Over the past few weeks I have been asking local people what they want done to make Whitwick and Thringstone better places to live.
Here are just a few of the responses:
'Street lighting has affected us. It is very dangerous on a main road that doesn't have cats eyes, and very dangerous when cars are parked at the road side.'
'Stop dog fouling! It's disgusting and continually seen on footpaths in Whitwick - so unpleasant when walking the children to school.'
'No street lights after 12 midnight / Grit bin placed at the top of the hill / Revamp Coalville Town Centre - Get better shops.'
'I live alone and in a quiet residential part of Whitwick. The loss of night street lighting has made my area Dickensian. It has depressed me beyond words and I feel unsafe. Regarding gritting, I did not (dare not) leave the house for 21 days.'
'Street lighting in our street - it makes it very frightening and dark.'
All of the comments come from ordinary residents.
All of the comments relate to services provided by your local Conservative controlled Councils.
The same Councils who tell us about the great job they are doing.
I cannot promise that if you elect me everything will magically be sorted. I do promise that I will work tirelessly to address the issues that matter to local people.