On Monday 13 May, 2019, Renfrewshire Council launched its “Our Renfrewshire” Community Survey. The survey is designed to start a conversation about the values that are most important to local people and the values and behaviours that they expect from their council.

The survey, which includes 15 simple questions, is intended to change the way the council works. Everyone who lives, works or studies in Renfrewshire is invited to take part in it.

More details about the survey can be found here.

To take part in the survey, click here.

 

The Peace Garden Open Afternoon will take place on Saturday 18 May 2019; 14:00 – 16:00. This provides an opportunity to stroll round the garden and enjoy the profusion of plants currently on display as well as the following activities:

  • Performance by Flutephonics flute group
  • Display of artwork by Paisley artists
  • Guided tour with description of Barshaw history
  • Light refreshments.

A recommended donation of £3 helps cover the cost of the event and will also help with the continuing maintenance of the garden.

The event is organised by Friends of Barshaw Park. More details can be seen here.

 

Ralston Primary is 80

Ralston Primary School is 80 years old and having a birthday celebration on Thursday 2nd of May. All former pupils and staff are invited to an open afternoon.

Feel free to pop along anytime from 2pm until 7pm. We look forward to taking people a little trip down memory lane!

 

St Marks Church

Nursery Grown Bedding Plants, Pots & Tubs, Baskets (plants by McLaren Nurseries, Lugton, Past Barrhead).

Come along and enjoy yourself:

  • Tea & Coffee, Home Baking,  Scones with jam & cream, Meringues and Strawberries
  • Crafts:  Decorate and plant a pot
  • Hot dogs
  • Prizes for best vegetable animal Categories P1-P7

Where?

  • On the Church  Lawns
  • St Marks Oldhall
  • Glasgow Road (opposite  Penilee Road)
  • Paisley
Coats Memorial

Plans have been approved by Renfrewshire Council which could safeguard the future of one of Paisley’s best loved buildings, Thomas Coats Memorial Church. The project would see the church transformed into a world class events and entertainment venue to be used for arts performances, concerts and weddings as well as a range of community activities.

Coats Memorial Preservation Trust (CMPT) is aiming to raise the sum of £1.5 million over a 100-day campaign to fund the conversion works.

One way you can contribute is to Buy a brick for £100. Your brick will be mounted on the wall of fame within the building. The bricks are hand made from the pews by the pupils of Castlehead High School and will be engraved with your name and a short message.

For more information, see the Save Coats Memorial website: https://100daystosavecoatsmemorial.com/

Team up to clean up

We’ve arranged a litter pick in Barshaw Park. Come join us and help make the park sparkling clean!

Meet in the car park at 3:30pm. Litter pickers, bags and gloves available from the car covered in ‘Team up to clean up’ bibs.

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Road closed

Between 10pm and 6am on Monday 1 April until Friday 5 April, Penilee Road will be closed from Arkleston Road to Corse Road.

This is to allow for Scottish Water works to take place.

Alternative route: Penilee Road, Arkleston Road, Glasgow Road, Penilee Road or Vice Versa (this is a night closure only).

Road closed

On Monday 1 April until Friday 5 April, Buchlyvie Road will be closed from School Road south-eastwards for 20 metres.

This is to allow for Scottish Water works to take place.

Alternative route:  School Road, Penilee Road, Auchmannoch Avenue, Buchlyvie Road or Vice Versa

Ralston Community Centre

The next meeting will be held at Ralston Community Centre at 7:30pm.

Community Centre

Agenda     Minutes of March meeting

The next meeting of the community council will be held on Thursday 14 February 2019 at 7:30 pm in Ralston Community Centre. The agenda for the meeting can be seen here and the minutes of the previous meeting (10 January 2019) can be seen here.