Renfrewshire Council

Last reviewed: 17.45 Thursday 24 September

Parking, roads and travel

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We urge you to follow health and government advice to protect you and your loved ones.

Car parks at our parks and green spaces are open if you need to travel for exercise.

Since April, parking has been free in council-owned car parks.

As more people are now travelling for work, exercise and leisure activities, parking charges are being reintroduced to ensure a turnover of spaces for those who need them - especially those wishing to visit our town centres.

Charges were reintroduced from Monday 17 August so please buy a ticket and display it clearly on your windscreen.

The parking pilot remains in place in Paisley and drivers will continue to receive their first three hours of parking for free in six of our council-run car parks. You must still obtain a ticket. A reminder of the pilot can be found here - Paisley parking pilot.

Some residents and businesses qualify for permits for various parking 'zones' within Paisley. We issue parking permits for these zones subject to conditions. You can find out more here: Parking permits for Paisley

Online services available: Apply for/Renew/Update your parking permit


Online services available: Tell us about road or street lighting faults

A road fault:

  • pothole
  • road carriageway
  • footway
  • street drainage
  • traffic sign
  • traffic signal
  • street furniture
  • street name plate
  • roads and footway flooding

A street lighting fault:

  • light not lit
  • light always on
  • damage to lighting column
  • exposed wiring / door off
  • unsecured lantern
  • illuminated bollard
  • zebra crossing
  • illuminated sign
  • LED lighting


Stay at home as often as you can

Please continue to stay at home as much as possible, only leaving the house:

  • To shop for necessities such as food and medicine
  • For any medical need 
  • Travelling for work, only where you cannot work from home 
  • To ensure basic animal welfare needs are met 
  • To access household waste recycling centres
  • To attend a place of worship for a funeral service or for individual prayer alone or with members of your household

When doing any of these activities, you should ensure you are two metres apart from anyone outside of your household (or extended household) and wash your hands as soon as you get home.

From Monday 14 September, up to two households with up to a maximum of six people can meet outdoors as long as you physically distance. Under 12s from the 2 households are not counted within this limit.

Public transport

You should only use public transport if you have to and wearing a face covering is mandatory. When travelling by public transport:

  • wear a face covering at all times - unless you have an exemption
  • avoid rush hour(s) and busy times if you can
  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin
  • follow advice on staying away from others
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after
  • if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser

Do not use public transport if:

International travel 

When considering travelling in the UK or abroad, check the latest UK Government guidance for:

Air bridges are being created with countries to allow travel without quarantine on return. You can find out more about Scotland's air bridges here - Air bridges