Minister impressed by Kettering regeneration

Brandon Lewis MP

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A Government minister visited Kettering yesterday (Thursday), saying he was impressed with what the council had done to regenerate the town centre.

Brandon Lewis MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, visited after an invitation from Kettering MP, Philip Hollobone in a debate in the House of Commons.

Mr Lewis met members of Kettering Council to talk about topical issues affecting the community.

He also visited the recently opened restaurant Chimichanga, in the town’s Market Place, and also listened to the council’s proposals for attracting further private sector investment to the borough.

Mr Lewis later tweeted: “Really impressed with the work being done by Kettering to regenerate their town centre, getting things done.”

Deputy Leader of Kettering Council, Cllr Christopher Lamb, said: “The minister was able to hear first hand how much progress has been made with the development of the Borough since his last visit twelve months ago. He was especially interested to hear how much is about to happen, both in Kettering Town Centre and to the East of Kettering”.

Alex Jelley, Kettering Council’s regeneration manager, said: “It was great to have someone who travels so extensively, give such positive feedback about our town”.