Maggie Don is standing to be elected to Northamptonshire County Council to represent the Wicksteed Division
Maggie is your Labour Party & Co-Operative Party Candidate for Wicksteed Division
My name is Maggie Don and I have lived in Kettering for over 30 years, with my 4 now grown up children.
I have been a member of the Labour Party and Co-Operative parties most of my adult life. Prior to retirement I was the co-ordinator for KCU for almost 30 years and still work in the charity shop and serve as a trustee.
I have represented Wicksteed & St. Michael’s Ward as a Borough Councillor since 2011 and hold regular street surgeries and deliver annual newsletters across the whole Ward.
Labour is campaigning hard to make Northamptonshire a better place to live and work. At a time when many people are suffering greatly because of cuts implemented by the Tory Government and Tory County Council, Labour is working to make our area better.
Our pledges to you:
- Labour will rebuild Adult Social Care Services.
- Labour will improve our pavements and roads.
- Labour will improve our failing Children’s Services.
- Labour will help and support local businesses.
- Labour will put people at the heart of decision-making.
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See what Maggie has been doing:
I called for an urgent review of the Community Toilet Scheme for Kettering at Full Council on Wednesday 26th April, as the current provision is not working. Kettering Labour's own Diversity Group carried out a full audit of the Scheme in the town centre and found...read more
Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, has taken a look at 15 of the Tory Promises that Theresa May might use the upcoming General Election to wriggle out of. After all, as Tom says, "Many of the promises that won David Cameron the 2015 election have since...read more
This is the latest update to the essential work to improve the Midland Mainline railway. This work is continuing, and this work will significantly increase the capacity and improve journey times on the line, alongside electrification of the line. My original...read more
Two of our Labour Councillors are taking part in charity events to help raise money for Home-Start Kettering. Home-Start is a charity that carries out important work helping and assisting families with young children, no matter what life throws at them. This includes...read more
On Saturday evening, along with my fellow Labour Councillors Keli Watts, Eileen Hales and Maggie Don I took part in a charity quiz in support of Home-Start Kettering. We didn’t win, but we did manage to get the question about how many councillors are there at...read more
In an earlier blog post last week I let you know about work that Network Rail is currently carrying out. This work is taking place overnight on the railway between Kettering and Corby to electrify the Midland Main Line as part of their upgrade plan. The orignal blog...read more
Many residents properties back onto the railway line that makes the western border of Wicksteed & St.Michaels ward. In preparation for electrification of the Midland Main line work will commence from 26th January to start clearing the vegetation. This work can...read more
After a year it seems that still nobody knows that blood donors at Kettering’s Corn Market Hall can claim their parking fees back! Just over a year ago I moved a motion at Kettering Council calling for them to refund the cost of parking for blood donors using the...read more
Kettering Council are currently running a public consultation about how much to slash from the support given to vulnerable and disabled people on benefit towards their council tax bills. A few years ago local councils were given the power to determine for themselves...read more
Kettering Borough Council has brought an innovative environmental feature to the borough, as part of work to transform a grassed area into a new car park. The installation of a rain garden on Northumberland Road is a new venture; it functions as a flood prevention...read more
Some of the residents of Bishops Drive & Slade Crescent were upset that having spent a few back-breaking hours planting daffodil bulbs supplied by KBC in the green crescent, a few other residents still seemed to want to use the space as a car park. KBC then...read more
Following on from my blog post last November about a dilapidated bus stop next to Tesco on Carina Road in Kettering, I'm pleased to report that as of July 2015, Tesco replaced it with a fresh new...read more
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,...read more
Really great news for the residents of Pytchley Road, who have been living with a very dangerous & uneven footpath in front of their homes, for a very long time. At long last the flag stones have been removed and replaced with a nice new tarmac level...read more
Sometimes it's the little things that make your day... Mr. & Mrs. Patel who run Hawthorne Stores & their neighbours are delighted to be rid of the ancient rotten monument of a bin on the corner of their street, which has now been replaced by a nice new metal...read more
Is this bus stop the worst in Kettering? This bus stop was put up when the Tesco superstore was built many years ago on Carina Way, it has many panels missing, is covered in graffiti and provides no shelter for it's users, who feel uncomfortable using it as it's grimy...read more
When I was first elected in May 2011 to be the only Labour Councillor for Wicksteed & St. Micheals the two main issues were potholes & parking problems. I am pleased to say that potholes are hardly ever raised by residents now, and most of the parking issues...read more