March 20, 2012 by Chris Clements, Paisley Daily Express
CHARITIES and community groups have been dealt a bitter blow after being told they face having to fork out a small fortune to set up a stall at this year’s Sma’ Shot Day celebrations.
The annual festival has traditionally been a big money-spinner for a number of organisations, who coin in cash as thousands of people pour into Paisley town centre to join in the fun.
In the past, stall-holders have only had to pay a £25 fee to Renfrewshire Council to set up for business – but red tape caused by tough new insurance rules is set to see those costs soar this year.
And there are fears that some cash-strapped groups and charities will have to SCRAP their plans to take part in the Sma’ Shot Day party.
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