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

Councillor Mags MacLaren accuses Tories of Voter Suppression

“The introduction of compulsory photo ID for voters is a typical Tory attack on those least able to defend themselves, targeting many voters who are elderly, ethnic minority and come from disadvantaged backgrounds”, said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley North West). Continue reading

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