Question of the Week
The Paisley Community Trust Question of the Week is a way for us to gauge community opinion on topical issues around Paisley. This will help us to develop relevant discussions and drive decision making as a community! See below to find the question for this week.
See answers to previous week’s questions here
Week 15 – April 28th 2021
Unofficial PCT Election Poll
This week’s Question Of The Week is an unscientific and just for fun unofficial PCT Election Poll. Which Party will you vote for?
Scottish Parliament elections will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021. You will have one vote and can choose from five parties. Which one will you vote for?
Week 14 – April 21st 2021
Paisley’s Marks & Spencer
Last year marks & Spencer announced their plans to close their Paisley High Street Store after 89 years. Their new Food Hall in Wallneuk will be opening soon. PCT are interested to know if your loyalty to marks & Spencers has changed due to their move. So we want to know:
Given Marks & Spencer’s closure of the High Street store and the opening of their Food Hall in Wallneuk, are you more likely or less likely to shop there?
Week 13 – April 14th 2021
Our Young Adult Community
Over recent months there is seemingly an increase in the number of incidents of wanton destruction, fires, vandalism in the town. Rightly or wrongly it is perceived that a rogue element of young people are responsible. When this happens it leaves people wondering why our young people are resorting to vandalism and the view that there may be nothing else better for them to do. The QOTW therefore is:
Do you believe that there is adequate provision (Clubs, Groups, volunteering activities etc.) within Paisley to give our young people opportunity to direct their energy in a positive way?
Week 12 – April 7th 2021
Former Royal Alexandra Infirmary
Recently there have been significant online discussions concerning the former Royal Alexandra Infirmary which has lain empty since 2005. A question was raised online whether it was time to accept that the only option is for demolition of the existing building, to be replaced with modern accommodation.
Is it better to retain the RAI, lying derelict and in further decline in the hope it can be saved in the future or should it be demolished to make way for new, modern accommodation?
Week 11 – March 31st 2021
For a city to be awarded city status historically, it must fulfil the following criteria:
Have a cathedral
A minimum population of 300,000
A record of good local employment
A “local metropolitan character”
Should Paisley aspire to be awarded City status or remain as the biggest and best town in Scotland?
Week 10 – March 24th 2021
Town Centre Speed Limit
Resent new article about keeping Renfrewshire roads safer and to help reduce the number of speeding motorists should we follow other council areas and reduce speed limits in and around our town centre?
Should we consider implementing a 20mph zone in and around Paisley Town Centre to make it safer for people?
Week 9 – March 17th 2021
Community Wardens / Police
The Renfrewshire Wardens service carries out a range of environmental enforcement and community safety duties to deliver a cleaner and safer Renfrewshire.
The Renfrewshire Wardens Service operates from 7am to 10pm, 7 days a week. The wardens promote community safety by dealing with minor complaints for antisocial behaviour, such as vandalism, graffiti, noise disturbance and youth disorder.
The antisocial behaviour calls could be made to the Wardens to help the Community Safety Partnership to respond to and direct resources across Paisley.
Should Paisley Town Centre have Community Wardens / Police patrolling our streets and parks to give the community reassurance and a sense of safety?
Week 8 – March 10th 2021
Paisley Town centre had two public toilets at Dunn Square. These were closed in the 1990’s. If we are going to see an increase in people traffic and more green space around the town centre then should these be reoponed?
Should the public toilets in Dunn Square be reopened?
Week 7 – March 3rd 2021
Paisley Green Space
Dunn Square was created in the late 19th century as a ‘quiet retreat for the working people to rest and enjoy the pure air’.
The area around the Abbey and Town Hall was also cleared shortly after to create green space in the town centre.
Part of the future town centre vision is to have a town centre that the community value, that they can enjoy and have a desire to protect with a drive to enhance the town centre environment
Should Paisley have more community green spaces around the town centre?
Week 6 – February 24th 2021
Paisley High Street
Towns and town centres are for the wellbeing of people, planet, and economy. The Paisley High Street was pedestrianised in 1997 and 20 years later partially reopened to traffic between 6:30pm and 6:30am. The aim was to bring more residents and visitors into the town centre. But did it work? Should we consider opening the High Street again with no time constraints but only open to environmentally friendly vehicles?
Should Paisley High Street be reopened to environmentally friendly traffic?
Week 5 – February 17th 2021
Paisley Traders market
Throughout the year, up to 30 producers bring their amazing array of produce to Paisley Town Centre and is seen as a community market.
However, what Paisley Community Trust have been discovering over the last year is that we have so much to offer to the community. Paisley and wider Renfrewshire produced an amazing amount of products, food, art, crafts and much more. Our Question of the Week is…
Would a regular Paisley/Renfrewshire traders market be a worthwhile investment and attraction to our town centre?
Week 4 – February 10th 2021
Pictured below is Barshaw Park Bandstand in 1935. It was demolished in the mid 60’s due to being wrecked by vandals then it was replaced sometime later by the mini Zoo which has now gone as well.
Would you like to see the Barshaw Bandstand brought back to bring music and arts events back to Paisley?
Week 3 – February 3rd 2021
This week’s question asks about your shopping habits and if COVID has put a new perspective on things for you. Online shopping has increased dramatically in recent years but many people still prefer the ‘in-person’ shopping experience.
After lockdown, will you be more likely to shop locally in Paisley?
See the results here!
Week 2 – January 27th 2021
This week’s question is a big ‘what if?’ We’re interested to hear your thoughts on the Piazza. Love it or loath it, it has served Paisley shoppers for over 50 years and sits prominently in the town centre. Has it served its useful life as a shopping centre or does it make up an integral part of the town centre? We want to hear your thoughts.
Should the Paisley Piazza Shopping Centre be demolished to open up for development of the riverside?
Week 1 – January 20th 2021
This week’s question relates to the former Chivas Regal site on Renfrew Road, now in public ownership. The council recently revealed plans for partial demolition of the site. This potentially includes the iconic main office building which fronts Renfrew Road.
Should the former Chivas Building on Renfrew Road be demolished to make way for new development on the site?
Check out our Results page to see the answers!