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26 Aug
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Cllr Hall Joins Fight Against Homes

Despite being rejected by Medway Council’s Planning Committee in March 2015, planning applications for properties to be built in Broomhill Park have been re-submitted. The Medway Messenger has reported on how Cllr Hall has joined the Friends of Broomhill Park in objecting to the application. 
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19 Aug
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Replacement school crossing patrol in Arethusa Road

Arethusa Road

Arethusa Road


Medway has had significant problems in finding school crossing patrol officers this year and quite a number of schools including Warren Wood Primary Academy have been without one during the last academic year.
The school together with Kloisters Kindergarten and Thomas Aveling are all situated on Arethusa Road and many drivers use this route as a cut through.
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18 Aug
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Historic Catalpa Tree Saved

Last year the Catalpa tree outside Rochester Cathedral split in half. The Medway Messenger has reported how this year the tree has begun its recovery and sprung back to life thanks to quick work from Medway Council and support from local activists. 
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17 Aug
0

Strood Rural Community Warden

Cllr Gary Etheridge out with the Strood Rural Community Warden

Cllr Gary Etheridge out with the Strood Rural Community Warden


Cllr Gary Etheridge joined the Strood Rural Community Warden to see first hand how local issues are dealt with.
Medway Community Wardens are a uniformed team who work towards tackling the causes of anti-social behaviour and improving the quality of our local environment, through engagement, education and persuasion.
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16 Aug
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Seeing fly-tippers brought to justice

River Ward Cllrs Andrew and Habib have been working closely with Medway Council officers, police and the community to see fly-tippers brought to justice.
These criminals are affecting our environment and other lawful businesses who pay their taxes. Both councillors have been working hard to ensure incidents of fly-tipping are dealt with in the ward. Cllr Mackness recently joined local community police on an operation identifying repeat offenders.
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16 Aug
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Southern Water: Water Mains Replacement Phase Two

Cllrs Clarke and Griffin with Mark Newman, Southern Water Project Manager and Andy Bird, Clancy Docwra Project Manager

Cllrs Clarke and Griffin with Mark Newman, Southern Water Project Manager and Andy Bird, Clancy Docwra Project Manager


Southern Water in partnership with Clancy Docwra will be replacing a further 28km of water mains and supply pipe services in parts of Medway including Rochester South and Horsted in the second phase of their multi-million pound investment into the renewal of the water main infrastructure.
Cllr’s Clarke and Griffin attended a drop-in session to discuss the proposals with representatives from both Southern Water and Clancy Docwra at the Warren Wood Social Club.
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16 Aug
0

Travellers move into Rochester and Strood

Travellers recently moved into our constituency at the Esplanade in Strood, the Vines park in Rochester and the Borstal Recreation Ground. The Medway Messenger published an article including the reaction of our local MP, Kelly Tolhurst and Rochester West councillor Stuart Tranter.
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10 Aug
0

Caisson Bridge Public Footpath Re-opened

Cllrs Mackness and Tejan with SIMRA representatives

Cllrs Mackness and Tejan with SIMRA representatives


It was tremendous to see the refurbished public footpath, Caisson Footbridge, re-opening at St Mary’s Island today after support from Councillors, SMIRA, HCA and Peel. Thanks to Leslie James Esq. our statesman on the Island for cutting the ribbon.
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06 Aug
0

Supporting the Local Community

The Friends of Broomhill are a community organisation dedicated to the improvement and enrichment of Broomhill Park here in Strood North, and the ward councillors are very grateful for the work and commitment the Friends have shown over the past 9 years. 
Broomhill Park lies at the top of the highest hill in Strood and between the trees there are spectacular views over Rochester, Chatham, and the River Medway.
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06 Aug
0

Ward Improvement: Working for our Community

Ward Improvement: Steve handing over a donation to Rita Hunt, Strood Drop-In Centre

Cllr Iles handing over a donation to Rita Hunt, Strood Drop-In Centre


All Medway councillors have a discretionary ward improvement fund that can be used to support the local community through small capital projects or donations for the provision of services.
Cllr Steve Iles was pleased to be able to support the Strood Drop-In Centre, a local project that offers a first point of call for information on a wide range of services and opportunities in the local area. The Drop-in Centre can also offer someone to talk to and a place to make and meet friends.
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