Fan­tas­tic fes­tive goal

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It seems Christ­mas is go­ing to be more cheer­ful than ex­pected for some Pais­ley peo­ple thanks to the Fes­tive Friends, which will see St Mir­ren foot­ball club open­ing its doors on De­cem­ber 25. (Ex­press, Novem­ber 7).

Peo­ple will get a free lunch and some much-needed Christ­mas cheer at what sounds like a great event.

It will give those who might oth­er­wise be dread­ing Christ­mas – be­cause they feel lonely or just don’t have the cash to make much of the day – some fun and com­pany.

And it is very good of the play­ers and staff from St Mir­ren to give their time on the day to help out.

We need more of this kind of spirit all year round from peo­ple to help those who are strug­gling sim­ply to get through the day.

So, well done to all con­cerned – they re­ally have shown that Christ­mas is about other peo­ple. Mar­garet Camp­bell Pais­ley

Don’tpark­this­plan

As a reg­u­lar vis­i­tor to Pais­ley town cen­tre dur­ing the week, I wel­come pro­pos­als for three hours of free park­ing (Ex­press, Novem­ber 7.

The Pais­ley First idea makes sense for both busi­nesses and shop­pers.

With com­pe­ti­tion from out-of-town shop­ping cen­tres of­fer­ing free park­ing caus­ing real prob­lems for town cen­tre firms, any idea which helps boost the area is worth look­ing at.

Get­ting cus­tomers back into the town is key to it’s re­gen­er­a­tion and free week­day park­ing would be a good step for­ward.

I hope Ren­frew­shire Coun­cil gives this some se­ri­ous thought and con­sid­ers im­ple­ment­ing the plan.

Solv­ing the park­ing prob­lem will not, on its own, solve the prob­lem of shops and busi­nesses in the town cen­tre clos­ing, but it would go some way to help­ing the prob­lem Joyce Muir­head, John­stone

It is very good of the play­ers and staff from St Mir­ren to give their time on the day to help out

Fes­tive Friends Gayle Bran­ni­gan, Sal­va­tion Army Lieu­tenant Scott Gar­man and Kate Cooper, St Mir­ren Women’s coach

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