Awards honour for Street Stuff project
Renfrewshire’s Street Stuff project has been hailed as a top performer at the Scottish Public Service Awards (SPSA) for its unique programme of diversionary activities and support programmes for young people.
The initiative was named in the Community Engagement category at the fourth annual SPSA ceremony in Edinburgh.
Councillor Marie McGurk, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, said: “I’m thrilled to see Street Stuff winning recognition for the major impact it continues to have on the Renfrewshire community.
“The strength of the programme is evident, with a massive 43,000 recorded attendees of activities such as football, dance, gaming and clubbercise in the past year alone.
“These activities go a long way to improving social inclusion opportunities for young people who may not otherwise have had access to such opportunities.”
Street Stuff is a partnership between Renfrewshire Council, St Mirren FC, Engage Renfrewshire, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
It has been making a difference locally since 2009.
The SPSA award is the third honour for Street Stuff this year.
It also won the Local Matters category at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) Awards and the Community Champion category at the Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce ROCCO Awards.