Johnstone was in dire need of a New Town Hall that would be the centre piece and jewel of Johnstone’s Crown as the previous Town Hall was no longer fit for purpose for the 21st Century and beyond. In creating our New Town Hall Renfrewshire Council has provided the Town of Johnstone with a structure that can be utilised in a number of different ways – as well as having the offerings of the Library, Police, Social Work, Marriage Suites, Housing and Advice Works, MacMillan Cancer Support – we also have space which can be utilised for things such as Conferences, Wedding Fayres, Cinema etc. – all of which have the potential to bring a greater number of people who don’t live or work in Johnstone, to have a reason to visit our Town; spend money; maybe explore all the great features which make Johnstone an interesting place to come to. This will help in the rejuvenation of Johnstone which was started with the building of this magnificent facility. From the outset the Council have discussed, presented, altered the plans of building what we now have for as wide as possible, an audience to enjoy. It hasn’t been an easy journey for there are some who do not like change, others who will not like what the proposals have become, but we as community groups; businesses, have all come together to discuss and be involved with this project. Local people have been involved in this from the offset, through the building of the New Town Hall and finally, to the completion of it, and now local people get to enjoy facilities which though different from what we had before, have brought us into the 21st century with a bang. We have a building to be proud of, but still remembers the heritage of Johnstone with little nuggets of information distributed throughout the building for all to see, learn from and enjoy.