5 Mar 2016

New life for old Co-op

I was delighted to hear RAMH, a charity that campaigns and works with those with mental health issues, is moving into the former Co-op in Houstoun Square in Johnstone. They plan to open their RAMH Lifeskills business selling pre-loved quality furniture and white goods bound for landfill for great prices which is a real boost for the community. When they were based at the former Cooperative in Paisley they raised an incredible £19,000 in eight months to support their fantastic work in Renfrewshire. It’s welcome news for the people of Johnstone and those struggling to furnish their homes in tough times. It’s also a real triumph for my two Labour colleagues Derek Bibby and Chris Gilmour who worked so hard to make this happen and secure the future of one of the buildings for the time being. Hopefully the move will breathe new life into the arcade and others will follow.