Challenges in William Knibb Ward

I see many challenges in our ward. The town centre needs work to make it into a place people want to come to shop and socialize.

I walk my dog most days through the streets William Knibb ward. This gives me a chance to keep an eye on the things that bother us all; litter, graffiti, flytipping, and vandalism, to name a few. I report things I see to the Borough Council and the faster problems are reported, the faster they are sorted. It also gives me a chance to chat to neighbours and fellow residents to keep my finger on the pulse of the neighbourhood about what people are thinking.

The demolition at The Ohio cinema site has been a concern this year, and I have had on-going conversations with Council Officers to ensure they know about the problems. There have been a number of Police related issues in the ward lately as well, and I have regular communications with the local sergeant and PCSO’s about the issues that you are concerned about.

I see many challenges in our ward. The town centre needs work to make it into a place people want to come to shop and socialize. Parking charges continue to disadvantage Kettering. Litter and dog fouling is an ongoing concern for us all. I have worked closely with my colleagues to push for improvements on all these fronts. I see my key role as supporting my constituents in any way I can.

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