Cabinet Call with Gary Porter: Make sure you don’t miss out on a vote

Gary Porter: make sure you don't miss out on a vote.
Gary Porter: make sure you don't miss out on a vote.

It only seems like five minutes ago that the elections were taking place and already much has happened since those exciting few weeks back in April/May.

On the subject of elections, you may have noticed a form dropping through your letterbox in recent days as part of the council’s annual voter registration canvass.

If you care about the place you live in, then voting is one of the best ways to make sure that you can play an active part in its future.

This is being carried out to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

With Police and Crime Commissioner elections happening across Lincolnshire in May next year, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure that when the elections take place they will easily be able to take part.

To make sure you are able to have your say, simply check the form when it arrives (one form per household is being sent out) and return it as promptly as possible (you can do this online or by text message).

This should only take a couple of minutes of your time and if you’re not currently registered, we’ll send you information explaining how to do this or you can go online to apply to register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

It’s vitally important that anyone who has recently moved address looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered.

If you care about the place you live in, then voting is one of the best ways to make sure that you can play an active part in its future.

As I stated in my last column, there are several positive projects that we are going to deliver over the coming weeks and months.

We will be continuing our Pride in South Holland campaign to clean up eyesore sites across the district and already councillors have taken part in litter picks around Spalding.

We can also look forward to new homes being built following the launch of our housing company.

We will shortly be announcing the name of the company, which we invited readers of this newspaper to come up with suggestions for and I would like to thank everyone who contributed.