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

Address: Glasgow Road, Paisley (westbound Only) between Newtyle Road and Alton Road.

Reason for restrictionTo allow lane closure for ironwork repairs.

This ban will be in place on Monday 10th January 2022.

Renfrewshire Council will close at 2:30 pm on Friday 24 December 2021 and will open again at 8:45 am on Thursday 6 January 2022. 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.


Renfrewshire Leisure has announced that it plans to reopen the Ralston Community Sports Centre gym on Wednesday 1st December. The following statement was posted on Renfrewshire Leisure’s Facebook page on 22 November 2021.

“Ralston Gym will reopen from Wednesday 1st December 2021!  All 1 hour sessions will be required to be booked in advance online or by calling 0300 300 0250. Session bookings will be available from the 24th November 2021.”

Road closure: Glasgow Road, Paisley (westbound only) between Kilnside Road and Mill Street.

This closure will be in force on Saturday 27th November 2021 and Sunday 28th November 2021.

Closure Reason: BT works.

Alternative routes: Kilnside Road – Seedhill Road – Mill Street – Glasgow Road

Scottish Water is encouraging customers in communities across Scotland to prepare their homes for winter.

Its winter advice advises anyone with a home, holiday home or business premises to take action to heat, insulate and protect their properties.

Visit the Scottish Water website for winter information, films and advice and information about your pipework responsibilities.

Renfrewshire Leisure has announced that it plans to reopen the Ralston Community Sports Centre gym soon. The following statement was posted on Renfrewshire Leisure’s Facebook page on 17 November 2021.

“We are delighted to announce we are now in the final stages of preparations to re-open the Ralston Community Sports Centre Gym.  Up until now we have been unable to allow gym access due to complexities around covid operating safe, access, and the need for ventilation improvements. This work is now being finalised and we will confirm a re-open date very soon.”

Further information will be posted on this website when it becomes available.

We love to promote the great things happening in Ralston; so if you would like to advertise your local business in our Christmas newsletter, we would be delighted to let you do this in return for a small donation to offset the cost of printing.

If you would like to advertise in the newsletter, please email your details, advert and donation pledge (which we will request before going to print) to

Renfrewshire Council has issued the following road closure notice.

Road Closure: Strathmore Avenue, Paisley from its junction with Woodend Drive eastwards for approx. 40m.

  • Duration: This restriction will be in force on Friday 19th November 2021.
  • Reason: This is to allow for BT pole installation to take place.
  • Diversion: Rotherwick Drive – Newnham Road – Woodend Drive or vice versa.


The Kelburne Hockey Club application for a community asset transfer (CAT) of Ralston Sports Centre is on hold because it has to be legally ratified as a valid application. If it is validated then we, the local community, will be encouraged to offer our views on the application as part of the formal CAT process. The community council will keep you informed of what we need to do and when we need to do it. Please check here for the next update.

Renfrewshire Council has commissioned a survey to help it understand the requirements and aspirations of communities which may be supported by the new Grammar School campus. To support it in providing a facility to meet the needs of the wider community, the council asks you to complete the survey questionnaire.