A message from Councillor Brian Rush, seeking re-election in Stanground South Ward
Stanground is a great place and I have been lucky to live here with my wife Rita for over 35 years. I have represented residents as a City Councillor for 18 years and in addition to this I perform a number of voluntary community roles. I am a School Governor at Southfields Primary School and regularly help with the Community Cadets, going out into the community clearing litter: I feel strongly the importance of giving a good start in life to the youth of today as they are the future generation of community leaders.
If re-elected I will fight any future inappropriate planning applications, ensure the promised road improvements for the Whittlesey Road/ Pondersbridge junction are delivered. Fly-Tipping, Litter and Dog Fouling blights our community and I support introducing more enforcement officers and issuing stronger fines to deter these crimes from degrading our community. Speeding is a big issue around our ward and I am working with local volunteers on speed watch courses to protect families and residents from hard from dangerous driving.
Working with the Police, Local Authority, Volunteers and Sports Associations I want to ensure our community remains a desirable place to live. I feel passionately about protecting Stanground, Cardea and Fletton. It is one of the best areas in the city, with a strong sense of community, and I will continue to work towards preserving its special character.
I would like the opportunity to continue to represent the best interests of all residents of the area. It is your community and by working together we can make it a safe, clean and healthy place to live. I hope I can count on your support to make this happen.
My top three priorities for the ward:
1 WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY
Engaging with local residents, community groups and schools to make sure everyone can contribute towards making Stanground, Cardea and Fletton great places to live.
2 IMPROVING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE
Campaigning to make sure the promised road improvements on the Whittlesey Road/ Pondersbridge junction are delivered along with other much needed works.
3 REDUCING CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
Cleaning our streets by working with local police and environment enforcement officers to ensure those responsible for dogfoul waste, flytipping and litter are held accountable.