Nic Dakin MP

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My last surgery of the year is on 18th December and the next on 8th January.

During the Christmas period you can still get in touch with me or my team by email or phone if you need to speak to us urgently on: nic.dakin.mp@parliament.uk or 01724 842000.

Contact me over Christmas

    My last surgery of the year is on 18th December and the next on 8th January. During the Christmas period you can still get in touch with me...

Untitled.jpgEarly start today visiting our local posties 

  • I passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women at the Scunthorpe Delivery Office
  • Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year. I saw the hard work and dedication of local postal workers who  sort and deliver festive mail
  • The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are:  Second Class – Saturday  19 December 2015, First Class- Monday 21 December 2015 and Special Delivery -  Wednesday 23 December

 

I've visited Royal Mail’s Scunthorpe Delivery Office to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to postmen and women at their busiest time of year.

 

I was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Andrew Webster, and was introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the Scunthorpe area during the Festive season.

 

There is a huge amount of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class Christmas at Royal Mail’s busiest time of year. It was great to meet the team here at Scunthorpe.

 

Our postal workers do such an important job at this time of year and I would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.

 

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Christmas Posties

Early start today visiting our local posties  I passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women at the Scunthorpe Delivery Office Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year....

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As part of his annual Christmas card competition Nic invited all primary schools within his constituency to participate the designing of his Christmas Card.

The standard, as in previous years, has been to the top of the class and as a result the task of selecting a winner was incredibly difficult.

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Nic will be presenting the winner, highly commended entries, and runner ups with their prizes.

Yesterday Nic visited Bottesford Junior School to present the prizes to the the winner Daisy. Lily and Tyler, also from Bottesford Junios, who were highly commended. Nic also visited  Grange Primary School to present runners up Aeryn and Simran.

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Congratulations to all the entries for their hard work, this year has been one of the best for entries with the standard being higher than ever before.

The other finalists were:

Karina – Westcliffe

Rowan – Oasis Academy

Tyler – Oasis Academy

Spencer – Westcliffe

Zack – Oasis Academy

Tanner – Church of England

Kaydan - Oasis Academy

Sajinth - Oasis Academy

Dominik, Oasis Academy

Matilde – Church of England

Luca - Oasis Academy

Goda – Church of England

Christmas Card Competition

As part of his annual Christmas card competition Nic invited all primary schools within his constituency to participate the designing of his Christmas Card. The standard, as in previous years,...

SmallBizSatAs part of #SmallBizSat I have, over the last three weeks been pleased to participate in and recognise just a few of the numerous small businesses that operate within the Scunthorpe Constituency.

Below is just a snapshot of those that I’ve been able to feature. These also included Adomontise Books and Toys, Chillies Takeaway, Clayton’s Corner Coffee Shop, Dramarama, Honest Crust, JWE Plumbing and Heating, Kimberley Performing Arts Centre, Light and Shade Images, Lincolnshire Community Superstore, MyPET Pet and Aquatic Supplies, Natalie French and Oxley Driving School.

You can find all of these posts on my Facebook site, https://www.facebook.com/Nic-Dakin-186874346397.

I would like to thank all the small businesses that play such a vital role in our communities – not just those that I’ve listed but the many others that it wasn’t possible to.

 

 

Described as a highly skilled electrician with expertise and experience in all aspects of electrical contracting, Woody’s Works provides electrical and electrician services to a variety of customers.

www.woodysworks.weebly.com

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The Scunthorpe Ironing Fairy deals with one of those important jobs that we all need but don’t always look forward to doing.

https://www.facebook.com/scunironingfairy/

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Sue’s Cakes, specialising in birthday and wedding cakes.

https://www.facebook.com/SuesCakesOfArt

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Silica Lodge is a family run traditional garden centre with all your gardening needs all under one roof.

Contact 01724 282148 www.silicalodgegardencentre.co.uk

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Scunthorpe Centurion Boxing Club offers boxing and fitness to youths aged 10+.

http://www.facebook.com/Scunthorpe-Centurions-Boxing-Club-207091252650376/

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RA Models specialise in diecast models and plastic kits. http://www.ramodels.co.uk/

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Small Business Saturday

As part of #SmallBizSat I have, over the last three weeks been pleased to participate in and recognise just a few of the numerous small businesses that operate within the...

motability_wheelchair_car.jpgThe Government’s own projections show that over half a million fewer people will qualify for the Motability scheme by 2018  and Motability have confirmed that nearly 100 disabled people are losing their vehicles every week after being assessed for the new personal independence payments.

A recent survey by the MS Society of over 1,700 people with multiple sclerosis who claim disability benefits found almost half relied on the scheme which allows those receiving disability benefits to lease an adapted car, powered wheelchair or scooter using their weekly payment.

Of these 13% said they would be unable to continue working if they lost this support. A further 18% said losing access to their vehicle would mean their partner would have to give up or reduce hours of work to assist them.

Tightening of the eligibility criteria means people with MS are starting to lose this vital support. Under the new system if someone can walk over 20m, even with walking aids, they will no longer qualify. Previously this was 50m.

This is yet another example of how the welfare system just does not make sense for people with MS. While some people with MS simply cannot work, many people want to stay in work as long as possible, but they need support.

This highly inappropriate assessment criteria needs to be changed or people with MS, and their families, will be forced out of the workplace.

We know the Government will be looking to make further savings, but the benefits that people with disabilities rely on to work, see their families and live independently must be protected. People with MS have to be able to rely on support, without the constant fear of having it taken away.

Cuts to Motability for MS sufferers

The Government’s own projections show that over half a million fewer people will qualify for the Motability scheme by 2018  and Motability have confirmed that nearly 100 disabled people are...

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