Latest News From Johnstone

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Start-Up Street will help Renfrewshire businesses grow

Chloe Wright

A new project in Paisley will support start-up businesses looking to make the leap into their first commercial premises. The town’s George Street will become Start-Up Street as vacant Renfrewshire Council-owned units are adapted into a range of low-cost, high-quality digitally-connected workspaces for up to 20 businesses. It follows a survey of new and early-stage […]

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Schools go head to head!

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Six schools from Renfrewshire and one from East Renfrewshire took part in the annual Intergenerational Quiz last week, organised by Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership. The event, held at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley, sees a team from each school matched up with a group of older people to go head to head […]

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Putting the fizz into Christmas

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REVELLERS can put the fizz into their Christmas party night with a special offer from Renfrewshire Leisure. A special ‘Four 4 Fizz’ ticket deal is being offered for a fabulous Christmas Party Night featuring tribute band, Could It Be Take That, being held from 7pm to 1am, on Friday, December 21 at Johnstone Town Hall. […]

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Brave pupils aim to improve bereavement support

Gryffe High School

Students from Gryffe High School are attempting to raise awareness of the issues facing young people who have lost a parent or loved one by sharing their own experiences, and pioneering a new approach to bereavement support in school. In a collaboration between the Children and Young People’s Service at St. Vincent’s Hospice and Gryffe […]

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Extra food bank funds agreed after introduction of Universal Credit

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Renfrewshire Councillors have approved £30,000 funding to Renfrewshire Food Bank to reduce the impact of Universal Credit. The proposals to give the food bank the money over a three year period were agreed at a meeting of the Council’s Leadership Board today (December 5). The funding follows the introduction of Universal Credit in Renfrewshire in […]

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Hundreds march to raise awareness of domestic abuse

Campaigners marched through Paisley on Tuesday 27 November to mark the beginning of Renfrewshire’s 16 Days of Action campaign, which aims to eliminate violence and sexual abuse towards women. The Reclaim the Night march left from the University of the West of Scotland and marched to Dunn Square where Renfrewshire’s Provost, Lorraine Cameron led a […]