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I have created a group on Facebook called 'Bring A Primark To Newmarket' i have gained over 1500 members in just a few days.
Newmarket used to be a busy, popular place to shop, but now it is over run with phone shops and Book makers, the community that have joined my group, all agree that a Primark is well needed in our town, people will travel 15-20 miles to go shopping, as there is nothing in newmarket for us.
A primark would offer many benefits for our town, not just a place to shop, but it would offer more jobs and make Newmarket a busier place, and bring in more people.
As a town we feel passionate about this, and really just want to be heard.
Newmarket is currently not well served by foodstores and would benefit from a wider choice.
We believe the old gasworks site at Exning Road site is the best available foodstore site in Newmarket as it is brownfield and on the edge of the town centre.
Morrisons has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public. The majority - 90% of respondents - said they supported the proposals and were happy to see the site redeveloped by Morrisons.
A planning application has been submitted to Forest Heath District Council, who will shortly decide whether to give the go ahead.
Please sign this petition to let councillors know the local community want a new Morrisons in Newmarket.
The PUT FOOD IN THE BUDGET CAMPAIGN represents 30 communities across Ontario that promote the implementation of a $100 Healthy Food Supplement for all adults on social assistance in Ontario. The Supplement will serve as a down payment in closing the monthly income gap.
10, 000 + Ontarians and 50 MPPs of all political parties have completed the 'Do the Math' Budget Survey which calculates the monthly living costs for a single individual. The average monthly cost arrived at was $1,350. The current poverty line for a single individual is approximately $1,600/month. An individual on social assistance receives $592 per month. Once rent is paid, there is little if anything left, forcing thousands of Ontarians to rely on already over burdened food banks.
The basic needs allowance is set far below actual market costs. This negligence has created a widespread food insecurity crisis and increase in chronic illness related to poor nutrition. These issues are a cost to society, where as putting money in the hands of low-income individuals will immediately benefit our communities ("How paying people’s way out of poverty can help us all" Globe & Mail)
The government has created its Social Assistance Review to evaluate the true cost of living in communities across Ontario and we are asking them to establish a new benchmark for income adequacy in setting benefit rates. In the meantime, individuals living in deep poverty cannot afford to wait any longer to have a place to live and enough money to purchase healthy food.
The PUT FOOD IN THE BUDGET CAMPAIGN is in partnership with Association of Local Public Health Agencies, Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC), and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
A new housing estate has been built off Exning Road, no infrastructure had been provided, the through road is currently blocked, this causes serious road safety problems for children, Mother's/Father's crossing the road to get to their various schools or simply to just cross the road to do their daily routines.
Urgent action is needed to ensure the safety of all our families, this is an accident waiting to happen we must act now before some one is hurt or even worse.