Parkfield & Oxbridge
Please take a look at some examples of the work we have undertaken locally.
If you vote for your Labour ward councillors on Thursday 7 May, we promise to continue working hard for people throughout Parkfield and Oxbridge. You can also read some specific pledges from a Labour council and our pledges for Parkfield and Oxbridge.
- Close working including regular meetings, ward walks and taking action on many issues with the Neighbourhood Police Team, along with Stockton Council Enforcement and Antisocial Behaviour teams
- Improved road safety with legal 20mph speed limit and speed bump on Oxbridge Lane and 20mph zone around Oxbridge Lane Primary School, after surveying residents
- Used our ward budget to fund improvements as discussed with residents, including:
• CCTV installed across Parkfield to help tackle crime and antisocial behaviour
• New general litter and dog litter bins around the ward
• Tree planting to improve the environment
• Dropped kerbs to improve access for wheelchair and pushchair users
• New street lights in specific locations Removing unwanted concrete ‘build outs’ to create more parking spaces
• Bollards to prevent cars mounting kerbs and pavements
- Surveyed residents at Bowesfield Park and introduced new road safety, pedestrian and cycling measures in the area
- Launched new credit union service locally with Tees Credit Union and Oxbridge Lane Primary School Organised Community First funding, securing grants for charities and community groups in the ward
- First permanent CCTV camera installed in Oxbridge Improvements and new lighting to the under pass to Dovecot Street
- Successfully campaigned for the brewery to erect new fence at back of Walter Street
Our pledges for Parkfield and Oxbridge
- help develop and fund more local activities and facilities including for young people and a growing elderly population work to get the right housing – and the quality standards – needed for people to live in decent homes
- get Bowesfield Park complete and public areas adopted by Stockton Council constantly fight for fairness, opportunity and equality for everyone in our diverse and friendly ward
- focus relentlessly on the key antisocial behaviour and community safety issues by working with the Police and ensuring all agencies work together
- continue to be available to help residents at times that suit you, not just ward surgeries but by phone and email
- continue working in partnership and fight for resources for our ward to tackle our key issues strive to bring in more funding for major projects and regeneration, and to support community groups and organisations
David Rose was elected in 2011 and has worked hard to make a difference for residents across the ward. As well as tackling a wide variety of casework he has been instrumental in delivering the GoWarm free external cladding project and, for the first time ever, winning significant flood defences funding for Lustrum Beck. David has worked hard to tackle issues including road safety; crime and antisocial behaviour, working closely with the Police; and improving public spaces; securing more CCTV for the area; and improving local services. Through his casework he has helped residents with issues including benefits, domestic violence, finding social housing, clearing and cleaning areas that have been littered, antisocial behaviour, planning applications, health and social care and more.
He has also secured funding for community organisations, and actively worked with residents across many activities and projects in the ward including the highly succesful St Peter’s Community Gardening scheme and annual Trinity carols service. David is a governor of Oxbridge Lane primary school and chair of the Sunrise Children’s Centre Advisory Board.
David attends regular residents associations; walks the ward with the Neighbourhood Police Team and council officers; and produces a monthly enewsletter for residents (email to subscribe at firstname.lastname@example.org).
In his work life, David has more than 20 years’ marketing and communications experience including management roles with Lambeth Council, Select Education plc, Tourism South East and the Audit Commission. Most recently he has been an interim Head of Campaigns for a DEFRA executive delivery agency, helping deliver £billions of EU funding into the rural economy.
Mohammed Javed was elected as councillor for the ward in 2007 and has since worked hard to serve residents and improve local life. As a councillor, in his job in the NHS – supporting people with learning disabilities and through his voluntary work, Javed is committed to helping people from all backgrounds.
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