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News on the BBC website saying that the council are to grit major roads only see this link from the website

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Wednesday 11th February 2009
Gusset, Paisley Arts Centre, Knicker elastic for the soul with a feel good factor that rides high. Tickets from £6. Ticket Line 0141 887 1010 7.30pm

Saturday 14th February 2009
St Valentine’s Day Dance, Masonic Club, High Street, Lochwinnoch, There will be a Mr & Mrs Competition. Tickets will be £5 per person and are available by phoning 01505 843359, 7.30pm

Saturday 14th February 2009
‘Brunch & Browse’, St Fillan’s Hall, Moss Road, Kilmacolm, Home made soups, home baking, tea, coffee, books & lots of stalls. Great value! Disabled Access 10am till 2pm  – £2.50

Saturday 14th February 2009
Wildlife Wander Plus: Valentines Day Special, RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, Largs Road, Lochwinnoch, For many birds, February is the ideal time for finding a mate. Our special Valentine’s Day walk will celebrate and look for the signs of this, whether is be rekindled relationships or new ones blossoming. You may even meet someone special!
Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended.
Booking essential. Cost £2 non-members, FREE for RSPB members., 10am till 12 noon

Saturday 14th February 2009
Last of The Red Hot Lovers, Paisley Arts Centre, A vibrant mix of zippy one-liners and pathos make the perfect recipe for a great night out on Valentine’s Day. Tickets from £6. Booking line 0141 887 1010. 7.30pm

Sunday 15th February 2009
Build a bird a home!, RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, Largs Road, Lochwinnoch, Want to give a home for a bird this spring? Join us to help build and decorate nest boxes, during National Nest Box Week.
£2 RSPB Members, £4 non- members (includes a nest box to take home) 11am till 3pm

Monday 16th February 2009
One And Only Peter Case Makes Welcome Return, The Steeple Hall, Kilbarchan, Case is widely regarded, then, as one of America’s most gifted song-writers. Last time he toured here in 2008, he played to capacity audiences everywhere, a certain sign that he is also highly regarded in the UK. For further information, telephone 01505 706346, 7.30pm £12

Thursday 19th February 2009
Coffee morning, RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, Largs Road, Lochwinnoch, Join RSPB staff and volunteers for a hot drink and a chat, in the comfort of the visitor centre, whilst enjoying the wonderful view and wildlife of the reserve! Cost: £2 to cover tea/coffee and biscuits 11am till 1pm

Friday 20th February 2009
Prize Bingo Night, Masonic Club, High Street, Lochwinnoch, at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Friday 20th February 2009
Quiz Night, Houston Bowling Club, South Street, Houston, Houston Friends of Accord are holding their Annual Quiz Night and tickets for the event cost £7 which includes a light supper. They can be obtained from Rita Jackson (690623), Joan Andrew (690463), or any member of the committee, 8pm

Saturday 21st February 2009
Border Boogie Band Return to Brookfield, The Border Boogie Band – Brookfield Village Hall. Doors open – 7.30pm. Tickets (£12.50 – incl light buffet supper) from 01505 706346. All profits go to Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust

Saturday 21st February 2009
RSPB Art: Watercolours, RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, Largs Road, Lochwinnoch, Join us at the visitor centre as local artist Kate Lilley teaches the basics of watercolours. Ideal for beginners but more experienced artists also welcome. Basic equipment provided.
Cost: £5, booking essential 10am till 12 noon

Saturday 21st February 2009
The Kilbarchan Singers,Wynd Centre, School Wynd, Paisley

The Kilbarchan Singers and special guests Dieci present ‘Ae Fond Kiss, a concert of Madrigals, Partsongs & Folksongs: including works by Britten, Finzi, Sullivan, Roberton & The King’s Singers. All proceeds going to CHAS & ACCORD Hospice.
Do come and support this group and the charities, 7.30pm  – £7.50

Tuesday 24th February 2009
Pancake Tea, Lochwinnoch Parish Church Halls, Come and Try! Pancakes will be made by ladies on site. There will be various stalls with – baking, Jams, chutney, books and bric-a-brac. All Welcome, 2pm till 4pm, Adults £2 Children £1

Tuesday 24th February 2009
My Grandfather’s Great War, Paisley Arts Centre, Cameron Stewart’s re-enactments of the Somme are so effective you can almost see the blasted landscape and hear the doomed cries. Tickets from £6. Ticket Line 0141 887 1010, 7.30pm

Tuesday 24th February 2009
Pancake Evening, Kilbarchan West Parish Church Hall, all welcome, £2 –  7.30pm

Friday 27th February 2009
Kilmacolm & Port Glasgow Agricultural Society Dinner Dance, Port Glasgow Town Hall, Come along for a great evening of dancing. Tickets at £25 each are available from Mrs J Adams, tel. 01505 873109, 7.15pm

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Do you remember when the fanfare sounded when Renfrewshire Council said they would spend 50 million to 60 million on the regeneration of Paisley? Well did you also know it was two years ago? And have you seen anything happen to regenerate Paisley town centre? Nope nor have I

Here is the message board topic that has been open for 2 years and 5 months when the council told us all about their so called plans.

Please join the forum and add to the topic and let us hear your views.

–From the message board —

This post was started 2 years and 7 months ago following the announcement that £60 million would be used to transform Paisley and since then nothing has been injected into this once proud town.

The council have bled it dry, and have left the west end of the town to rot and die and now announce that the plan they launched in 2006 will now take an extra 2 years to complete.

The PDE revealed that a report to be considered by councillors next week advises that the impact of the economic downturn means its more realistic to look at a 5 year plan to achieve regeneration rather than the original 3 ( of which they only have 5 months left.

Councillor Mackay says “By keeping the structure in place and building on achievements so far we will be ready to take advantage when there is an upturn in private sector investment”

What achievements would they be then !!!

The council are just paying lip service and offering false promises and empty gestures.

They do however continue to find money from the public sector to refurbish their own offices in the town centre and surrounding areas and award themselves bonuses.

They need to inject money now to encourage folk into the town before this town does become a ghost town.

They are quick enough to take money from us.
Heres the link for the PDE, let us know what your thoughts are.…ears-87085-22873323/

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This has been sent in by one of our visitors Scott Duncan, please give it your time to read it and sponosr if possible.

I want to help raise funds for charity to help people that have been affected by deaths on UK roads…

I am taking part in a parachute jump in June 09 to raise funds with a target of £1000.

Please help me raise this money… I would really appreciate any help that I can get…

Why do I care?

Four years ago I was hit by joy riders who were driving at about 100mph and hit us head on, they managed to get free from their wreck and left us trapped in our smashed up car… I learned how life is fragile and that I was very lucky to walk away from this alive… so I want to help people who have not been so fortunate as me.

Please help raise this money to help the families of people who have lost their mum, dad, sister, brother, children or anyone for that matter to a road traffic accident… Please just for a moment imagine what it must feel like to get the news that someone you love is gone and will never be back, you will never hear them laugh, see them smile in person again… it must be horrific… I know that some people reading this will have experienced these feelings in life and I hope I am not over stepping the mark…

Please help!

Scott Duncan

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Great news the Paisley on the web website, myself and the volunteers have made it to the finals of the Renfrewshire Provost Community awards 2009. This is early news and we don’t have written confirmation as yet but the awards are held every year and this years ceremony is to be held in the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew and we are in the Community volunteer or group category which is sponsored by Ciba Specialty Chemicals PLC.

The Paisley website has one aim and that is to promote the town of Paisley via the Internet, it has been going now for ten years “wow ten years already” and I am sure it will be here for another ten with the great help of everyone that dedicates their time and effort to promoting the website and town, and to all our regular visitors to the website.

I am not sure if we can say who nominated us or give any final details as yet, but I wish to say thank you to that person or person’s who have nominated us, it is very appreciated and win or lose it really is the taking part that counts.

Here is the link to the Provost awards Renfrewshire on the Renfrewshire Council website.