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Dutch Amfibious Bus Exclusive

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All information was posted on the Paisley forum which can be accessed by clicking here “updated by westender”.
Renfrewshire Council have been looking at proposals of running the amfibious bus from the slipway beside the Watermill Hotel in Paisley and under the cover of darkness the bus was parked in the carpark of the watermill hotel last night.

A early rise was in order after spotting it last night, a 5am rise this morning to await movement saw the bus entering the slipway at the Watermill Hotel just after 6.30am this morning to a bemused line of traffic going over Mill Street Bridge, leader of the council Derek MacKay said plans to operate the service with a direct link to the jetty at Braehead are well under way.

In a tradition stretching back to Paisleys beginings Rev Alan Birss of Paisley Abbey performed the communication of the water ceremony, which was once used to wish monks safe passage on boats traveling on the River Cart which dates back to 1567.

Summer months may cause delays due to tidal fluctuances, however a barrier to control the water flow has been looked at with a possibility of it being installed on the River Cart at Morrisons at Lonend.

Amanda Moulson head of the town centre regeneration admitted there shall have to be lots of funding looked at however with lottery funding and visit scotland already giving backing this it shall further promote Paisley as a tourist town helping the local economy and returning the River Cart back to a working river.
Check out and comment here http://www.paisley.org.uk/active/forum/7-stories/51264-dutch-amfibious-bus-exclusive#51265
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Are you happy with Renfrewshire Councils repairs service?

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Do you have a council house? Are you happy with the quality of repairs? I certainly am not and if some of the emails coming into this website are to believed then the whole process is terrible. Council houses in the area are falling into disrepair and there has been no updating of existing properties in the majority if areas.

One visitor for example has been in his house since 1995 and knew the previous residents who had lived there for 7 years and in all that time there has been nothing done to improve the house yet they pay full rent and council tax? What happened to the promised new kitchens new bathroom suites etc …. Even when they said they had loose kitchen cabinets he was told they wont fix them or replace them. Now I understand a lot of people have bought their own property and would have done most of these repairs or updates themselves but that isn’t the point the council have a due care to update their property’s but they don’t and they just don’t care.

Yet another failing of our council.

Do you have a council property ? Are you happy? Are you dissatisfied? please add your views to either the Paisley message board or the blog.