Lucinda Preston - City Candidate For Carholme Ward
Lucinda Preston - City Candidate For Carholme Ward

A bit about me

I live in Carholme with my husband and young son.  I absolutely love the area and have lived here for over a decade.  Outside of the City Council I work as an English teacher at a local secondary school.

Representing You

Since being elected I have been your voice in Carholme, listening to your concerns and ideas. Your issues are my issues!  I have:

  • Provided support to residents who contacted me during the COVID pandemic
  • Improved our green spaces by undertaking litter picks, sitting on the Council’s Commons Advisory Panel and supporting improvements to Whitton’s Park
  • Worked to combat anti-social behaviour around our streets
  • Supported residents in opposing planning applications that might be detrimental to our community
  • Co-ordinated an arts festival alongside other Carholme residents

Working To Improve Carholme

I am Secretary of the Carholme Community Forum and regularly work with organisations such as the West End Residents Association, the Long Leys Residents Association,  Liquorice Park Trust and the University of Lincoln, helping to identify and address matters that affect us all.

Currently I’m working with my County Council colleague, Robert Parker, and the Liquorice Park Trust, on a project to restore the Dawber Garden, near The Lawn.  Alongside this I’m involved with improving an area of land near Upper Long Leys Road and Willis Close, creating a greener and more inviting space for local residents.

Taking Climate Change Seriously

In my wider City Council role I am the Council’s Sustainability Advocate as I’m passionate about improving the environment. I proposed the motion to make Lincoln a plastic-free council and seconded the Council’s climate emergency motion.  I passionately believe that local government has an important role to play in protecting our planet.

Whilst the Labour City Council has made a commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, the Tories are aiming for 2050, twenty years too late.  A vote for me on May 6th helps ensure we continue to prioritise the environment.

My Priorities

It is a privilege to be your Carholme councillor.  If re-elected I will:

  • Work with residents to further support and improve our green spaces and play parks
  • Fight planning applications that would mean more HMOs by the back door and more crowded living spaces for young people
  • Hold regular surgeries again, once COVID restrictions are relaxed

I hope you will vote for me this May and help deliver a greener and fairer future for Lincoln.

Warm wishes

Lucinda

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