Cllr Anne Lee: Planting local fruit trees

By Anne Lee on March 31, 2021

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I've recently planted locally grown fruit trees in the Green Patch.

The Green Patch is a community garden project that has been developed over the last 10 years into a shared green space used by a range of local people, schools, local authority and community groups. They host volunteer days, educational sessions and family events. You can find out more about them on their website.

These raised beds were constructed with ward initiative funding, donated by the Labour Group. Other people in the picture include Green Patch workers Kirren, Nigel and Manager Gray. The fruit trees were donated by the High Sheriff, standing in the middle.

The Green Patch in Elizabeth Road, Kettering, has a donations shed, where food is available Tue-Wed-Thu, 10am-2pm. Donations of clothing and household items can also be left there.

Promoted by Anne Lee of The Yards, 12b Market Street, Kettering, NN16 0AH.

Anne has been an active councillor for 5 years. She represented Pipers Hill on Kettering Borough Council, and now represents Windmill on the new North Northamptonshire Council. She was a school governor at St Edwards Primary School for 8 years and has been a Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator for over 30 years. She has 3 grown-up children and lives in the ward, working as a freelance linguist. She is an impassioned supporter of community hubs, such as the Green Patch and the Grange Resource Centre. With a Master’s in political sciences, and a keen interest in improving the new authority’s communications with residents and businesses, she promises to be an active councillor with a strong voice, and is particularly interested in reducing carbon emissions and in supporting families with children.

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