Renfrewshire Council

MEDIA RELEASE: Thanks to Renfrewshire communities for views on new values for the Council

Renfrewshire Council Leader Councillor Iain Nicolson has thanked the public for their contribution to a new set of values for the organisation after an extensive public and staff consultation last year.

More than 4,000 voices contributed to the development of the four values - Fair, Helpful, Collaborators and Learning - through a consultation with staff, members of the public, local community groups, young people and elected members last year.

This produced four core values statements to represent what is most important to both council staff and local residents.

The Council's Values are: 

  • We are fair, we treat each other and everyone we deal with respectfully and work hard to build trust in Renfrewshire Council. 
  • We are helpful, we care about getting things right and are always approachable. 
  • We are great collaborators; we work as one team and with people who care about this place. 
  • We value learning to help us innovate, improve and deliver better services.

The four values have been formally adopted by the council and will shape how the organisation communicates and works with communities and partners in the future.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: "The response to both the staff and community campaigns was brilliant and I really want to thank everyone who took part for their contribution to the values and for illustrating how we can live them.

"Over the past few months, as we have responded to the outbreak of Coronavirus, there have been many examples of our staff already living these values and it has been inspiring to see how our staff and communities have pulled together to work together and support and look after one another.

 "These four values support the kind of organisation we want Renfrewshire Council to be and we want everyone to be able to see these reflected in how we deliver services and make decisions every day. It's clear now, more than ever, that kindness really does count."

Paisley's very own Paolo Nutini has also shown his support by providing the instrumental track for his '10 out of 10' hit to a video made by staff launching the new values. You can view the video here

For more information on Our Values, visit


Published 17 June 2020