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Wilburn, David & Norma


Councillors Norma Wilburn and David Wilburn represent Norton West Ward and were both elected in 2011.

They have lived on Crooks Barn Lane for over 30 years. During this time they have raised five children - who all attended Crooksbarn Primary School, where David is now a School Governor. Our children went on to secondary education at Norton and Ian Ramsey Schools and on through university or gained a trade and four still live and work in Stockton.Over the years we’ve nursed our parents at our family home.


Norma trained as a teacher with a particular interest in children with special needs and at that time was able to establish and manage a unit for children who had been excluded from school. She has maintained this interest in special needs children and currently is a Governor at Stockton First Federation (a federation of Abbey Hill and Westlands Schools).

Norma was elected to the Cleveland County Council and served two terms for Stockton seats before the County devolved into the present Unitary Council structure. Norma went on to manage a number of community based organisations and remains a board member of Know how North East a third sector enterprise providing opportunities in the most disadvantaged areas of Stockton.


While bringing up a large family Norma established a well respected research and consultation business which carries out work within the public sector throughout the country and has managed this business for over 20 years.


David was the first in his family to go to a university and qualified as a Chartered Electrical Engineer. He worked first at the Steel Works in Hartlepool and later at the Shell Refinery at Teesport - both now closed.

David has worked locally in a range of heavy industries, twice been made redundant, contracted abroad when local work was scarce and rose to the heights of Chief Engineer before leaving industry to go into various management roles in local government, for 15 years. His final role was that of Senior Policy Development Officer for Stockton Borough Council.

In 2000 David left local government to join his wife in her research business. Norma and David, who were elected in May 2011, are committed to the support of community activity in Norton West and have supported a number of initiatives. These have included the establishment of a popular coffee morning for the over 60’s at the Norton Glebe Community Centre.


Norma and David hold regular ward surgeries where residents can visit them to discuss any issues that they may have. Coffee Mornings Please join us on the first Monday of the month at Norton Glebe Community Centre between 10am - 12noon for a game of bingo and a chat with your Councillors and Police Community Support Officer. All are welcome and donations towards the coffee would be gratefully accepted.


Ward Surgeries


No August surgery

 03 September 2018  Glebe Community Centre, Hanover Parade 10 – 11:30am
 04 September 2018  

St Mary’s (Forge) Meeting Room, Norton Green, 5 – 6pm

 Norton Cricket Club, 6:15 – 7pm

01 October 2018  Glebe Community Centre, Hanover Parade 10 – 11:30am
02 October 2018  

St Mary’s (Forge) Meeting Room, Norton Green, 5 – 6pm

Norton Cricket Club, 6:15 – 7pm

05 November 2018 Glebe Community Centre, Hanover Parade 10 – 11:30am
06 November 2018  

St Mary’s (Forge) Meeting Room, Norton Green, 5 – 6pm

Norton Cricket Club, 6:15 – 7pm

03 December 2018  Glebe Community Centre, Hanover Parade 10 – 11:30am
04 December 2018

St Mary’s (Forge) Meeting Room, Norton Green, 5 – 6pm

Norton Cricket Club, 6:15 – 7pm

 07 January 2019

 The Centenary, Glebe Estate 10 – 11:30am

08 January 2019


St Mary’s (Forge) Meeting Room, Norton Green, 5 – 6pm

Norton Cricket Club, 6:15 – 7:00pm

04 February 2019

 Glebe Community Centre, Hanover Parade 10 – 11:30am

 05 February 2019 


St Mary’s (Forge) Meeting Room, Norton Green, 5 – 6pm

 Norton Cricket Club, 6:15 – 7pm

 04 March 2019 

 Glebe Community Centre, Hanover Parade 10 – 11:30am

 05 March 2019


St Mary’s (Forge) Meeting Room, Norton Green, 5– 6pm

Norton Cricket Club, 6:15 – 7pm




Norton West Ward Information

Cleveland Police
Information on your local Neighbourhood Team.

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 click the website link below to find out your nearest drop-in clinic or pharmacy one stop shop.

View the stop smoking drop in service timetable.

No Bus Lane For Junction Road
The Council has decided not to proceed with the bus lane on Junction Road. Thanks are due to all of those who responded to the survey we undertook. We made a full report presenting concerns to the Officers of the Council who took your worries and comments on board. They agreed that with so much happening in the area - relocation of North Shore Academy, possible relocation of Red House School and the North Tees Hospital - that future traffic flows in the area were difficult to predict. Some elements of the scheme, which were not seen as generally controversial, including creating improved right turning facilities into Station Road and possible peak hour parking restrictions are still being developed and will be consulted on in the near future. Well done to everyone who took the time to make their concerns known and to everyone who completed and returned their questionnaires and also to the Council for listening. 

Toddington Rail Crossing
The CCTV camera at Toddington Drive Rail Crossing, a joint initiative with Roseworth Councillors, appears to be reducing, but sadly not eliminating, the vandalism and anti-social behaviour. It has provided the Police with useful information. We are hoping to continue the temporary arrangement for a while longer to monitor possible anti- social behaviour in the area.

School Traffic Problems
A number of residents have complained to us about parking problems and the careless behaviour of a small minority of drivers at school opening and closing times. From the community participation budget we have paid for 21 ‘H’ markings in the streets around Crooksbarn Primary School to try to reduce the parking and congestion problems but would urge all drivers to be especially careful around our young residents.

Green Waste Collections
Your green waste collections start from April and continue through until October. During this period your green waste will be collected every fortnight on the same day as all your other recycling. Just make sure that it is out before 7:00am on the morning of collection. You can purchase additional bags from the Council. A roll of 26 clear bags is available priced at £2 per roll. If you purchase any bags you will be required to provide your name and address as this information helps ensure that items are being sold only to residents of the Borough and are not being bought for business use. The information will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purpose of monitoring the Council's green waste collection service.

Bags can be purchased from the following locations: * Stockton Customer Service Centre, Stockton Town Centre * Thornaby Customer Service Centre, Thornaby Town Centre * Tristar Homes Cash Office, Billingham Town Centre (next to the Art Gallery) * Kingsway House, Billingham. 

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