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

Commemoration to Paisley Fireman

Cllrs Kenny and Mags MacLaren attended a ceremony to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the death of Fireman James Mair, who was killed on 29th June 1899 whilst fighting a fire at the Ferguslie Fireclay Works. Continue reading

SNP councillors condemn increase of chargeable ATMs

“There is a serious concern that those on low and fixed incomes will suffer most as more and more free to use ATMs start charging customers ”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on motion that he and Cllr Stephen Burns have submitted to the next full meeting of Renfrewshire Council on Thursday 9th May. Continue reading

Concern over RAH Car Park Barrier

“The use of car park barriers at the RAH could have a serious impact on the road network surrounding the hospital as well as for other vehicles trying to access the hospital including buses, patient transport and even emergency vehicles,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on the plan by Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board to start operating barriers at the main public car park at the Royal Alexandra Hospital by the end of April 2019. Continue reading

Councillor MacLaren condemns Health Board failure to answer FOI request

“Yet again I’ve had to contact the Scottish Information Commissioner to get NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to respond to a Freedom of Information request”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest). Continue reading