Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council
A look back at recent engagements by the Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr Ray Wootten
As Chairman of the county council, Cllr Ray Wootten has donated £1900 towards good causes from the Cllr Big Society Fund. From police cadets to a table tennis club, and from scouts to pensioners - a wide range of groups and ages have benefited.
These include Grantham Volunteer Police Cadets - as a former police officer it’s a cause close to Cllr Wootten’s heart. He donated £300 to the cadets to enable them to purchase boots and two way walkie talkies.
Cllr Wootten also donated £300 to Grantham 47F Squadron ATC towards their purchase of a minibus. The vehicle will enable the air cadets to attend training exercises and camping trips, as well as getting to RAF Cranwell for regular activities.
Other groups to benefit from Cllr Wootten’s awards from the Big Society Fund include Gonerby Hill Primary School which received £200 to purchase seating in the children’s play area.
In March, Cllr Wootten attended the Commonwealth Flag Raising Ceremony held at Lincoln Castle, where he raised the flag in a special celebration of the Commonwealth.
He also visited the first Heavy Horse Show to be held in Grantham at Arena UK. Cllr Wootten presented the prizes in the Agricultural Implementation section. He said, “I hope that this show becomes a regular feature in Grantham which gave a boost to the local economy and tourism.”
He was also delighted to meet the star of the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Jade Etherington, from Bourne, Lincolnshire. Jade won four medals: silver in downhill, slalom and super combined, and bronze in the super-g. Also meeting Jade were Cllr Wootten’s wife, Cllr Linda Wootten, (on left), and Cllr Sue Woolley, (second from left).