Renfrewshire’s 2024/25 garden waste collection service will begin on Monday 1 April 2024 and residents need to purchase a new permit to ensure they continue to receive a collection for their garden waste.

Permits can be purchased on the council’s website.

If someone does not have internet access, they can call 0300 300 0380, visit their local library to use the public computers to apply online or pick up a paper application form which should be returned with payment to Renfrewshire House. If possible, the online form should be used for all applications.

The cost of the permit remains £40 and the permit will be valid until 30 April 2025.

To ensure that permits arrive in time for the start of the new service, residents should purchase their permit by 11 March 2024. Permits can be purchased after 11 March 2024, but this may lead to a delay in their bin being collected until they receive their sticker.

The permit applies to one bin only so a permit must be purchased for each brown bin a resident wishes to be collected with garden waste inside and additional brown bins and permits can be purchased as required.

Further information on the service is available on the council’s website.



Renfrewshire Council has issued the following road closure notice.

Closure: Duchray Drive, Paisley at its junction with Crookston Drive

This closure will be in place from Wednesday 7th February 2024 until Wednesday 6th March 2024.

Closure Reason: Reinstatement works

Alternative routes: Allanton Avenue – Killearn Drive – Ralston Avenue or vice-versa


Renfrewshire Council is planning to plant two Italian Cypress tress in the two raised beds at the junction of Strathmore Avenue and Glasgow Road. The council anticipates that the work will take  place within the next 2 weeks.

Renfrewshire Council will close at 2:30 pm on Friday 22 December 2023 and will open again at 8:45 am on Thursday 4 January 2024. However, all essential services will continue to operate.

Further details, including information on key service areas such as bin collections, leisure centre opening times and social work services, along with emergency contact numbers, can be found on the Renfrewshire Council website.

Ralston Community Council’s Christmas newsletter has been delivered to homes across Ralston.
In the newsletter you will find:
– Update from Ralston Community Council
– Information about Ralston in Bloom
– Information about Ralston activity classes
– Update from St Mark’s Church
– Update from Friends of Barshaw Park
– A delicious Christmas recipe
– Fun activities for kids (of all ages).

An electronic version is available on the website.

We are delighted to announce that you can now enrol in our third round of activity classes, starting in the new year.

The following classes are being held:

You can enrol for classes using this link:

Each class costs £30 for the 10-week program, which you will pay when you attend the first class. We thank National Lottery Community Funding for subsidising the classes.

All classes will take place in Ralston Community Sports Centre on Penilee Road (except Zumba on Wednesday evenings, which will take place in Ralston Community Centre, Allanton Avenue).

Classes are only open to residents of Ralston over 18 years of age.

If you have any questions, please email us at:

Renfrewshire Council is gathering people’s views on the bus network across Renfrewshire. It wishes to hear from people who use buses regularly, sometimes or not at all, and the feedback will inform a review being carried out into public transport provision in Renfrewshire. It will help the council to identify gaps in provision and the barriers to people using public transport so that it can consider what it can do to address these.

The council is working with independent transport consultants SYSTRA who have developed an online survey to capture people’s views. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and asks questions about how people travel around Renfrewshire, the experience of using buses and what improvements could be made. All responses will be confidential and respondents will remain anonymous.

The survey can be found at:

The survey is open until Friday 24 November 2023.

If anyone is unable to complete the survey they can call Renfrewshire Council on 0300 300 0380 or email A written copy of the survey will then be provided.

Renfrewshire Council has issued the following waiting and loading ban notice.

Address: Buchlyvie Road, Paisley between house nos 45-67 approx. 105m (both sides).

Reason for restriction: ironwork repairs.

This ban will be in force on Wednesday 8th November 2023.

We have now received links from OneRen to enable our residents to enrol in our autumn activity courses. The programme will start on Wednesday 27 September and run for 10 weeks until Monday 4 December. Please note that you will need a payment card to pay the £30 fee to enrol on each course. Please use the link next to each course below to enrol.

To enrol on a course, you first need to enrol with OneRen then enrol for a course. To do this:

  1. Select the link for the course you wish to attend from the table below.
  2. Select “New Member“.
  3. Fill in details as required.
  4. Next select “Sign up” then “Accept and continue“.
  5. Next, come back to this page and select the link for the course you wish to attend.
  6. Select “Add” at bottom of page.
  7. Select “Add ticket” enter quantity “1“.
  8. Select “Add and continue“.
  9. Select “Proceed to checkout“.
  10. Enter your card details and pay.
  11. You will see message saying “Thank you, your payment has been successful“.
  12. You will also receive a confirmation email (this may go to your junk folder).
  13. If you have any problems please email us at:
Day Time Activity Instructor Enrolment link
Mondays 10-10.45am Gentle Keep Fit Margo
(from  2 Oct) 12-12.45am Pilates Kerry
Wednesdays 10-10.45am Keep Fit Margo
(from 27 Sep) 11-11.45am Gentle Keep Fit Margo
12-12.45am Yoga Jo
6.15-7pm Zumba
(at Ralston Community Centre)
Thursdays    10-10.45am Yoga Cheryl
(from 28 Sep) 11-11.45am Chair Yoga Cheryl
12-12.45am Zumba Linda
(from 30 Sep)
10-10.45am Yoga Pam
  11-11:45am Bootcamp Luke

Should you find your chosen course has already been filled, please let us know and we’ll try to find a solution. Please email:

Some changes

Please note that we have had to make some changes to the initial programme that we issued previously. Specifically these are:

  • Yoga on Thursdays 11-11.45 should have read Chair Yoga.
  • Pilates on Thursday evening will no longer take place due to a booking clash.
  • We have also introduced a new course on Saturday mornings: Bootcamp with Luke – a high energy course with HIIT cardio and core workouts. This course also includes nutrition guides, recipes and a home workout plan – all specific to your individual needs.

All classes will take place in Ralston Community Sports Centre, Penilee Road PA1 3AX (except Zumba on Thursday evenings, which will take place in Ralston Community Centre, Allanton Avenue,  PA1 3BL).

We would also like to highlight that neither OneRen nor Renfrewshire Council is making any money from this collaboration with Ralston Community Council. We are grateful to OneRen for waiving all hall hire and supervisor charges for these events. All the fees you pay to OneRen for taking part in a course will be totally reimbursed to Ralston Community Council and will be used to pay the instructors. We are using our new National Lottery Community Funding to subsidise the cost of the courses.

Due to the nature of this collaborative project with OneRen and our funding constrictions, the courses are only open to residents of Ralston over 18 years of age. In addition, OneRen card holders would still require to pay the enrolment fee per course.

If you have any questions, please email us at:

Renfrewshire Council has issued the following notice.

The following road closure is due to take place:

Arkleston Road, Paisley from Arkleston Crescent, northwards for 350m

Reason for Restriction: High friction surfacing

Alternative Routes:

North Bound Traffic

Glasgow Road, Incle Street, Weir Street, Abercorn Street, Niddry Street, Renfrew Road, Arkleston Road.

South Bound Traffic

Renfrew Road, Incle Street, Glasgow Road, Arkleston Road.

Emergency and local access will be maintained.

This closure will be in force on Saturday 16th September 2023 to Monday 18th September 2023.