Your Councillors

We currently have eight Labour Councillors serving in seven seats of Kettering Borough Council’s seats, and two seats of Northamptonshire County Council.

You can find more information about the Councillors below, along with contact details and links to their blog’s and ward / division news.

Kettering Borough Council Wards

Avondale Grange

E-mail:
lindaadams@kettering.gov.uk

Telephone:
01536 390356

Address:
27 Connaught Street
Kettering
NN16 8NU

Linda Adams

Linda is a Labour Borough Councillor representing the Avondale Grange Ward alongside Clark Mitchell. Linda is Deputy Leader and Chair of the Opposition Labour Group at Kettering Borough Council and was first elected in 2002.

Linda has lived most of her life in the Kettering Borough, as a child in Desborough and since 1981 in Kettering raising four children, three of whom passed through the nurseries and schools on the Avondale Grange Ward.

Linda has worked in Health and Social Care for last 34 years, previously for Northamptonshire County Council, and since their decision 2013 to outsource, for Olympus Care Services.

Linda is a member of several committees including planning, so is watching the East of Kettering Development keenly and it’s impact to the Ward and the Borough.

Linda speaks out on many issues but holds special interest in

  • older persons issues
  • youth opportunities for work
  • leisure and sport in the Borough
  • housing and the need for decent, affordable housing to rent and buy

Linda says she is “very much looking forward to the Labour Group being in power again so that she can be part of empowering the council to be doing things like building council houses”

Clark Mitchell

Since being elected in May of last year I have been in a steep learning curve.

I have brought motion to full council on child poverty and have conducted Street surgeries in my ward. I have also carried out a survey of several restaurants and takeaways in town which had been reported as having low food hygiene ratings the result of this was that the ones that had incorrect signs in the windows showing higher ratings had then removed and the ones that were reported as being lower on tr website than they are had the correct information provided.

I spend a lot of time reporting incidents of fly tipping and have also dealt with many queries from residents.

Northfield

E-mail:
jonathanwest@kettering.gov.uk

Address:
18 Rectory Hill
Cranford
Kettering
NN14 4AH

Jonathan West

Jonathan is a Labour Borough Councillor for the Northfield ward of Kettering. Jonathan is a Nurse who works at Kettering General Hospital.

Jonathan is chair of the monitoring and audit committee on Kettering Borough Council and speaks out on numerous issues including:

  • The need to retain and improve health services at Kettering General Hospital.
  • Ensuring Kettering Borough is enabled to provide decent employment opportunities for our young people.
  • Improving our Town Centres.
  • Improving our Sports Facilities,
  • Ensuring decent housing for our residents.

Jonathan says ‘I am concerned about at the recent rise in homelessness in our Borough and the fact that the number of privately rented accommodations have in recent years, increased from 10% to 20% of all properties, I am working hard to promote housing that is affordable and of good quality’.

Piper’s Hill

E-mail:
annelee@kettering.gov.uk

Telephone:
01536 517500

Address:
4 Pipers Hill Road
Kettering
NN15 7NH

Anne Lee

Anne is a Labour Borough Councillor representing Pipers Hill Ward where she also lives with her partner Richard.

Her three children (Tim, Ilse and Kathleen) attended St Edwards primary school in Eastleigh road, where Anne was a school governor for eight years, but they are now grown up.

Anne is a graduate in political sciences and an accredited legal translator and self-employed conference interpreter for Dutch and Flemish. She has translated many academic books and given talks about her occupation to local organisations.

Anne was born in Belgium but has spent most of her life in Kettering. Anne is the Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator for Pipers Hill Road.

Newly elected to the Council in May 2014, Anne intends to be an active presence in her ward, holding street surgeries throughout the year and keeping residents informed of Council developments with newsletters.

Wicksteed & St. Michael’s

E-mail:
maggiedon2@kettering.gov.uk

Telephone:
07704 541106

Address:
1 Acorn Park
Cranford Road
Burton Latimer
NN15 5YR

Maggie Don

I have lived in Kettering for over 30 years. I was the co-ordinator for KCU for almost 30 years, and still work in the charity shop & serve as a trustee.

Since being re-elected in May 2015 I have continued to work on behalf of residents on many varied issues. I have refused to take any increases in personal allowance in 2011, and used the additional money with my ward initative funds for the benefit of local groups.

I am active member of the Tenants Forum, and lead on housing for the Labour group, and am currently deputy leader of the Labour group, and deputy chair of the Town Forum.

William Knibb

E-mail:
mscrimshaw@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Telephone:
0800 9788897

Text:
07977 430377

Address:
34 St. Peter’s Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0HA

Twitter:
@MickScrimshaw

Mick Scrimshaw

Mick is the County Councillor for the Northall Division in Kettering where he is also the Labour Party’s finance spokesperson. The Northall Division is made up of the three Borough Council Wards of Northfield, St. Peter’s, and William Knibb.

Mick is also also a Borough Councillor at Kettering Borough Council for the William Knibb Ward, and he is the leader of the Labour Group on the Borough Council.

He is in his fifties has lived in the area he represents for over twenty years with his wife Shona and their two daughters. He spent over 25 years working in the retail sector and currently runs an Internet business, but has always been extremely active within the local community. He’s previously served as a school governor and worked with various community groups including being the chairman of Kettering’s Shopmobility scheme for many years. 

Mick’s also been the deputy president of Kettering’s Chamber of Trade and is currently a trustee at KCU (a local charity that provides education and support for the unemployed) and at Accommodation Concern (which offers local people advice on housing matters). He’s also been a member of Kettering’s Town Forum (which is a group of Borough and County Councillors, local organisations and community groups) since its foundation in 1999.

E-mail:
keli.watts@icloud.com

Telephone:
07583 693262

Address:
31 William Street
Kettering
NN16 9RS

Keli is a Labour Borough Councillor for the William Knibb ward, and has been representing local residents since 2007.

Keli has lived in Kettering since 1994. She has two adult daughters. An American by birth, she became a British Citizen in 2006 and stood for election to Kettering Borough Council a year later.

Over the years Keli has sat on the Planning and Licensing committees, as well as on the Tenant’s Forum.

In the Municipal year May 2013-2014 Keli served as Mayor of the Borough, a duty she very much enjoyed.

Keli works at part time at Kettering Mind. In her spare time she likes to go to the gym, and when the weather is good, loves to cycle out into the local countryside. Keli loves travelling and spending time with her friends.

Northamptonshire County Council Divisions

Northall

E-mail:
mscrimshaw@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Telephone:
0800 9788897

Text:
07977 430377

Address:
34 St. Peter’s Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0HA

Twitter:
@MickScrimshaw

Mick Scrimshaw

Mick is the County Councillor for the Northall Division in Kettering where he is also the Labour Party’s finance spokesperson. The Northall Division is made up of the three Borough Council Wards of Northfield, St. Peter’s, and William Knibb. 

Mick is also also a Borough Councillor at Kettering Borough Council for the William Knibb Ward, and he is the leader of the Labour Group on the Borough Council.

He is in his fifties has lived in the area he represents for over twenty years with his wife Shona and their two daughters. He spent over 25 years working in the retail sector and currently runs an Internet business, but has always been extremely active within the local community. He’s previously served as a school governor and worked with various community groups including being the chairman of Kettering’s Shopmobility scheme for many years. 

Mick’s also been the deputy president of Kettering’s Chamber of Trade and is currently a trustee at KCU (a local charity that provides education and support for the unemployed) and at Accommodation Concern (which offers local people advice on housing matters). He’s also been a member of Kettering’s Town Forum (which is a group of Borough and County Councillors, local organisations and community groups) since its foundation in 1999.

Windmill

Eileen Hales MBE

Eileen is the County Councillor for Windmill Division in Kettering, made up of Avondale Grange Ward and Piper’s Hill Ward.

Eileen has lived in Kettering for most of her life, raised her family and now has two grandchildren.

Since retiring from the NHS, Eileen has continued to represent the interests of staff and hospital users as a Foundation Trust Governor at NHFT.

In 2006 she was recognised for services to the NHS and Trade Union duties with an MBE.

Eileen was previously a County Councillor from 2005 to 2009 and Vice Chair of the Children Scrutiny Committee. Since returning to the County Eileen is now the Labour Group Shadow Cabinet member for Public Health and Wellbeing.