Be a good neighbour

BEING a good neighbour could mean no more than looking in on someone this winter, particularly if they are old.

That’s the message being sent to the community by East Renfrewshire council’s social work and health convener as he urges neighbours to look after one another.

Councillor Alan Lafferty says that with the cold weather set to continue, we all have a responsibility to do what we can for each other.

He said: “In East Renfrewshire, and up and down the country, our social work services are busy delivering essential services.

“In the run up to the Christmas and new year holidays, and over the festive period they will continue to provide care and support for our most vulnerable people.

“But it’s up to each and every one of us to do our bit and help where we can.

“If there’s a neighbour of friends who needs some shopping brought in because they can’t get out or their path cleared to help get out, lend a hand.”