Mike King

Council candidate for Toller Ward

I am standing once more for South Kesteven District Council after having served eight years for my three villages. Due to my professional background in urban and rural regeneration , property and planning I have been able to help SKDC implement its ambitious plans for bringing development and jobs to the District as well as protecting our natural and historic environment. In particular I have been responsible for the new Draft Local Plan which, amongst other changes, aims to loosen the previously tight restrictions on housing in smaller villages – Folkingham and Horbling included.

Most of all I have enjoyed working for local residents and businesses - helping them cut through red tape and bureaucracy  and putting them in touch with the right authorities and people.  I have made five small grant awards from my member’s fund to local communities ranging from mother and toddler groups, through a local choir to an amateur dramatics group. I have worked closely with the local parish councils to bring projects to fruition such as new play equipment to Billingborough and Horbling’s Recreation Ground and 30 brand new allotments for Billingborough.  A number of challenges face the next four years including combatting rural isolation, ensuring our local facilities survive and grow and tackling the  straw-drop problem in the villages which continues despite the success of the Big Clean.  

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Kelham Cooke

Deputy Leader - 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.

Robert Reid

Councillor for Bourne AusterbyHe has a career in hospitality currently managing Toft House Hotel along with his wife and family. He frequently networks with Local Residents and business owners.

Ray Wootten

Councillor for Grantham St Wulfram's WardI have been re-elected as your Conservative Councillor for Grantham St Wulfram’s ward. I am also the County Councillor for Grantham North.

Barry Dobson

Councillor for Dolewood WardI have been a member of Thurlby Parish Council for 6 years and I am now in my third year as chairman. Among other issues, I have been involved in the reduction of the speed limit along the A15 between Thurlby and Northorpe as well as the upcoming installation of a signal-controlled crossing at Northorpe.