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Cook, Bob

Councillor Bob Cook

Councillor Bob Cook represents Norton South Ward.

Below are some details about me and my council and community work in the borough.

I am married to Sandra with two daughters and four grandchildren and have lived in Norton for over 40 years. I was first elected as a councillor in 1987 to Stockton District Council for a four-year term and during the last year I chaired the Leisure Services Committee. I had a two-year break and then stood in the 1993 Cleveland County Council elections and was elected to serve the old ward of Blue Hall in Norton.

When it was decided to have a unitary council for Stockton in 1995 I was elected to the Norton Ward representing Norton South. I was the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport from 2000 until I was elected as Leader of the Council in May 2011.

I am also Group Leader of the local Labour Group. I worked in the Chemical Industry for thirty years before taking up the post of Agent/Office Manager for Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North in June 2010.


Ward Surgeries

Although some Surgeries have not taken place due to Coronavirus you can still contact your Ward Councillors with any concerns you may have. 

Councillor Bob Cook - [email protected] / 01642 890058.


Norton South Ward Information

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Billingham Road Speed Limit
Residents from both Norton South and Norton North have asked for a reduction in the speed limit from 40 mph to 30 mph. The council looked at this as part of the Norton village parking review phase two along with cars doing U turns on this road. The speed reduction should take place before spring 2015 at the latest.

Berkshire Road Speed Limit
Residents and parents have raised safety concerns with us. We have asked for flashing amber advisory 20mph lights adjacent to Norton Primary School on Berkshire Road. These measures are a successful reminder to drivers to reduce their speed around schools at start and finish times when there are many children around the area. The work is likely to be undertaken in early Spring.

Improved Street Lighting
Norton South Ward street lighting is presently being upgraded to benefit from the Council’s £14million investment. This is a 3 year programme to replace 28,000 street lights around the borough with superefficient LED lighting and replacement of all the old concrete street lighting columns. As well as being cheaper to run and maintain, this will save the council £1.6m per year which will help offset this government’s cuts to the council’s budget. The new lighting can be directed better onto roads and pavements and footpaths rather than spilling into gardens and through windows. The work is being undertaken by a directly employed Council team. Residents should have or had advance notice and information on a road by road basis. 

Stop Smoking
The Stockton and Hartlepool Stop Smoking Service is offering drop-in sessions across the Borough to those people who wish to give up smoking. There will be help from trained advisors and prescriptions available for treatments such as nicotine replacement or other supporting medication.

For more details of the service and drop-in time table, please ring 01642 383819 or visit the Stop smoking service website.

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