Category Archives: Strood South by-election

21 Oct
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Strood South By-Election Result

Josie Iles was declared the winner of the Strood South by-election with a 203 majority over Labour. The Conservatives overturned a 238 UKIP majority from May 2015 to take back the seat. Josie said: I am delighted to be back. ...

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08 Oct
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Maintaining roads in Strood South

Darnley Road experiences heavy traffic flows and being a major bus route through the ward it is important to make sure repairs and improvements are made to the road surface. Other highway improvement works carried out by Conservative-run Medway Council ...

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06 Oct
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Strood Community Hub and Library

Josie had the opportunity previously to campaign and work with her Conservative Council colleagues to develop the community hub in Strood High Street. There was a million pound investment into this one-stop centre for all Council services and the old ...

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29 Sep
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Rede Common

Rede Common, or Sandy Banks as it is sometimes known, in Strood South ward offers a super place for walkers and outdoor activities. Over 11 hectares of acid grassland with areas of scrub, this open space provides a vital home ...

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27 Sep
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Pavement Politics: Street Lighting

Having had the privilege of representing my home ward on Medway Council previously, I understand the need to engage with the everyday nitty-gritty of Council services and to support the local residents in ensuring vital repair or improvement works are ...

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26 Sep
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Education Provision

Children living in Strood South have the opportunity to attend Strood Academy. The new buildings in Carnation Road were built at a cost of £26 million and opened in September 2012. As the attached picture shows, they offer an outstanding ...

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24 Sep
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Strood South Canvassing

The campaign proper began in glorious sunshine on Saturday, our team of 15 canvassers including the Leader of the Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, spent two sessions with Josie meeting residents and finding out about the issues that matter to Strood ...

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24 Sep
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Improved play facilities in the ward: Laburnum Road Recreation Ground

As part of the Conservative-led council in Medway, Josie was able to campaign and bid for funding to improve the play facilities across the ward. Similar to the work Josie did for the Rushdean Road play area, she was involved ...

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23 Sep
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New Businesses in Strood South

Alongside the housing developments planned for Strood South it is vital employment opportunities are created as well. The ward currently plays host to Royal Mail’s state-of-the-art Medway Mail Centre in Knight Road that employs over 800 people. The old B&Q ...

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22 Sep
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Services that matter: Weekly Refuse Collection

At a time when across the country communities are being plagued by poor refuse collection staggered bi-monthly or even monthly, it is reassuring that residents of Strood South can take pride in their streets being clear of piled up refuse. ...

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