Nic Dakin MP

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Huge thank you to everyone getting in touch with me to give specific examples of roads and pavements that need attention from North Lincolnshire Council.  Thanks to you I have been able to write the letter below to call on the Council to take urgent action to give us the quality of roads and pavements that local people deserve to get for the Council tax they pay.

Once again thank you for your help in this matter.  Our roads and pavements need to be safe places.

"Please pass on everyone’s thanks to the Council workforce for the way they have responded to the difficulties created by the extreme weather of the last week.  This has made a significant difference to people’s lives.

It is often the seemingly little things that make a massive difference to the lives of people living locally.  One of the things of growing concern is the state of the roads and pavements across the patch.  I am particularly concerned about the state of roads and pavements in the Bottesford area which seems to have been rather neglected in recent years.  Here are some specific areas that have been drawn to my attention:

Bottesford area

Enderby Road footpath on the side near Riddings pool running towards Burringham Road

Yaddlethorpe High Street at the junction with Moorwell Road – very potholed!

Bad potholes at the bottom of the Dales

Very bad ruts in the road on High Leys Road opposite Ogilvy Drive junction

Potholes at Stainton Drive junction with Low Leys Road

Potholes at Glanford Road junction with High Leys Road

Very bad, deep potholes on High leys Road near Hammerton Road

Numerous potholes and bald parches on Greengarth

Talisman Drive

Park Avenue

Outside Bottesford

Potholes on Willoughby Road near the shops

Potholes on Ashby Road

Hempdyke Road cul de sac where tarmac was put on old tarmac it’s now dipping in places and in need of further attention

Brookdale Road

Dovedale Road – significant potholes

Manifold Road – very thin, down to stone and gravel

Ings Road going down to Klassic Park in Kirton

Beyond Scunthorpe County Constituency

The state of the 1077 means that drivers swerving to avoid potholes is a danger.  Particular issue issue is the section between Sawcliffe Hill and Roxby

Road between Wressle and Castlethorpe at the double bend near the tea rooms

I would be grateful if each of these matters that have been raised with me can be investigated and appropriate action taken.  It would be very helpful if you could give me feedback on what is being done.

Once again thank you to all the hard working Council employees that are doing all they can to make life better for local people.

Nic"

Potholes Update

Huge thank you to everyone getting in touch with me to give specific examples of roads and pavements that need attention from North Lincolnshire Council.  Thanks to you I have...

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Dear Resident

Scunthorpe Market

Thank you for taking the trouble to sign the petition in support of Scunthorpe Market.  It is an amazing indication of how valued our market is that 19,000 people signed the petition in just 4 weeks. I am hugely proud of the way in which local people have rallied round to show how important our market is.

The organisers of the petition asked me to present the petition in parliament which I did on October 31st, drawing attention to the fact that Scunthorpe Market has been part of the lifeblood of our community for generations. 

I am determined to continue to work with local people to get the North Lincolnshire Council to see sense and respond positively to people’s concerns about moving the market.   The lead petitioners, including traders and customers, submitted the petition to North Lincolnshire Council.  This led to a Special Council meeting to discuss the Market’s future which took place on the 14th December.  Since then the Council has gone rather quiet about what it intends for Scunthorpe Market’s future.

I am keen to know how you would like to see the market developed.  Would you prefer it to stay in its current location and if so how would you like to see it develop?  Or if you would prefer to see it move what sort of alternative location would allow it to prosper and continue to deliver for customers like yourself?  Do let me know your thoughts by commenting on my website nicdakin.com or emailing me.

I will continue to do everything I can to work on your behalf with the Market Traders, North Lincolnshire Council and other stakeholders to secure the best possible future for Scunthorpe Market.

If you would like to be kept updated on my work on Scunthorpe Market and other things locally please email nic.dakin.mp@parliament.uk.  Another way of following what I am doing for local people is through my Facebook site www.facebook.com/nicdakinmp

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Yours sincerely,

Nic Dakin. Labour MP for Scunthorpe County Constituency.

 

Scunthorpe Market what do you think?

Dear Resident Scunthorpe Market Thank you for taking the trouble to sign the petition in support of Scunthorpe Market.  It is an amazing indication of how valued our market is...

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The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to talk about the wide array of opportunities being created by advances in science, technology and information, and to thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday health and care heroes – who are always there to greet, advise, and care for, us.

 

Over the last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation and become the envy of the world. It has delivered huge medical advances and improvements to public health, meaning we can all expect to live longer lives.

 

It is thanks to the NHS that we have all but eradicated diseases such as polio and diphtheria, and pioneered new treatments like the world’s first liver, heart and lung transplant. The NHS continues to drive innovations in patient care, including mechanical thrombectomy to improve stroke survival, bionic eyes to restore sight, and surgical breakthroughs such as hand transplants. Looking to the future, the NHS is becoming more integrated and investing in new medicines, genetic research and digital technologies like apps and artificial intelligence, which will ensure we continue to live longer and healthier lives.

 

But none of this would be possible without the skill, dedication and compassion of NHS staff, as well as the many volunteers, charities and communities that support the service – whether it’s the midwives who deliver us into the world, the GPs and pharmacists who advise and treat us, the nurses, doctors and other clinicians who come to our aid when the unexpected happens, the porters who keep our hospitals moving, or the volunteers who give up their time to support and challenge services to improve.

 

That’s why I’m delighted to be participating in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. I know from speaking to staff and patients in Scunthorpe County that there are some excellent and innovative things going on locally, but now I want to hear about the best of the best.

 

There are ten categories, covering key areas such as mental health and primary care, as well as a Lifetime Achievement award for someone who has contributed to the success of the NHS for 40 years or more.

 

Information on how to nominate is available at www.nhs70awards.co.uk – nominations close on March 23rd, so please get them in to me as soon as possible on nic.dakin.mp@parliament.uk

I'm looking for local ‘health and care heroes’ for awards marking 70 years of the NHS

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to talk about the wide...

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Today I was privileged to have the opportunity to do something completely different; we visited Demeter House in Scawby, a school that offers education for vulnerable children with emotional, behavioural and associated learning difficulties, particularly students with autistic spectrum disorders. In the IT room, Gareth Mitchell from the Department of Work and Pensions provided a lesson on possible career choices. He introduced them to a website called ‘icould’ which matches your personality type with potential careers, and it was fantastic to see the different personality types and the careers linked to their personalities.

After that session ended, we then moved to a question and answer session, between the children and Nic. The questions that were asked were diverse, ranging from Nic’s stance on Brexit to young people’s engagement with politics, all equally fantastic questions. I too believe that there should be more focus with young people and politics, especially as they are our future generation and their involvement with important decisions, can and will shape the country’s future. Due to this, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to their opinions, along with their enthusiasm. 

 

 

Anna's blog 9/2/2018

Today I was privileged to have the opportunity to do something completely different; we visited Demeter House in Scawby, a school that offers education for vulnerable children with emotional, behavioural...

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It is great to be back here in the office, after the busy period of Christmas, New Year, assignments and exams. Reading the Yorkshire post I came across a small article with the headline “‘Arcane’ parliament needs a huge kick up the backside, says new MP” which sparked my interest, and I thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss in this week’s blog.
  
The renovations of the palace of Westminster have sparked comments from MP’s.  SNP’s David Linden commented that he believes the current building should be turned into a museum and a new Parliament building moved further north into the Midlands. I am inclined to agree with this statement as well as his comment, that the UK cannot have everything concentrated in one small corner of England. To move to somewhere more central would make it more accessible, for constituents and MPs.
The age and current state of the building are the reasons for the necessary refurbishments. The amount of money needed for this could be better spent on the building of somewhere more modest in the midlands, with the current buildings remaining as they are as a museum. This would still attract the same level of tourism and perhaps even generate more, with more available access. The Houses of Parliament are an important part of British history, but perhaps in the 21st century it is time for a change, and possibly a move away from London to a more central location, may be more beneficial in modern Britain. Scunthorpe is quite a central town, wouldn’t it be fantastic to have the new houses of parliament so close to our town.
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Anna's blog 1/2/2018

It is great to be back here in the office, after the busy period of Christmas, New Year, assignments and exams. Reading the Yorkshire post I came across a small...

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