Cleanup for abandoned property

By Maggie Don on May 19, 2015

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It has been a very long slow legal process to get a private abandoned property on one of the main roads in Wicksteed & St. Michael's ward cleaned up.

Obviously, when a site gets into this sort of state, it becomes a target for anti social behaviour, and vandalism, which then creates fear for neighbours.

Eventually, KBC were able to use powers under the visual amenities act to put a charge on the property & undertake a huge piece of work to clean up the site.

Well done to all the KBC depot guys, and legal team for not giving up, on this two-year battle.

I have lived in the borough for almost 40 years, and raised my family here. I was first elected to Kettering Borough Council in 1994, and was deputy leader of the Labour group, and lead spokesperson for housing and the voluntary sector, for many years. Now retired, but for many years I was the CEO for Kettering Centre for the Unemployed running education courses and providing support to those with little or no basic qualifications. I was elected to the new Kettering Town Council for Wicksteed & St Michaels and to Burton Latimer Town Council in May 2021.

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