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

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Councillor MacLaren encourages applications for Retail Improvement Scheme

“The Retail Improvement Grant has helped many local businesses improve not only their shopfronts but also the appearance of our local retail areas”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest). Continue reading

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

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