On behalf of myself and my two colleagues standing in May’s local elections, I am writing to thank Strood Rural residents for the tremendous support we received. Gaining a massive percentage of the votes cast, we have a solid working majority on Medway Council to implement the exciting and ambitious programme we have planned for the next four years.
This includes continuing the downward pressure of the costs of the council by reducing waste, bureaucracy and inefficient practices, improving services and delivering increasing value for money. This will enable the Conservative run council to keep council tax increases below inflation and to invest in delivering first class facilities that you, our residents, tell us you want to see your council deliver.
You now have three fantastic representatives that will fight for services and financial support for your area and we believe that it is to the advantage of local people to have representatives who will work with the ruling party to ensure that their views are given full consideration and positive representation!
We are delighted with the result and are already making plans! As we said before the elections we want to work with you and for you.
We would like to thank all of the people involved in the election process, the counters, tellers, candidates and anybody else who gave their time (and shoe leather!) The next four years should prove to be exiting as we have so many new faces and fresh ideas, coupled with energy and enthusiasm!
As always, if anybody has any local issues or questions you can contact us directly, either by phone or email.
The Conservative run council is ambitious and is determined to deliver on our promises. We are a council for all our residents and as your Councillors we hope you get in touch with us directly using the survey or contact page.
Thank you for giving us this opportunity.
Cllrs Gary Etheridge, Peter Hicks and John Williams
Your councillors for Strood Rural