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Our front page story about Croft­foot and Spit­tal play­ing fields be­ing turned into hous­ing had you talk­ing on so­cial me­dia last week.

Here’s what you had to say: “At least it’s some­thing. Ugly, derelict land shouldn’t be left that long with­out it be­ing of some sort of use” - Jim Mulholland (via Face­book)

“Could be do­ing with an­other 3G park” - Alex McDowall (via Face­book)

“They used the money for a new 7 a side pitch at Spit­tal Pri­mary....know­ing full well that within a few years they would rip it up to build a new school. Thrifty.” - Lisa McGrath (via Face­book)

“I’ve seen the plans. Prices are pretty high but looks like it could be good qual­ity” - Gra­ham Crowe (via Face­book)

“an­other card­board town. bet­ter aff wae old sand­stone houses” - Rahim Aziz (via Face­book)

“Works to re­move Chromium waste and knotweed com­menc­ing soon. No prices avail­able yet.” -An­drew K Mad­den ( via Face­book)

“Can only be a good thing onky thing im wor­ried about is the in­creased traf­fic it may cause, I stay on this street al­ready and its pretty busy with traf­fic” - Leza Laf­ferty (via Face­book) As ever, the prospect of a new shop (Pea­cocks) in the Ruther­glen Ex­change Shop­ping Cen­tre prompted a re­sponse:

“Great, the shop­ping cen­ter is poor look­ing yet again with so many empty units.” - Karen McBride (via Face­book)

“About time too a de­cent clothes shop for all”- Gail Ross (via Face­book)

“Was just at the one in the Forge yes­ter­day. Good news. Still need a Pri­mark in the site of the old home bar­gains. The place would ex­plode with peo­ple, I’m sure of it. Ev­ery shop would ben­e­fit get­ting more peo­ple into the Ar­cade x”- Jim Mulholland (via Face­book)

“Bet­ter shops needed in Ruther­glen. It’s mostly bar­gain shops , take­away shops and char­ity shops. .. oh, book­ies in abun­dance too along­side the pawn shops”- Ste­wart Christie (via Face­book)

“Cool how about pri­mark too?”- Louize Spring (via Face­book) Af­ter the au­di­ence at a re­cent elec­tion hus­tings had to be calmed down, we asked if po­lit­i­cal de­bate had got out of hand:

“Th­ese things can get heated, shows peo­ple are pas­sion­ate about it and ac­tu­ally care to get en­gaged.” - Jim Mulholland (via Face­book)

“Heated de­bate is one thing but rant­ing, swear­ing and shout­ing down oth­ers while they try to speak is an­other.”- John Gor­don (via Face­book) Fi­nally, there were words of en­cour­age­ment for Mor­gan McKay who was get­ting her hair chopped for char­ity:

“gd luck mor­gan amaz­ing my lit­tle girl did it in ja­nu­ray and loven her new hair cut its go­ing to an amaz­ing cause and as she says hers will grow back xxxx” - Amanda Chap­man McAr­dle (via Face­book)

“So proud of you my girl.xxx” - Lor­raine Rae (via Face­book)

“Welldone sis.. So proud of you xxxx” - Julieann Stevenson (via Face­book)

Go to www.face­book.com/ Ruther­glen­Re­former or www.twit­ter.com/ Ruglen­Re­former and get in­volved in the de­bate. Our top five sto­ries on­line in the past week were:

1. New homes for Spit­tal

2. Girls to be stage stars 3. Burn­side hus­tings 4. New store in Ruther­glen Shop­ping Cen­tre

5. Mor­gan’s char­ity hair­cut

Hair we go Mor­gan McKay

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