewshire” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) welcoming the Transport (Scotland) Bill passing the final Parliamentary hurdle before becoming law. Continue reading

Councillor MacLaren highlights unclaimed rental deposits

“Scottish tenants could be due hundreds of pounds as SafeDeposits Scotland revealed that nearly 2,000 renters haven’t claimed tenancy deposits worth over £500,000”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley North West). Continue reading

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

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