Fantastic festive goal
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
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