Lee Kent: Grounds Worker, Milton Keynes

Hi, I’m Lee,

I’m a grounds worker from Milton Keynes, working for the council at Milton Keynes Train Station, keeping the grounds tidy, clean and under control. I’ve been there for 11 years and love my job. I get to interact with different people every day and help them by providing directions and guidance as well as making sure there’s nothing dangerous around for people to come across when visiting the station.

It’s my job to make sure rubbish is picked up, anything dangerous that we might find is reported and that everywhere is tidy for the traffic coming in and out of the station every day.

During COVID-19 it was very strange. Working when there were no people passing, no cars passing. It was very odd. I also lost a few people from COVID-19 so it was a hard time for me. I was very thankful to have kept my job during COVID-19, many people lost their jobs due to their industries breaking down but I was very thankful that I remained employed during this time and had that security.

One good thing that did come out of COVID-19 was that I quit smoking! And I gave up drinking for a while due to not being able to go to the pub, so I suppose you could say that I’m a bit more healthy. Also where I work has changed a bit, I now work in the groundwork division so I get to work more in nature and learn more about plants. It’s great to be outdoors in a job that I really enjoy.

I’m really excited to be a part of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, it’s certainly something different for me!




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