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Engage Update - 18 December

Festive Open and Closing Times

We have created a page on our website for local services (Renfrewshire Council, Food bank, Credit Unions, Housing Associations etc) showing when they close and reopen over the festive break. See the webpage here 


Provost Community Awards 2024

Nominations are now open for the Provost's Community Awards 2024.

What are the categories for 2024?

There are five categories for which nominations are invited:

  • Arts & Culture - sponsored by Renfrewshire Council
    • This category is open to individuals or groups who have demonstrated their creativity through the common elements of arts and culture for the benefit of the community and not for profit.
  • Community Group - sponsored by City Gate Construction (Scotland) Ltd
    • Recognises groups involved in improving their community, e.g. supporting others to make their lives better; involvement in local environmental project; helping establish a community event; contributing to improving community safety, etc.
  • Community Volunteer - sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd
    • Recognises individual contributions to the community and their dedication to the people and organisations who benefit from their selfless endeavour.
  • Employee of the Year - sponsored by Unison Renfrewshire
    • Employers, or colleagues, who wish to nominate employees who have gone above and beyond in their role, perhaps supporting colleagues, or giving exceptional customer service which has made a real difference.
  • Sport - sponsored by Acre Industrial Services
    • This award recognises individuals or groups who have achieved success in competition as a competitor or a coach, or have used sport as a tool for health and wellbeing. Previous winners have included Linwood Park Run, Paralympian Harrison Lovett and coach Mark Fulton.


You can send your nomination by downloading and saving the Nomination Form below:

 nomination form [586KB]

Once you've completed the form, email it to provostawards@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

For more information on the Provost's Community Awards, contact by email.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 5 January 2024.



Fair Food Renfrewshire Survey

Fair Food Renfrewshire is a food partnership for Renfrewshire.
Our common vision is access to good food for all. We want Renfrewshire citizens to enjoy and benefit from food locally grown, produced, bought, cooked, and eaten each day.
This survey is for any group, organisation or business involved in - or would like to be involved in:

  • providing nutritional or cooking classes in the community
  • providing food support
  • growing food in a public or communal space.

 Three of our priorities are;

  • Working to reduce, then eradicate food poverty, by promoting a collaborative approach across all communities, ensuring a dignified and fair access to healthy and affordable food for all.
  • Increased access and availability of growing grounds in every town and village within Renfrewshire.
  • Widen access and availability to educational opportunities regarding nutrition and cooking skills, and wider use of "home economics" type classes within education, health and community settings.

 We are looking for information about what currently happens to provide food support, grow food and provide food nutrition or cooking education in Renfrewshire. This will help us understand current demand and identify any gaps or issues. 
Your survey responses will help shape work on what can be improved and how we can develop new connections. 
Please help us by completing the survey located on the Council’s website - https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/13681/Fair-Food-Renfrewshire
The survey closes on 31 January 2024 and your help and support is very much appreciated.  It will only take a maximum of 10 minutes to complete! 


Finance Traineeship - Maryhill Housing Association

Are you from a Black and Minority Ethnic Community and seeking a career in social housing? Why not turn to Path (Scotland)?

PATH (Scotland) is offering a thirty six month Positive Action Training Scheme, which has been specifically designed to redress the under-representation of black and minority ethnic communities in employment in Finance in Scottish Housing. PATH works in collaboration with Local Authority Housing Departments and Registered Social Landlords across Scotland to provide our housing training opportunities. This traineeship is in partnership with Maryhill Housing Association.

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