09:49, Friday, 22nd March 2019

The brand new St John’s Market in Scunthorpe today opened its doors following a multi-million pound investment from North Lincolnshire Council.

More than 60 traders welcomed the first customers in their modern new home.

The council transformed the former BHS store on Jubilee Way into a contemporary market offering bespoke stalls that celebrates the area’s retail heritage.

On the ground floor there is a variety of butchers, greengrocers, fishmongers and bakers, as well as jewellery, accessories, toys, books, music and hairdressers.

The Food Court is located on the first floor selling everything from paninis and Indian food to desserts and alcohol. It has a large communal area for eating, drinking and socialising.

A range of stalls can also be found on the first floor including fashion, homeware, cosmetics, sweets, accessories and babywear – plus much more.

St John’s Market is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm. The Food Court is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to late.

Free Wi-Fi is available in the new market and free public toilets, which replace the existing public facilities at the bottom of the high street.

North Lincolnshire Council secured nearly £4m from Greater Lincolnshire LEP for Scunthorpe town centre infrastructure improvements including acquisition of St John’s Market new building.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council officially opened the new market this morning, he said:

“I am delighted to see St John’s Market open today. The whole markets team have been working tirelessly over the past few months to get to this point. It looks fantastic and offers a completely different shopping experience for visitors.

“We kept our promise to open up a new market and we have delivered that today following a multi-million pound investment.

“The Food Court is something we’ve never had before at the market in Scunthorpe; it is brilliant. It will open six days a week until late so people wanting to stay in the town centre for longer can and people visiting the cinema can get a bite to eat.

“This morning we have seen existing customers come through the doors as well as young people coming before school. It is an exciting time for Scunthorpe.”

Charmaine Ingham from Tutti Fruiters said:

“I am really pleased the market is open. I love my stall; it’s in a fantastic position. The feedback I’ve had from my customers so far has been brilliant.

“The council have been fantastic throughout the whole process and have communicated everything with us.”

Ground floor traders:

  • Angelo’s Butchers
  • Anna Belle Designs
  • Bacon Charlies
  • Barnes
  • Bela Moda Boutique
  • Dawson’s Fresh from the Field
  • Gail’s Handbags
  • Jim Bale
  • Judges Butchers & Meat Pie Specialists
  • Kevin’s Hosiery
  • Kilty Cuts
  • MJ Capps & Son
  • Panda Cards
  • Salvage Row
  • Taylor’s Family Butchers
  • Teasdales
  • The Petite Pantry
  • The Toy Man
  • Tutti Fruiters
  • Vinyl Jewels
  • WA Betts Jewellers
  • Wanda’s Books
  • Wool Paradise

 

First floor traders:

  • A&S Collection
  • Alan’s Watches
  • Ali’s Food Hut
  • Alpha Building Plastics Ltd
  • Area 51
  • Bling & Things
  • Brothers Duffy Entertainment
  • Burger Shack
  • Crafty Kents
  • Denim Discount
  • Emelia’s Bar
  • Food 2 Go
  • Gem International Trading Co Ltd
  • Jubilee Sweets
  • L&H Laser Crafts
  • Laura’s Sweet Occasions
  • Liquid Mist
  • Lollipops
  • Marks Gluten Free Treats
  • Miller’s Mix
  • Nappa’s Chilli Sauce
  • Oasis by Masey’s
  • O’Keefe’s Emporium
  • Outerwear
  • Pandora’s Box Babywear
  • Panini King
  • Propa Pies
  • RK Clothing
  • Smart Store
  • Star Phones
  • Style House
  • Sweet Treats
  • Taran’s Nut Free Tiffin
  • The Collectors Emporium & The Rug Stall
  • The Gift Box Garage
  • The Perfume Stall
  • TR Textiles
  • Veer Beauty

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP was set up in 2010 and works with businesses and local authorities to develop and grow Greater Lincolnshire’s diverse economy.

It is a public / private partnership led by the private sector. It works with central government and the private sector to invest in infrastructure, skills, innovation and productivity. More than 100 businesses are involved in its strategies, and 80 business people sit on its boards.

The LEP has an ambitious and balanced strategic economic growth plan for Greater Lincolnshire. • The LEP’s six priority sectors are agri-food, the visitor economy, manufacturing, logistics, health and care and low-carbon energy. The LEP has invested £307 million in local economic growth schemes in Greater Lincolnshire since 2014.

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP covers an area including North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and the administrative county of Lincolnshire and is led by a LEP board made up of leading figures in the public and private sector.

To find out more visit www.greaterlincolnshirelep.co.uk or follow the LEP on Twitter: @greaterlincslep.

Local Growth Fund
Local Enterprise Partnerships are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth across the country, helping to build a country that works for everyone.

That’s why by 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund, allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country firing on all cylinders.
 
Some additional key facts:

  • There are 38 LEPs covering the whole of England
  • The government has awarded £9.1bn in three rounds of Growth Deals to local areas to drive economic growth.
  • LEPs are investing in a wide range of projects including transport, skills, business support, broadband, innovation and flood defences.

Northern Powerhouse 
Some Northern Powerhouse key facts:

  • The Northern Powerhouse is a key aspect of this Government’s approach to addressing the productivity gap in the North and ensuring a stronger, more sustainable economy for all parts of the UK.
  • The government has awarded £3.4bn in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Northern Powerhouse.

 
Midlands Engine 
Some Midlands Engine key facts:

  • The government is committed to making the Midlands an Engine for Growth in the UK, increasing economic growth and improving the quality of life for everyone. The Midlands is home to over 10 million people and over 780,000 businesses. Its economy is worth £217.7 billion.
  • So far the government has awarded £1.9 billion in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Midlands.