In what is fast becoming an annual event, Sunday saw the running of the North Lincolnshire Half Maration.
A fantastic event for nearly 1,000 runners who took part, and very well organised and marshalled.
Full article here
Visit Scunthorpe are proud to host the exclusive interview conducted by Scunthorpe Nights. This is the first time Scunthorpe has seen a project like this bringing an exciting new concept to the town. The idea sounds a little like an American style coffee house. With live acts brought to a small community of people in their local coffee house. This not only brings a great concept but it helps those young unemployed people to gain work experience, which they perhaps wouldn't have without this project. Full article here
Residents call for the Kingsway Golf Course to be considered part of the Industrial Gardens of Scunthorpe, designed by the world famous architect and town planner Sir Patrick Abbercromby who designed the layout of the town over 80 years ago. Save Kingsway Golf Course
Humberside Police & Crime Commissioner (PPC), Matthew Grove, has revealed he is to appoint Youth Ambassadors in the four unitary authorities the force covers Read it first on www.VisitScunthorpe.Com
Due the the complexity of the web site address for the youth services petition, Visit Scunthorpe have been asked to host a link to it from our home page.
SIGN THE YOUTH SERVICES PETITION HERE
It would also be rude not to include a link to the Why You No Listen? campaign set up by young people asking members of the public to write to members of the rulling group to ask them to also support the petition and undo the changes which have been made.
Mr Jim Harding, chair of the Winterton Senior Citizens Forum has brought in to question the council's consultancy procedures regarding the proposed
demolition of De Lacy House residential home in Winterton.
Read our in-depth report only on www.VisitScunthorpe.Com.
Scunthorpe-based Nisa Retail Limited has announced plans to further develop and continue its growth strategy with new funding from Barclays.
Nisa is run purely for the benefit of its members, of which it has approximately 1,080 operating over 3,750 stores throughout the UK.
More details about their plans can be viewed here on www.VisitScunthorpe.Com.
Scunthorpe singer, songwriter has today released his new single "Walk away".
More details about the Jake Quickenden single are available on Visit Scunthorpe.
Following various discussions, it has been agreed that a petition hearing will be held at the Civic Centre on Thursday 28th February at 4pm.
Constitutionally these petition hearings are held in secret.
However, as was proven at the petition hearing for the car parking, a petition hearing may be made public at the discretion of the chair of the panel.
Find out more about the Youth Services Petition Hearing at Visit Scunthorpe.
On Friday, a new gift shop opened on Cottage beck road, in premises which have stood empty for over two years, bring much needed investment and rejuvination to the area
Owned and operated by Sam Canvass and Tracey Fletcher this new innovative gift shop not only provides many uniqie gift ideas, but also provides other crafters in the area to rent a display unit in the shop for just £10 per week. More details about the Occasions gift shop opening at Visit Scunthorpe
In July 2012 Visit Scunthorpe exclusively revealed that Go-Outdoors would be Visiting Scunthorpe.
Well, according to our sources, the store will be opening in April 2013. To find out more about this exciting new development for the town, and to find out about possible employment opportunities take a look at this story by The Hamst - Go Outdoors Open in April
We should be proud of our Young People for making a stand against North Lincolnshire Council to protect their threatened youth services.
These kids have set a great example which shames so many of us with our "I'm all right Jack" life styles. We should salute their efforts and ingenuity, support their petitions around the schools and look together to oppose other unjustified cuts affecting the most vulnerable.
On Friday they taught us all that people power can not be ignored. As a result the council had to allow multiple speakers, they had to declassify a secret report and then share and answer questions on their "secret" presentation which otherwise the public would have been barred from.
Read the full article about Youth Services on Visit Scunthorpe
Chad Varah the founder of the Samaritans has links with Ashby in Scunthorpe, and as our local branch of the Samaritans here in Scunthorpe celebrates its 50th anniversary, Patrick, the branch’s spokes person has appealed via Visit Scunthorpe for more volunteers.
Patrick says “Scunthorpe and District Samaritans is making a plea to members of the local community, to sign up to support people who might not have anywhere else to turn.”
Read the full story here: Scunthorpe Samaritans Appeal 2013
After many months stagnation, the next stage of clearance for the Advance Crosby project begins.
We were invited by residents of the area to witness a tribute to the loves, lives and communities of those who have in the past called Gurnell Stret their home.
Homes, which are soon to be rubble were dressed and prepared ready for the dozers, and a small dedication posted at each end of the street written by residents.
A Tribute to Gurnell Street
World champion line dancer Dance Julie will be starting adult line dance class every Tuesday night from the 8th Jan 2013 in the concert hall at Redbourn Club.
Classes commence at 7pm and will accommodate all levels of ability, and include social dancing and instructed dances for both beginners and intermediates.
Full details are available from the Dance Julie Line Dance web site.
Scunthorpe half marathon will take place on 28th April 2013. In Scunthorpe's first half marathon in 2012 we managed to collect £466 in sponsorship for local homeless charity The Forge. If you'd like to join our team this year, please let us know.
The Hamst takes a detailed look at Scunthorpe's historic buildings, paying a visit to each of our 16 grade I, II* and II Listed buildings.
Scunthorpe's oldest listed building was constructed in 1236, and its most recent in 1962.
For a full list of what there is, and where to see it, take a look at his great article
Cycle song is a "community opera" (aka musical) which was performed in Scunthorpe on the 14th and 15th of July as part of the cultural olympiad.
Written about Lal White, Scunthorpe's only medal winning Olympian it tells the story of how a working class Scunthorpe man, who worked on the steel works and trained in his spare time became a top cyclist and went on to win a silver medal.
We hope you enjoy video we took, we hope to be featuring a special video by North Lincs TV once its complete... In the mean time, Enjoy our bootleg, and if you've got a video you'd like us to share get in touch with Editors@VisitScunthorpe.Com
The only other Scunthorpian to compete in the Olympics we know about was Tom White who competed in the 800 meters at the 1948 London Olympics and again in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic games.
We also have a Cycle Song Gallery with lots of photos taken before and durin the performance by our team of citizen photogrpahers.
If you have any more Olympic Stories we'd be interested to hear, so drop us an email.
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On the day of the Olympic Torch visit we worked with local video production crew KNOW Media and Scunthorpe hotel Breeze Inn to bring residents a lasting reminder of the Olympic Torch visit to Scunthorpe.
27,000 people lined the route in town alone, with a further 10,000 watching it pass through Brigg and Wrawby. Here's our official tribute filmed and produced by KNOW Media.
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Scunthorpe half marathon
Know Media Photography of Scunthorpe
Olympic Torch in Scunthorpe
Baths Hall Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe in the Snow
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