Renfrewshire Council is implementing measures to ensure the Scottish Parliamentary election takes place safely on Thursday 6 May.

Polling stations have been adapted to ensure that all required health and safety measures are in place to reflect the current Coronavirus pandemic. Each polling station will have a one-way system in place, two-metre distancing at all times, Perspex screens, hand sanitiser and disposable pens, and face coverings will be required to be worn when moving around the polling station – unless the person is exempt. There will also be a designated cleaner for each polling station and supervisors will be in place to ensure that the safety measures are always followed.

Anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus on polling day should not attend their polling station but should contact the Electoral Registration Officer on 0300 300 0150 as early as possible to discuss their options.

Nursery-grown bedding plants, pots, tubs and baskets (plants by McLaren Nurseries, Lugton)

Come along and enjoy yourself:


  • On the church  lawns, St Marks Oldhall, Glasgow Road (opposite  Penilee Road)

COVID-19 measures will be in place: masks and social distancing advised.

Seedhill Road, Paisley from its junction with Mill Street to Cochran Street.

This section of Seedhill Road has been closed since 11th January, 2021. It was originally planned that it would reopen on Friday 16th April, 2021, but the closure date has now been extended until Wednesday 21st April, 2021.

Closure dates: Friday 16th April until Wednesday 21st April, 2021.

Reason for Restriction: Scottish Water works.

Alternative routes:

Northbound on Mill Street – Mill Street, Glasgow Road, Kilnside Road.

Southbound on Mill Street – Mill Street, Lonend, Barrhead Road, Hawkhead Road.

Westbound on Seedhill Road – Kilnside Road, Glasgow Road, Mill Street.


Glasgow Road, Paisley, from Lacy Street to Crossflat Crescent, westbound only (i.e. towards Paisley town centre). The closure will be in place from Monday 12th April to Sunday 18th April, 2021. This is to allow resurfacing work. Emergency and limited local access will be maintained.

Alternative route: Hawkhead Road, Barrhead Road, Lonend, Mill Street.


Glasgow Road, Paisley, from Whitehaugh Drive to Lacy Street, westbound only (i.e. towards Paisley town centre). The closure will be in place from Tuesday 6th April to Sunday 11th April, 2021. This is to allow resurfacing work.

Alternative route: Hawkhead Road, Barrhead Road, Lonend, Mill Street.


All Renfrewshire libraries, including Ralston Library, are closed at the moment because of coronavirus restrictions. However Renfrewshire Libraries have recently launched a home delivery service, which will operate until the libraries are able to open again. The service is available to:

  • anyone over 70 years of age
  • anyone with a disability or medical condition which limits their ability to leave their home
  • pre-school or school age children (primary and secondary)

To make use of this service, you first have to register as a Delivery Service customer by phoning 0300 300 1188 or emailing

Books can be ordered online on the Renfrewshire Libraries website, by phoning 0300 300 1188 or by emailing You can select individual books or ask for a selection by a particular author or of a particular genre or theme.  Books ordered by Ralston residents are delivered on Tuesday mornings.

More details can be found on the Renfrewshire Libraries website.


Renfrewshire Council is making improvements to its grass cutting programme from 5 April 2021. It will be changing the way it cuts our grassed areas, open spaces, school playing fields, public parks, and cemeteries, as well as how it provides its grass cutting assistance scheme for council house tenants.

Previously the council’s teams worked separately to deliver these services, but its new approach brings them together to coordinate the delivery of the service and tackle local areas at the same time. This will increase the frequency of grass cutting Renfrewshire’s communities receive. The teams will now work to a 14-day cycle and will tackle a different area each day, although they will return to finish any sections they weren’t able to complete the previous day.

The grass in Ralston will be cut on the second Friday of the fortnightly cycle, starting on Friday April 16.

The full fortnightly timetable is shown below. This information is also available on the Renfrewshire Council website, where you can see an interactive map. This allows you to input your postcode to confirm which area you fall under and to see the schedule.

Hedge cutting will continue to be provided twice a year and will operate in line with the new grass cutting model, with communities seeing their first cut between mid-May and mid-July and their second cut between mid-August and the end of September.

If you have any questions, you can email the council’s Environment & Infrastructure department.

Fortnightly timetable

Week1 (from 5 April 2021, then every two weeks)

Renfrew – Arkleston, Moorpark, Newmains, Dean Park, Town Centre
Renfrew North – Blythswood, Kirklandneuk; Inchinnan; Bishopton
Erskine; Langbank; Houston; Crosslee; Craigends
Bridge of Weir; Kilbarchan; Brookfield; Howwood; Lochwinnoch
Johnstone West – Corseford, Spateston, Milliken Park, Cartside, Quarellton, Cochrane Castle
Johnstone – Johnstone Castle, Town Centre, Johnstone East; Elderslie
Linwood; Ferguslie Park

Week 2 (from 12 April 2021, then every two weeks)

Paisley South – Foxbar
Paisley Town Centre; Paisley South – Brediland, Meikleriggs, Lounsdale
Paisley South – Glenburn
Paisley South East – Castlehead, Hunterhill, Todholm, Lochfield, Charleston
Paisley East – Dykebar, Hawkhead, Seedhill, Williamsburgh, Whitehaugh, Ralston
Paisley North – Gallowhill, Shortroods
Paisley – West End