Renfrewshire Council

Last reviewed: 18:30, 27 May 2020

Parking, roads and travel

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We urge you to follow health and government guidelines to protect you and your loved ones and stay close to home.

These car parks are closed to support these guidelines and help ensure everyone stays safe and well:

  • Robertson car park at Gleniffer Braes
  • Glen Lodge car park at Gleniffer Braes
  • Barshaw Park 'K' gate and golf course car parks
  • Erskine Riverfront Park car park
  • Old Ferry car park at Boden Boo, Erskine
  • Thomas Shanks Park car park, Johnstone
  • Lochwinnoch Public Park and Castle Semple Loch car parks

To assist key workers in carrying out their essential roles, parking charges in all council-run car parks and on-street parking spaces in Renfrewshire are suspended until further notice.

Restrictions are still be in place on double yellow lines, so we would encourage you to only use marked bays for parking.

Some residents and businesses qualify for permits for various parking 'zones' within Paisley. We issue parking permits for these zones subject to conditions. You can find out more here: Parking permits for Paisley

Online services available: Apply for/Renew/Update your parking permit


Online services available: Tell us about road or street lighting faults

A road fault:

  • pothole
  • road carriageway
  • footway
  • street drainage
  • traffic sign
  • traffic signal
  • street furniture
  • street name plate
  • roads and footway flooding

A street lighting fault:

  • light not lit
  • light always on
  • damage to lighting column
  • exposed wiring / door off
  • unsecured lantern
  • illuminated bollard
  • zebra crossing
  • illuminated sign
  • LED lighting


Stay at home

You must stay at home. You should only leave home for very limited purposes. This is to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

  • Only go outside for food or health reasons or travelling to and from work but only where you cannot work from home.
  • When outside, stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people (physical distancing).
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Public transport

Only use public transport if you have to. When travelling by public transport:

  • avoid rush hours and busy times if you can
  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin
  • follow advice on staying away from others
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser

Do not use public transport if:

Travel in the UK or abroad

When travelling in the UK, avoid travel to second homes, caravans and campsites. When considering travelling in the UK or abroad, You should not travel by air unless your journey is essential. To check, change or cancel your travel plans:

  • contact your airline, travel company or accommodation providers
  • get in touch with your insurance provider

More detailed information about travel during the coronavirus outbreak is available here: Gov.UK - Covid-19 UK transport and travel advice