Horncastle traders get the thumbs up from MP Victoria Atkins

Victoria Atkins with staff at Myers Deli in Horncastle EMN-151222-161417001
Victoria Atkins with staff at Myers Deli in Horncastle EMN-151222-161417001
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Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has given her backing to the town’s small businesses.

Ms Atkins visited Horncastle earlier this month to help promote the ‘Small 
Business Saturday.’

She was joined Neil Sharpley and David Thorpe from the Federation of Small Businesses and called in at several independent traders.

Retailers visited included PC Hut, Myers Deli, Heather’s Fruit Shop, Jonathan Ferrari at Jof’s Coffee House, Shakesby’s restaurant and Dinah Ward at Horncastle Hobby House .

Ms Atkins said: “I always enjoy visiting Horncastle and one of the highlights is the many independent traders.

”There is a huge variety on offer and the quality is 
always very high.”

The Federation of Small Businesses say the event was a success and was helped by the fact East Lindsey District Council scrapped parking charges for the day.

Meanwhile, Ms Atkins has also held a meeting with officers and members of the NFU branches of 
Horncastle and Coningsby.

She visited Mervin and 
Tim Casey who showed her their leek production and packaging system at their farm in New York.

Issues discussed included hare coursing, flooding, the Constituency Commission, and the pressures of pricing in the current market.

Ms Atkins said: “Agriculture remains a vital part of the local economy. I am always pleased to meet local farmers.”