The yew tree outside St Mark’s Church has now been cut down.

When we talked with Ralston residents last year, many of you told us that you would like to see more activities taking place in Ralston. We therefore applied for funding to run a series of 10-week programs running from mid-April until the end of June 2023.

The activities will be held in Ralston Bowling Club and other venues in Ralston. We would have liked to run them in Ralston Community Sports Centre. However the centre is currently closed during the day and OneRen are unable to discuss the matter with us while Kelburne Hockey Club’s appeal against the decison not to approve its application for a community asset transfer of the sports centre to the club is in progress.
Activities will be free (or at very low cost) and may include: Keep Fit, Easy Keep Fit, Disability Exercise, Tone, Yoga and Chair Yoga.

We want to add more classes, and would love to hear from instructors who would be interested in running any of the following: Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba or Ballroom Fitness. If you could help us, please email

Renfrewshire Council’s Community Asset Transfer Review Sub-committee meeting, which will consider Kelburne Hockey Club’s appeal against the decision not to approve its application for a community asset transfer of Ralston Community Sports Centre to the club, is scheduled for Friday 20 January 2023 at 10:00 am.

The meeting will be held via Teams and will be webcast live. You can view the meeting on Renfrewshire Council’s website, which also contains a link to the meeting agenda.

There will not be an opportunity for Kelburne Hockey Club or members of the public to make representations at this meeting. (This is explained in the meeting procedures, on pages 7-9 of the agenda document pack.)

The charity Roar* holds “talk 0ver toast and tea” sessions at Sherwood Greenlaw Church every Friday from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. You are invited to come along for a hot drink, toast and a blether.

Roar: Connections for Life is an award-winning charity that offers a range activities for older people. You can find out more about Roar and the activities it offers on the website.

* Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire