Awards hon­our for Street Stuff project

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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.

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