Ballot box. Pic: Anthony Karanja
Ballot box. Pic: Anthony Karanja

As Lichfield and Burntwood voters prepare to go to the ballot box for the local elections on May 5, The Lichfield Blog has offered each of the candidates the chance to have their say.

We’ve sent out questionnaires to all District Council candidates and will publish their responses on the site to help you decide where to put your cross on election day. If your local candidates haven’t responded yet, why not chase them?

Name: Jackie Littlewood
Ward: Boley Park
Occupation: Retired

What has made you decide to stand for election?
I have been a resident of the city of Lichfield for 48 years and am very interested and concerned for the future of our city and rural surroundings.

What are the key local issues for you in your ward?

  • Facilities for infant and junior play areas.
  • Recreational facilities for teenagers.
  • General upkeep of Boley Park and the surrounding area.
  • Crime prevention.
  • HS2

If you are elected how do you plan to keep your constituents informed of what you are doing to represent them?
I will set up a website and put regular updates in the Mercury.

How do you feel you will be able to make a difference to your constituents?
By being available, listening to their views and bringing them to the attention of the council. Also acting on the items mentioned above.

Anything else you would like to add?
As mentioned I have lived in Lichfield for 48 years and have been at my current address on Boley Park for 32 of those years.

Also standing in the Boley Park ward (once they have responded, these will link to the response):


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