Residents who wish to continue receiving the garden waste collection service should apply for a permit by 11 March 2024.

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Duchray Drive will be closed at its junction with Crookston Drive from 7 February until 6 March to allow reinstatement works.

Renfrewshire Council will be planting two Italian Cypress tress in the raised beds at the junction of Strathmore Avenue and Glasgow Road.

Details of Renfrewshire Council’s opening hours and services over the festive season can be found on the Renfrewshire Council website.

Ralston Community Council’s Christmas newsletter has been delivered to homes across Ralston and is also available on the website.

Enrolment is now open for our third round of activity classes, which starts in the new year.

Renfrewshire Council is gathering people’s views on the bus network across Renfrewshire by means of an online survey.

A waiting and loading ban will be in place for part of Buchlyvie Road on 8 November, to allow ironwork repairs.

This item contains links for enrolment on the Ralston autumn activity courses.

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Arkleston Road will be closed for 350m northwards from Arkleston Crescent from 16 to 18 September to allow high friction surfacing to be laid.

Ralston Community Council has organised a programme of activity classes for the autumn with the help of National Lottery funding.

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Penilee Road will be closed for 10 m from the Glasgow Road junction on Sunday August 20 to allow ironwork repairs.

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The northbound side of Penilee Road will be closed for 20 m from the Glasgow Road junction for approximately 5 days from 11 August to allow emergency Scottish Water works.

Ralston Community Council’s Summer Fair will be held on Saturday 19 August, from 11 am till 3 pm, at Ralston Community Sports Centre.

Road closed

The eastbound carriageway of Glasgow Road from Hawkhead Road to Alton Road will be closed on 12 and 13 August to allow ironwork repairs.

Road closed

Glasgow Road will be closed from Hawkhead Road to East Lane between 14 and 27 August to allow carriageway resurfacing.

Waiting and loading will be prohibited in Allanton Avenue from 24 July until 28 July 2023 to allow footway resurfacing.

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The eastbound carriageway of Glasgow Road from Whitehaugh Drive to Hawkhead Road will be closed between 31 July and 13 August to allow carriageway resurfacing.

A waiting and loading ban will be in place on Glasgow Road between Oldhall Road and Tylney Road between Monday 10th July and Sunday 23rd July 2023 to allow footway resurfacing.

Ralston residents are asked to help keep the Ralston in Bloom planters watered.

Residents who wish to continue receiving the garden waste collection service should apply for a permit by 25 June 2023.

St Marks Church

A plant sale will be held at St Mark’s Church from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm  on Saturday 13 May.

Renfrewshire Council’s CAT Review Sub-committee has decided to uphold the original decision to reject Kelburne’s CAT request for Ralston Sports Centre.

Ralston Community Council has organised a series of free leisure classes for adults, running for 10 weeks from Monday 17 April to Friday 23 June.

A sub-committee of Renfrewshire Council’s ILE policy board will meet on 22 March to decide on the Ralston Sports Centre CAT appeal by Kelburne Hockey Club.

Paisley Recycling Centre in Underwood Road will be closed on Monday 13 February to allow cabling works.

Two of Renfrewshire’s recycling centres will be affected by works from 4 to 9 February.

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

The community council would would like to hear from instructors who would be interested in running activities courses.

The meeting to consider Kelburne Hockey Club’s appeal against the decision not to approve its application for a CAT of the sports centre to the club is scheduled for Friday 20 January 2023 at 10:00 am.

The Roar charity holds “talk over toast and tea” sessions at Sherwood Greenlaw Church every Friday from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

Renfrewshire Council has modified the Causeyside Street regeneration project to take account of feedback received during the consultation period.

Details of Renfrewshire Council’s opening hours and services over the holiday period can be found on the Renfrewshire Council website.

Scottish Water has issued advice on how to stay safe, warm and comfortable this winter.

The community council has arranged a training session for local residents, which will teach basic emergency life support.

Renfrewshire Council has issued information about the treachers’ strike on Wednesday 7 December.

Renfrewshire Council’s Winter Connections programme provides support for a network of local places where people can meet up.

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Provost’s Community Awards.

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Newnham Road will be closed between Woodend Drive and Rotherwick Drive from Monday 5 December until Friday 16 December for SP energy works.

Mince pies, tea, coffee, shortbread, stalls, Christmas tree display: 10 am till 1 pm at St Mark’s Church on Saturday 10 December

Ralston Primary School Christmas Fayre will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday 26 November.

An open afternoon will be held at Whitehaugh Barracks on Sunday 20 November between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm.

Anyone parking in Paisley town centre is now able to pay using the Ringo app.

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Roadworks on the M8 eastbound at the Junction 26 on- and off-slip roads will take place from Thursday 10 November until Thursday 24 November. 

A ladies’ buffet lunch and fashion show in aid of St Mark’s Church will be held on Saturday 5 November.

Paisley Halloween Festival will take place in Paisley town centre from Thursday 27  to Saturday 29 October. 

Details of short notice journey cancellations of McGill’s buses can be found on the McGill’s website.

A new app has been launched to improve access to OneRen leisure facilities.

Kelburne Hockey Club has appealed against Renfrewshire Council’s decision to refuse its application for a community asset transfer of Ralston Sports Centre to the club.

OneRen (formerly Renfrewshire Leisure) has announced its winter programme.

New prizes are on offer during September and October in this campaign, which now has nearly 1,000 members.

Renfrewshire Council has provided information about events in Renfrewshire to mark the death of The Queen and the accession of King Charles.

Books of condolence for the Royal Family will be available from Friday 9 September at several locations in Renfrewshire.

The Beat the Street game is being run in Paisley from 31 August to 12 October 2022.

Renfrewshire Council has refused Kelburne Hockey Club’s application for a community asset transfer of Ralston Community Sports Centre to the club.

Road closed

Tylney Road will be closed between Dunchurch Road and Glasgow Road for one week from Monday 29 August for carriageway resurfacing.

The date for the August meeting of Renfrewshire Council’s ILE Policy Board has been changed from Wednesday August 24 to Wednesday August 31.

Ralston Community Council’s summer fair will be held on Saturday 20 August, from 11 am till 2 pm, at Ralston Community Sports Centre.

The work to install the new pedestrian crossing in Penilee Road, at the junction with Kinpurnie Road, is due to finish by Friday 12 August.

Of the 1535 representations received concerning the proposed community asset transfer of Ralston Sports Centre, 7.7% are in favour of the transfer and 92.3% are against.

The application for a community asset transfer (CAT) of Ralston Sports Centre to Kelburne Hockey Club will be considered by Renfrewshire Council’s ILE Policy Board at either its August or its November meeting.

Scottish Water has issued advice on how to cope with the current heatwave.

Renfewshire Council’s Not Far? Leave the Car campaign now has more than 750 members.

Renfrewshire Council has developed plans to enhance walking, cycling and public transport connections for residents, businesses and visitors on Causeyside Street.

Ralston Community Council has submitted nearly 1200 letters of objection to the proposed community asset transfer of Ralston Community Sports Centre to Kelburne Hockey Club.

Members of the public have until Friday 1 July to raise objections to Kelburne Hockey Club’s request for a community access transfer of Ralston Sports Centre to the club.

Road closed

Works to resurface Hawkhead Road from the White Cart bridge to the Hawkhead/Barrhead Road roundabout and also to resurface the roundabout will take place from Monday 20 June.

A document containing notes on the public meeting held on 31 May about Kelburne Hockey Club’s CAT application for Ralston Sports Centre is available on the website.

Grey bins due to be collected on Thursday 2 June will now be collected on Sunday 5 June; brown bins will be collected on Thursday 16 June.

A public meeting to discuss Kelburne Hockey Club’s application for a community asset transfer of Ralston Community Sports Centre to the club will be held on Tuesday 31 May.

Friends of Barshaw Park have submitted a planning application to turn the disused donkey paddock in Barshaw Park into a community garden.

If Kelburne Hockey Club’s CAT application is judged valid, it will be considered by Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board in August 2022.

The community council is asking Ralston residents to support the sports centre and provide suggestions for how greater use can be made of it.

Renfrewshire Council advises residents not to feed foxes.

Renfrewshire Council’s grass cutting programme will restart on Monday 4 April.

Residents who notice motorbikes on Honeybog Hill should report the incidents to the police or the Renfrewshire Wardens service.

Work to clean the Barshaw Park pond will begin on Friday 1 April and will last about three weeks.

The community council is organising the silent auction of a painting in aid of Ukraine.

Renfrewshire Council has installed crash barriers at the junction of Hawkhead Road and Glasgow Road.

You can help Ukraine by donating to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal and contacting your MP.

Team up to clean up

After a year’s absence, Renfrewshire’s Big Spring Clean will take place again in April.

As part of its commitment to active travel and its drive to reduce climate change, Renfrewshire Council is launching a new campaign called Not Far? Leave the Car.

Road closed

Glasgow Road (westbound) will be closed between Hawkhead Road and East Lane on Sunday 6th February 2022 for ironwork repairs.

A waiting and loading ban will be in place on Glasgow Road (westbound) between Newtyle Road and Alton Road on Monday 10th January 2022 to allow lane closure for ironwork repairs.

Details of Renfrewshire Council’s opening hours and services over the holiday period can be found on the Renfrewshire Council website.

Renfrewshire Leisure has announced that it plans to reopen the Ralston Community Sports Centre gym on Wednesday 1st December.

Road closed

Glasgow Road (westbound) will be closed between Kilnside Road and Mill Street on Saturday 27th November and Sunday 28th November 2021 to allow BT works.

Scottish Water is encouraging customers to prepare their homes for winter.

Renfrewshire Leisure has announced that it plans to reopen the Ralston Community Sports Centre gym soon.

The community council is offering local businesses the opportunity to advertise in our Christmas newsletter.

Road closed

Starthmore Avenue will be closed on Friday 19th November from its junction with Woodend Drive eastwards for approx. 40 m, to allow BT pole installation work.

The Kelburne Hockey Club application for a community asset transfer of Ralston Sports Centre is on hold because it has to be ratified as a valid application.

Paisley Grammar School

Renfrewshire Council has commissioned a survey to help it understand the community’s requirements for the new Grammar School campus. 

Kelburne Hockey Club’s responses to points raised at the community meeting on 4 October are now available on the website.

Road closed

Gordon Street (southbound) will be closed between Lonend and Causeyside Street from Monday 18th October until Friday 22nd October, for carriageway resurfacing.

Ralston Councillor Neill Graham has circulated a letter about the future of Ralston Community Sports Centre.

Documents relating to two recent meetings about the future of Ralston Sports Centre are available on the website.

A public meeting to discuss the application for the community asset transfer of Ralston Sports Centre to Kelburne Hockety Club will be held on Monday 4th October.

Ralston Library is now open from 10 am until 1 pm and 2 pm until 5 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Ralston Community Centre

Renfrewshire Leisure has provided contact details for the community centre and the sports centre.

A waiting and loading ban will be in force on Sunday 19th September for the north side of Glasgow Road, for 105 m westwards from the junction with Arkleston Road.

Renfrewshire Leisure is planning for community facilities to be available again by mid September.

Renfrewshire Council’s Team Up To Clean Up team is holding another month-long clean up event in September 2021.

Road closed

Buchlyvie Road will be closed between School Road and house no. 74 from Monday 9th August until Wednesday 1st September, for Scottish Water works.

Renfrewshire Council is conducting a survey into the options for using funds awarded by Sustrans to make improvements to the road junction at Barshaw Park.

Road closed

Renfrew Road (westbound) will be closed overnight between Lochore Avenue roundabout and Netherhill Road between Monday 2nd August and Sunday 15th August.

All residents in Scotland under the age of 22 will be eligible for free bus travel from 31 January 2022.

Road closed

The A761 Glasgow Road (eastbound) will be closed from Arkleston Road to Oldhall Road between Monday 19th July and Sunday 1st August to allow carriageway resurfacing.

The summer issue of the Ralston Community Council Newsletter is now being delivered to residents and is also available on the website.

Scottish Water has prepared a video to publicise its 2021 water safety and respect campaign.

The TAPfit Lite exercise class that was due to be held at St mark’s Church has been cancelled because of lack of interest.

Road closed

St James Interchange will be closed overnight between Wednesday 30th June and Wednesday14th July to allow carriageway resurfacing works.

Kelburne Hockey Club intends to apply for a community asset transfer of Ralston Community Sports Centre.

A TAPfit Lite exercise class will be held in St Mark’s Church from 11:00 until 11:45 on Thursdays, starting on10 June.

Road closed

Penilee Road will be closed between Arkleston Road and Kinpurnie Road from 22:00 on Wednesday 9th June to 06:00 on Thursday 10th June, 2021, to allow Network Rail works.

Road closed

Arkleston Road will be closed between Gallowhill Road and Penilee Road from Monday 24th May to Friday 28th May, 2021, to allow carriageway patching.

Renfrewshire Council has issued guidance on the Covid Level 2 restrictions.

Ralston Library is now open for browsing from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Ralston Library is now open for “click and collect” services and PC access from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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

St Marks Church

A sale of nursery-grown bedding plants, pots, tubs and baskets, with pre-ordered boxes of home baking.

Road closed

Seedhill Road will remain closed between Mill Street and Cochran Street from Friday 16th April to Wednesday 21st April, 2021, to allow Scottish Water works.

Road closed

Glasgow Road westbound will be closed between Lacy Street and Crossflat Crescent between Monday 12th April and Sunday 18th April, 2021, to allow resurfacing work.

Road closed

Glasgow Road westbound will be closed between Whitehaugh Drive and Lacy Street between Tuesday 6th April and Sunday 11th April, 2021, to allow resurfacing work.

Renfrewshire Libraries now offer a home delivery service to anyone over 70, anyone who is unable to leave home, and children.

Renfrewshire Council is making improvements to its grass cutting programme from 5 April 2021.

If you are aged 16 or over and provide face-to-face care for family or friends who need extra support, you are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ralston Community Centre

Because of this week’s weather conditions, the brown bin collection scheduled for Ralston on February 11 has been cancelled.

Renfrewshire Council is carrying out a consultation to investigate the potential for using a smartphone app to encourage residents to travel more sustainably.

The yew tree at the side of St Mark’s Church has a new set of Christmas lights, provided by Renfrewshire Council.

The first issue of the Ralston Community Council Newsletter will be delivered to residents this week and is also available on the website.

Road closed

Seedhill Road will be closed at its junction with Mill Street for approximately three months from Monday 11th January.

Renfrewshire Council has issued guidance on the Covid Level 4 restrictions

Renfrewshire Council has issued guidance on the Level 3 Covid restrictions.

Renfrewshire’s Community Safety Partnership has advised residents not to have firework displays or bonfires this year.

There have been reports of bikes being stolen and car doors being tried in the Ralston area.

Renfrewshire residents over 65 can have a flu vaccination on a drop-in basis between October 26 and October 30.

Road closed

Overnight maintenance work will take place on the westbound M8 Junction 26 slip road from 26th October to 3rd November 2020.

Road closed

Kinpurnie Road will be closed between numbers 23 and 33 on Monday 2nd November, 2020, to allow Openreach works.

Renfrewshire Council has launched a consultation on the proposed creation of biodiversity areas in Renfrewshire.

An art exhibition will be held in the Barshaw Park Peace Garden on Saturday August 22, from 10 am until 1 pm.

Charges in car parks owned by Renfrewshire Council will be reintroduced on Monday August 17.

Road closed

Gartmore Road will be closed between Hawkhead Road and Alton Road on Friday 7th August, 2020, to allow replacement of a telephone pole.

Morrisons Supermarkets have made a donation of £3250 to match the amount raised by Roffey Park Road residents.

Renfrewshire Council is inviting comments on its plans to use Scottish Government funds to create nine temporary cycleways.

Ralston Library will reopen on Monday July 20, with new measures to ensure the safety of staff and library users.

Residents of Roffey Park Road have raised more than £3,000 for local charities by playing street bingo.

A barrier will be installed on the kerbline in front of the Penilee Road shops to stop vehicles parking on the footway.

Road closed

Newtyle Road will be closed between Alton Road and Rosshall Avenue on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, to allow ironwork repairs.

Renfrewshire’s waste recycling centres re-opened on 1 June.

Because of the Covid-19 emergency, the Ralston Community Games, which were due to be held on 6 June 2020, have been cancelled.

This post contains information from Renfrewshire Council relating to the coronavirus emergency.

Ralston Community Centre

Meetings of Ralston Community Council and events on the website’s events calendar have been suspended until further notice.

At the community council’s February meeting, Fraser Carlin, Renfrewshire Council’s Head of Planning & Housing, will speak about the Hawkhead and Dykebar developments.

A Geocache treasure hunt will be held at St Mark’s Church, Oldhall, on Saturday, 26 October, 2019, from 1 until 4 pm.

Ralston Community Centre

The Ralston Community Council AGM will be held at 7:30 pm on Thurday, 10 October, 2019, in Ralston Community Centre. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Road closed

Hawkhead Road will be closed between Glasgow Road and Seedhill Road from Monday, 07th October, 2019, till Sunday, 20th October, 2019, to allow carriageway resurfacing.

The Ralston Community Fun & Games Day planned for Saturday 14 September has been cancelled because of the waterlogged state of the ground at Ralston Sports Centre.

Elections to community councils across Renfrewshire are taking place between 12 August and 13 September 2019. Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting Ralston Community Council.

Ralston Community Fun & Games Day will be held at Ralston Sports Centre on Saturday 14 September 2019, from 12 noon until 4 pm.

Work to reinstate the flat grass area within Barshaw Park has started. The existing grass and weeds will be killed and then the area will be rotovated and levelled before it is re-seeded.

Road closed

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. https://www.facebook.com/events/1167138816780352/

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. 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.