It’s been another busy week for me working in the constituency, with lots of exciting ongoing developments for Grimsby.
On Thursday, I joined an event by CatZero in which industry professional from the seafood sector boarded CatZero’s yacht to learn more about CatZero’s mission in helping people and families become a part of working life again through specially designed programmes. It was fantastic to see so many of our major businesses get involved, including New England Seafood, Flat Fish, Grimsby Fish Merchants Association and Orsted, along with North East Lincolnshire Council Leader Philip Jackson.
I also met with Councillor Callum Procter, the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Housing and Tourism, to discuss Grimsby’s efforts in regeneration. Callum is as keen and positive as I am in ensuring that Grimsby is able to benefit from the various Government funds that are available for towns like ours. I’ve spoken before about how the likes of the Future High Streets Fund and the Towns Fund are helping Grimsby to thrive once again, and it’s great to see this continue.
On Friday, I joined East Marsh United for a ward walk around the area. We were accompanied by project planners from Create Street, Councillors Steve Beasant, Kay Rudd and Nicola Aisthorpe, PC Dave Stephenson, along with the Council Housing Team and community stakeholders. Positive changes are coming to the East Marsh very soon and it’s exciting to see people ready to embrace those changes.