Over the next few weeks I’ll be out and about in the constituency meeting local people in areas such as Messingham and Lakeside. Keep an eye open for a card through your door, I may be coming to your street and I’m happy to drop by for a chat.
I’ll also be visiting local businesses and employers such as British Steel and the Brigg Renewables Energy Plant and running several constituent surgeries.
The summer holidays can be a testing time for parents and, increasingly so, for grandparents who often have to take on the role of entertainment managers for the next few weeks.
There is a lot going on around the area: puppet making, becoming a Ghost Buster, the petting zoo at Normanby Hall, activities for under-fives at the museum and many more.
If you want the children more appreciative of their nice modern school when they have to go back at the end of the holidays, what about a visit to the Wilderspin School at Barton where they’ll be able to see what school life used to be like. Every Thursday during the summer holidays children aged 5-13 can try out one of the several crafts their parents or grandparents will recall – at school or in the home. It’s a very interesting experience, and perhaps a walk down memory lane, for the adults too.
All these activities and many more can be checked out at: http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/tourism-museums-and-the-arts/whats-on/whats-on-in-north-lincolnshire/
Jessica, who volunteers in my Scunthorpe office, has been doing some courses in Leeds on benefits. In spite of the vagaries of the transport system - delays, cancelled trains and bus replacements she seems to have enjoyed the experience and is looking forward to putting her new-found knowledge into practice. You can follow her blog at: http://www.nicdakin.com/young_people