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We are the Renfrewshire branch of the Scottish Green party. We campaign on local and national issues and promote Green values in Renfrewshire.
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"For us it's about creating a nation based on the values of economic justice, tolerance and sustainability."
The Scottish Greens are a welcoming and inclusive party of socialism and environmentalism in Scottish politics.  More and more people are beginning to realise that we are the only credible party of the left now in Scotland, and that our vision is the one they would most want to see enacted. With just a couple … Continue reading "GOING GREEN – New members share their reasons for...
We were in a student mental health crisis before coronavirus took hold. This has only squeezed students tighter, both mentally and financially.
We have a climate and wildlife emergency. That is a fact.
“Ideally - in a post-independence, equal Scotland where trans people can do everything that a CIS person can, then I see it mattering less, but right now it should matter and it does.”
"If you are a progressive independence supporter, then the SNP are NOT the party you are looking for."
Green MSP Ross Greer has criticised bus company McGill’s for a change that will leave many students paying 50% more for their bus travel. McGill’s recently announced changes to fares which come into place on Monday (22 January). A minority of adult single and return fares are being increased by 5p or 10p, but the … Continue reading "Greer Slams McGill’s Student Fare Hike"
Green MSP Ross Greer has called on other politicians and residents to back a change to unfair planning laws following recent controversies in Renfrewshire. Greer has called for other MSPs to back an Equal Right of Appeal for communities,  meaning an end to the current planning rules which allow developers the right to appeal if … Continue reading "MSP slams Housing Appeal...
Green MSP for the West of Scotland Ross Greer reacted to tonight’s announcement that Coventry was awarded City of Culture status, saying: “Everyone in Paisley can be proud of the brilliant campaign. Even though the town wasn’t selected, Paisley can rightly claim to be a city of culture. The bid has put Paisley  on the … Continue reading "Greens respond to City of...
Green MSP for the West of Scotland Ross Greer has called upon the Royal Bank of Scotland to reverse plans to close their branch in Renfrew. The closure is one of 62 planned closures of RBS branches across Scotland. Ross Greer made the call in a parliamentary motion which expressed solidarity with workers whose jobs … Continue reading "MSP calls for rethink on RBS closure"
It has been a pleasure campaigning to become your Councillor over the past several months. During the time I have been able to meet so many wonderful people who truly care about their community and want to improve their local area. I have listened to you as you let me know about a range of … Continue reading "Candidate Thankyou"
Emma McShane has the kind of experience of community campaigning and voluntary work which would put most councillors to shame. Having graduated with a degree in Scots Law, specialising in social housing, the 23 year-old went straight into working and volunteering for housing associations. Emma said: “When you’re working in social housing, you’re seeing people … Continue reading...
The Scottish Greens have highlighted the silence of other parties on how they will protect Renfrewshire’s green spaces if they are successful in Thursday’s local elections. They have pointed to concerns raised by local residents that other parties are not taking their concerns seriously. Local planning is a key responsibility of councils and has important … Continue reading...
The Scottish Green Party have raised concerns about driving speeds in Renfrewshire’s residential areas. Vehicles driving at 30mph through busy urban areas have been highlighted by local residents, particularly in the villages where there are narrower pavements. Scottish Green policy is for 20mph limits in residential areas to improve safety and reduce pollution. A consultation … Continue...
Sarah Anderson, Scottish Green council candidate for Johnstone North, Kilbarchan, Lochwinnoch and Howwood, has highlighted the need for more consideration of the needs of disabled people in local politics. Sarah, who is herself disabled, spoke after attending three events in the past week, all aimed at increasing political participation among disabled people. Sarah comments “I … Continue...
The Renfrewshire Green party claim that the Tory campaign for the local elections is being “run from Tory HQ” after it emerged that the candidate for Renfrew North and Braehead was nominated without being informed by the party. (1) Jane Strang, Conservative candidate for Renfrew North and Braehead, revealed on Facebook that she had no … Continue reading "Greens criticise Tories...
Green MSP Ross Greer has criticised bus company McGill’s for a change that will leave many students paying 50% more for their bus travel. McGill’s recently announced changes to fares which come into place on Monday (22 January). A minority of adult single and return fares are being increased by 5p or 10p, but the … Continue reading "Greer Slams McGill’s Student Fare Hike"
Green MSP Ross Greer has called on other politicians and residents to back a change to unfair planning laws following recent controversies in Renfrewshire. Greer has called for other MSPs to back an Equal Right of Appeal for communities,  meaning an end to the current planning rules which allow developers the right to appeal if … Continue reading "MSP slams Housing Appeal...
Green MSP for the West of Scotland Ross Greer reacted to tonight’s announcement that Coventry was awarded City of Culture status, saying: “Everyone in Paisley can be proud of the brilliant campaign. Even though the town wasn’t selected, Paisley can rightly claim to be a city of culture. The bid has put Paisley  on the … Continue reading "Greens respond to City of...
It has been a pleasure campaigning to become your Councillor over the past several months. During the time I have been able to meet so many wonderful people who truly care about their community and want to improve their local area. I have listened to you as you let me know about a range of … Continue reading "Candidate Thankyou"
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