Chris Benn

District Councillor for Castle Ward

Chris is a retired sales executive and RAF pilot: he has been a life-long Conservative.  He learned to fly while at school and went on to fly a variety of aircraft, including Harriers.  He flew in the UK, Falkland Islands, Germany and Oman, until he moved on to desk work in 1994.  During three years with the USAF he graduated with distinction from a master’s level Strategic Studies programme at the United States Air University in Montgomery, Alabama.  He left the RAF in 2006 after 36 years.

His commercial experience is in sales of UK manufactured optronics, avionics, flight simulators, and aircrew survival and flight safety equipment, travelling internationally until his retirement in 2016.  He brings to the SKDC team broad experience of project and committee management, financial scrutiny, and history as a volunteer supporting diverse charitable enterprises.

Chris has lived in South Lincolnshire for the last 15 years, and has family history in Grantham: his wife, Jacqui, is from Peterborough.  He is a keen swimmer and uses the Grantham Meres pool regularly.

“As a grandfather I know it is hugely important for young people to get a sound start in life, make sensible decisions and to have confidence in themselves.  I want to ensure anything the District Council can do to contribute to an ethos of responsibility and self-reliance in early life through experience and education becomes a priority.”

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Kelham Cooke

Leader of South Kesteven District Council
District Councillor for Casewick Ward

I live in the small village of Barholm within the Casewick Ward and for the past seven years have represented the parishes of Barholm, Baston, Greatford, Langtoft, Stowe, Tallington and Uffington.

Rosemary Trollope-Bellew

District Councillor for Casewick Ward
County Councillor for Deepings West & Rural Division

I have lived & worked in the area all my life and represented the area since 2011. At district I am Vice-Chairman of Engagement Policy Development Group and member of the Development Control Committee.

Bob Adams

District Councillor for Isaac Newton Ward
County Councillor for Colsterworth Rural Division

Bob has lived in the area since 1987.  His wife and daughters fully support him. Since being elected in 2007 he has served on the Planning Committee, Resources Policy Development Group while he has Chaired the Engagement Policy Development Group and was Chairman of the Council in 2009. Bob was th

Helen Goral

District Councillor for Grantham Arnoldfield Ward

Helen lives in Grantham, has two young children, and works as a Communications consultant. Since March 2017, Helen has also been a Cabinet Member on South Kesteven District Council, with responsibility for Growth and Communications.

Dean Ward

District Councillor for Grantham Arnoldfield Ward

Dean has represented the Arnoldfield Ward in Grantham on South Kesteven District Council since he was first elected in 2015.

George Chivers

District Councillor for Belmont Ward

Born in Perth, Scotland, I joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 15 ½.  During my time in the services, I have been posted to Aden, Singapore, Gan and Cyprus.

On my discharge, in 1975, I settled in Grantham at 129 Fifth Avenue, where I still reside.

Jane Kingman

District Councillor for Bourne Austerby Ward

Jane has been a Town Councillor for 13 years being proud to be Mayor in 2007/08.  She is a Trustee of the Butterfield Day Care Centre whilst previously running a Market Stall for many years on Bourne Market. Currently works for Warners Midlands PLC.

Robert Reid

District Councillor for Bourne Austerby Ward
County Councillor for Bourne South & Thurlby Division

Robert has had a career in hospitality latterly managing Toft House Hotel along with his wife and family. He frequently networks with Local Residents and business owners.

Nick Robins

District Councillor for Glen Ward

I have been honoured to serve you as District Councillor since 2011. I have recently purchased a property in Corby Glen and I am looking forward to moving into the Village. I was involved in the Car Industry for many years and now own an oven cleaning business in the area. Regularly attend all th

Jacky Smith

District Councillor for Grantham St Wulfram’s Ward

I was first elected to St Wulfram’s Ward  in 2011 and was pleased to be re-elected in 2015. If re-elected in May I will continue to promote Grantham as a great  place to live, work and play.