Grantham Journal Caricature: Councillor Linda Wootten

Councillor Linda Wootten. Caricature by Terry Shelbourne.
Councillor Linda Wootten. Caricature by Terry Shelbourne.
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Councillor Linda Wootten was born and raised in Bedford and describes herself as a real “country girl at heart”.

She said: “I love nature, animals, the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees.”

Having spent her working life in retail management, Linda has spent a number of years enjoying the challenge of hitting sales targets.

She added: “I love shopping, a girl can never have too many shoes or handbags.”

Linda, with her husband Ray, also a councillor, decided to move to Grantham to retire as such and to try and gain a council seat.

“I’m a people person and I like to help people with issues and problems. I also care passionately about the community we live in,” she said. “It’s satisfying to achieve something for residents that they’ve been unable to do on their own.”

Linda is currently a county councillor and a cabinet member at South Kesteven District Council for arts leisure and culture.

At the moment, she has three chains of office, as the chairman of the Grantham Twinning Association, chairman’s lady at South Kesteven District Council and deputy Mayor of Grantham.

Linda has also been the mayoress of Grantham and the Lincolnshire County Council chairman’s lady.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, including preparing dinner and baking cakes for them all to enjoy. She also enjoys going out on country walks and sewing.