Cllr Stephen Stark – Hampstead Town

Spokesman for Planning, Regeneration & Transport

I live and work in the heart of Hampstead Village and I am married with a ten-year-old son who attends a local school.

I care about Hampstead and it gives me great satisfaction to be able to contribute.  Living and working here I experience local issues first hand.  I am on the Heath and Hampstead Society, the Safer Neighbourhood Team Panel for Hampstead and a governor at New End School.

Educated in North West London state schools I had to work hard to put myself through college and university.  My experience impressed upon me the importance of good local schools. I want to give what help I can in supporting this.  As a parent myself, I am also interested in educational development.

I have initiated several local campaigns which I feel strongly about.  I successfully campaigned for a safer crossing point on New End for children at surrounding schools.  I have also actively assisted residents affected by basement developments.  I was one of the engineers for the residents who successfully opposed the plans for the development at the old New End nurses home.

I appreciate what a privilege it is to live in Hampstead and I want to help to ensure that it continues to be an exceptional place to live and visit.