STANFORD WEST looks like one of those wards in which a councillor can really get their teeth into. From the problems: rising crime (armed robbery at jewellers); green belt issues in Butts Lane to the good news of an active community and thriving school.
Conservative councillor, Shane Hebb successfully contested the seat in May. We caught up with Shane recently in Hardie Park to assess how the first eight months have been.
In the chamber, Shane has been a confident performer,both at full council and at planning and certainly seems embedded in the east of the borough machine.