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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Another way of following what I am doing for local people is through my Facebook site www.facebook.com/nicdakinmp
Nic Dakin. Labour MP for Scunthorpe County Constituency.