Richard Johnston Skellingthorpe
I live in the ward and currently serve our residents with energy and drive
The main challenges facing us are very close to Skellingthorpe:
- Proposed Rendering plants both in Skellingthorpe and at Norton Disney
- Western Growth Corridor 3,200 houses that will impact on our community
- House building in Skellingthorpe and the LACK of infrastructure for the village
- Dealing with challenges from the potential closure of our Surgery
…uncluttered by National Party Politics.
After completing my first period as your District Councillor I realise that there is very much more to do.
The fiasco that the main political parties are making of our future; only serves to strengthen my belief that our first duty should be to stand up for the people they represent.
This can only be done at ‘local level’ by INDEPENDENT Councillors dedicated to looking after your interest, uncluttered by party loyalties.
The main challenges facing us over the next years ( that we know of) are very close to Skellingthorpe.
- The Proposed Rendering plants both in Skellingthorpe and at Norton Disney
- The Western Growth Corridor and what 3,200 houses near to us will impact on our community
- The house building in Skellingthorpe and the infrastructure provisions for the villages future
How many of these will be implemented on the ‘party line’, irrespective of local needs; potentially ignoring demand on, schools , surgeries and road systems?
But what can be done? I am standing again as an Independent candidate for the Skellingthorpe District in the NKDC elections this MAY. I have spent a considerable amount of time on training and serving on key committees; including Planning, Licensing & Performance Resources & Scrutiny: thus providing me with the skills and awareness to act in your interests.
I am supported by the Lincolnshire Independents. This group is like-minded, hardworking, and very determined supporters of our local communities. We have been pressing for a concerted non-party political campaign for change. We can then focus on maintaining our roads properly, dealing with transport issues, helping local businesses grow, and getting the health and adult care services we so desperately need.
The election on May 2nd is our chance to change things. We can start to fix these problems, and create a better future that everyone in our area can be proud of! Please vote for me on May 2nd.
And let’s make your District Council work for us instead of Westminster!