Fishermen net candidate's support for petition

Retired Grimsby fishermen have joined forces with Labour’s Parliamentary candidate to campaign against anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping near their homes.


Melanie Onn, who grew up in Grimsby and lives in the town with her son, has lent her support to the locals who live in The Square’s alms houses for ex-fishermen.


Melanie said: “Grimsby in proud of its fishing heritage and everyone I meet agrees that something needs to be done about The Square. The retired fishermen are a vulnerable group who have not been listened to.”


The campaign group will be asking Grimsby residents to sign their petition which calls on North East Lincolnshire Council and the Fisherman Almshouse Refuge Trust to tackle the problem by building fencing around The Square, and installing CCTV to keep nuisance makers at bay.


Melanie added: “Our retired fishermen are fed up of litter and anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhood, and it’s high time something was done about it.


“We’ll be collecting signatures and delivering it to the powers that be. Our former fishermen have been ignored. I want to see the tide turn, so they finally get the help they need.”




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