The ward covers the Ravensthorpe, Westwood and Netherton areas of our City, plus a part of West Town.
Our Ravensthorpe Ward action team is led by local man Mark Perry, who will be your UKIP candidate in the May elections.
Please get in touch with Mark if you’d like to talk about any local issues you need help with.
Or maybe you’d like to make a suggestion about improving your local area.
Mark Perry Ravensthorpe UKIP Team Leader T: 07 522 856 636 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
My wife and I have lived in Westwood for many years and are well known in the area for being involved with the local community. I’m active in the Westwood & Ravensthorpe Residents’ Association and am on the Committee at the Stafford Hall Community Centre.
What I'm doing
If you elect me to Council, I'll continue to tackle speeding drivers on our streets, parking problems caused by crowded houses, our potholed roads, the epidemic of fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour in our streets.
I've spent the last year getting local fly-tipping removed and many potholes filled-in. I’ve reported no less than 200 incidents of fly-tipping in the past year alone and always ensure they are followed-up. If elected I will demand that more is done to catch and prosecute the offenders.
I've also helped support a disabled man in the area who was being pretty-much ignored in his time of need by the local housing association. Apart from helping to clean his flat and make life more comfortable for him, I raised the issue with UKIP Councillor John Whitby. John escalated the whole issue of how we support residents in social housing and is arguing that the Council has a duty to ensure that housing associations are taking action to help vulnerable people.
If elected as your local councillor I would continue with these issues as my main priorities:
Fly-tipping I’ll continue to monitor and report fly-tipping and make sure the Police are prosecuting offenders. I’ll also press for more bulky waste collections and community skips. I’ll replace recycling banks that were removed from the Westwood Centre car park and provide new ones in places like the Netherton shopping area.
Community I’ll continue to work with local residents’ associations and community groups and ensure that support for our elderly and vulnerable people is at the top of the agenda.
Street Works I’ll continue to report and initiate the repair of pot-holes.
Speeding Cars The speed of traffic and bad driving on our roads is getting worse and worse. I’ll demand the Police take action. I’ll also push for traffic calming measures near old peoples’ homes and on Hartwell Way in the area of the hospital subway; speeding is a real problem for people crossing to the hospital from the estate.
Housing Social housing should be prioritised for local people and service veterans.
Education All over Peterborough, our local schools are simply not good enough. We must fight harder to improve our children’s education.