UKIP and the Conservatives will contest a district council by-election in Frithville tomorrow (Thursday).
Here the two candidates competing for the East Lindsey District Council seat make their case for your votes...
Neil Jones (Conservative)
I’ve lived in Langrick for over 28 years and been an active member of the community, chairman of the parish council, past governor of William Lovell and Gipsey Bridge schools and on the village hall and Revesby Country Fair committees.
I’m passionately interested in ensuring this rural community continues to thrive and if elected would strive to ensure services continue and improve.
Village communities need sympathetic planning, rural co-ordinated transport, timely repairs to the highway, better road safety. I’d lobby to get a fairer slice of the cake. Local finances are under pressure, we need to ensure frontline services are protected, and councils work together sharing staff and resources to reduce bureaucracy.
I strongly believe you need someone with local connections to represent you, who lives in the ward and understands local needs with no other conflicting interests with other councils.
I’ll speak with you and attend all meetings where possible.
Colin Mair (UKIP)
It has been a pleasure to visit all the communities in the very spread out area covered in the Frithville ward, talking to many people about the issues they feel are important.
These include the usual list such as the state of the roads, planning, green waste collection, parking charges in local villages and towns, library closures and roll-out of high speed broadband, but there’s also a common thread of frustration at apparent poor communication.
A lot of people, for example, said they didn’t know there was a local election coming up. People need to know what plans affect them and how and need to know who and how to talk to when they have a problem.
That’s where councillors should support the community, ploughing through the system to help individuals and communities, and I intend to try my best to do just that, using plain talk and common sense.