December News

The LEAP Project Comes to BRIDGE OF WEIR 

This community led service began in Lochwinnoch in early 2010, providing free, impartial energy reduction advice to householders. In 2011 the Energy Advisor team expanded to include Howwood and Kilbarchan.  Now this locally run service is coming to Bridge of Weir.  Funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund we help local residents save energy and money by providing free impartial advice on insulation, draught proofing, heating, renewable energy generation, grants and subsidies.

Now Opened  –  new office in Bridge of Weir

From the 10th December 2012.  The new drop in centre is at Advance Place on Main Street, next to the Shimla Cottage (at the ‘old kilt shop’).   If you are passing, please come in and we will do our best to help you find ways to cut the bills and make your home more energy efficient.   The office at Bridge of Weir is open 10 am till 4pm most weekdays (closed on a Thursday).

It’s business as usual in our other locations; we’ll still be pleased to see anyone that would like our help at the Hub in Lochwinnoch at 22 Church Street or at the drop in facility in the Old Library Centre, 9 High Barholm in Kilbarchan or email the team at,  We will have our official launch on the 19th January 2013, updates will be posted online and around Bridge of Weir over the coming weeks.


Join for just £15  –  First 15 members will save £45 on annual membership at Bridge of Weir

As part of the expansion we will also be taking the LEAP Car Club to Bridge of Weir.  Using experience from the already up and running Car Club in Lochwinnoch, we will introduce a car in Bridge of Weir for members who will be able to use it for as little as half an hour – or as long as they want.

We have been working in partnership with the Renfrewshire Council and have secured a parking space in the main Livery Walk car park, where a Ford Fusion will be sited for use by Bridge of Weir Car Club members.

The concept behind LEAP Car Club is ‘a car just when you need it’. LEAP Car Club gives you all the convenience of a car without the hassle and expense of owning one.  A community, not for profit club, our cars can be booked online at a moments notice 24 hours a day.

For a yearly membership fee, and an hourly hire rate you have access to an economical, fuss free car. You don’t have to worry about insurance, tax, MOT, servicing, cleaning – the Club sorts these for you, never mind the cost of buying a car in the first place.

As a very special opening offer, the first 15 members to sign up for the Car Club in Bridge of Weir will get their membership for only £15, a saving of £45.

So look out for the LEAP Car Club, coming to Bridge of Weir soon, and for further information see our website at, pop into our new office on Main Street or contact the Car Club Coordinator, Diane, at