Renfrewshire Council

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Find your nearest Winter Connections space

What Winter Connections spaces and events there are in Bishopton, Erskine, Howwood, Johnstone, Kilbarchan, Langbank, Linwood, Lochwinnoch, Paisley and Renfrew.

See the locations and details of Winter Connections events and spaces in the list below or by using the interactive map.

See what events are on in:



Bishopton

 

Winter Connections at Bishopton Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Board games every Monday 2.30pm and every Thursday 2.30pm
Jigsaw building every Tuesday 10.30am
Play sessions every Wednesday 2pm
Self-led crafts sessions every Saturday 10.30am
Address: Bishopton Library, 1 Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5JW
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Come down to Bishopton Library and join in with board games, jigsaw building, play sessions and self-led craft sessions. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, level access & automatic doors, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Sunday.



Bridge of Weir

 

Winter Connections at Bridge of Weir Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Play sessions every Monday 10.30am
Jigsaw building every Tuesday 11am
Self-led crafts sessions every Wednesday all-day
Address: Bridge of Weir Library, 6 Lintwhite Crescent, Bridge of Weir PA11 3LJ
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Come down to Bridge of Weir Library and join in with jigsaw building, play sessions, and self-led craft sessions. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, level access & automatic doors, hearing loop, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Thursday and Sunday. 



Erskine

 

Piece n Music

25 November 2022 to 31 March 2023
Every Monday, 10.30am - 2.30pm and every Friday, 10.30am - 4pm
Address: Erskine Sports Centre, Kilpatrick Drive, Erskine PA8 7AF
Contact: Telephone 07920 805575 or email: info@erskinearts.co.uk

What's on: Erskine Arts present a music club for adults to meet, make new friends and enjoy free hot food, snacks and drinks. There will be fun & open discussions about music. You'll discover new music, talk about memories evoked by music, and join in with musical critiques.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, device charging, free WiFi. 

Street Stuff - Erskine

Ongoing
Every Tuesday and every Friday 6.30pm - 9.30pm (except Tuesday 27 December when there is no session, and Friday 23 December when venue is Bargarran Square in the Youth Bus)
Address: Bargarran Primary School Astro, 11 Barrhill Road, Erskine PA8 6BX
Contact: Stephen Gallacher 07557 281 581 or email stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com

What's on: Join the Street Stuff team in Erskine for some football for young people. Street Stuff activities take place across Renfrewshire and include football, dance, multi-sports gaming, and themed cooking nights.

Winter Connections at Erskine Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Jigsaw building every Monday and Tuesday 5.30pm
Board games every Friday 2.30pm and Wednesday 2.30pm
Self-led crafts sessions every Saturday 10am - 12noon and 2.30pm - 4pm 
Address: Erskine Library, 8 Bridgewater Place, Erskine  PA8 7AA
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Come down to Erskine Library and join in with board games, jigsaw building, and self-led craft sessions. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, fax service, level access & automatic doors, disabled toilet, hearing loop, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Sunday.


 

Howwood

 

Howwood Community Winter Gatherings - Boarding House Crochet Class

January to March 2023
Monday 9 January and Monday 16 January, 6.30pm - 9pm
Address: The Boarding House, Main Street, Howwood PA9 1BQ
Contact: Email: friendsofhowwoodpark@hotmail.com

What's on: Join Friends of Howwood Park for a series of small events in Howwood over the winter period. Pop along for a 'come and try' crochet class at The Boarding House. The class will include hot drinks, cake and sausage rolls, followed by two hour crochet lesson run by 'Off the Hook'. Classes are free, but booking is essential. Please email to secure your place. The Boarding House is accessible to all and located centrally within the village. Everyone welcome!

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, device charging, free WiFi.

Howwood Community Winter Gatherings - Coffee Morning

January to March 2023
Monday 20 January, Wednesday 15 February and Wednesday 15 March, 10am - 12 noon
Address: Howwood Parish Church, Main Street, Howwood PA9 1AS
Contact: Email: friendsofhowwoodpark@hotmail.com

What's on: Join Friends of Howwood Park for a series of small events in Howwood over the winter period. Drop in to our friendly coffee morning at Howwood Parish Church. Our coffee mornings are for all ages, and provide space for children, families and older people to enjoy time together. The mornings will include hot drinks, home baking and a chat. The parish church is accessible to all and centrally located within the village. Free to all, no need to book.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, device charging.   


 

Johnstone

 

Johnstone Castle Toddler Sessions

1 December 2022 to 31 March 2023
Toddlers and Snacks: Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.30am - 11am (except 21, 22, 28, 29 December 2022 and 4, 5, 25, 26 January 2023)
Toddlers, Snacks, Bookbug and Lunch: Fridays 9.30am - 11am (except 16, 23, 30 December 2022 and 6, 27 January 2023)
Address: Johnstone Castle Community Centre, Pine Crescent, Johnstone PA5 0BS

What's on: Renfrewshire Rainbow Buddies present free toddler, bookbug and lunch sessions. The sessions are a welcoming, safe, and secure place for babies, toddlers and parents to play, dance and have fun. The Toddler and Snacks sessions are drop in.  Due to capacity, the free Friday Bookbug sessions must be booked through the Renfrewshire Rainbow Buddies Bookbugs Facebook page.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, device charging, free period products, free nappies. 

Jam Jar Movies - Film Afternoon

5 December 2022 to 27 March 2023
Every Monday, 1pm - 4pm
Address: Station 7, 7 Quarry Street, Johnstone 
Contact: Telephone 0141 889 7481 or email info@roarforlife.org

What's on: Join ROAR for a variety of films at their Jam Jar Movies. A fun chance to come together, watch a film and connect with a hot drink. All ages welcome. Week 1 will be It's a Wonderful Life, and attendees will have input into future film choices.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, device charging, free WiFi, free period products. 

Wake Up Warm Up

5 December 2022 to 31 March 2023
Every Monday and every Friday 9am - 10am
Address: Thorn Athletic Sports Academy, Greenend Avenue, Johnstone (formerly McMaster Sports Centre) PA5 0LD
Contact: Telephone 01505 335171

What's on: Join Thorn Athletic Community Trust to kick-start your day with a 45-minute easy exercise class twice a week for older adults. The class, taken by a qualified instructor, is suitable for all levels of fitness and provides an opportunity to meet new people and build relationships and friendships. Stay for a chat and a hot cuppa and biscuits afterwards.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, device charging, free WiFi, free period products. 

Spateston Bowling Club

Ongoing.
Address: 72 Spateston Road, Johnstone PA5 0SX

What's on: Spateston Bowling Club host a regular programme of fun activities. Seniors Bingo, every Thursday 7.30pm - 9.30pm and Seniors Carpet Bowls, every Monday and Wednesday, 1pm - 4pm.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, well connected public transport, disabled access.

Afterschool Social Club

Ongoing.
Every Wednesday 3pm - 5pm
Address: Active Communities, Station 7, 7 Quarry Street, Johnstone, PA5 8DY
Contact: Telephone 1505 228643 or email: info@activecommunities.co.uk 

What's on: Join Active Communities for a fun afterschool social club. Providing local families with a warm healthy meal, games, and activities for children. There will also be opportunities to learn about healthy food choices. 

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, device charging, free WiFi, free period products. 

Street Stuff - Johnstone

Ongoing
Every Tuesday 6.30pm - 9.30pm and every Saturday 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Address: McMaster Centre, Greenend Avenue, Johnstone PA5 0LD
Contact: Stephen Gallacher 07557 281 581 or email stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com

What's on: Join the Street Stuff team in Johnstone for a range of activities for young people. Activities include football, dance, multi-sports gaming, and themed cooking nights, where young people can learn how to cook different meals and take recipes and ingredients home to make with their parents.

Winter Connections at Johnstone Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Board games every Tuesday 2pm and every Friday 10am
Jigsaw building every Saturday all day
Address: Johnstone Library, 25 Church Street, Johnstone PA5 8FA
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Come down to Johnstone Library and join in with board games and jigsaw building. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, fax service, level access & automatic doors, disabled toilet, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Sunday.


 

Kilbarchan

 

Musical Entertainment

18 January to 26 April 2023
Wednesday 2pm - 4pm on the following dates: 18th January, 1st February,  15th February, 1st March, 15th March, 29th March, 12th April, 26th April
Address: The Old Library Centre, 9 High Barholm, Kilbarchan, Johnstone PA10 2EF
Contact: Telephone 01505 706070 or email kipcokil@hotmail.com

What's on: Musical and Film afternoons open to everyone with tea/coffee and biscuits provided at interval. Come together and meet new people. People living with dementia are welcome to come along to these dementia friendly screenings.  

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing, well connected public transport (on a bus route), disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, device charging, free WiFi.  


 

Langbank

 

Move It or Lose It exercise class

9 January to 27 March 2023
Every Monday 10.30am
Address: Langbank Village Centre, 39 Middlepenny Road, Langbank, Port Glasgow PA14 6XE

What's on: Come along to Langbank Village Centre for a Move It or Lose It exercise class. A great way to stay active, have some fun and meet new people. After the class we'll have a cuppa and a chat. 

Facilities: Toilets, baby changing, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, device charging, free period products. 

Conversation Café

10 January to 28 March 2023
Every Tuesday 12 noon to 3pm
Address: Langbank Village Centre, 39 Middlepenny Road, Langbank, Port Glasgow PA14 6XE

What's on: Drop in to our Conversation Café. A friendly space to make connections. Everyone welcome. 

Facilities: Toilets, baby changing, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, device charging, free period products. 


 

Linwood

 

Winter Warmer Group for Dads

5 December 2022 to 31 March 2023
Dads Group: Saturdays 11am - 1pm
For Families and Perinatal groups see Paisley
Address: KLAS Care, East Fulton Primary School, Gilmartin Road, Linwood PA3 3SG
Contact: Telephone 0141 8895272 or email: renfrewshire@hsri.org.uk

What's on: Home Start Renfrewshire & Inverclyde are running a dad-to-dad support group to improve family life and help children achieve their potential. With free WiFi, warm drinks and hot food, you're welcome to come along and make friends with other dads in a supportive space. Home Start are also running Perinatal and Family groups in Paisley.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, free WiFi, free period products. 

Street Stuff - Linwood

Ongoing
Every Monday 6.30pm - 9.30pm and every Friday 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Address: Our Lady of Peace Primary School, Erskinefauld Road PA3 3PR
Contact: Stephen Gallacher 07557 281 581 or email stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com

What's on: Join Street Stuff in Linwood for a range of activities for young people. Activities include football, dance, multi-sports gaming, and themed cooking nights, where young people can learn how to cook different meals and take recipes and ingredients home to make with their parents.

Winter Connections at Linwood Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Play sessions every Monday 2pm
Jigsaw building every Friday all day, and every Saturday 2pm
Address: Linwood Library, 215 Bridge Street, Linwood PA3 3DB
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Come down to Linwood Library and join in with play sessions and jigsaw building. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, level access & automatic doors, hearing loop, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Sunday.

Film Fun and Hot Chocolate

12 January to 31 March 2023
Every Thursday 6pm - 8pm and every Sunday 1pm - 3pm
Address: KLAS Care, The Old Janitor's House, Gilmartin Road, Linwood PA3 3SN
Contact: Telephone 01505 331 931 

What's on: Join the KLAS Care team for films featuring Black Lives on Thursday evening and Sunday afternoons. There will be opportunities for children and families to learn traditional games and listen to traditional stories. Homemade soup, hot rolls, teas, coffees, and hot chocolate provided. All welcome! 

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing, disabled access, well connected public transport, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, device charging, free WFi, free devices to use, free period products. 

Over 60's Peer Support Group

1 December 2022 to March 2023
Every Thursday 12noon - 3pm
Address: Unit 23 Mossedge Industrial Estate, Moss Road, Linwood PA3 3HR
Contact: email info@kickinon.co.uk

What's on: Join Kickin' On for a free drop-in for over 60's. With music, art, and access to the library and gym, pop along to make new friends and social connections.

Facilities: Toilets, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, device charging, free WiFi, free period products.

Baptist Church Winter Connection

12 January to 31 March 2023
Every Thursday 1pm - 3pm
Address: Linwood Baptist Church, 27 Erskinefauld Road, Linwood PA3 3QG
Contact: email rev2x@hotmail.com

What's on: Join Linwood Community Council at the Linwood Baptist Church for fun activities, hot drinks and food in a welcoming space. Join in with the Helping Hands Craft Group and try crochet, knitting and sewing along with other crafts. You can also try the exercise sessions for all ages or board games for more relaxed fun. 

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, disabled access, transport to venue, well connected public transport, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, device charging, free WiFi, free devices to use, free period products.


 

Lochwinnoch

 

Winter Connections at Lochwinnoch Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Board games every Monday and Wednesday 10am
Jigsaw building every Saturday 10am 
Address: Lochwinnoch Library, Old School, High Street, Lochwinnoch PA12 4AB
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Come down to Lochwinnoch Library and join in with board games and jigsaw building. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, level access & automatic doors, hearing loop, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Thursday and Sunday.

Crafternoon at the LEAP Co-Working Space

January to March 2023
Every Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Address: LEAP Co-Working Space, 39 High Street, Lochwinnoch PA12 4DA
Contact: Telephone 01505 842530 or email lochwinnochtrust@gmail.com 

What's on: Join Lochwinnoch Development Trust for fun crafting sessions on Wednesdays from 12.30 to 2.30pm. Drop in for friendly faces, new connections and hot drinks and snacks. 

Facilities: Toilets, well connected public transport, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, device charging. 



Paisley

 

Intergenerational Music Café

24 November 2022 to 30 March 2023
Thursdays 11am - 1pm
Address: Brick Lane Studios, 7-9 Weir Street, Paisley PA3 4DW
Contact: Telephone 0141 887 3803 of email: bricklanestudiosscotland@gmail.com 

What's on: Brick Lane Music Academy presents a fun music café for all ages. Younger adults and parents with pre-school children are welcome to come along to our existing Intergenerational Music Café. Our Café offers a space for generations to connect, make friends and have fun. Come and enjoy djembe drums, ukulele, parachute games and singing, as well as lunch and a chat.

Facilities: Toilets, baby changing, well connected public transport, ground floor access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot soup/sandwich, free devices to use, free WiFi, free period products. 

Learning Together Glenburn

17 January 2023 to 31 March 2023
Basic IT Skills: Tuesdays 10am - 12noon
Cookery, Knitting, Sewing and Kids stories: Wednesdays 10am - 12noon
Address: Paisley St George's Centre, Nethercraigs Drive, Paisley PA2 8PB
Contact: Telephone 0141 889 4335 or email sessionclerk@paisleystgeorges.org.uk

What's on: For the community of Glenburn and beyond, Paisley St George's are hosting a range of activities starting in January 2023. Tuesdays are a 10-week programme offering help in how to use laptops and tablets. These IT sessions will aim to make you more confident in the digital world. On Wednesdays, the sessions will include cooking demonstrations for easy affordable meals, learning to sew or knit and crafts. For any under-5's coming along on a Wednesday, storytelling will be provided.  

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, hot drinks and snacks, device charging, free devices to use, free WiFi. 

Winter Warmer Groups for Perinatal and Families

5 December 2022 to 31 March 2023
Perinatal Group: Mondays 10am - 11.30am
Families Group: Wednesdays 10.30am - 12.30pm, Thursdays 12.30pm - 2.30pm, Fridays 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dads Group: See Linwood
Address: Finding Your Feet Charity Hub, 25 St James Street, Paisley PA3 2HQ
Contact: Telephone 0141 8895272 or email: renfrewshire@hsri.org.uk

What's on: Home Start Renfrewshire & Inverclyde are running parent-to-parent support groups to improve family life and help children achieve their potential. With free wifi, warm drinks and hot food, you're welcome to come along and make friends in a supportive space.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, baby changing, well connected bus routes, disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, free WiFi free period products. 

STAR's Winter Connections

8 November 2022 to 31 March 2023
Every Tuesday 6pm - 8pm
Alternate Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm (starting 9 November)
Address: STAR Project, 12-14 Wallace Street, Paisley PA3 2BU
Contact: Telephone 0141 889 5850 or email enquiries@star-project.org.uk 

What's on: Join STAR Project for some fun games, crafts, and tasty hot food. STAR Project will also be providing Winter Warmer packs which include blankets, hot water bottles and large flasks for hot drinks/soup. Pop down for a warm welcome.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, hot drinks and snacks, soup on Tuesdays, device charging, free WiFi. 

Kids Club - Keep Safe in Renfrewshire

Starts 7 January 2023
Every Saturday 7pm to 9pm
Address: Unit 2 (Covault Business Centre), Entrance to gym round corner on MacKean Street, 53 Clark Street, Paisley PA3 1QS
Contact: Telephone 07912 228 276 or email twistandhit@yahoo.co.uk

What's on: Join Twist and Hit Cheerleaders for a Saturday evening Kids Club for young people up to 18 years old. Sessions are drop in and will include physical sports, arts & grafts, games consoles, and chill out areas. Hot drinks and food will also be available. Twist and Hit is run by young people with support from coaches and club helpers. 

Facilities: Toilets, baby changing, well connected public transport (near St James Train Station), disabled access, first aid, hot drinks and snacks device charging, free devices to use, free period products.

Winter Connections with St Mark's (Oldhall) Church

1 December to 31 March 2023
Every Wednesday 1pm - 3pm
Address: St Marks, (Oldhall) Church of Scotland, 334 Glasgow Road, Paisley PA1 3DL
Contact: Telephone 0141 882 2755 or email office@stmarksoldhall.org.uk

What's on: Drop into St Mark's (Oldhall) Church on Wednesday afternoons for crafts, music, boardgames and connections. You can also use our facilities, including pool table and table football! Free tea, coffee, cakes, soup, and bread/rolls will be available as well as the opportunity to learn food/hospitality skills from volunteer staff. Everyone welcome. 

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, first aid, device charging, free WiFi. 

Paisley Salvation Army - Warm Welcomes

Ongoing.
Breakfast Club every Friday 8am -10am
Tea & Toast every Monday 9am -11am
Soup Lunch every Monday 11am -1pm, and Sunday 12 noon - 3pm
Address: Salvation Army, 3 Mill Street, Paisley PA1 1ND
Contact: Telephone 0141 887 3619

What's on: Join the Salvation Army for their regular sessions of warm meals and great conversation over the winter months. Everyone is welcome to come along to Breakfast Club, Soup Lunch and Tea & Toast. 

Paisley Salvation Army - Sally's House

Ongoing.
Every Tuesday 3pm - 6pm 
Address: Salvation Army, 3 Mill Street, Paisley PA1 1ND
Contact: Telephone 0141 887 3619

What's on: Games, activities and a cooked meal for the whole family. Come along and enjoy the company of other families in a safe and warm environment. Have a chat whilst the kids hang out. And before you head home enjoy a cooked meal together. Activities and games in the main hall from 3pm to 4.30pm and cooked meal in the upstairs hall 4.30pm to 6pm.

One Big Cuppa T

9 January to 31 March 2023
Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm
Address: Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Road, Paisley PA3 1NT
Contact: Telephone 0141 280 8801

What's on: Drop into the welcoming space of the Tannahill Centre where different daily activities will be on offer. Existing activities within the Centre include a community market run by the Darkwood Crew and a lunch club run by Ferguslie Seniors three days per week, providing a free two-course meal for those attending. The Centre also offers parent and toddler activities, youth groups, and arts and craft activities. The team will also be able to help with advice and information services run by a variety of organisations and agencies.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing, disabled access, well connected public transport, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, device charging, free WiFi, free period products.  

Talk over Toast & Tea

23 December 2022 to 31 March 2023
Every Friday 9am -11am
Address: Sherwood Greenlaw Church, Glasgow Road, Paisley PA1 3PA
Contact: Telephone 07825 778 488 or email: gillian@roarforlife.org 

What's on: Join ROAR (Well Connected Project) in their welcoming space this winter. ROAR are offering the opportunity to try different activities such as knitting, arts, book group and digital learning in an intergenerational environment. Or just come and have some tea and toast and a chat and share ideas and advice.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing, disabled access, well connected public transport, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, device charging, free period products. 

Open Mic and Make Projects

19 January to 24 February 2023
Every Friday 4pm - 6pm 
Address: 43b High Street, Paisley PA1 2AH
Contact: Telephone 0141 258 1625 or 07565 207 545 or email: hello@remodeyouth.org

What's on: Free Zine making workshops for 13-17 years. During this 6 week block of workshops you will create content around themes of Climate Justice following a citizen journalism model. Our zine workshops will encourage storytelling beyond the written word through drawings, graphics and photo stories. The project will culminate in the publishing of your own zine. These sessions have a maximum number of 6 so please book a free place in advance. 

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, well connected public transport (in the centre of paisley, 5 minutes walk from Paisley Gilmour street and there is a bus stop outside the shop), first aid, hot drinks and snacks, free WiFi, free period products. 

West End Winter Support and Activities

15 December 2022 to 31 March 2023
Lunch Club every Monday 12 noon - 2pm, Craft Club every Tuesday 10am - 2pm, Foot Care every Wednesday 9am -  1pm, Otago Exercise every Thursday 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Men's Club every Friday 1.30pm - 3.30pm, and Church service with potluck lunch every Saturday 11.15am - 2.30pm
Address: West End Community Centre, 5a Underwood Lane, Paisley PA1 2SL
Contact: For ROAR events call 0141 889 7481, or for church call 07710 782 510

What's on: Come along for a range of health and wellbeing activities including ROAR's Lunch Club, craft club, foot care, exercise classes and a men's club. Grab a hot drink while you're here, have a chat and make new connections. 

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing, disabled access, well connected public transport (buses 7 & 38 to Well Street), first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal (Monday and Saturday), device charging, free WiFi, free period products. 

Street Stuff - Shortroods

Ongoing
Every Monday and every Thursday 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Address: The Cage - Shortroods, Beechwood Community Centre, Shortroods Road, Paisley PA3 2NT (except Monday 26 December when venue is the Youth Bus)
Contact: Stephen Gallacher 07557 281 581 or email stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com

What's on: Join Street Stuff in Shootroods for a range of activities for young people. Activities include football, dance, multi-sports gaming, and themed cooking nights, where young people can learn how to cook different meals and take recipes and ingredients home to make with their parents.

Street Stuff - Glenburn 

Ongoing
Every Wednesday 6pm - 8pm
Address: Glenburn Community Centre, Fairway Avenue, Paisley PA2 8DX
Contact: Stephen Gallacher 07557 281 581 or email stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com

What's on: Join the Street Stuff team in Glenburn for a range of activities for young people. Activities include football, dance, multi-sports gaming, and themed cooking nights.

Street Stuff - Gallowhill Tuesdays

Tuesday 27 December only 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Address: Gallowhill Community Centre (in Youth Bus), 166 Netherhill Road, Paisley PA3 4SF
Contact: Stephen Gallacher 07557 281 581 or email stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com

What's on: Join the Street Stuff team in Gallowhill for a one-off Tuesday session. The team will be based inside our multi-purpose youth bus. Street Stuff activities take place across Renfrewshire and include football, dance, multi-sports gaming, and themed cooking nights. Street Stuff are also in Gallowhill every Thursday.

Street Stuff - Gallowhill Thursdays

Ongoing
Every Thursday 6.30pm - 9pm
Address: Gallowhill Community Centre, 166 Netherhill Road, Paisley PA3 4SF
Contact: Stephen Gallacher 07557 281 581 or email stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com

What's on: Join the Street Stuff team in Gallowhill for a range of activities for young people. Activities include football, dance, multi-sports gaming, and themed cooking nights.

Street Stuff - Foxbar Thursdays

Ongoing
Every Thursday 6pm - 8pm
Address: Foxbar Youth Drop In, Findhorn Avenue, Foxbar, Paisley PA2 0NW
Contact: Stephen Gallacher 07557 281 581 or email stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com

What's on: Join the Street Stuff team in Foxbar for a range of activities for young people. Activities include football, dance, multi-sports gaming, and themed cooking nights.

Street Stuff - Foxbar Fridays

Ongoing
Every Friday 6.30pm - 9pm
Address: Morar Drive, Foxbar, Paisley PA3 9QR 
Contact: Stephen Gallacher 07557 281 581 or email stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com

What's on: Join the Street Stuff team in Foxbar for a range of activities for young people. Activities include football, dance, multi-sports gaming, and themed cooking nights.

People Connecting

15 December 2022 to 31 March 2023
Every Tuesday and Wednesday 10am - 3pm 
Address: 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley PA3 1NS
Contact: Email stephen@renfrewshireaccesspanel.org.uk

What's on: Join Renfrewshire Access Panel for an opportunity for disabled individuals to enjoy a safe space to connect with each other. A hot lunch will be provided. Renfrewshire Access Panel will also be on hand to help with accessing support services and tablet/computer training will be available for individuals who are interested. 

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, disabled access, transport to venue, well connected public transport (buses 7 & 38 to Well Street), first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, device charging, free devices to use, free WiFi, free period products. 

Winter Connections at Ferguslie Library

6 January 2023 to 31 March 2023
Board games every Monday and Wednesday 2pm
Jigsaw building every Friday 10am
Film screenings every Tuesday 6pm and Saturday 10.30am
Address: Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Road, Paisley PA3 1NT
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Pop along to Ferguslie Library and join us for some fun board games, jigsaw building, and watch a film. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, level access & automatic doors, disabled toilet, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Sunday.

Winter Connections at Foxbar Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Play sessions every Tuesday 2pm
Tutor-led crafts every Wednesday 2.30pm
Jigsaw building every Friday 2.30pm
Address: Foxbar Library, 72 Ivanhoe Road, Paisley PA2 0LA
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Come down to Foxbar Library and join in with play sessions, jigsaw building, and tutor-led crafts. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, level access & automatic doors, disabled toilet, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Sunday.

Winter Connections at Glenburn Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Board games every Tuesday and Friday 2pm - 5pm
Jigsaw building every Saturday all day
Address: Glenburn Library, Fairway Avenue, Paisley PA2 8DX
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Come and visit Glenburn Library and join us for board games and jigsaw building. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, level access & automatic doors, disabled toilet, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Sunday.

Winter Connections at Paisley Central Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Board games every Tuesday 10am - 12noon and Friday 2pm - 4pm
Jigsaw building every Wednesday 2pm - 4pm 
Address: Paisley Central Library, 15 Mill Street, Paisley PA1 1ND
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Come down to Paisley Central Library and join in with board games and jigsaw building. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, fax service, scanner, level access & automatic doors, disabled toilet, parking, autism-friendly information, free period products. Library is closed Sunday.

Winter Connections at Ralston Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Jigsaw building every Wednesday 2pm - 4pm
Self-led craft sessions every Saturday 11am - 1pm
Address: Ralston Library, Allanton Avenue, Paisley PA1 3BL
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Pop in to Ralston Library and join in with jigsaw building and self-led crafts. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, level access & automatic doors, disabled toilet, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.

Winter Buddies with St Mirren FC Charitable Foundation

16 January to 31 March 2023
Every Monday and Thursday 6pm - 8pm
Address: St Mirren Park, 75 Greenhill Road, Paisley PA3 1RU
Contact: email foundation@stmirren.com

What's on: St Mirren FC Charitable Foundation are inviting the community to come along the stadium two nights per week, for two hours per night, to enjoy hot food and drinks, and access warm packs and winter clothing. There will be a vibrant schedule of events over the course of the 12 weeks with: live music, movie nights, game nights, quiz nights, watching football, walks and talks and guest speakers to keep you entertained. You can find out what's on via Twitter @SMFC_CF, Facebook @smfccharitablefoundation and Instagram @smfc_charitablefoundation

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing, disabled access, well connected public transport, first aid, hot drinks and snacks, hot meal, device charging, free WiFi, free devices to use.


 

Renfrew

 

Eat Share Care Café

31 October 2022 to 25 March 2023
Wednesdays and Fridays 10am - 3pm
Address: Arkleston & Newmains Community Centre, Broadloan, Renfrew PA4 0BY
Contact: Telephone 0141 258 5206 or email: ourplaceourfamilies@gmail.com

What's on: The Café, run by Our Place Our Families, is open to everyone and is a welcoming, safe space for making new friends. We will be sharing information on cost saving tips, how to minimise food waste, reduce shopping bills and ways of sharing the costs of food. With warm drinks and snacks you're welcome to pop along and have a chat.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, hot drinks and snacks. 

Coffee and Catch Up

5 December 2022 to 24 February 2023
Mondays 1pm - 3pm, Wednesdays 9am - 12noon and Thursdays 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Address: Renfrew YMCA, 3 Canal Lane, Renfrew PA4 8QS
Contact: Telephone 0141 886 3030 or email contact@renfrewymca.com

What's on: Join Renfrew YMCA for a social café where you can also improve your IT skills. From job applications to benefit claims, YMCA staff will be on hand to support you with your digital needs. Fun activities, and digital devices will be provided.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilet, baby changing, well connected public transport, disabled access, hot drinks and snacks, device charging, free devices to use. 

Winter Connections at Renfrew Library

6 January to 31 March 2023
Jigsaw building every Tuesday 10am -12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 5pm - 7pm
Self-led craft sessions every Friday 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm
Address: Renfrew Library, Paisley Road, Renfrew PA4 8LJ
Contact: Telephone 0300 300 1188

What's on: Pop down to Renfrew Library and join the team for jigsaw building and self-led crafts. OneRen Libraries connect you with opportunities to read, discover, learn, and live well. www.oneren.org/culture/libraries

Facilities: Free WiFi, computers with internet access, printing, photocopying, scanner, fax service, level access & automatic doors, hearing loop, parking, autism-friendly information. Library is closed Sunday.