Kelley for Chesterton

Kelley_2.jpgKelley Green is Labour’s County Council candidate - experienced, involved, committed

Kelley has worked on new public spaces and urban regeneration for councils in Cambridgeshire and East London, and now runs Cambridge Farmers Outlet in Lensfield Road. She is a specialist in environmental town planning and will bring wide experience to the Labour Team.

“I’m sure my experience on major Council projects” says Kelley “will mean that  I can make a big difference to our local area; whether it is Milton Road City Deal, Mitcham’s Corner, Chesterton High Street or your street, I look forward to working with you.”

 

Meet Kelley

Kelley Green is Labour’s County Council candidate - experienced, involved, committed Kelley has worked on new public spaces and urban regeneration for councils in Cambridgeshire and East London, and now...

I started Cambridge Farmers Outlet on Lensfield Road, with my partner Jona, in 2008.IMG_3893.JPG

The idea began before that, when I had a regular weekend pitch at the Farmers Market in Ely and St Ives, selling home-made sloe gin. The family farm is in Willingham where I grew up and Jona works at Addenbrookes, so this move made sense for us.Kelley_lambs.jpg

Retail is a lot of work but it combines my passion for meeting people, being part of the vibrant Cambridge community and my love of good local food and gardening.

 

 Kelley_veg.jpgLike all small businesses, we struggle to compete with the supermarkets (popping up all over the place) but we have captured sales from the internet and kept one step ahead.

I trade with the local farmers I met back in the Farmers Markets, and we share the profits of the Cambridge Farmers Outlet.

Kelley at work

I started Cambridge Farmers Outlet on Lensfield Road, with my partner Jona, in 2008. The idea began before that, when I had a regular weekend pitch at the Farmers Market...

Kelley Green recently visited Wintercomfort For The Homeless in Victoria Avenue as a spell of very cold weather was causing concern.Kelley_Wintercomfort.png She said 'It's worrying there has been an increase to around 80 guests a day needing support like cooked breakfasts and extra warm clothes, up from 60 this time last year.' These people are either homeless or at risk of homelessness,.

Staff explained it's commonly caused by the break-up of a relationship or unemployment. Changes to benefits has pushed more people on to the streets. Housing benefit is now only awarded on rooms under about £370 a month in Cambridge, determined by what is deemed 'reasonable' for the region.

Hostel places are scarce and the report is of long waiting lists of people trying to obtain shelter. Many homeless people have support needs, making it hard for them to live independently so the care they receive at Wintercomfort For The Homeless is invaluable. Donations of sleeping bags are appreciated but what is needed more are volunteers to give one morning a week, making cups of tea, attending the front desk or doing data entry to support guests. The lovely staff made Kelley feel very welcome and despite their desperate circumstances, there were a few laughs to be had with the guests. . 

Kelley visits Wintercomfort

Kelley Green recently visited Wintercomfort For The Homeless in Victoria Avenue as a spell of very cold weather was causing concern. She said 'It's worrying there has been an increase...

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