Renfrewshire Council

Turn Up and Play - Cllr McGurk

MEDIA RELEASE: Join the free festive fun with Street Stuff

Young people across Renfrewshire are being urged to get in the festive spirit with Street Stuff this Christmas.

Renfrewshire's award-winning programme is spreading festive cheer once again as the popular festive programme gets set to take place.

From Friday 21 December, there will be football sessions and Youth Bus activities at the St Mirren Stadium every day until 3 January - with the team only taking a day off on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Everyone who goes along will be provided with a free healthy lunch at every session, and there will be an extra special Christmas meal on Friday 28 December.

Anyone aged between 8-16 is invited to take part every day and bring their brothers, sisters and friends along too.

Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council's Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, said: "We want to ensure all our young people have a fantastic festive period and the team are all set to put a smile on every one of their faces.

"There's activities on almost every day, with a healthy meal provided too, so if you've got a young person full of nervous Christmas energy, Street Stuff is the place to be.

"Everyone is welcome to come as often as possible and I'm sure they will make some new friends along the way."

Street Stuff is a diversionary project run in partnership between Renfrewshire Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Engage Renfrewshire and St Mirren Football Club.

The programme began in 2009 in Renfrewshire contributing to a reduction in youth disorder and anti-social behaviour by 75 per cent over the first five years, with a sustained reduction of 65 per cent. 

Find out exactly when each club is on and print off a consent form in advance on our Festive Programme page.

Published 17 December 2018.