Review of the Year Part Twelve: Business and the High Street in centre stage

Santa and his two helpers who made sure every child had a gift EMN-141219-122123001
Santa and his two helpers who made sure every child had a gift EMN-141219-122123001

Market Rasen’s High Street has been a constant topic of conversation since MR BIG won Portas Pilot status a couple of years ago.

And December was no different as two shops closed their doors for the final time leading to calls for improved terms for traders with landlords.

Two of MR BIGs directors, Sara Scott and Darren Lince also unveiled plans for a separate project the duo were looking to invest in.

They submitted a planning application to construct a two storey office building on land behind Grandad’s Shed, which they bought and refurbished previously.

The aim is to create high tech modern office space to bring workers in to town to support shops and lunchtime trade during the week.

There was good news in business for a Binbrook woman too.

Jodi Huggett of renewable energy company 4eco won the Woman in Business Award .

There are difficult times ahead for Lincolnshire Police the county council and West Lindsey District Council too.

Just last week we revealed the county’s police faced a budget cut of £3million in 2015/16 and WLDC saw a 3.6 per cent reduction in its funding for next year of any authority in England.

There have of course been plenty of festive photos too featured in the Rasen Mail over the last month too.

And Market Rasen’s and Caistor’s Christmas markets were both huge successes, drawing the crowds and filling the streets with eager shoppers.

Plus carols raised the roof at the annual Rotary Community Carl Concert at Market Rasen Methodist Church when there was a very special visit from Father Christmas too.