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To: Renfrewshire Council Regeneration Team

Save Brown's Lane's cobbles!

Keep and fix the existing cobbles in Brown's Lane, Paisley and remove the tarmac and reinstate cobbles at the top section of the lane bordering Shuttle Street.

Why is this important?

Brown's Lane has the biggest concentration of murals in Paisley (eg. the Gerry Rafferty, Paolo Nutini & St Mirrren murals) and has a unique, quaint character, to which the cobblestone street surface is pivotal. The lane receives many visitors from far and wide who come to experience the authentic atmosphere and the lane frequently serves as location for photo shoots.

Instead of relaying the cobbles smoothly, Renfrewshire Council is proposing to replace the bulk of them with slabs, yet keeping and relaying the cobbles in adjoining George Place. Removing the cobbles will ruin the character and appearance of the lane and irrevocably destroy a part of our heritage that has remain virtually unchanged for hundreds of years.
With the cobbles, festoon lighting and colourful buildings, Brown's Lane is Paisley's own 'hidden gem' and forms a cohesive visitor experience with the cobbled Shuttle Street, George Place and Sma' Shot Cottages, celebrating Paisley's rich local heritage.
We implore the Council to keep and fix the cobbles in Brown's Lane in order to improve access and preserve our valuable built heritage.

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2019-10-23 21:54:52 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-10-17 15:58:07 +0100

Talks with Renfrewshire Council are ongoing, yet despite huge public opposition they are insisting on forging ahead without obtaining planning permission or having the necessary public consultation. The Council are disregarding the historic value of the lane and Conservation Area and insisting on replacing much of the street surface with modern materials. Please keep supporting the petition to stop this bit of Paisley's heritage from being destroyed!

2019-10-01 18:04:15 +0100

Support has been overwhelming and we've now involved local councillors, heritage societies and tour guides. Thanks to everyone who has signed and shared the petition so far. Let's keep it going!

2019-10-01 08:25:14 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-09-26 19:49:26 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-09-26 18:29:22 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-09-26 18:11:56 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-09-26 17:57:14 +0100

10 signatures reached