Scottish Water has asked Ralston Community Council to publicise its 2021 water safety and respect campaign. This campaign encourages people to stay safe near water and respect areas of beauty.

A video about the campaign can be watched on Dropbox and can be downloaded if wished. You don’t need to have a Dropbox account to access the video.

The TAPfit Lite exercise class that was due to be held at St Mark’s Church has been cancelled. The class was scheduled for Thursdays, starting on 10 June, but no one turned up for the first two meetings.

Temporary road closure: St James Interchange, Paisley (overnight works)

St James Interchange, full length including M8 and A737 slips.

Phase 1 – East works – 30/06/2021 to 07/07/2021

Phase 2 – West works – 07/07/2021 to 14/07/2021

The closure will be in place from Wednesday 30th June till Wednesday 14th July, 2021 between 20:00 and 06:00. This is to allow for carriageway resurfacing works to take place. Emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Alternative routes:  Diversions will be signposted.

Kelburne Hockey Club has informed the community council that it intends to apply for a community asset transfer of Ralston Community Sports Centre. If this transfer goes ahead, it would mean that the hockey club would take over the management of the sports centre.

The community council has raised concerns about the lack of football facilities in the hockey club’s plan; a new synthetic hockey pitch would be built over the current synthetic football pitch and it would be unsuitable for football. In addition, the hockey club would use the facilities at times when football is currently played. The plan does include the retention of grass areas where football could be played.

We have had meetings with a local councillor and with the leader of Renfrewshire Council about the proposed application. We understand that the council is legally bound to consider this application and any other applications for community asset transfers that are submitted.

We do not have any figures about the past usage of the sports centre’s gym and football facilities, but we have requested these. We have also spoken with groups who currently use the sports centre facilities:  Ralston Skills Centre, Alba Thistle and Renfrewshire Sports Association.

If you have any views on the proposed transfer, please email us at

A TAPfit Lite exercise class is starting in St Mark’s Church on Thursday 10 June. It will run every Thursday until further notice, from 11:00 until 11:45.

This will be a low impact and gentler class for all abilities. Booking is required.

Further details, including how to book, can be found in the events section of the website.

Penilee Road, Paisley from Arkleston Road to Kinpurnie Road.

The closure will be in force from 22:00 on Wednesday 9th June to 06:00 on Thursday 10th June, 2021. This is to allow Network Rail works.

Alternative route: Arkleston Road, Glasgow Road, Penilee Road or vice versa.