Some November/December 2015 mini-updates from Piper’s Hill councillor Anne Lee!

Learning about Waste Management

A major function of the Borough Council is rubbish collection. On 2 November I attended a session on Waste & Recycling in Kettering Borough Council. In December I will attend a regional workshop on Better Waste Management in Nottingham tomorrow, to learn about future developments and best practice in waste management.

Public Space Protection Order

The Public Space Protection Order for the town centre has now been accepted, banning drinking and aggressive begging from the town centre. The Labour group is disappointed that the Market Square is not exempt from the skateboarding ban, despite it being the clear wish of most young people in Kettering. The Christmas lights switch on was a triumph, though.

Street Surgeries in Pipers Hill

My latest street surgeries in Southwood Drive, Ise Road and Windmill Avenue revealed problems with litter and a vandalised bus shelter by the Kettering Science Academy that no longer provides shelter. I am exploring what can be done about it.