Green spaces in Wicksteed & St. Michael's

By Maggie Don on February 29, 2016

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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 planted some trees in the green, and put up signs asking people not to park on the grass. This was still ignored by a few, so now we have a small fence around the whole green.

Another area of inconsiderate parking on the grass is currently being sorted. After a two-year dialogue with residents & KBC, at long last new parking bays are installed in front of Northumberland Road bungalows. So next year we will be able to plant some nice spring bulbs here too.

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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