East Ren web forum is a site to behold

TWO councillors have been credited for their interaction with the community.

Gordon McCaskill and Ralph Robertson were acknowledged by East Renfrewshire's neighbourhood watch after both embraced the website's forum.

Both have been active participants in discussion on a variety of matters from the Barrhead/East Ren College to the Hokey Cokey.

Chair Tom Taylor said: "It was only right that we should recognise the councillors embracing of this modern communication medium, for the benefit of the residents of East Renfrewshire."

The councillors were presented by vice chair, Harry Rankin with framed certificates of appreciation for their support of East Ren NHW. In particular for their support of the interactive web site, with more than 100 forum posts between them.

Councillor McCaskill said "I accept this certificate with great pleasure. Although it was something of a surprise to receive the recognition for what is, after all, the job of a councillor."

Councillor Robertson added: "Neighbourhood watch is growing from strength to strength and I am proud to support this. I find it very good to hear residents different views and hope more councilllors start to support this organisation."

Other councillors registered on the forum are Gordon Wallace, Stewart Miller and Douglas Yates, who join police officers sergeant Colin Shearer and inspector Kate Jackson and fire and rescue officials including Clarkston stationmaster Cameron Black.

The forum can be found at www.ernhw.org.uk/forum