East Ren Decides: Roads

Closed 8 Sep 2017

Opened 26 Jun 2017


East Renfrewshire Council is putting the power to decide which roads are repaired in your hands. 

Despite the continued squeeze on our budgets we are investing over £5m in our roads and footways in 2017/18. This year, for the first time, we have set aside money specifically for residential roads that otherwise wouldn’t have been resurfaced. We want to spend £600,000 to repair roads and footways, and we want you to decide where the money is spent.

We have identified 33 roads schemes in need of repair but which would not normally be prioritised and grouped them into the following 4 localities:

  • Levern Valley (Barrhead, Neilston and Uplawmoor)
  • Newton Mearns
  • Giffnock and Thornliebanck
  • Netherlee, Stamperland, Clarkston, Busby, Eaglesham and Waterfoot

Schemes cost between £35,000 and £100,000 and each locality area is guaranteed at least £100,000 of the available budget and up to a maximum of £150,000.

We are asking residents and business owners across East Renfrewshire to have their say. To vote you will be asked to provide:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your postcode

You will be asked to select which locality you want to vote in. Once you have selected your locality you will be invited to rank your top three preferred repair schemes.

As part of this process we are collecting personal information to ensure votes are valid. All personal information collected will be subject to the council’s data protection policies.

Please watch the short video below which explains the process.



Please note-you are allowed to vote only once. We will monitor voting for any irregularities, and will discount any vote we believe to be invalid.

Based on the ranking the first £100,000 worth of projects in each locality will be funded. The ranking of the remaining projects will be analysed and the next highest ranked, affordable scheme will be funded. This is to ensure that no single locality significantly exceeds £150,000.

This type of vote is called Participatory Budgeting, this is the first time East Renfrewshire Council has piloted this type of approach. We want to know what works, what didn't and whether people liked it. This will help us decide whether to use this approach again in the future.


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  • Residents of East Renfrewshire


  • Roads and Transport