Local Election 2011
Hopwood Hall Ward
In this forthcoming local election on May 5th, I ask you to support me on the basis of the work that I’ve done in your local community. Hopwood Hall is a very diverse ward covering parts of both Heywood and Middleton and each area has different needs and priorities.
Hopwood & Birch
In Hopwood, I have successfully worked with local residents to have many roads resurfaced: Prospect St, Derwent Ave, Canal St, Marlborough St, Torrington St, Hopwood Ave and Farm St. I got the huge pothole on Walton St filled in recently.
Around Middleton Road and the Hopwood Triangle I’ve had alley gates installed for the better security of local residents.
I successfully supported parents to keep the ‘Before and After School Club’ at Hopwood County Primary School and the Siddal Moor Play Group.
I worked to have the lorry gate installed at Hareshill Rd to stop big lorries coming via Hopwood to Heywood Distribution Park.
I was successful in getting new benches, new goal posts and new play equipment at Hopwood Rec, a brand new pavilion for the bowling club and a small car park for people using the bowling green.
I successfully supported residents of Springfield Court when they were threatened with the loss of their warden by the previous administration.
I supported local residents of Middleton Rd and Coronation Ave opposed to the extension of the petrol station.
I hold an advice surgery every month at Hopwood Bowling Pavilion and keep in touch with our monthly Councillor’s Report newsletter.
I successfully had the old eyesore of the Tintern Rd kick pitch removed and obtained funding for a new sport’s pitch sited away from resident’s homes so as not to bring anti-social behaviour close to them.
I supported residents of Sherbourne Rd over the issue of the old ‘Orlit’ houses and successfully obtained funding for new properties to be built to replace them.
I fought for new fencing and garden gates across the Hollin Estate.
I successfully fought for more parking spaces for residents of Hopwood Rd.
I’ve made sure that broken pavements have been replaced on Hopwood Rd, Cooper Fold and Pershore Rd.
I managed to get over 300 garden waste bins for Hollin residents.
I’ve made sure ‘The Big Clean’ has visited Hollin to clean up grot spots.
Labour has saved the Hollin SureStart Centre on Tintern Rd from closure.
I worked to get new traffic lights installed at the Hollin Lane/Rochdale Rd junction to make the junction safer for both motorists and pedestrians.
I hold an advice surgery every month at Hollin Estate Management Board office and keep in touch with our monthly Councillor’s Report newsletter.
Again, I supported residents suffering anti-social behaviour on the former eyesore kick pitch on Tintern Rd that backed onto homes of Gladewood residents. I got the kick pitch removed and the anti social behaviour stopped.
I am supporting residents in their fight to get the pathway that runs behind Gladewood from St. Ann’s Academy resurfaced and flattened out to stop kids throwing stones at properties.
I successfully backed Gladewood residents in their fight to stop future development on green fields on Hollin Lane and Langley Lane.
Pot Hall, Plum Mill & St. James area
I have had many alley gates installed behind Egerton St, Denton St, Clifton Close, Coomassie St, Wolsey St and Egerton Crescent.
I successfully got funding for better street lighting on Pot Hall on Lytham Drive, Denton St and Wolsey St.
I supported residents of Grosvenor St in their long battle to get their road resurfaced.
I supported Plum Mill residents in getting landscaping of public areas on the estate, new fencing and gates and recently new windows.
Along with my councillor colleagues in West Heywood, I have battled to get traffic restrictions on heavy lorries installed at Broadfield Bridge that will very soon be put in place.
Labour has saved Tudor Court from closure as threatened by the previous administration.
In short, no matter which party you usually support, I politely ask for your vote on May 5th so that I may continue to work for the varied communities of Hopwood Hall ward.