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This Month – January 2020

This Month – January 2020

Santa and his elves were very busy doing the rounds of the Santa Sleigh before Christmas. The weather went against them in the first week, but they soldiered on through the wind and rain with only one rescheduled event. Then one wee boy in Quarriers contacted the Advertizer quite sad that Santa hadn’t made it to his street. Amazingly, the next day his mum sent me a photo of the personalised Christmas card he got…. FROM SANTA…. to apologise and…

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Villages Investment Fund – The Kilbarchan Project

Villages Investment Fund – The Kilbarchan Project

Volunteers are set to renovate the Old Library in Kilbarchan as they aim to maintain its status as a thriving community space if their plans are approved by councillors later this month. With more than 5000 visitors using the hall every year for activities such as yoga, Pilates, Spanish lessons and amateur dramatics, the hall is key part of village life in Kilbarchan and has been for over 120 years. Kilbarchan Improvements Project would receive £22,000 to carry out repairs…

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Scottish Women’s Institutes team up with Netball Scotland

Scottish Women’s Institutes team up with Netball Scotland

Scottish Women’s Institutes and Netball Scotland have teamed up to take Walking Netball to women across Scotland in a new initiative designed to expand pathways to sport. The partnership will see more than 14,000 women encouraged to participate in the sport, which is set to be played in village halls and school gyms up and down the country. Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed…

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Paisley and Gryffe Transport Forum (PGTF)

Paisley and Gryffe Transport Forum (PGTF)

The last few months have seen yet another attempt to nibble at the infrastructure of our former railway line. This one, at the site of the old Bridge of Weir railway  station, flies against the current accepted trend  to promote rail, the most environmentally friendly  means of maintaining and improving “connectivity”  against the growing threats  of climate change, environmental pollution and traffic congestion on our roads.  It is truly amazing that Renfrewshire  Council has taken  so long to take the…

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Kai’s Making a Splash!

Kai’s Making a Splash!

Young Houston swimmer Kai Connolly has had a record breaking couple of months in the pool smashing an all-time Scottish age group record for 11 year olds and achieving 5 District age group records! Kai trains at On-X pool in Linwood under the careful guidance of his experienced coach Andy Jackson. The first record he broke this year was the District record for the 100m Individual Medley at the District Sprint Championships held at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in September….

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Santa Sleigh

Santa Sleigh

Starting at 6pm. Dates are weather dependent. Houston Sunday 1st December Crosslee Park, Dunnet Drive, Whirlie Road, Back o’Hill, Strawberry, Fields, Whirlie Drive, Pine Grove, Mill Brae, Crosslee Gardens, Brierie Hills Crescent, Brierie Hills Road, Brierie Lane, Brierie Gardens, Goldenlee View, Brierie Hill Grove, Earlsgate, Brierie Avenue Monday 2nd December South Mound, Glenartney, St Fillans Drive, Four Windings, South Street, North Street, Fleming Road, Fleming Way, Burnlea Crecents, Houstonfield Quadrant, Houstonfield Road, Kirk Road, Kilmacolm Road, Fields Lane, Cricketfield Lane,…

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Sew Kind

Sew Kind

Two 13 year old, big hearted friends have started their own business to raise money for charities close to their hearts. Anna Watson and Emily Wilson started ‘Sew Kind’ to help fundraise while spending time together sewing. The 2 girls were both inspired by their Grannies to start sewing at a very young age. Both attended fashion class where they would make and create together and have been going since the age of 8. They now sew whenever they are…

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