A message from your Conservative Candidate for Hampton Vale, Nigel North.
When I moved to Peterborough from Cumbria in 2003 it was the Hamptons that I chose. I think that the blend of commercial shops, restaurants and businesses, with the bucolic, country appeal of lakes and green spaces is a perfect environment for families to grow up in. If elected I shall work to ensure that Hampton Vale continues to be a fantastic place to live, socialise and work in. I was a councillor in the Hamptons until the boundary change in 2016. I very much enjoyed working with the local residents helping them deal with their individual problems such as street lighting, planning issues and road adoption.
I am a great believer in green issues and believe it is of the utmost importance to maintain Peterborough’s green spaces. I firmly believe that Hampton’s green spaces, trees and lakes must be maintained and improved. This will benefit individuals and families improving physical and mental health and happiness. I currently work as a butcher and fishmonger and live with my wife, Jackie, who works as a primary school headteacher.
My son, Ollie, was schooled in Hampton; he attended the primary school and then had his entire secondary college at Hampton College. During my time at the college as a Governor I was instrumental in getting the Sixth Form extension built. My aim if elected, is to work closely with the other Councillors, the Parish Council and most importantly the residents of Hampton Vale to maintain and develop a close community spirit, to ensure that standards are maintained and improved.
My top three priorities for the ward:
1 WORKING WITH RESIDENTS TO RESOLVE PARKING ISSUES
With an increasing population we need to work together to find solutions to the growing parking problems in Hampton.
2 INCREASING THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY
I will work closely with the police and enforcement teams to ensure that local people’s concerns are listened to and acted on. Fines need to be stronger and there needs to be more visible policing.
3 TACKLING LITTERING AND FLY-TIPPING
Organising local community litter-picks with residents to clean up our streets from litter, and reporting fly-tips to the council to be correctly removed and disposed of.