Caroline Flint and local councillors have teamed up with local business owners to give Edlington retailers a bigger voice.
The team surveyed businesses located along Edlington Lane to promote the Edlington Business Forum.
RIGHT: Clipboards at the ready. L to r Karl Gibson, Edlington Motors, Cllr Bob Johnson, Antony Parkin, Edlington Motors, Pete O'Sullivan, of P&D Discounts, Caroline Flint MP, Mike Boylan, Cllr Elsie Butler and Cllr Elsie Butler, Cllr Phil Cole.
Speaking after the survey of local businesses, Antony Parkin, owner of Edlington Motors said: “It was great to have Caroline and the councillors with us, talking to businesses about the issues that matter most to them. Having local politicians keen to share ideas and taking an active interest in our business community is great.”
Said Mike Boylan of Boylans (TV) Ltd: “The Edlington Business Forum aims to give Edlington businesses a single unified voice. We hope to address the problems and challenges facing local businesses together and, where we need help to solve bigger problems, we hope that the Town council, Doncaster council and other partners will find it easier to respond to what local businesses want.”
Said Pete O’Sullivan of P&D Discounts: “The response from local businesses was very positive. We found common concerns and shared points of view on local issues. Some great suggestions were made to help improve and develop local business and everyone was very impressed that such a high profile person as Caroline Flint found the time to come and visit.”
Said Caroline Flint: “Meeting so many businesses up and down Edlington Lane reminds you what a range of longstanding retailers Edlington has. They know each other well. They know their customers and now they are determined to have a bigger voice in what needs to be done to support local firms in this village. I’m right behind them.”
A meeting for Edlington businesses is being arranged on Friday 17 January, 6pm at the Martinwells Centre.