Elections to community councils across Renfrewshire are taking place between 12 August and 13 September 2019. To be eligible, candidates must be 16 or over, live in the community council area and be registered to vote.
If you would like to stand for the Ralston Community Council, you can obtain a nomination form by contacting the council’s secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the elections can be obtained by visiting Renfrewshire Council’s website or by phoning 0141 618 7104.
Ralston Community Fun & Games Day will be held at Ralston Sports Centre on Saturday 14 September 2019, from 12 noon until 4 pm. In addition to games and activities, there will be stalls, refreshments and entertainment.
Please note that a photographer will be in attendance.
This event is supported by Renfrewshire Council.
Work to reinstate the flat grass area within Barshaw Park has started. The work will involve the existing grass and weeds being killed using a non-selective weed killer. The area has been fenced off with signs on the fence. Once the grass and weeds have been killed, the area will be rotovated and levelled and any large stones will be removed before it is re-seeded with grass seed.
Seedhill Road, Paisley, from Mill Street to Cochran Street. The closure will be in place on Monday, 08th July 2019 till Sunday, 25th August 2019. This is to allow for carriageway resurfacing works to take place on Mill Street.
Alternative route: Seedhill Road, Hawkhead Road, Glasgow Road, Mill Street or vice versa. Emergency and limited local access will be maintained.
Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Hillington, from Montrose Avenue to Buccleuch Avenue. The closure will be in place on Monday, 01st July 2019 till Friday, 05th July 2019. This is to allow for carriageway resurfacing works to take place.
Alternative route: Montrose Avenue, Cameron Street, Buccleuch Avenue or Buccleuch Avenue, Cameron Street, Montrose Avenue, Watt Road. Emergency and limited local access will be maintained.
Penilee Road, Paisley, from School Road to Arkleston Road. The closure will be in place on Monday, 17th June 2019 till Sunday, 30th June 2019. This is to allow for carriageway resurfacing works to take place.
Alternative route: Arkleston Road, Glasgow Road, Penilee Road or Vice Versa. Emergency access will be maintained.
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 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!
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
- On the Church Lawns
- St Marks Oldhall
- Glasgow Road (opposite Penilee Road)
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/
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.
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).
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
The next meeting will be held at Ralston Community Centre at 7:30pm.
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.