A battle of the independents for town council
TWO candidates will battle it out for the right to represent Sleaford Holdingham ward on Sleaford Town Council.
Voters will go to the polls on October 3 after the seat was vacated by councillor John Charlesworth.
Mark Suffield, of Mareham Lane, is standing as a Lincolnshire Independent while Paul McCallum of Stephen's Way will stand as an Independent candidate.
Mr Suffield believes regeneration is a key issue for residents.
"I live and work in the Sleaford area and feel passionate about Sleaford and its future," he said.
"I understand the residents' concerns about the current regeneration plans and I strive for the truth and all the facts to ensure we can all make the right decision.
"Sleaford needs regeneration and we need to consider all the options to secure the future of our town.
"After studying all the information I am very concerned about the closing of the railway crossing and the additional road through the recreation ground."
Meanwhile, Mr McCallum said he is standing as an independent candidate as he doesn't believe politics should feature in local government.
"The main issue in my opinion is that most people do not want a road to go through the park," he said.
"There is also a huge play area at Woodside Park with nothing in it which definitely needs addressing.
"Plans for all the new housing does not include a doctor's surgery which would be badly needed so I would do what I could to change that.
"Also, I am standing as an Independent as I don't believe in politics being involved at a local level at all."
Residents will be able to cast their vote at the Jolly Scotchman in Holdingham between 7am and 10pm.