Where are the local tradesmen?

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EDITOR – I’m a regular reader of the Market Rasen Mail and enjoy the local news aspect.

Sometimes I’m even prompted to fire off a letter or two about something I’ve read.

In this week’s issue, however, I went to the classified section because I wanted to find a gardener and always try to support local businesses.

So, when I saw nine entries for gardeners I thought I’d have a good choice. Wrong!

Six were based in Louth

One in Spilsby

One in Skegness

One in Grainthorpe

None of them is within 25 miles of my home. I know there are many businesses offering gardening services around the Market Rasen and Brigg area – how come none of them grace your pages?

Dave Pearce

South Kelsey

EDITOR’S NOTE – Thank you for your letter.

We are the Market Rasen, Caistor and Brigg area’s paper for local news – no other publication in the area has more stories from our area. But we do share our classified, motoring and property sections with our sister papers like the Louth Leader, Horncastle News and Skegness Standard.

The idea is if you can’t find a service in your area there may be a tradesman who can help just a little bit further up the road.

If a business in Market Rasen is not listed in the newspaper it is because I’m afraid they choose not to advertise with us.