Lynda Russell-Cairns is the Conservative candidate in next week’s by-election for the town council. She writes: “I live in Waterloo Road Wellington and I am married with one daughter, two step-daughters and seven grandchildren. My husband and I were lucky enough to re-locate to this part of the country three years ago.
“Having spent all my life in Hampshire, working for a local Solicitor, Estate Agent and before choosing to move to Wellington I also ran my own successful business for many years.
“ I have always had a keen interest in local politics and the need for the community’s voice to be heard. Wellington and Rockwell Green, is as I’ve found, such fantastic places to live and the friendliest of people seem to live and work here.
“I am currently the Secretary of the Basins Volunteer Group, we are a group of volunteers who look after and maintain the Ponds in Corams Lane, and most of the residents of Rockwell Green have a great access to this beautiful area. The footpath from Rockwell Green to Wellington Sports Centre and the Wellington Rugby Club takes in an abundance of wildlife that this area can offer.
“I am on the committee for the Wellington Museum and when this is open from March to October I work there on a voluntary basis, this, I find is a great place to volunteer and is rich with the history of Rockwell Green and the surrounding villages.
“I am also a member of the Wellington Community Centre which in 2016 we were lucky enough to have a new toilet block with disabled facilities completed.
“I would love the opportunity to represent “The Greeners” with their local affairs and concerns in the best way I can, and to be a voice for you and your community.
“Rockwell Green and Westford residents deserve to be represented and if I am appointed to act or speak for you in this by election I will endeavour to have all of your best interests at heart and hopefully make a difference on any issues the community encounters over the coming years.”