Nic Dakin MP

Standing up for Local People

My Diary w/e 24 June 2018

After that brilliant 6-1 defeat of Panama we are daring to let our hopes grow about England's 2018 World Cup chances.  It's been a great competition so far with so many excellent games,  generating different conversations to 'Love Island'!

There was great chatter at the busy Big Get Together held in Jo Cox's memory at Cafe Indie.  Also the venue for a truly fantastic exhibition of talented Foundation Art students from John Leggott.

There was another great get together for Armed Forces Day as the sun shone on a busy Appleby Frodingham Sports Ground.

On the football theme I was able to give Scunthorpe's Iron Trust a plug when I asked the Sports Minister if she would be involving fans' groups in the consultation on safe standing.  She said she's keen to hear from Scunthorpe's football fans!

I was also able to draw attention to the excellent work the Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole does for local people in a debate on the treatment of acquired brain injuries.

On a less positive note I urged the Health Secretary to do something about the injustice of women being unable to get IVF treatment if their partner has had children in a previous relationship.  Back home I visited Scunthorpe Market to find that the Conservative Council has told traders their rents will double when they move to the new site.  It's high time the Council started listening to people and doing things with them rather than to them.

That was the feeling at Hibaldstow as well where I joined a lot of local people concerned about a possible new housing development.  As in Yaddlethorpe, plans seem to be coming forward to build on green, open spaces without the full involvement of local people.  I am encouraging people with concerns to contact me so that I can take up issues with the Council.

Finally I enjoyed visiting Outwood Brumby Academy to take part in a session on Labour Market Information delivered by JobCentrePlus.  It was good to catch up with what is happening to get young people to think about careers and to learn what is being done to support people back to work.


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