Nic Dakin MP

Standing up for Local People

My diary week ending 18th February 2018

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A week of recess so a bit of a chance for some relaxation amidst the storm of other things to do! I finished Raymond Candler's 'High Window' but am still a bit confused over who dunnit!

It was fantastic to visit the Islamic Centre Scunthorpe on Parkinson Avenue as part of national Open Mosque Day. This is, of course, the very first mosque visited by Her Majesty the Queen back in 2002 so has a special place in local as well as national pride. It was a really positive event with many people from many different faith communities present. Well organised with good information and talks about how muslims are contributing to British life. There was something for everyone to learn.I hadn't realised that out of our 16 muslim MPs 8 are women! With information about culture, food and henna painting it was a colourful, vibrant event.

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There was a certain vibrancy on display at Glanford Park as Scunthorpe United FC ran out level in a 2.2 draw with Northampton. They are still holding fifth place in League One but I can't help hoping that they don't end up looking back on afternoons like Saturday regretting the points dropped.

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Several busy surgeries appointments covered the usual range of challenging issues; including Personal Independent Payment assessments, police matters, Health matters and concern about air quality.

Loads of people have got back to me with their concerns about the quality of our roads and pavements. This is a problem all over the area with places like Bottesford and Kirton particularly feeling neglected by North Lincolnshire Council. I am busy pulling all the information together so that I can make the strongest possible argument for action to improve our roads and pavements. And it needs to be more than just filling in holes with material that only seems to last 2 minutes!

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